Gran Trak 10
Gran Trak 10 was the first arcade game to utilise a steering wheel, gear shift and accelerator and brake pedals.
Developer Tomohiro Nishikado's top-down racing game pre-dated his meteoric rise to fame for developing Space Invaders.
The first "3D" car racing game was created by Reiner Foerst though Night Driver is often credited for this.
Speed Freak is often credited as being the first racing game to include vector graphics.
Pole Position was the most successful racing game of the classic era and was based on a real F1 track. Enough said.
TX-1 was the first arcade game ever to use three screens to provide realism which resulted in a massive arcade cabinet.
You could play Rad Racer in 3D mode using red and blue 3D anaglyph glasses. Move over 3DS.
A true arcade pioneer: moving cabinets, soundtrack selection and living luxury, Out Run won 1987’s Game of the Year.
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart is the highest selling car racing franchise (84m copies). Most popular in the series? Mario Kart Wii (34m)
Gran Turismo is one of the highest grossing Playstation franchise of all time with over 70m copies sold.
Project Gotham Racing
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This "blockbuster" won a BAFTA and boasts the most complicated weather system in any video game. Ever.
Grand Theft Auto V
Will the latest instalment have even less focus on driving? We'll wait with everyone else for the September release.