Featured rFactor 2: First Gen2 Formula E Preview Image Revealed

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Studio 397 have revealed the first proper preview image of the upcoming Gen2 Formula E car for rFactor 2, and it sure does look pretty...

    Formula E has undergone something of a change and progression for this year, releasing a faster, more durable and infinitely more visually striking car for the new season, and that car could well be part of your virtual garage in rFactor 2 very soon - as Studio 397 look to continue their partnership with the ABB Formula E championship to bring out the latest all electric single seat racing car, expected to become available for the simulation in the very near future.

    We've already seen a couple of sneaky peak pictures of the car inserted into various blog posting and social media messages, however today is the very first time we've seen the Formula E car up close in rFactor 2, and judging by the picture at the top of this article, it might not be too far away from a release ready state.

    At present we don't know if the car will come alongside a new track or two, as did the original Formula E Energize DLC did back in 2017, but with the category having undertaken a significant change for this season, with or without track this will certainly be a very interesting new piece of officially licenced content for the simulation.

    Stay tuned for more information as and when it becomes available...

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  2. 2stains

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    I was hoping for a Reiza 397 update :( although this does look pretty cool!
     
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  3. CC

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    That car looks quality. :)
     
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  4. Bram Hengeveld

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    That's a great looking car!
     
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    Boooooo
     
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  6. Shovas

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    Honest question, not trying to bash, I like rFactor2, but these Formula-E cars...are they taking off with anybody?

    I haven't purchased the DLC yet so haven't tried it. Maybe it's fun? I'm just not into the real-life FE at all...no soul in those cars.

    I'm kind of confused about the effort and push going into these cars.
     
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  7. Joseph Wright

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    @Shovas They dont have the sound, no, but they are unique, and can prove a great challenge. Lovely cars, but only if you take the time to practice them. They aren't a car you can hop in and drive at full speed without problem.
     
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  8. Charmin

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    I can say they are a lot of fun to drive, sound okay not the best but the feeling in these Cars is great.
     
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  9. Paul Jeffrey

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    Hope these help with the decision?


     
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  10. viper_1980_01_21

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    Yeah "a new track or two" would be absolutely great and a full skinpack ofc! ;)

    Ppl complaining about sound of FE - its a sound of UFO against sound of casual jet :D Wait for next-gen Indy engines, guess it'll be a proper music for ya ears :laugh:
     
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  11. Shap

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    Awesome. I loved the previous gen in rFactor2, but I am very dissapointed by the lack of tracks. These cars are only in their element on tight street circuits. Driving a Formula E car on the existing fully fledged (permanent) racing tracks it's quite off-putting.
     
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  12. peteduggan35

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    Unpredictable close racing in a new technology I love it. Cant wait for these cars. Oh and guess who is going to be F1 world champion again this year!!. A welcome change from F1
     
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  13. JayS

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    And this time please more tracks @Marcel Offermans and we can all be happy!
    Anyway great news.
     
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  14. RMR1

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    Looking forward to this beauty as the first Gen was fantastic to drive!
    Also hoping for some quality tracks to put them on as I don’t like the modded ones.
     
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  16. WallyTP

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    Meh.:thumbsdown:
     
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  17. delpinsky

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    I didn't buy the Formula E pack either. It's just not my cup of tea this Formula. It's just me, but the sound of electric cars in motorsport competitions, doesn't give me the same pathos a traditional engine can give me.
    But for sure Studio 397 is doing a very good job on rFactor2 and the picture gives justice to the car.
     
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  18. Joseph Wright

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    As someone who has a hearing issue, i mostly have my game sounds at 1% just so i can hear ts or my spotter so engine sounds have never bothered me which is why i enjoy this pack so much more than most racing enthusiasts. Once you get used to it (or play a michael schumacher hotlap video in the background) im sure you would enjoy the pack too.
     
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  19. AlexBfromG

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    i enjoy the formula e mod from acfl right now, nice car and pretty accurate as far as laptime at valencia.
     
  20. farjam

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    It will be a 100% instant buy if there are an extra track or tracks alongside it...who am i kidding i'll but it anyway :D
    *i know there are some FE track mods in the workshop blah blah blah , i mean official tracks even a none laser scanned but with a good quality!
     
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