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rFactor 2 – Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Coming

Tim Wheatley has revealed on Twitter that the Mercedes Benz 300 SLR is coming to rFactor 2.

Image Space Incorporated Tim Wheatley has revealed on Twitter that the Mercedes Benz 300 SLR is coming to rFactor 2.

Based on the legendary Mercedes Benz W196 silver arrow Formula One car, the 300SLR was the companies weapon of choice for the 1955 sports car racing season. The car won the 1955 Mille Miglia in the hands of Stirling Moss but suffered a terrible fate at the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours by being involved in the horrific crash that killed 82 spectators and driver Pierre Levegh. Mercedes-Benz retired from motorsports following the tragic race, ending the 300ย SLRโ€™s competition history.

The car will be fully licensed, even though ISI will have to call itย Mercedes-Benz Sportscar or MB Historic Sportscar as Mercedes wants to prevent confusion with their current road going models.

The car would go perfect with the Targa Florio for rFactor 2 that was shown off a few days ago and that is still looking for assistance from the community.

Update: Tim Wheatley has confirmed that work on the car won’t start before next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

    Very exciting news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

    Thanks for posting. My motivation for letting this license ‘slip’ out was to try to give more motivation to anyone wishing to help the Targa Florio track conversion. Hope it makes a difference.

    We’ll do a more official announce of this, and any other cars from MB, later on.

    • http://twitter.com/SuperRantam Rantam

      Well, that’s a good move. Hope people will get the call so the TF guys are able to finish their rF2 project.

      Glad to see some historic cars coming to rF2 also. Keep them coming! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regards

  • http://twitter.com/SuperRantam Rantam

    Well, we imagined it was going to be that car when Tim wrote about that license of a silver car related to the Targa Florio. It’s good news I think ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, there will be at least other SLR in rFactor2. I’m wondering how close they will be ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=547875108572733&set=a.547875081906069.148601.151675104859404&type=1&relevant_count=1

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      If you’re with the group, please have them email me. We’re not planning to do ours until next year, if theirs is up to spec maybe we can work something out. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anonymous

        Rantam’s the head of the group Tim ๐Ÿ™‚

      • http://twitter.com/SuperRantam Rantam

        Yep Tim, we’ll talk about this and we’ll send you an email.

        Kindest regards

        Ps.Thanks for giving him the info in advance Montoya ๐Ÿ™‚

  • David Wright

    Just to clarify – MB withdrew from the Le Mans race following the terrible accident. They did not withdraw from competition until the end of the season.

  • cee cee

    rFactor2 and Historix ! It just could not get any better ๐Ÿ™‚

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