One racetrack, one car, one game, two years apart. From the foliage to the road textures and the overall colours, the changes are quite noticeable.
The eight-minute clip comes courtesy of Adrián Bermúdez, aka ADRIANF1esp, who is also responsible for this year's Project CARS-to-real-life comparison video. Here, he races across the same track in two different versions of the game — Build 249 from July 2012 and Build 782 from August 2014 — putting the results side by side:
The July 2012 build is a fairly early one (Project CARS was announced in late 2011), and it really shows. Still, it's commendable how smooth the actual gameplay was even back then, barren landscapes or not.