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AMS 2 | Brabham 'Fan Car' Teased In Weekend Tweet

Reiza Studios published a seemingly innocuous tweet ahead of the weekend showing their F1 car content... but the eagle-eyed might have noticed something rather interesting in the shot...

... the Niki Lauda driven and short-lived but still incredibly awesome Brabham BT46B 'fan car' from the 1978 season - well OK, the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix to be precise, before the FIA swifty deemed the controversial design illegal and outlawed further participation of the revolutionary machine.

Despite having a shelf life of just the single Grand Prix, Lauda used the car to devastating effect to produce a crushing domination of the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp, taking the chequered flag over half a minute ahead of the Arrows-Ford of Italian Riccardo Patrese.

Apparently, if the tweet linked below is anything to go by, sim racing fans will soon have the opportunity to sample this iconic car in Automobilista 2... and the governing body of the sport can't do anything to ban it!

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Would be great if there was an option to kick up stones behind you and annoy other drivers. Would be cool and immersive in VR following the fan car and having stones pinging you :laugh:
There is always the Chapparal 2J, that raced most of the 1970 Can Am season. If you can create the Brabham, the 2J sucker car should also be do-able.
 
Now this will be why I am going to buy AMS2. Gotta appreciate that Reiza keeps producing interesting content. Meanwhile the rest of sirmacing simulation games focus on dumb esports, which brings dumb entirely same content everywhere (additionally everything moddern is not that different in general).
 
Incidentally, the car was never banned. I read that all the time, but in fact, Bernie withdrew it because it risked the breakup of F1CA.
 
Would be great if there was an option to kick up stones behind you and annoy other drivers. Would be cool and immersive in VR following the fan car and having stones pinging you :laugh:
Actually this could happen with any car in AMS2, since the stones will be flying at you if the conditions are met, which are basically the cars in the front getting of track with you not too closely following them.
 
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Actually this could happen with any car in AMS2, since the stones will be flying at you if the conditions are met, which are basically the cars in the front getting of track with you not too closely following them.

The flux of the fan was so low that it wouldn't pick up stones. Besides which, it would throw stones longitudinally.

Basically, Mario and Chunky Chapman made mischief about it because they saw their championship disappearing before their eyes.
 
This is great, just think if they could bag Gordon Murray's new T.50 car exclusively.... :cool:
Reiza are you reading this lol
 
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Really looking forward to the fan car! My main concern with fan and ground effect cars is how accurately the game simulates its aero cappabilities, but anyways, really looking forward to try it out
 
Really looking forward to the fan car! My main concern with fan and ground effect cars is how accurately the game simulates its aero cappabilities, but anyways, really looking forward to try it out
If I were going to MOD the 2J for rF2, I would use the diffuser to position extra downforce, even tho the car did not have one. (simply because the sim, at present, has no code for a fan car.) Also the diffuser only works with speed with rake & drag, none of which were a concern with the 2J which could sink on it's springs about an inch while parked. So it would be a hack that would work at speed, but not precisely as slow corners benefited as much as high speed turns.
 

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