A new car and a new track have come to RaceRoom Racing Experience, as RaceRoom adds the Porsche 911 RSR and Daytona to the paid content available for the racing sim.
Sector3 Studios have also released an updated 2017 Porsche Carrera 911 GT3 Cup car, along with the liveries for the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland teams to allow you to emulate that series.
So there’s a bit for us to cover, with two Porsches, a new circuit, and some paint schemes.
The 2019 Porsche 911 RSR in RaceRoom
Let’s kick off with the 2019 Porsche 911 RSR. It’s the rear-wheel drive 2019 car prepared for the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship with a 4.2 litre boxer engine. And will cost you £3.56 to purchase in RaceRoom, with some additional (and admittedly fairly similar) liveries available for 26p each.
In RaceRoom, it’s the one GTE example currently available.
Daytona International Speedway
Also released is the legendary Daytona International Speedway, with the Florida track being the home of the Daytona 500 and Rolex 24.
Three layouts are included, with the 5.72km Road Course, the 5.64 Road Course Motorcycle from 2006, and and 4.023km Speedway tri-oval, which is currently marked as ‘Not Supported’ meaning you can drive it, but it might have issues with AI, for example. Which isn’t suprising, as it’s about the only oval in the game (even the Indianapolis circuit only features the Grand Prix and Moto layouts).
The Daytona International Speedway track is now available for £4.45.
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland 911 GT3 Cup Car
This gets a little more confusing, but RaceRoom already featured the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with the 485 bhp four litre boxes engine. for the Porsche one-make GT3 Cup championship.
This version now gets updated.
“There’s a different philosophy in setup, with the front ride frequency dropping by 10%, as well as a 2.5% softer rear. The front/rear balance is re-aligned by a heavier front anti-roll bar in conjunction with a softer rear bar. That gives it a higher roll rate (the amount the body rolls during cornering) which brings a more traditional and predictable feel.
We have ABS and traction control systems onboard, which take away a lot of the issues a driver has to learn to drive around, especially the ABS system.
With a switch to different tyres (closer to GT3 spec) we no longer have to run quite to much camber, so there are changes there, as well as tyre warmers so the car is more forgiving straight out the box”
So it becomes more of an endurance car. Meanwhile the new Porsche GT3 Cup Deutchland is built to the same spec as the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup UK. So it has a substantial FIA-spec rollcage than the GT3, no ABS or TCS, and a 40/60 rearward weight split. And to compensate for the road-car based spec, drivers will run a lot os sttaic camber and very stiff springs.
So the existing car is available in the RaceRoom store as the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for £3.56. And the new version which is essentially the old one, pre-upgrades, but with the correct 2019 liveries for the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is also out now for £3.56. You do get discount if you already owned the previous car. And individual liveries can be bought for 26p each, or together for £6.95 including the car itself.
Hopefully that all makes reasonable sense now as RaceRoom adds the Porsche 911 RSR and Daytona, plus updates the existing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, and adds the newer 2019 Carrera Cup Deutschland version.
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