CART World Series

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CART World Series
CART World Series Cover.jpg
CART World Series NTSC cover
Developer(s)Sony Interactive Studios America
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
  • NA: September 16, 1997
Genre(s)Arcade racing
Mode(s)Single player, Multi player

CART World Series a game for the PlayStation, developed by Sony Interactive Studios America and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and released on September 16, 1997. CART World Series is based on the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) open-wheel racing series.


This game is licensed and features many notable drivers from the late 1990s, such as Greg Moore, Al Unser Jr. and Paul Tracy. The game also features realistic handling and damage. Players can compete in a full year's worth of races competing for points in each race or in simple single races. There are two game modes: arcade and simulation. Arcade mode allows re-spawning of damaged vehicle parts. In Simulation mode, all damage is permanent for the race. The game supports the analog controller.

The player can make many modifications to a car's performance. The player can adjust the tires to fit the road (hard for ovals or soft for road courses), as well as modify gear ratios and aerodynamics. Moving the front of the car down or slanting the wings may enable the player to find a perfect combination of speed and handling. During simulation mode races, the car's tires will wear down and fuel will deplete (both can be replaced by a pit stop).

In addition to the real drivers and cars (Honda and Ford included), ten official CART tracks have been included, each modeled after its real-life counterpart. Tracks span the United States and are located in Cleveland, Michigan, Long Beach and more. Each features realistic dynamics and road handling in an attempt to create a believable racing experience. In Season Mode, the player takes part in a series of races, for which the player must qualify and race, earning points toward a cup.

This game also features a two-player mode via either split screen or PlayStation Link Cable, or a combination of both for four players.

List of drivers and teams[edit]

Driver Team
United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing
Italy Alex Zanardi
United States Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske
Canada Paul Tracy
Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing
United States Bobby Rahal Team Rahal
United States Bryan Herta
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Hogan Racing
Canada Patrick Carpentier Bettenhausen Racing
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest
United Kingdom Mark Blundell
Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing
United States Scott Pruett Patrick Racing
Brazil Raul Boesel
United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports
Japan Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing
Italy Max Papis
United States Parker Johnstone Team Green
Brazil André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports
Mexico Adrian Fernández
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing
United States P. J. Jones
Brazil Gualter Salles Davis Racing
Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing


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