At its core, Nitto 1320 is drag racing computer game/simulator. However, it has the following rather interesting features:
  • It is free (as in beer but not as in speech), having been developed by the Nitto Tire Company to promote their brand.
  • It is a massively multiplayer online game: Each person gets a login and can race against other people online; your car's hop ups and specs are stored on the server.
  • The hop ups and cars available are real and fairly accurately depicted.
  • It's pretty high quality.
  • It's written in Flash.

It is certainly an interesting experiment in Web-based promotion -- and one of the few free non-Beta MMOGs. It seems to have attacted something of a following amongst teenage boys.

The interface is definitely on the clunky side.

You can download the game from

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