rFactor 2 – McLaren 650s GT3 DLC Released – World’s Fastest Gamer Registration Open
STUDIO 397 has released the officially licensed GT3 McLaren 650s GT3 model that will be used in McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer competition. The Mclaren 650s GT3 is the first in a series of officially licensed GT3 cars coming to rFactor 2 this year.
You can purchase the McLaren GT 650s GT3 for a very modest €4.99 ($5.85) on the dedicated Steam page.
Furthermore, STUDIO 397 also announced an upcoming GT3 Power pack DLC which will include five GT3 spec cars including the McLaren 650S GT3. The remaining four cars have yet to be revealed. The GT3 Power Pack is scheduled for a September release. You can already pre-order the DLC pack on Steam for 14,97€ ($17.55).
World’s fastest Gamer
Registration for the World’s fastest Gamer Competition is now open. The servers will be live for lapping 2nd August at 12 pm BST.
To enter, you will need a Steam account, rFactor 2 installed and the McLaren 650S GT3 purchased as content. STUDIO 397 will be running a special World’s Fastest Gamer sale from 10 am, 2nd to the 11th August. rFactor 2 will be 50% off. (only applies to the game – not the car)
For more detailed info check out the official rFactor 2 World’s Fastest Gamer web page.
McLaren has become the first Formula 1 team to enter the esports arena, announcing World’s Fastest Gamer – the world’s most intense and demanding competition for virtual racers. It’s a contest that will see the winner offered the best job in esports – a role with the Formula 1 team as one of its official simulator drivers.
Registration is now open, welcome to rFactor 2 World’s Fastest Gamer using the McLaren 650S GT3. The servers will be live for lapping 2nd August at 12 pm BST and the car is available from the rFactor Store here.
Before you begin, you will need to have a copy of rFactor 2 installed, if you do not have this follow the steps below, you will also need to download the car from the above link.
If not, there are a few steps required to get going.
Firstly create a Steam account, download and install rFactor 2 here http://store.steampowered.com/app/365960/rFactor_2/ – we will be running a special World’s Fastest Gamer sale from 10am PST tomorrow – 2nd to the 11th August! (only applies to the game – not the car)
Purchase and install the McLaren 650S GT3 from the rFactor 2 item store HERE (you can purchase just the car, or the pre-order the GT3 pack and get the McLaren now – please note, once you have purchased it can take Steam 5 minutes or so to deliver the content!)
You are ready to go! Click here to enter the World’s Fastest Gamer competition.
If you need help you can chat with us directly on Discord – click here https://discord.gg/CruX93K
Schedule and format
So, how does it work!?
Well, we will be hosting 4 rounds of racing. To get into each of these rounds you need to finish high-up in the hot-lap standings which happen before each race. The hotlaps last for around a week and if you make it within the required number you will qualify. The races are broadcast and officiated, so your time to shine!
- Round 1 – Top 20 qualifiers
- Round 2 – Top 20 qualifiers
- Round 3 – Top 20 qualifiers
- Round 4 (Final) – Top 5 qualifiers
If you manage to get to the final 4th round you have a shot of becoming the final ‘World’s Fastest Gamer’ qualifier, not only that there will be some cool participation prizes along the way.
McLaren 650S GT3
The 650S GT3 is the latest generation track-focused racer from McLaren, designed and optimized to compete in GT3 championships across the globe. Since its debut in 2015, the McLaren 650S GT3 has claimed multiple championships and race wins worldwide, becoming one of the most successful GT3 cars to date.
With a carbon fiber mono-cell chassis and an award-winning 3.8-litre V8 Twin turbo engine at its heart, this evolution of the highly successful 12C GT3 improves on its elder in almost every aspect, from aerodynamics and drivability to safety and cooling. The result is a car with a huge presence and the versatility to be competitive on every type of circuit and in a variety of track conditions.
3.8L V8 Twin Turbo McLaren M838T
Mid engine configuration
Race power approx: 500 PS (approx)
Max torque approx: 500 Nm (approx)
Displacement: 3799 cc
Power/Weight ratio: 490 PS/T (approx)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 130L
Rear wheel drive
Six-speed sequential shift gearbox
Limited-slip differential with traction control
Gearshift system control: Steering wheel mounted paddle operation
Adjustable double wishbone suspension, Coil springs, Ohlins damper units, and anti roll bars front and rear
Front: 30-68 – 18” – Back: 32,5-70,5 – 18”
Road-Car Carbon Chassis
Weight: 1240 kg
Official Webpage – www.studio-397.com