Ever since the Reiza Sim Racing Bonanza kicked off, we are seeing a major influx of content for Automobilista. We have seen Formula One content recreating eras from the 1970s all the way to the present cars. However, one decade that was sorely missing was the 1960s. Now, Reiza Studios is giving us not one, not two, but FOUR different models based on the 1960s era of Formula One!
A 1967-based V12 powered car was the only originally planned car for the sim, but some genius at Reiza decided that variety is the spice of life. In turn, we got four models, from 1967 onwards. Two will be based on 1967 cars, one with a V12, and one with a DFV V8 (Lotus Cosworth, anybody?). In addition, Reiza decided to age the cars a couple years, and add a couple wings, making some “1969 Cars”.
Due to Reiza attempting to release Automobilista 1.0 in Early August, there will be NO public .9.9 release this Friday. While that is somewhat disappointing, I totally understand and am eagerly looking forward to driving these cars. Hey, since I have the Automobilista Beta, maybe I can try to whip together a preview video ;).
Other Automobilista Developments
Version 1.0 of Automobilista will also include another variant of the Mendig circuit. This will clock in at 7 Kilometers, and will run through a village outside of the airport.
Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari has been newly announced, as part of its “Legendary Circuits” DLC. This will feature at least four layouts, spanning the 1970s and running through 5 decades to the modern layout. The track will sell for $6.99 and it will also be included in the Season Pass DLC.
Significant progress has also been made on the British Pack DLC. Brands Hatch has nearly been corrected, and progress has been made on Cadwell Park. Alex Sawczuk is experimenting with a new technique for track development, so it will be interesting to see how the track’s release fares.
Reiza has also released a new sound preview of the Ultima GTR, which is part of the British Pack. It gives an excellent sample of the Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine, which sounds excellent. Reiza Studios has been pretty solid with recreating engine sounds, so I’m excited to see how that works.
For a full list of the information coming to Automobilista, check out this post from Reiza. Are you looking forward to the new content coming to Automobilista? Let us know in the comments!