Niels Heusinkveld – Checking Out The Physics Of Kart Sims

Niels Heusinkveld - Checking Out The Physics Of Kart Sims

In the past few years, a good number of realistic Karting simulators have hit the sim racing scene. Titles such as KartKraft, Kart Racing Pro and KartSim, all have a healthy user base and are pretty much all in constant development.

Now the famed racing physics guru that is Niels Heusinkveld took these aforementioned titles through an extensive test cycle, trying to find out how they all differentiate and how he would expect them to feel when driving.

During these Talk & Drive sessions, Niels shares his subjective opinion, regarding the physics, handling, and force feedback of three kart sims.


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:40 Disclaimer
  • 1:27 KartKraft
  • 23:59 HotLap
  • 24:59 Summary
  • 31:18 Kart Racing Pro
  • 47:14 HotLap
  • 58:34 random silence
  • 59:07 KartSim
  • 1:00:06 Bad First Impression
  • 1:05:16 Better Second Impression
  • 1:10:15 HotLap
  • 1:11:18 Critique
  • 1:18:48 ‘Pro’ version critique
  • 1:20:28 X30 torque curve analysis
  • 1:24:10 Wrapping up

KartKraft is available via Steam for €24,99.

Kart Racing Pro is available via Steam for €35,99.

KartSim (running on the Factor 2 platform) is available in various content/pricing packages.

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About Heusinkveld

Heusinkveld Engineering is a Dutch company that offers a broad array of products and services to the real and virtual racing scene. From advanced vehicle simulation software to simulator hardware. Sim Racers might also know the company’s founder Niels Heusinkveld as the main physics creator for the Automobilista racing simulator by Reiza Studios.