rFactor 2: First Gen2 Formula E Preview Image Revealed

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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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2stains

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

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.
 

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.
 

Charmin

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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.
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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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:
 

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.
 

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
 

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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delpinsky

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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.
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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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.
 

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.
 

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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