While there are not that many project details known regarding the upcoming GTR-Revival game/simulator, Straight4 CEO Ian Bell is teasing us with more and more gorgeous screenshots showcasing awesome GT cars from yesteryear.
We recently got to admire the game’s version of the Lister Storm GT, a homologated racing car manufactured by the British Lister automobile company. The production of the car started in 1993. The Lister Storm was designed by Geoff Kingston, who had previously worked on the Jaguar XJR-9 and XJR-11 Le Mans prototypes.
The car was based on a tubular steel chassis with a carbon fiber body. It was powered by a 7.0 L Jaguar V12 engine that produced 546 bhp and 583 lb-ft of torque. The Storm was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and had a top speed of 208 mph.
The Storm was a very successful racing car, winning numerous races in the British GT Championship and the FIA GT Championship. It also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995 and 1996 but failed to finish both races.
Another iconic GT car teased to become part of GTRevival is the Dodge Viper GTS-R racing car based on its street-legal production counterpart and first introduced in 1996. The Viper GTS-R competed in a variety of racing series, including the American Le Mans Series, the FIA GT Championship, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The car was powered by an 8.0 Liter V10 engine that produces over 600 horsepower. The car was also equipped with a lightweight carbon fiber body and a variety of aerodynamic enhancements. Winning numerous championships and races, the Vipêr was one of the most iconic American racing cars of its time.
Interestingly, the livery on the car represents the Zwaans Racing Viper as raced in the FIA GT by Henrik Roos who co-founded the famous SimBin Development Team together with Ian Bell and Johan Roos in 2003.
Last but not least, Ian Bell shared an interesting screenshot showing a BMW M3 E46 GTR. The car was developed by BMW Motorsport to compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2001. It was based on the road-going BMW M3 E46 but featured a number of modifications. The car was powered by a 4.0 L V8 engine that produced over 450 horsepower.
The M3 E46 GTR won the ALMS GT class championship in 2001 and 2002. It also won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2001 and finished second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003.
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