Fitting to the previous announcement of Bahrain coming to rFactor 2 in their Q4 content drop, the first LMH is coming to the racing sim. This Vanwall Vandervell LMH marks the beginning of the new WEC era in sim racing.
Perfectly fitting with 2 previous announcements, the new Hypercar era is lighting up the sim racing scene.
First, rFactor 2 announced Bahrain for presumed WEC usage, then iRacing announced the BMW LMDh to be included and now rFactor tops the Q4 announcement with a beautiful first look at the first LMH car to be added.
The Vanwall Vandervell LMH for the sim was created by Vanwall themselves, using their data and therefore this DLC car aims to give as realistic an onlook as rFactor 2 allows.
This announcement seems to pave the way for Motorsport Games' rFactor 2 to take on the sim route of their acquired licenses. While the rest of the studio may still work on dedicated games for the BTCC or WEC licenses, Studio 397 goes the hardcore sim racing route.
Now what remains to be seen is when these content licenses will be fulfilled by. Judging by the current rate of DLC release, the full BTCC grid could be completed rather quickly, while a full WEC grid would take quite some more.
With Toyota, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, Ferrari and a possible Isotta Fraschini still looming for the LMH category, LMDh still needs to be completely populated. With Porsche and Cadillac aiming to run in the 2023 WEC season too, that makes a possible 7 cars that would need to be included still to feature a full WEC 2023 grid.
Furthermore, it was announced that the following 2 days would feature both a circuit as well as a feature announcement, so stay tuned for that.
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