iRacing.com – Lotus 49 Development Delayed

iRacing has released a development update on the much-anticipated Lotus 49 historical Formula One racer.

As explained in the update, the release of the car has been postponed as iRacing feels that more development time is needed. As a result, everyone who pre-ordered the Lotus 49 will get their iRacing credits refunded and the final car for free as explained below:

By now we had hoped that all of you would have destroyed many virtual Lotus 49s trying to go flat-out through Eau-Rouge but, unfortunately, that has not been the case. Although we have made terrific progress on the car we hold this particular vehicle to a higher standard due to its legacy in our development history. So we have decided to take our time with the car and continue to develop it so that it meets our expectations and — hopefully — yours.

[b]With that being said, we have taken the car down from pre-sale. Anyone who has pre-ordered the Lotus at this point will be given full credit for the car in iRacing credits ($11.95) that can be used any way they like. These credits will automatically be placed in your account. And when the Lotus 49 is ready to be released, those who previously pre-ordered the car will get it for free.[/b]

Thank you for your patience and understanding and know that we are looking forward to racing the Lotus 49 as much as you are!

Designed around the Cosworth DFV V8 engine that became the de-facto standard in Formula One through the 1970s, the Lotus 49 became one of the company’s most successful Formula One cars.

The car won its debut race at Zandvoort in the hands of Jim Clark, the Scotsman, Graham Hill & Jochen Rindt went on to score 12 Grand Prix wins and no less than two driver & constructors’ world championships in the 49.

GTOmegaRacing.com

  • Alejandro Gorgal

    “Anyone who has pre-ordered the Lotus at this point will be given full
    credit for the car in iRacing credits ($11.95) that can be used any way
    they like. These credits will automatically be placed in your account.
    And when the Lotus 49 is ready to be released, those who previously
    pre-ordered the car will get it for free”

    Nice, now I wish I had pre-ordered :D

    • Anonymous

      I bought it in a pack, so they ended up paying me to take the car. They totally didn’t need to do it, but I do appreciate it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-Caton/647940120 Marcus Caton

    Ouch, My heart~

  • WaitingForAC

    -“until it meets our expectations”

    That’s pretty scary considering their track record for what they feel physics should be.

    • Anonymous

      What, you need something else to whine and moan about now that this doesn’t play into your narrative that iRacing is full of greedy bastards just looking to steal your money?

      • WaitingForAC

        Where did I say anything about money? I am discussing the physics. iRacing isnt greedy, they are lucky that so many people bought into the promise of the best sim in town.

      • Anonymous

        Off Topic. You’re boring. ;)

      • Anonymous

        So the red white and blue logo with a dollar sign is a complete coincidence, then?

      • WaitingForAC

        Their serivce costs a whole lot for a whole little. Has nothing to do with greed. Just something that isnt worth it.

    • Anonymous

      Tell me of your experience driving the cars they have recreated in iracing? I would agree its not perfect but it’s getting better, and is one of the top three sims available right now to me! I have been lucky enough to drive a v8 super car and it feels remarkably similar!

      • WaitingForAC

        Doesn’t take much to figure out that there is nothing natural about the way cars drive in iRacing.

      • Anonymous

        Some things aren’t quite right I’d agree! But some aspects are pretty incredible! Let’s hope they get there soon! Rfactor2 has been a let down, pcars even more so (just my opinion, visually I can’t say anything bad)! I hope that ac get it right I have every faith! I think the thing with iracing is there is too much emphasis on Getting the car setup correctly! I also believe that a lot of the physics issues relate somehow to the transmission because in lower gears the cars are quite good, there seems to be too much off throttle oversteer! On the plus side it teaches you to be very smooth which translates really well in real cars! This is true of nkp too!

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/SimSkinsByDen/index/ PetrolheadDen

      Yes, a bad joke at best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrianKemerait Brian Kemerait

    Well thats awesome I get 11 back and get it for free way to go iRacing. Thats how to make up for a missed deadline.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty happy with that decision, il gladly have my money back and the car for free!

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