I mean, I know it's a driving game, a genre that's long had the luxury of looking better than other games, thanks to the fact they only have to render a track and some cars. But still. Look at this.

This isn't some fancy cinematic trailer. The game, which is playable right now for its community of backers, actually looks this good. I'm serious. I've got a build and whenever I boot it up I think I've travelled five years into the future.

Project Cars is still in development, and will hopefully be out next year on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Obviously, the footage here is from the PC version.

You can read more about Project Cars' pioneering funding and playtesting model here.