Test Drive Unltd. gold, demoed

Atari's open-ended racer is out of the shop and off to manufacturing; second Xbox 360 demo comes tomorrow, features new cars and crotch rocket.

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Test Drive Unlimited certainly is living up to its name--the "Test Drive" part at least. Atari today announced that a second free trial of the Xbox 360 racer will be headed to Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow. The new demo will include three new cars--the Ferrari F430, the Ford Mustang GT, and the AC Cobra--as well as a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle.

Along with the new wheels comes new avenues to burn rubber on. The demo will feature four new offline challenges and two new online challenges that support up to eight racers, or drivers can challenge others they meet on the road or simply cruise the coasts of an accurately replicated Oahu, Hawaii. Other basic gameplay improvements, such as improved online performance and car handling and sharper graphics, have also been added.

Those who try the demo and want to purchase the game won't have to wait long. Today, Atari also announced that the game has finished development and that its gold master has been sent off for replication. The game is scheduled to ship to stores on September 5.

Test Drive Unlimited is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older and will retail for $39.99. A PC version is also currently in development and will be released later this year. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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