Following the recent BMW G20 330i M Sport, and the Bahrain International Circuit announcement, Studio 397 continues its Q4 2022 content reveal.
Studio 397 now proudly introduces the virtual Vanwall Vandervell Le Mans Hypercar. The rF2 development team had the opportunity to build the virtual Vanwall Vandervell LMH in direct collaboration with the Vanwall Team who shared a wealth of insider knowledge and data. If all goes as planned, the car should be available somewhere this month.
The real-world endurance racer powered by a naturally aspirated Gibson V-8 engine is developed by the German ByKolles racing team and is expected to enter the 2023 World Endurance Championship where it will compete against LMH cars from Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, and Toyota. The rival Le Mans Daytona hybrid race cars are also eligible for the Hypercar class of the WEC, meaning the ByKolles car could potentially also compete with LMDh cars from Alpine, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, and Porsche.
Official Webpage – www.studio-397.com – The rFactor 2 Racing Simulator is available via Steam for €29,99.
Studio 397 Quote:
When Vanwall Vandervell reached out to Studio 397 to explain their idea of creating an official version of their real-world machine in rFactor 2, we were understandably excited to see what the team could come up with in our simulation software – utilizing their wealth of insider knowledge and data to help bring to life in virtual form one of the most attractive of the new breed of endurance races ahead of the new era of sportscar GT racing.
Having already been on track several times testing the real-world machine, Vanwall Vandervell has been incredibly keen to utilize that experience and data with this new car, and what they have created is a sensational experience behind the wheel and a great early look at how this type of car might feel in an rFactor 2 environment.
While Vanwall Vandervell continues their own real-world preparations as they bid to face off against some of the biggest names in motorsport on the world stage, sim racers will have the opportunity to sample the striking Vanwall Vandervell LMH in rFactor 2 on our many laser-scanned circuits, putting the new car through its paces in an array of different driving conditions, and to get that important first taste of how this new breed of car will behave in a racing environment within the simulation.
We’ve been incredibly excited to watch this one develop, and the results of all that work have produced a wonderful car to look at, and one that’s even better once you get it out on the circuit!