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rFactor 2 – New content announced + Livery Contest.

 

 

Image Space Incorporated announced that new contend will be added to the already existing historic section of their simulator. Together with that announcement, ISI is putting up some nice prices for those who want to have a go at creating some liveries for the cars.

ISI stated the following cars will be developed:

  • Eagle-Climax/Weslake Mk I (T1G)
  • Eagle Mk IV (Indy car)
  • Mercedes-Benz W196 (including the streamline body)
  • Mercedes 300 SLR
  • 1984 Ayrton Senna Toleman TG184
  • 2003 Bentley Speed 8
  • Howston G4 and G6 based on real life Lola T70 specifications
  • AC Cars 427 Cobra

 

  

 

ISI Quote: 

On the wall of the Image Space Incorporated office in downtown Ann Arbor, there is a Grand Prix (1966) movie poster. It’s hard to miss, as you walk down the hallway you see Gjon Camaj’s enormous cacti collection, mounted and framed box covers with matching CDs from the history of ISI, then you see James Garner staring at you from behind his racing goggles. We even based our first ever promo on an almost shot-for-shot remake of the movie.

It’s no secret, every developer of racing simulations has a soft spot for a particular historic car or a particular era of racing. Clearly with Dave Kaemmer of Papyrus and iRacing, that is the Lotus 49, a car from an era of racing he most obviously appreciates, since Papyrus broke new ground by featuring it in a serious simulation of the 1967 Formula One World Championship. In almost every simulation since that 1998 release of Grand Prix Legends, developers have felt compelled to sneak historic content they adore into their products, hoping their customers will feel the same way.

While historic content isn’t usually a great revenue generator compared to a modern car people can openly relate to, it is something a developer enjoys building, and it is often something a sim racer will enjoy driving once they have it available to them. Racing has a rich history, and it would be foolish to ignore that completely in favor of modern machinery, so when we can find the time, expect a blast from the past. With our earliest license being from 1937, you never quite know what might come next…

Even though we love the 1960s cars in particular, and have licensed a number of vehicles including Dan Gurney’s Eagle-Climax/Weslake Mk I (T1G) and Eagle Mk IV (Indy car) from that decade for future production, we’ll also be including the Mercedes-Benz W196 (including the streamline body) and the 300 SLR sports car from the 1950s, more modern F1 cars like the 1984 Ayrton Senna Toleman TG184, and even the 2003 Bentley Speed 8. rFactor 2 will be a fantastic platform for fans of both modern and historic racing for many years.

Cars you can expect soon: Howston G4 and G6 (as shown below, based on real life Lola T70 specifications) and the AC Cars 427 (Cobra). Though the Howston will come much sooner of those.

 

Livery Contest:

With the upcoming release of the Howston G4 and G6, would like to involve talented painters in putting together some liveries. Simply Build your livery on the Photoshop template ISI has provided and when you’re happy, send them the PSD file (via Dropbox linking, if possible) with all layers intact to timw@imagespaceinc.com.

ISI will include 10 of them as AI liveries, and will post three of them in our forums for people to vote which they think is best. Last entry can be submitted 5pm EDT July 31, 2013. ISI has provided example liveries and 3DS Max scene files so you can preview your livery without yet having the cars.

1st Place

  • – rF2 Shirt (M or L only)
  • – rF2 Baseball Cap (choice of black or white)
  • – Free upgrade from Standard to Lifetime of rFactor 2 (or free Standard version for a friend)
  • – Name included as AI
  • – Skin included as AI

2nd Place

  • – rF2 Baseball Cap (choice of black or white)
  • – Free upgrade from Standard to Lifetime of rFactor 2 (or free Standard version for a friend)
  • – Name included as AI
  • – Skin included as AI

3rd Place

  • – rF2 Baseball Cap (choice of black or white)
  • – Name included as AI
  • – Skin included as AI

4th-10th Place

  • – Name included as AI
  • – Skin included as AI

If you do not own rF2 and happen to finish in the top two, you would be given a Standard version and then able to use it yourself. We reserve the right to edit the liveries for any reason, and obviously you should be aware there are certain things we can’t use in any way, including real logos and nudity. A free version of rF2, or an upgraded version, is not eligible for a refund at any time, and should not be resold. One entry per person.

 

 

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