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Posted on January 14th, 2014 in iRacing 42 Comments
iRacing has released a new render of an upcoming addition to their online racing simulation.
The high resolution render shows the Super Late Model, an addition to iRacing’s lower-tier oval racing content.
Enough oval racers already……come on 🙂
How about getting a whole mixed class thing going properly instead ? you could almost simulate a proper mixed class series with a little more effort in the GT category 🙂
You ask and you shall recieve: http://www.insidesimracing.tv/iracing/iracing-gt3-series-incoming/
Damn these RUF’s are fun, never got on with the McLaren tho sadly……or the GT for that matter, the GT especially bored me stiff, look forward to seeing what the new offerings give.
Why the RUF is so much fun is (I think) thanks to NTM5.
Looking at insidesimracing VirtualR need to step up there game on reporting news they missed so much
I sent it in, but I believe Montoya’s policy is not to report on series or race events unless they have a prize or pros involved.
It’s coming, Ruf Track and McLaren as a single GT3 class this season, BMW Z4 GT3 being added when it comes out, and they may also make GT3 versions of the CTS-V and Ford GT to bring it up to five makes in a single class.
Plop the CTS-VR in GT3, fine by me. That car is badass, PWC is going GT3 anyways so it’s not a stretch or anything.
Ford GT – please no! Keep it with it’s ACO brothers, where it belongs.
Oddly, I feel like the one that makes more sense is the Ford, a GT3 version was built of it. Also, they haven’t said they’re planning to remove either car from their current series, I expect an addition rather than replacement.
boy i remember being berated for suggesting they detune the Ford GT to GT3 Levels considering the mclaren was almost as fast
Me too for getting the Mustang to World Challenge spec. I’m kinda glad that precedent has been set and the car behaves so well nobody minds.
I’d race that in Montreal any day.
Any info on what is coming in this build physics wise? Preferably oval info.
They haven’t said anything yet, though the SLM was supposedly a car they were hoping to make the build with, then I guess something took the art team up for a while (which is said to be something that will improve all of the cars) – so there might be an outside chance that NTMv5 may end up on an oval car other than the Street Stock or Legend. But I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Good news, seems they put in some extra time and the car will make the build!
Well if nothing has NTMv5 to or any glimmer of improvement count me as not re-upping for another build
thanks for the info
“When the new build is released, 24 Hours of Fun 1 will see the awesome
new Super Late Model competing on seven different short tracks. The 24
Hours of Fun 2 has three cars (Radical SR8, McLaren MP4-12c and
RUF-Track) in two classes (Radical and GT3) on seven different road
courses, while the 24 Hours of Fun 3 also has the Cadillac CTS-V, KIA
Optima and Mustang FR500 competing on a different road course every day
of the week. The 24 Hours of Fun 1, 2 and 3 will all use the updated
tire model as soon as the build is released.”
In other words, the latest NTMv5 on the Ruf, SLM, Radical, McLaren, Caddy, Kia, and Mustang.
I was talking mostly about oval stuff but thanks
I figured I’d let you know all of it just in case, but yes it seems you’ve got the SLM and that’s all right now. Well, and the DW12 is in work, if that floats your boat.
CTSV, Kia and Mustang?
Uhh, why does that make approximately no sense yet entire loads of sense?
The Mustang was nearly ready last build and is on similar tires to the SS, Miata, and SRF. The Caddy is the last base car not on v5 and the Kia has the same tires.
It seems like they’re working mostly up the ladder from the slowest.
the headlights are just a texture .. not polygonal?
I think the real cars just use stickers don’t they ?
These cars use a template body, like this (not sure if it’s a greenhouse or not):
Just like most oval-only stock cars, they don’t have physical lights. They just put stickers to make them look like different brands of car. The only difference between a Ford, Dodge, Chevy, and Toyota Super Late Model is the shape of the light and grill stickers.
Yup, and in case anyone is wondering, they use stickers because if they used actual headlights, there would be a LOT more debris cautions, cut tires and general not awesome things. On top of the fact they have lights at the track, if they had them only on the car you wouldn’t be able to see the race by lap 5. lol
Then i guess you also know about the DTM cars.
You see an Audi TT, until they take the body upwards.
In some ways. Both have spec chassis (though DTM allows more suspension freedom) and similar bodies (late model bodies are identical, DTM allows freedom below the wheel centerline and requires a production-shaped roof/grille/lights).
For a layman all things oval, could someone kindly please explain what late model and super late model mean.
About 200 extra HP, more tire and I’m pretty sure more weight on the left of the car to make the car go left even better. Should race on short tracks under a mile. Should be a blast.
Thanks. So super late is basically higher performance.
What are late models compared with non late models? Are late models modified road cars? I don’t understand what late model in general actually means. Wikipedia, source of all knowledge, describes late model as “a car which has been recently designed or manufactured, often the latest model”. So anything recently designed. The gen6 has been recently designed lol. I hope you understand what I’m trying to ask…
“Late Model” is basically a class of tube frame V8 powered cars for short track racing. In simple terms, a typical NASCAR style car. It’s not nor ever was a road car, it has next to no technology and has a body that shares no resemblance to anything. To change this car from a Chevy to a Toyota for example would be a couple of stickers more or less.
Not sure how it got the name, but when it comes to oval racing, that is what is considered a late model. I assume because at most short tracks it’s the highest stock car class, so it’s the latest and greatest, freshest cars.
To expand on Matt’s explanation, generally local short tracks call their production based classes things like street stock, factory stock, bombers, or other terms. In general these are cars a decade or so older (that nobody wants to drive on the street anymore, natch) which could explain why late model refers to purpose built race cars.
Is it a super late model “render” ? Or a “super late model” render?
Does that make sense?
I read it as something the devs at Iracing wanted to put in from the start, but forgot or decided to release later. (as in the car was not modelled 100% accurate)
This is a rendering of a new car, the Super Late Model. The current Late Model is a different car entirely (though similar in shape). It sounds similar, but they’re no more similar than F3 and FR3.5.
Thanks, that is clear enough. This is why i failed miserably at physics exam, i read the questions in different ways that only add to the confusion. When pointing it out to the teachers, they hardly understood.
I thought they rendered this image of a car very late at night.
Maybe electricity comes more cheap.
Or they where 3 weeks overdue with posting the image.
Hence the name, Super Late Model Render.
Just confirmed that the Super Late is actually earlier than expected and will be in the upcoming build in about a week and a half – two weeks.
Only oval car getting the NTMv5 though. It’s 5 road cars too.
So the Super Late Model actually comes early…
Me thinks this wil be the last oval car for a while.
Except for the Toyota Cup car and the Ford Nationwide, though those are both just graphic updates.
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