Lotus 79 Coming to iRacing.com
Thirty years ago, Mario Andretti clinched the 1978 Formula One title aboard the Lotus 79 and to honor the occasion, iRacing’s Dave Kaemmer has announced that the Lotus 79 will be making its way to the iRacing simulation.
The addition of the first ever formula one car to iRacing brings Kaemmer and colleagues back to their roots as several key people behind iRacing created the legendary Grand Prix Legends simulation. While GPL was based on the 1967 Formula One season, the Lotus 79 a different cup of tea as it was the first car to make extensive usage of the ground effect for breathtaking corner speeds.
Like all iRacing cars, the Lotus 79 has been completely scanned to make its virtual version as realistic as possible. The car will certainly make iRacing more attractive, especially to those who feel that the game biased towards American motorsports and oval-racing in particular.