RaceRoom Reality Check – GT3 At The Nordschleife
Sector3 Studios staff member, Georg Ortner aka 6e66o has posted an interesting video comparing a RaceRoom in-game recording to some real-world racing footage.
While testing the recently deployed new GT3 physics for RaceRoom, Georg recorded a lap in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 on the laser-scanned Nordschleife circuit chasing an Audi R8 LMS. Later on, he added some real footage of the same cars at the same track, resulting in a pretty impressive Virtual vs Real comparison video.
Audi R8 LMS GT3
The 2016 customer racing’s Audi R8 LMS Sports car was designed according to FIA GT3 regulations. It is built around an Audi Space Frame (ASF) Chassis featuring an aluminum CFRP hybrid design with stressed steel roll cage, CFRP and aluminum bolt-on parts and Safety concept Energy-absorbing aluminum and CFRP crash structures front and rear. The Safety concept meets FIA LMP1 crash requirements with new features such as an In-roof rescue hatch.
The R8 LMS is powered by a V10 engine, 90-degree cylinder angle engine with four valves per cylinder, DOHC, gasoline direct injection, emission control by two racing exhaust gas
catalytic converters. The power output is variable by means of restrictors and can reach up to 430 kW (585 hp).
The rear-wheel driven Audi R8 LMS also features traction control (ASR), Clutch Electro-hydraulically operated three-plate racing clutch (ECA), and a Sequential, pneumatically operated six-speed performance transmission operated by paddle shifters.
Mercedes AMG GT3
German manufacturer Mercedes Benz presented their latest Customer GT3 weapon at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This FIA GT3 compliant Mercedes AMG GT3 features a lightweight aluminum space frame and aluminum bodywork further supported by a selection of carbon fiber parts such as the regulation bucket seats, air intakes, aerofoil rear wing, and diffuser.
Rather than re-engineering the AMG GT’s 4.0-litre Biturbo V8 engine, Mercedes -AMG decided to power the GT3 with the same and 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 that also served in the previous AMG GT3 SLS model.