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Featured American Truck Sim Adds Free Peterbilt 389

Discussion in 'American Truck Simulator' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

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    SCS Software have deployed a new vehicle to their American Truck Simulator title, adding the rather epic looking Peterbilt 389 as a free addition to the expanding American themed trucking simulation.

    With development progressing rapidly on the map expansion for American Truck Simulator, SCS have taken the opportunity to release an early Christmas present to players of the game. Bringing the all American classic lines of the Peterbilt 389 into ATS, the studio have developed the new truck with the use of reference photos, scans, and sound recordings taken from the studio's recent trip to the PACCAR Technical Center earlier this year. Although the free truck update has been made available for players of the game right away, the studio are keen to remind gamers that the below video preview does contain features and content that will not be available to the public until after the next build update.

    Configuring Peterbilt 389 Video Trailer


    "Peterbilt 389 is a successor to Peterbilt 379, manufactured until 2007. Peterbilt 379 in turn replaced the iconic 359 in 1987. Peterbilt 359 one was first wide nosed big rig for Peterbilt, produced since 1967, and achieved extreme popularity. This tradition is still very much alive - while new trucks in the 3x9 line have introduced major technical improvements under the hood and greatly enhanced performance, truckers' aesthetic preferences have not changed as much. It's outward appearance is still mostly the same after almost five decades on the road! An interesting little fact about the new 389 is that it has the longest nose of all Peterbilt trucks ever. It is 131 inches (332,74 cm) long! One hell of a nose if you ask me! But surely an experienced truck driver will not have any problems manoeuvring the vehicle through the challenges waiting for you in American Truck Simulator!"
    American Truck Simulator is available to purchase via the Steam network right now. The upcoming map expansion for the title is currently in development and should be released, at no additional cost, in the very near future.

    Check out the RaceDepartment American Truck Simulator sub forum for all the latest news and discussions regarding the game. Have a look at out modding section for the latest skins and content, and join in the discussion with your fellow ATS and ETS2 fans.

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    Have you tried the new ATS Peterbilt 389 yet? Do you like the game so far? Looking forward to the update map expansion in American Truck Sim? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. fortyfivekev

    fortyfivekev
    Premium Member

    A big truck for a big map (hopefully). That barn door wing on the roof could do with some Andrew Newey style optimisation though.
     
  3. Roland

    Roland
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    That, indeed, is a seriously big truck! Can't wait to get my hands on that one.. My ATS company isn't doing too well though lately so might take me a while to get one all dressed up..:unsure:

    Or even better: ask his brother Adrian!:p
     
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  4. fortyfivekev

    fortyfivekev
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    Yeah, it's late, I'm tired. :sleep:
     
  5. Gonna be expecting the Steam Workshop to be flooded with more Peterbilt 389 skins like what they did to Viper2's 389.
     
  6. Metalogic

    Metalogic
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    I'm European (British), but American trucks look so much cooler than European ones! Would be too big for our roads, though
     
  7. Would be even better if this game had visible exhaust smoke, I don't think a driving game has ever featured it since the Freightliner on Midtown Madness!
     
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  8. snyperal

    snyperal
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    I think they are safer to some extent too, having that huge bonnet is one big crumple zone that our European flat fronted vehicles sorely need.
     
  9. fortyfivekev

    fortyfivekev
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    As a cyclist I think the European trucks are probably safer. Can you imagine what the blind spots must be like on those bad boys. ;)
     
  10. Metalogic

    Metalogic
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    Also the US trailers don't have the guard rails under them and look longer. I'm a cyclist too and agree the Euro ones are probably safer to cycle near.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Luckily the last American that used to ride a bike was Lance Armstrong ;)
     
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  12. snyperal

    snyperal
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    He did well to win so many events while on drugs. When I was on drugs I couldn't even find my bike.


    Stolen from Facebook, but it made me laugh.
     
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