There are thousands of new racers joining the community every week and a common question they often ask is just how much is iRacing?
Well, we are here to answer that one for you! iRacing is a racing simulator unlike any other, and as such doesn't have a simple and clear answer to this question.
iRacing isn't a traditional game that you buy, it's actually a subscription service much like Netflix or Spotify.
The minimum cost of iRacing is the monthly subscription fee, which is £8.99 via Steam. There are some deals for new players that can reduce this. Steam currently has some introductory offers such as £74.99 for 12 months.
Going directly to iracing.com can get you some better deals though, as they currently have 40% off for new members and offer a two-year plan at $119.40 right now.
What's included in basic membership
Once you sign up you get 16 cars and 22 tracks (with 70 configurations) to go racing on. For many racers that is plenty to get on with.
- Formula Vee
- Lucas Oil Off-Road Pro 2 Lite Truck
- UMP Modified
- VW Beetle
- Dirt Legends Ford '34 Coupe
- Dirt Street Stock
- Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
- Dallara DW12 Indycar
- KIA Optima
- NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - Circa 2013
- Cadillac CTS-V
- VW Jetta TDi
- Radical SR8 V8
- Legends Ford '34 Coupe
- SCCA Spec Racer Ford
- Pontiac Solstice Club Sport
- JR Motorsports Street Stock
- Lime Rock Park
- Lime Rock Park - 2008
- Tsukuba Circuit
- Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2008
- Limaland Motorsports Park
- Lanier National Speedway - Dirt
- Lanier National Speedway
- USA International Speedway - Dirt
- USA International Speedway
- Southern National Motorsports Park
- Daytona International Speedway - 2008
- Oran Park Raceway
- Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
- South Boston Speedway
- Oulton Park Circuit
- WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
- Okayama International Circuit
- Phoenix Raceway - 2008
- Concord Speedway
- Oxford Plains Speedway
- Summit Point Motorsports Park
- Centripetal Circuit
- Langley Speedway
That's a lot of tracks, but as you can see there are a lot of speedways and dirt varities in there. And there are plenty of big name circuits not included. That's where the cost of iRacing can really get away from you.
iRacing is a super-high quality racing simulation, and as such any track that gets added comes at an extra cost to unlock. Spa-Francorchamps, Imola, and Brands Hatch all exist in iRacing, but they cost $14.95 EACH to go racing there.
The same goes for extra cars. While the cars that are included with basic membership offer great fun and challenges, if you wanted a Audi R8 LMS GT3 you'd have to fork over another $11.95. Same goes for a Lotus 79 or our favourite the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO.
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