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Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020

Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020

Since its introduction in 2015, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 has been one of sports car racing’s most prominent challengers. The car took home five of the top six spots, including the top four, in the Nurburgring 24 Hours on its first try, and found success with Riley Technologies in the premier IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship events at Daytona and Sebring shortly after.

For the 2020 season, the car received a slate of updates that included aerodynamic tweaks to the front splitter and rear wing and aesthetic updates to bring it closer in line with its roadbearing counterpart. Carrying over from its first iteration is the 6.3-liter V8 powerplant that produces 550 horsepower and sequential six-speed transmission. Now, the fully updated Mercedes-AMG GT3 comes to iRacing, and it’s your chance to sample the next generation of German road racing performance.

Mercedes-AMG GT4

Mercedes-AMG GT4

Compared to its big brother in the GT3 class, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 still packs a powerful punch. Despite carrying a smaller 4.0-liter V8 engine, bringing it in line with a street-legal Mercedes-AMG GT, the car still produces a whopping 544 horsepower. The car also possesses most of the signature elements that set Mercedes vehicle design apart from its competitors, from a long and menacing front end to a signature grille that lets other racers know exactly who’s trailing you.

In the hands of the Black Falcon and Schnitzelalm race teams, the car has repeatedly proven its worth in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, winning the competitive SP10 class on its first two tries and adding a third victory in 2021. Also a popular addition to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge grid, Team TGM gave the car its first championship in 2018 with drivers Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler, and the car took at least one win in each of its first four seasons in the division.

Radical SR10

Radical SR10

Radical’s SR10 prototype brings the performance of top-tier sports car and prototype programs to track-day racers and country club members for a fraction of the cost. The next generation of the British manufacturer’s sports cars takes the already impressive developments of the SR8 and refines them with a new 2.3-liter Ford Ecoboost engine, six-speed sequential transmission, and other performance improvements that make the SR10’s driving experience comparable to the most impressive professional race cars in the world.

The SR10 produces 425 horsepower with 380 lb-ft of torque, taking it from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a blistering 2.4 seconds. Weighing just 725 kilograms, its low weight-to-power ratio makes it one of the most nimble machines imaginable. And utilized in numerous one-make series around the world, there are plenty of places for real-world drivers to develop their skills in the SR10 and put them to good use.

Tracks

NEW TRACK

Fuji International Speedway

Oyama, Japan

First opened in 1965, Fuji Speedway has undergone numerous reconfigurations to get to its current layout. The fifth and most recent design, authored by the internationally recognized Hermann Tilke, clocks in at 2.835 miles (4.563 km) and features 16 turns. Its frontstretch is responsible for nearly a mile of that length, forcing drivers to push for top speed coming off of the final corner, Panasonic, before diving into Turn 1.

Since 1967, Fuji Speedway has been a frequent host of prominent endurance races, starting with the Fuji 1000 km that year and evolving into the Fuji 6 Hours in 2012. The track hosted its first Japanese Grand Prix in 1976, and the event returned in 1977, 2007, and 2008. The track has also been a longtime staple of the Japanese national GT and formula series calendars, and its application has been so diverse that it even played host to cycling in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

NEW TRACK

Port Royal Speedway

Port Royal, Pennsylvania, USA

Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway, also known as “The Speed Palace,” first opened in 1938. The half-mile track has long played host to weekly events for classes ranging from hobby, stock, and late models to premier 410 Sprint Cars. Its signature sprint car event, the Tuscarora 50, has been a staple of the track’s annual schedule for half a century; Lance Dewease has taken the checkered flag in the big money race a record seven times as of 2022, and legends of the sport like Dave Blaney, Greg Hodnett, and Doug Wolfgang have also taken Tuscarora victories.

Port Royal made its World of Outlaws debut in the series’ second season in 1979, and was an on and off member of the schedule until returning to annual status in 2014. Lynn Paxton took the first Sprint Car win in WoO history, and names like Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, and Kyle Larson have also earned victories in series events at Port Royal. WoO’s Late Model division made its debut at the track in 2007 and now visits the track each year as well.

NEW TRACK

Sandown Motor Raceway

Springvale, Australia

Opened in 1962, Sandown International Raceway made an immediate splash when it brought in the world’s premier drivers for the Sandown International Cup that March. Jack Brabham, John Surtees, and Bruce McLaren comprised the inaugural podium for the open-wheel race, while names like Stirling Moss and Jim Clark were also on the entry list. The track held its original layout until 1984, when an infield section was added to meet minimum track length requirements to host World Sportscar Championship events; eventually, that layout evolved into the current 13-turn, 1.928-mile (3.104 km) course used today.

The Sandown 500 is the track’s premier event, contested by numerous divisions since its first running as a six-hour race in 1964 and currently raced by the Supercars championship. The track also hosted six occurrences of the Australian Grand Prix before the event joined the World Driver’s Championship calendar. Currently, Sandown hosts five event weekends per year, comprised of both modern and historic sports car and open-wheel racing machinery.

Features

New Damage Model Comes to The NextGen and More!

The new damage model is here for all three of the NASCAR NextGen vehicles! Two of our new releases, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 and the Radical SR10 also come with new damage upon release!

New AI Additions!

The Class of 2022 Season 3 has graduated from AI School! It was a beautiful ceremony in cyberspace with many proud parents. Drivers have completed specialized driver training with the following cars and tracks.

UI Improvements

New UI Dashboard

Your homepage may look a bit different the next time you use the iRacing UI with a new and improved dashboard! Get the latest iRacing news, quick access to key racing functions and an all new activity widget to few your latest results and stats at a glance!

Streamlined Test Drive Setup

Get on track for a test session faster than ever with a new and improved test drive interface! Pick your car, track, and configure your session settings all from the same screen.

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