Massive iRacing AI Unlocks for 2022 Season 4 Includes NASCAR Next Gen, GTE, Lotus 49, New Tracks, and More
September 7th, 2022 by Chris Leone
The NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Mustang, and Toyota Camry highlight an immense list of car and track unlocks for iRacing AI beginning with the 2022 Season 4 build. In total, nine cars across three classes and 13 configurations at six tracks will be enabled for AI play in both single-player and multi-player sessions, with stock car, open-wheel, and GT racing all represented.
Debuting earlier this year, the Next Gen cars are NASCAR’s latest generation of premier class vehicles. The cars were developed with the direct involvement of iRacing in the virtual world before ever turning a race lap in the real one, and their debut season has seen a thrilling 16 different winners across 26 races. Joining the Next Gen cars as AI additions will be the Lotus 49, one of the most dominant Formula 1 cars of the late 1960s, and the entire GTE class, consisting of the BMW M8, Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, Ferrari 488, Ford GT, and Porsche 911 RSR.
Two of racing’s most iconic cathedrals will headline the AI track release list, with both configurations of the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans immediately available for road racers to sample. If oval racing is more your speed, iRacing’s all-new scan of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway IndyCar Oval will also be unlocked alongside that layout’s release.
Both of iRacing’s newest road courses will also be joining the AI lineup immediately upon release, with all four configurations of Motorsport Arena Oschersleben and the free-to-all-users Rudskogen Motorsenter each unlocked. Finally, the complete lineup of Nürburgring Combined layouts will be unlocked as of the build, as will the BES/WEC layout of the Grand-Prix-Strecke, for a total of four added Nürburgring layouts.