iRacing Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 Trailer + Build News

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iRacing has released a new trailer showing off the Aston Martin DBR9 GT1, coming to the sim in next week’s build.  The mighty V12 Brit will do battle with the Corvette C6.R in the newly formed GT1 Challenge.

The Aston features iRacing’s new physical-based rendering system which is suppose to do a better job of reflecting light off of differing materials, such as aluminum versus carbon fiber.  The new rendering will also be coming to the Corvette C6.R and the rebuilt Legends Coupe.  I can’t say for certain that I can see the new rendering in the trailer but I will say that the Aston certainly looks good.

Besides the trailer, iRacing has also unveiled a laundry list of new content and features coming to the title in the form of a Twitch stream yesterday.  Here are some things that we learned:

  • 16 cars are upgrading from the V5 tire model to V6 – HPD, Aston Martin DBR9, Corvette C6.R, Ford GT GT3 and GT2, BMW Z4, McLaren MP4-12C, Ruf Track, AWD and RWD, Cadillac CTS-VR, Ford Mustang, MX-5, Pontiac Solstice, Skip Barber and Legends.
  • Day and Night transitions coming after DX11 implementation, which will hopefully be out by the end of the year.
  • Physical-based rendering system will be coming to all the cars and tracks.  New particle system is also being worked on (kicking up grass, rubber, rocks, etc)
  • New surface model to be released by the end of the year, which should make the oval guys happy (multiple groove racing, in theory).
  • iRacing plans to finish Long Beach…I wouldn’t hold your breath on that being soon.  Great news none-the-less, awesome track.
  • The Mercedes-AMG GT3 is being worked on but won’t be released until next year.
  • Daytona Prototype is in development and will be one of the next two cars to come out.  Assume it’ll be the Corvette prototype.  Too bad the car may go extinct by 2017 with new WEC and IMSA regulations…
  • Trying to get the McLaren-Honda MP4-30 out by the end of the year.  3D modeling is underway and work on the engine physics has begun.
  • The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Camry will be free to those who already own the 2013 model.
  • New damage model being worked on for all cars.
  • The current MX-5 will be replaced by the new real-world model soon and will still be free.
  • Star Mazda, Skip Barber and HPD have new engine sounds in next week’s build.
  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series Camry is coming to the title to join the Camaro and Mustang.