RaceRoom update adds Cupra León Competición, AI and physics improvements, & more

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rFactor 2 players were spoiled this week with a substantial update adding four new cars and a new track. And now a new update has landed on Steam for another PC racing simulation: the underrated RaceRoom Racing Experience.

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After TT Circuit Assen was added last month, the latest RaceRoom update is now available to download on Steam, adding the Cupra León Competición touring car, new liveries for the Porsche 911 GT3R, improved AI, and more.

Cupra León Competición comes to RaceRoom

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The main highlight of the latest RaceRoom update is the Cupra León Competición. Joining the TC Cup class, Cupra’s latest touring car is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine rated at 340 hp. 0–62 mph takes 4.5 seconds before the León Competición reaches a top speed of 162 mph. It also features 3D printed wing mirrors, air intakes, and cooling ducts.

You can buy the Cupra León Competición from the RaceRoom Store for £3.36. In addition, 32 liveries are also available costing £0.24 each. Alternatively, you can buy a car and livery bundle for £6.56.

In addition, new liveries are also available for the Porsche 911 GT3R.

Raceroom Cupra Leon Competicion
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You can customise the Cupra León Competición in RaceRoom with over 30 liveries

Other changes include an updated Fanatec SDK and improved AI for Formula RaceRoom 3, Group 5,  class, Tatuus F4, and Indianapolis 2021 cars. Physics for the Aquila, DTM 2020, Formula RaceRoom 3, Formula RaceRoom US, and Group C cars have also been improved.

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Ferrari coming soon to RaceRoom

RaceRoom fans still have a lot to look forward to,  with the recent announcement that Ferrari is coming to the PC racing simulation soon. The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 will be the first Prancing Horse you can drive in RaceRoom, but there’s no release date yet, sadly.

Check out a full list of changes in the latest RaceRoom update below.

RaceRoom update 0.9.3.96 changelog

  • Updated Fanatec SDK to 2021.07.22 V4.00
  • Shared Memory API - Added the type of ground on which each wheel sits. Useful for motion rigs and various rumbling / shaking devices. (ref GitHub for the changes )
  • Reduced smoke emitted from tyres in multiplayer that could be a bit much for certain cars
  • Aquila - Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, equalised front/rear tyre wear rates, equalised front/rear tyre temperatures, lowered tyre optimal temp, improved grip of brand new tyres, updated wear/grip profile to give more linear drop off of tyre performance, improved base setup, tuned dampers (especially high speed range which results in significant improvements over bumps)
  • DTM 2020 - Tweaked tyre heating/cooling behaviour so tyre temps stabilise faster
  • Formula RaceRoom 3 - AI improvements, increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings
  • Formula RaceRoom US - Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, reduced tyre heating so temperatures no longer continually increase through a run, equalised front/rear tyre wear and heat, calibrated tyre wear rates for both compounds, equalised AI/player tyre wear, increased mechanical trail for slightly increased steering self-centering
  • Group 5 - AI improvements
  • Group C - Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, tuned setups, improved tyre heating behaviour, equalised front/rear tyre wear, calibrated tyre wear rates for all compounds. Life expectancy now (S: 25min, M: 70min, H: 130min), equalised AI/player tyre wear, increased mechanical trail for slightly increased steering self-centering, raised R90CK rear roll centre for faster rear end response, added some track specific final drive ratios
  • GTO - Increased range and fidelity of brake bias settings, tuned setups, improved tyre heating behaviour, equalised front/rear tyre wear, calibrated tyre wear rates for all compounds. Life expectancy now (S: 25min, M: 70min, H: 130min), equalised AI/player tyre wear, increased mechanical trail for slightly increased steering self-centering, reduced base and maximum boost pressures of Audi & Nissan
  • Mercedes AMG GT4 - Corrected some positioning of spark emitters
  • Tatuus F4 - AI improvements
  • Indianapolis 2021 - Fixed issues with AI’s sometimes going on the grass during starts, improved AI raceline