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iRacing Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo & Season 4 Patch 2 Released

iRacing Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo & Season 4 Patch 2 Released

iRacing Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo & Season 4 Patch 2 Released

A few days ago, iRacing unexpected released the iconic 1989 IMSA Audi 90 GTO. Soon after, a new scheduled live stream  popped up, announcing a new surprise that would go live on the 20th September.

As planned, the iRacing team surprised us once more with the release of the IMSA Nissan GTP ZX-T (Turbo) Prototype as raced in the late 80s  IMSA Camel GT Series. To celebrate this new release, iRacing also published a nice docu-video featuring former racing driver Geoff Brabham outlining the history of the IMSA Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo.

Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Specs:


  • Chassis:
    sandwiched aluminum honeycomb monocoque
  • Length:
    4800 mm
  • Width:
    2007 mm
  • Height:
    1016 mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2705 mm
  • Track:
    (f) 1640 mm/(r) 1550 mm
  • Weight:
    953 kg
  • Engine:
    V6, 2966 cc, single overhead camshaft, 2 valves per cylinder
  • Turbo:
    Single Garett turbocharger
  • Power:
    593 kW/795 bhp @ 8000 RPM
  • Torque:
    895 Nm/660 ft-lb @5500 RPM
  • Transmission:
    Hewland VGC 5 speed

The Nissan GTP ZX-T was the first car to defeat the Porsche 962 that was dominating the IMSA GTP category. The car started its race career in 1985, and by 1989 it clinched its first constructor’s championship and won the 12 Hours of Sebring.  In 1990, once again the Nissan took the highest step on the constructor’s podium.

 

The iRacing development team also deployed 2016 Season 4 patch 2 for the online racing simulator. Besides some small improvements, this update mainly contains fixed that were introduced after releasing the latest build.

Release Notes for 2016 Season 4 Patch 2 [2016.09.16.01]

CHANGE LOG:

Simulator

  • Power saving and screen savers are now turned off when the Sim launches.

Connection

  • Fixed a bug that would cause your Options/Graphics/Max cars selection to be sent only to the first server to which you connect while remaining in the simulation. If you registered for a Race session far enough ahead of time and joined the pre-race Open Practice, the Open Practice server would have been told of your selection. But when you clicked on the [Race!] button inside the simulation to transition to the Race session, the Race server would not be told of your selection, and would instead use the default, maximum value.

Rendering

  • Windshield reflections have been disabled at night tracks.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes partially invisible cars would be present with large fields at Le Mans.
  • All floating point exceptions (reporting in .logs and/or crashing out) in the FG and BG have been disabled if the SIM is running on Wine (Mac/Linux).

Options

  • Fixed a misspelling in the help text for the Far Terrain setting on the Options screen.

Animation

  • Fixed an issue where the lollipop guy would sometimes appear in a T-pose.

CARS

Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

  • Season setups have been updated.
  • Tire warmers are now used for this car. Temperature is set to what we would see with blankets or an oven, as used on GT3 cars.

Audi Quattro GTO

  • Season setups have been updated.
  • Minor bug fix to the selection of the number of clutch plates for the rear diff. The change increment was two plates, but the range of plates was 1 plate to 8 plates, resulting in strange selection increments depending on where you started. The range has been changed to be from 2 plates to 8 plates.
  • Fixed a car number position issue with the official Audi 90 GTO paint scheme pattern.
  • Fixed the misspelling of FELUERLOSCH-ANLAGE on the dashboard.

Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

  • Season setups have been updated.
  • Tire warmers are now used for this car. Temperature is set to what we would see with blankets or an oven, as used on GT3 cars.

Dallara DW12

  • Road course tire wear has been significantly increased to ensure more realistic degradation.

Ford GT

  • A slight reduction in fuel consumption to try to hit target stint lengths.
  • Tire warmers are now used for this car. Temperature is set to what we would see with blankets or an oven, as used on GT3 cars.

HPD ARX-01c

  • Added a starter so the engine is able to re-fire if it is shut down when on track.
  • Fixed a distortion issue with the mirror portals.

TRACKS

Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

  • Signage and advertisements have been updated.
  • Adjusted several race-control checkpoints.
  • Le Mans is becoming more and more popular; additional crowds and cars have appeared at the track.

 

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