iRacing 2.0, the most significant new build in iRacing history, is here in time for 2011 Season 3.   Brimming with new features and content, iRacing 2.0 truly represents the dawn of a new era for iRacing.

Topping the list, of course, is the new tire model.  Years in the making, the NTM’s remarkably authentic performance is a watershed development in online race simulation, one that will revolutionize the sport of sim racing.

Of course, the first phase of the NTM has been available for some time on the new Class B Impala, and will be fully integrated into the iRacing service throughout Season 3.  We’ve continued improving the NTM on the Class B Impala and our new virtual rubber will also be installed on the COT, Chevy Silverado and Skip Barber F2000.

But that’s just for starters. iRacing 2.0 features two new high performance sports cars, the iconic Ford GT and the incredible HPD ARX01 which, with the existing Corvette C6.R, will be part of our first three car, multiple class series.   The Ford and the HPD cars will feature the new tire model (the Corvette will follow suit later this season), making six cars equipped with iRacing’s NTM right from the get-go of Season 3. The remaining cars on the service will be released with the NTM over the course of season just as soon as we are finished with them.

The sensational HPD ARX01C: just one element of the new content in iRacing 2.0.

iRacing 2.0 also boasts two exciting new tracks:  Iowa Speedway and Suzuka Circuit.  Iowa Speedway is America’s (and iRacing’s) newest speedway oval while Suzuka, our second track in Japan, is our first anywhere with an active cross-over feature.

Additional new features include tournament (aka “heat”) racing and web chat.   The tournament feature is an extension of hosted racing that enables multiple hosted sessions to be linked together, with the results from any given session used to determine eligibility for subsequent rounds of the tournament.   Web chat is a refinement of the member site myRacers feature, one that will enable members to chat online with mutually selected friends in real time.

The Ford GT will compete with the HPD ARX01C and Corvette C6.R in iRacing's first three car, mixed class series.

New tire model.  Ford GT.  Iowa Speedway.  HPD ARX01.  Web chat.  Suzuka Circuit.  Three car, multiple class racing.   Tournament racing.  All this and more make for the single most dramatic leap forward in history of iRacing. Make that  iRacing 2.0.

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Was going to renew my subscription but whats the point you have no NTM on any car I own. You guys are just so overpriced with you race tracks. You should of made tracks a little more affordable. My reason for racing online is because I’m to broke to race in real world, Now I can’t race real world because I am so broke from your simulated race tracks hahaha.

Joshua Maddox
July 29th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Thank You To Everyone At Iracing,

Where to start first of all while nothing is perfect I’m real impressed with how well thought out things are here on Iracing and while maybe IR and SR are debatable they work well compared to anything I have thought of that might be better. I joined two years ago and can’t tell you how many hours of enjoyment I get here on Iracing. In those two years the service and racing has only improved real impressed.

While some of the things you improve or add to the service may not be things I personally will use or add to my enjoyment surely I can see that it will do just that for other’s here in Iracing. While I mess around a bit here and there with road racing oval is where I spend 98% of my time so road course stuff simply don’t excite me as much as oval. How ever those who like road racing I can see why they would enjoy it and those who enjoy or do a lot of both man they should be busy with new and improved all the time.

Anyway I have all the oval tracks and car’s and the cost now that I have them is good with my credits and promotional things Iracing puts out I’d say a year of racing cost me about $75 add $11.95 or $14.95 if a new track or car comes out that I want. Even factoring in the timely purchases of all oval cars and tracks, if you divide the hours or days into cost it simply is the cheapest most addicting hobby I have ever gotten into and I thank you all at Iracing for that as well.

I’m guessing I use the service more than the average Iracer but surely not as much as some. I’d say I get on the service 6 out of 7 days and my average time big guess about 2 to 4 hours, and likely could be higher as time simply fly s by when I’m on racing, reading, practice, or just hanging out talking with my team members on the radio.

But for those who think it is over priced lets say your first year you spend $300.00 total if you average just 1 hour 300 of the 365 days in that year you only paid $1. per hour total and you have the tracks and cars for the life of Iracing so the cost go down. I guess it all depends on your priority’s and if you enjoy it.

Iracing two of the most impressive parts of Iracing for me is how quickly you try to help us get issue fixed while not all are easy or end up being quick fixes your team keeps us on the track quite well, the second thing is Iracing never seems to stand pat not even for a few weeks your always trying to improve the service Thank You!

I have tried the Truck with NTM and my short time with it indicated that it is a good improvement feels better less slip and seems to have an improved (more real) tire wear. I have not tried it on the A or B car but hope it improved those as the A car before in my own personal opinion was not much fun at all. I did try the A car on a large track and it felt some what improved but I will wait to see what happen when I try it on those mile tracks where in the past it simply felt more like a tank and did not want to turn.

So to close Thank you for all the updates and improvements and please continue all is great here in Iracing.

Gary Holbrook
Untamed Motor Sports

Gary Holbrook
July 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Well said Gary! Great job iRacing!

August 1st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

NTM is phony and iracing 2.0 has too many bugs to be called even a beta release. And iracing staff is staying silent so far.

August 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thanks for the 2.0 update iRacing. The New Tyre Model makes the cars handle even more realistically than before, the best just got better, and the new cars and tracks are a great addition to the service. Looking forward to the new season of racing.

August 2nd, 2011 at 1:28 pm

You are mistaken this is the crappiest build I’ve seen so far.

August 2nd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I love iRacing. You’re doing a great job! Thanks for the upgraded tire model. I’m so glad to have the NTM on the road tracks. I like both new Road cars and Suzuka. I’m looking forward to having it on the F1. More road tracks please!

While I’d agree you aren’t the least expensive option, you’re creating a Sim that is second to none. Additionally, you have created an environment that prevents people from playing smash-up derby(beware of Week 13). iRacing also makes it easy to join races and become part of online racing. I found it difficult to become part of online racing, prior to iRacing, most people would only race with those they knew. I applaud the safety rating(I HATED IT when I started). Keep up the great work! Let the dissenters go to some arcade game, the rest of us will vote with our dollars. Keep up the silky smooth graphics and great online play!!!

Doug Doster
August 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Great! So in order for me to enjoy the NTM I have to buy 2 more cars, being that Nascar is not my thing. I was holding out with my renewal, wanting to hear about 2.0. I’ve already heard enough to continue to wait.

Thomas Pomatico
August 3rd, 2011 at 12:40 am

they forgot to mention drivers aids available, which will make this sim available to a larger audience, psp compatible soon?

john s
August 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 am

I raced nascar 3 for about 4 yrs. What has this got and how much does it cost. I don’t know much about this kind of racing. Would e-mail me on some of the things that goes on. I love racing online. And would love to get back into it.

August 4th, 2011 at 3:05 am


May I suggest you go to Full of introductory information on the service.

August 4th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Also does this work on 64 bit system?

August 4th, 2011 at 3:07 am

Also, the iRacing application is currently a 32 bit application but we have people that run it on their 64 bit systems.

August 4th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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