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Featured USF 2000 Released for rFactor 2

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    Studio 397 have released their first new content since taking over the development reigns with rFactor 2, today releasing the USF2000 open wheeler complete with all the teams and drivers from the 2016 season.

    Built and tested in conjunction with a number of real world teams and drivers from across the pond, the USF2000 has already been hailed as one of the best pieces of first party content to be released for the sim. With 2016 marking the end of the current USF2000 regulations, Studio 397 have already confirmed they have secured the rights to develop the new for 2017 car, due to be released at some stage during 2017.

    The USF200 is powered by a 170hp Mazda MZE 2 litre 4 cylinder DOHC engine, capable of reaching up to 150 mph and mated to the Van Diemen/Elan DP08 chassis. Added to rFactor 2 in two classes: the Championship class with a 5 speed sequential gearbox, and the slightly lower tier National class, with two transmission choices – the 5 speed (same as in the Championship class, but with a 50 lb weight penalty) and an older, 4 speed H-shifter variant available with three different final ratios.

    Similar in laptime to the European Formula Three series, the Cooper Tyres USF2000 championship is an early rung up the ladder for American based drivers looking to make an impression in the road to the IndyCar series. Studio 397 described the new vehicle as "an excellent entry-level low-downforce car. It’s grippy, yet nimble. While it can be tail happy at times, it remains catchable and is always rewarding to throw around. We’ve enjoyed some very close, smile-on-your-face, wheel-to-wheel racing testing out the limits of the USF2000. Daring overtakes and massive trail braking really show off it’s capabilities".

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    rFactor 2 is a PC only racing simulation developed by Image Space Incorporated and latterly Studio 397. The game is available to purchase now on the Steam Network.

    Check out the rFactor 2 sub forum here at RaceDepartment to take part in some of the best League and Club Racing events on the internet. Interact with our vibrant rFactor community in our dedicated rFactor 2 sub forum, download mods for the game or share a setup or two for your favourite cars.

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    Have you tried the USF2000 yet? What do you think of the new content? Let us know in the comments section below!
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
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  2. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett

    Like it :thumbsup:
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  3. Bez

    All the gear, no idea...

    it feels bloody lovely, nice and progressive grip feel through the wheel, found myself a new toy!
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  4. hmmmmm....
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  5. A fantastic car. Quick and nimble, exactly as they describe it. :)
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  6. There is an official Studio 397 server up.


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  7. Where am I able to download and install it for my 1098 wich is not a Steam account yet please ? Thanks
  8. Have you tried the website yet? https://www.studio-397.com/2016/11/usf2000-release/

    Edit, I think it's only available for steam though.:whistling:
  9. So?
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  10. Brice.S.


    great new...but......
    Too bad here comes this usf2000 when "real cars" have just changed (for F4 Abarth), so once again rfactor2 is giving an "old to date" car (was the same for FIA F2, Megane Trophy and Clio cup...)
    You will say it don't really matter, and I agree, but...
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  11. Would you rather they don't offer it? Surely any offering is better than no offering?
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  12. Peter Stokman

    Peter Stokman

    obviously you didnt read there release info THEY already have a DEAL with them for the 2017 specs so dont :cry: and if you dont want to drive a old model 2016 then just dont :roflmao:
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  13. Who said otherwise?
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  14. Naish


    Like the car!!
  15. Fantastic mod!!

    really fun 3 race in studio_397 server really top!!
  16. Paddler


    Love it! One of the best! Thx
  17. So it's too easy to control at high lateral slip angles.
    IMHO the ISI forumlas on the contrary loose too much grip in the same conditions,

    An happy medium would be more beliveable.
  18. They are going to be doing the 2017 car as well, I'd just assume there's no real data available for the USF-17 yet because it hasn't actually been raced and only a few teams have even tested with it.
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  19. I like the physics, but the FOV seems weird to me. Nothing that cannot be resolved though.
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