Bigben Interactive and Kylotonn are gearing up to the release of WRC 7, and in the quest for realism everything's gone all academic and serious. A new Developer Diary called The Physics of WRC features real life WRC engineer Rui Soares honing in on the intricacies of the maths and science used in the game. 

The new video takes the form of nearly four minutes of someone hammering a rally car round a number of courses. This footage instantly makes you feel completely inferior, as he perfects every turn at speed, while he calmly discusses the effects of traction on different surfaces, the importance of differential suspension, and how close the game’s acceleration is to the real thing.

Soares seems to be particularly impressed by the sensation of power (or torque) from a standing start in the rally cars. He also praises the game’s recreation of varied driving and road surfaces, particularly the gravel. Soares is ridiculously good at the game, and he makes it all seem so easy. This is all fair and well until you pick up a copy and find yourself embedded in a tree. Damn you for being so good Rui Soares.

World Rally Championship 7 will be available from September 26 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.