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Posted: Aug 14, 2023 @ 03:25 pm GMT-0600
Updated: Aug 14, 2023 @ 03:30 pm GMT-0600
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Studio 397 have released a ‘content update’ for rFactor 2 that includes a really decent number of fixes and tweaks as well as a wholly new set of liveries for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series. The update also adds KERS support to the simulation for the first time.

Studio 397 are focused right now on developing Le Mans Ultimate but they’ve done a decent job on this one. Check out their full quoted news post below. The changelog can be seen below that.

Hey rFactor 2 community,

Firstly, we want to address the elephant in the room: yes, we’re aware that the anticipation for new DLC content is high, and we thank you for your patience. While we’ve been channelling our energy into some vital projects, including Le Mans Ultimate, we haven’t forgotten the essence of rFactor 2 that all of you love. We’re returning to our roots by refining our legacy content. These updates, though minor, are part of our commitment to ensuring the game continues to offer a solid and enjoyable experience.

Let’s explore the enhancements:

Introducing the 2023 Class…

Just a small selection of the PCCGB grid…

For the Porsche enthusiasts among you, we’ve got a special treat. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) is now dressed in all the official 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain liveries. A stylish update for free, making your race weekends even more authentic.

Huge thank you to Stephen Haley for his work on these.

GTE & GT3 Balance of Performance updates

As part of our ongoing commitment to balanced and thrilling racing, we’ve rolled out Balance of Performance (BoP) updates for both GT3 and GTE car categories. This ensures a more even playing field, enabling cars from diverse manufacturers to race neck-and-neck, making for exciting finishes and tight competition. Whether it’s weight adjustments or engine power tweaks, these updates are tailored to bring the best out of each car while preserving the unique charm of their respective models. We will keep collating data and provide more updates throughout the year.

BTCC Car Updates + Balance of Performance

Changes range from AI grip tweaks, brake system adjustments, tire updates, and more. Each model has had multiple version updates for to ensure better parity and performance. We aimed to bring FWD cars into a more competitive state over race runs.

Toban Raceway Park

Visual tweaks for the rFactor classic Toban Raceway include refined terrain, tree, and road materials. Track elements like AI track limits and pit wall collisions have also been addressed.

NOLA Motorsport Park

You’ll spot fresh atmospherics settings and some new ads on the INDYCAR layout. The camera files and rear view also got a touch-up for a better perspective. Some naming irregularities on layouts C and D have also been straightened out.

Mills Metro

Another stalwart, Mills Metro, is now aglow with improved lighting. The AI track limits, especially around the pit exit, have also been refined.

Atlanta Motorsport Park

Atlanta Motorsport Park shines a bit brighter now with refined visual elements. We’ve also streamlined the AI track limits for a smoother experience.

Loch Drummond
Loch Drummond has received a minor nip and tuck, notably correcting the track limits at the uphill chicane and the pit entry.

Others…
Minor materials updates are also released for the Brabham BT44, March 761 and McLaren M23.

Finally, the Formula ISI is receiving an update to include KERS in the simulations for the first time

Changelog:

Circuits

Loch Drummond v1.27
Fixed Track Limits at long layout uphill chicane and pit entry

NOLA Motorsport Park v1.39
Fixed naming issue on NOLA layouts C and D
Added atmospherics settings
New advertisements on indycar layout
New camera files
Increased rear view clip planes

Mills Metro v2.22
Updated specular, ambient, and atmospheric settings.
Improved night lighting
AI Track Limits review including pit exit cut detection.

Toban Raceway Park v1.22
Updated specular, ambient, and atmospheric settings
Enhanced terrain, tree, and road materials
Improved nightlighting
AI Track Limits review including pit exit cut detection
Fixed Pit Wall Collisions
Fixed sector splits not covering whole track

Atlanta Motorsport Park v1.31
Updated specular, ambient, and atmospheric settings
AI Track Limits review including pit exit cut detection

Cars

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) v1.07
Added 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain cars

Brabham BT44 v2.66
Updated materials
Fixed metallic rim upgrade

March 761 v2.14
Updated materials

Mclaren M23 v1.55
Updated materials

Formula ISI 2012 v2.25
Added KERS
Fixed dashboard display

BTCC

BMW 330 BTCC v1.65
Slight tire wear increase
Normalised AI front/rear grip to make cars more equal under acceleration out of slow corner
Minor AI grip tweak
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure

Cupra Leon BTCC v1.65
~2% more AI grip
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
Increased AI front tire grip 10% to match RWD cars
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

Ford Focus BTCC v1.65
2% more AI grip
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
AIGripMult on front tyres to match RWD lap times
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

Honda Civic BTCC v1.65
2% more AI grip
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
Adjusted AI front tire grip to match RWD lap times
Fixed windows on 2021 cars
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

Hyundai i30 BTCC v1.65
2% more AI grip
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
Adjusted AI front tire grip to match RWD lap times
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

Infiniti Q50 BTCC v1.65
Normalized front/rear grip for AI to make them closer to FWD
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

Toyota Corolla BTCC v1.65
2% more AI grip
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
Adjusted AI front tire grip to match RWD lap times
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

Vauxhall Astra BTCC v1.65
2% more AI grip
Brake system adjustments
Higher maximum brake pressure
Add front tire grip for AI
Updated with cooler tyres
Slight tire wear increase

GT3

Aston Martin GT3 v3.61
No change

Audi R8 GT3 2018 v3.61
No change

Audi R8 GT3 2019 v3.61
No change

Bentley GT3 2017 v3.61
-5kg

Bentley GT3 2020 v3.61
-10kg

BMW M4 GT3 v3.61
No change

BMW M6 GT3 v3.61
No change

Callaway C7 GT3 v3.61
No change

Ferrari 488 GT3 v3.61
No change

McLaren 650 GT3 v3.61
No change

McLaren 720 GT3 v3.61
-5kg
Fixed HUD font

Mercedes AMG GT3 v3.61
+5kg

Porsche 991 GT3 v3.61
-10kg

Radical RXC GT3 v3.61
No change

GTE

Aston Martin Vantage GTE v3.15
-12kg on standard aero package
2% more engine power on Le Mans package
Adjusted pitstop times

BMW M8 GTE v3.15
-20kg on standard aero package
Adjusted pitstop times

Corvette C7R GTE v3.15
Slightly reduced drag
Adjusted pitstop times

Corvette C8R GTE v3.15
Slightly reduced drag
1% more engine power
-23kg with standard package
-15kg with Le Mans package
Adjusted pitstop times

Ferrari 488 GTE v3.15
+15kg on standard aero package
1.5% less engine power on Le Mans package
Adjusted pitstop times

Porsche 991 RSR GTE v3.15
16kg on standard aero package
1% engine power increase on Le Mans package

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