iRacing Season 01 2922

SEE WHAT’S NEW IN 2022

CARS

Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

Powered by a 1.6-liter V6 hybrid capable of producing over 1,000 horsepower, the car was an evolution of the dominant W11 that had won all but four races the previous year. The W12 won with Hamilton on its debut in Bahrain and took victories in three of its first four starts, while also leading Hamilton to his milestone 100th career Grand Prix victory in a compelling Russian Grand Prix that saw rain fall in the race’s closing laps.

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R made its debut in 2018, and earned back-to-back Model of the Year awards on a global stage in 2019 and 2020. Boasting the same four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the roadgoing Civic Type R, the racing version puts out 340 horsepower. Campaigned around the world by various teams, North American fans may best recognize the Civic Type R for running the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with teams like LA Honda World Racing and Atlanta Speedwerks.

​​Hyundai Elantra N

​​Hyundai Elantra N

Introduced in September 2020, Hyundai’s Elantra N became its latest touring car offering to customer teams around the world. Succeeding the i30 and Veloster touring cars that had made their debuts in previous seasons, the Elantra improves upon Hyundai’s existing technology with a brand new two-liter, turbocharged engine that produces 350 horsepower. The car made its IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge debut in 2021, with Bryan Herta Autosport campaigning two cars.

Tracks

NEW TRACK

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Fife, Scotland

Knockhill packs a big punch in a small space, not only for its numerous track layouts, but also for being the United Kingdom’s first track to gain certification to run in both directions in the modern era in 2012. Between its International and National layouts, a half-mile tri-oval, and an interior section utilized for rallycross and supermoto racing, its utility for just about any type of racing imaginable has been proven time and again.

TRACK RESCAN

Watkins Glen

Schuyler County, New York

A longtime mainstay of the iRacing track library, Watkins Glen received an all-new scan and updates in time for 2022 Season 1. All four of its previous layouts have been fully updated with new surface data and artwork, giving one of America’s most popular road courses a fresh new look on the service.

NEW TRACK CONFIGS

Hockenheimring Porsche Experience Center

Hockenheim, Germany

From the 1.7-mile Circuit that pushes drivers through challenging corners and up to speeds of 125 miles per hour, to numerous additional driving layouts designed to maximize specific skills, the Porsche Experience Center has something for everybody. But if you haven’t had a chance to attend your own course yet, or a trip to Germany just isn’t in the cards for you right now, take the wheel in iRacing for a driving experience unlike any other, and elevate your skills to the next level.

Features

New AI Additions

New additions to iRacing AI for 2022 Season 1 include the long-awaited debut of the Dallara IR18 IndyCar, as well as both of our new touring cars and nearly 20 new track layouts including Knockhill, Watkins Glen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami, Nashville Fairgrounds, and World Wide Technology Raceway!

Tire Scuffing Visual Effect

A tire rubber scuffing shader visual effect has been added to all cars. This effect is tracked locally across the width of the tire and will dull the “new tire” sheen through use. As tires continue to run on the track, highly cambered tires will appear rough in areas that touch the racing surface and remain shiny in areas that are raised.

New Damage Model

New damage model has been applied to the the all new Hyundai Elantra N TC, Honda Civic Type R, and Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance as well as the Dirt Street Stock!

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