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Martin Fiala

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So we have a general discount thread (though it's often missed), but as far as I know, there isn't a general news thread to post various small-ish pieces of information that have come up, so I thought it might be a good idea to start one?

So information about the upcoming December patch are starting to appear, and we now have a confirmation that three Porsche cars will indeed be coming with it, with first one being...

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017

The latest incarnation of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is based on the seventh generation of this sports car icon, and it lives up to its calling: uncompromising performance on the race track.
The four-liter six-cylinder boxer unit delivers up to 485 hp.
The drive force is transmitted to the rear axle by six-speed sequential dog-type transmission.
The fate of the 911 GT3 Cup is played out in the Porsche one-make championships, where the only thing that counts is the performance of the individual driver.
While carrying "GT3" in its name, the car has quite different driving characteristics compared to its bigger brother, the GT3 R.
The lack of ABS & Traction control makes it quite a challenge to drive and will put your skills on track to a test.
A special feature of this car are the purple LED lights on the data display, that will warn you about traction loss & locking brakes.


https://forum.sector3studios.com/index.php?threads/porsche-911-gt3-cup-2017.9881/#post-137245




The other two cars should be announced in the coming days according to S3, but it's fairly obvious one of them will be the GT3 R, aka the "proper" GT3 ;)
 

Martin Fiala

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And I guess now we know all three of the upcoming cars ;)

Meet the second Porsche race car included in the upcoming Release. The Cayman GT4 Clubsport!

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport was specifically developed for the demands of the track in series like the VLN Endurance Championship on the Nürburgring.
It features a 3.8-litre mid-mounted flat-six engine, producing 385 hp and 420 Nm maximum torque.


 

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@Martin Fiala great idea.
Also, Raceroom will remove RUF GT3 from shop.

With our new Porsche cars coming up soon, we have to say goodbye to our old friend, the RUF RT12R GTR3. It will be taken out of the store on December 19th. That means, you cannot buy it anymore from that point on.
But, if you have bought the car already, or you buy it before the 19th, you will keep it on your account and you can still race it whenever you want


Source:
https://m.facebook.com/raceroom/pho...736005645025/1760580110627265/?type=3&theater
 
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Martin Fiala

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Yeah, it was already posted and discussed here before I started this thread, so I thought it's not necessary to mention it.
 

BBKing212

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And the third Porsche is:

The Porsche 911 GT3 R is the current ultimate track-focused 911.
It is lighter, faster and more economical to operate than its predecessors.
The 1220 kg light-weight design and the 500 hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxerengine keep it quick and light on its feet.
The 911 GT3 R has proven to be a successful competitor in GT3 Racing.
The Livery pack will contain a total of 20 liveries!


https://forum.sector3studios.com/index.php?threads/porsche-911-gt3-r.9920/
 

Patrick Fournier

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You mean you don't dig the Yellow/Lime-Green Manthey Racing Porsche!? :confused: It's one of the sexiest liveries in existence in my opinion. :D
Meh
Which is ironic because it resembles my #99 RS5 skin :p
Edit: My problem with this, though, is that everyone then is going to use that skin and that'll kill immersion.
 

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That's why I love R3E. :) If you were watching the top video without any context on your mobile phone, would you realise that it's a sim and not a real onboard camera? :O_o:
 

Martin Fiala

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The FIA WTCR / Oscaro 2018 is coming to RaceRoom - and it kicks off with a 25.000€ Esports WTCR Launch Event at the Nürburgring.

Eurosport Events, RaceRoom and Sector3 Studios are happy to announce that they continue their partnership, and that the FIA WTCR 2018 will come to RaceRoom along with a huge Esports WTCR campaign, in cooperation with the Nürburgring and KW Suspensions.

Do you want to get a first taste of WTCR in RaceRoom? You can drive the first car, the Audi Sport RS 3 LMS TCR, right now!

You can join an exclusive time attack competition here ➤ http://game.raceroom.com/championships/15

More information on ➤ http://www.raceroom.com/en/esports-wtcr-raceroom-2018/

(Source: https://www.facebook.com/raceroom/p...0127.143736005645025/1876647789020496/?type=3 )
 

Martin Fiala

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BTW, Georg is streaming it right now:


Just mentioned they're (well, Anthony Monteil is) currently in Barcelona recording sound for the cars :)
 

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Absolutely brilliant! This class should be excellent for online racing. Can't wait until they're all ready. :thumbsup: