rFactor 2 Q4 2022 Bonus Drop brings two new cars

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In a surprise update close to Christmas, a new rFactor 2 content drop has arrived, bringing two new cars to the PC racing simulation.

New cars

For players who own the 2021 BTCC cars, the free update adds every team, driver and livery of the 2022 British Touring Car Championship season for every BTCC Car in rFactor 2. 2022 season liveries will also be included in upcoming BTCC content.

rFactor 2 Q4 2022 Bonus Drop Vauxhall Astra BTCC
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As well as all the drivers of the current BTCC season, rFactor 2 Q4 2022 Bonus Drop adds a revised tyre model and full Balance of Performance across the grid.

That’s not the only BTCC content included, however. Before it retires from the real-world championship, the front-wheel drive BTCC Vauxhall Astra is now available in rFactor 2.

Joining the BTCC Vauxhall Astra in the Q4 2022 Bonus Drop is the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992, developed in conjunction with World’s Fastest Gamer winner Rudy van Buren.

rFactor 2 Q4 2022 Bonus Drop Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992

Competing in the one-make Porsche Supercup series, the 992 variant of the 911 GT3 Cup has a naturally-aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine delivering 510 hp at 8,400 rpm.

Content updates

Various cars and tracks have also been updated as part of the Q4 2022 Bonus Drop:

Bahrain v1.11

  • Fixed Track Limits GP layout T10 exit
  • Optimized Visgroups
  • Animated night visuals on Sahkir tower
  • Fixed DRS on alternate layouts

Daytona v1.17

  • Various minor performance optimizations
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  • Improvements to Road, Grass and Water materials
  • Fixed Oval layout camera clipping

Sebring v1.15

  • Fixed Pit Exit Cut Detection on full circuit layouts
  • Fixed various minor issues
  • Fixed Rolling Start Issues
  • Minor Optimization
  • Minor Gap Fixes

Nordschliefe v2.43

  • Updated pit lane cut corridors, pit exit cut detection on all layouts.
  • Reviewed fast rolling starts, all layouts
  • Don’t render Ferris wheel on low track detail setting

Circuit d’Azur v1.19

  • Fix for orange ambient online
  • Optimization and fixes to Track Detail settings
  • Minor LOD optimizations
  • Minor optimization to reflection mappers
  • Updated Water materials
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  • Minor updates to road and terrain materials

Laguna Seca v1.21

  • Reviewed cut corridors in pitlane (around rear path connections)
  • Fixed terrain gap outside of final turn
  • Curb Collision Fixes T7 & T9

Botniaring v1.07

  • Fix for black raindrops on car windscreens when raining

StockCar 2018 v2.25

  • Updated 3D models (flaws/rain effects).
  • Updated liveries & Paint Templates.
  • Updated brake torque.
  • Updated aero package.
  • New shaders applied to all objects.
  • New digital dash.
  • New sounds added for new sound engine.
  • V2 tyre update (52 Compounds).
  • Added wipers for road course wet weather racing.
  • Updated all default setups.
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  • Implemented RCD Talent file.
  • AI improvements (all tracks they run on).

Caterham Academy v1.11

  • Fixed windshield looking milky when crashing the car
  • Fixed rain not clearing windshield

Vanwall LMH v1.13

  • Added a bop upgrade
  • Fixed tire wear
  • Added shift protection
  • Added some more gear ratios
  • Changed rev limit to 9100
  • Fixed rear brake calipers being on the wrong side

BMW 330 v1.17

  • Added 2022 teams
  • Added new tires
  • New engine cooling
  • New water/oil radiator settings
  • Added 5kg weight penalty
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  • Updated tire textures and materials to match other cars
  • Removed alcohol sponsors

Ford Focus v1.31

  • Added 2022 teams
  • Added new tires
  • New engine cooling
  • New water/oil radiator settings
  • Updated tire textures and materials to match other cars

Hyundai i30 v1.31

  • Added 2022 teams
  • Removed generic liveries
  • Added new tires
  • New engine cooling
  • New water/oil radiator settings
  • Updated tire textures and materials to match other cars

Infiniti Q50 v1.37

  • Added 2022 teams
  • Added new tires
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  • New engine cooling
  • New water/oil radiator settings
  • Added 4kg weight penalty
  • Updated tire textures and materials to match other cars

Toyota Corolla v1.47

  • Added 2022 teams
  • Added new tires
  • New engine cooling
  • New water/oil radiator settings
  • Added 2022 teams
  • Updated tire textures and materials to match other cars