rFactor 2 – Brabham BT20 1.6 Released

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Image Space Incorporated has released the latest update for the Brabham BT20 for rFactor 2. This features a full overhaul of the car, with a variety of updates to this vehicle.

The Brabham BT20 was a very successful car in 1966 and the first part of 1967. The car features a Repco powered V8 engine, powering the lightweight car to the 1966 Formula One championship. In 1966, the car reached the podium 5 times in the season, and helped secure Brabham’s Constructor Championship.

The latest update for the rFactor 2 BT20 features some of the latest tech advancements for the sim, including the “UltraChassis”, which accurately simulates flex in the car’s chassis. The car also features the new steering system, like what was put in the Skip Barber Formula 2000’s latest update. For an added list of what has been improved, check out the changelog below.

Also, check out the video I did, getting to take a look at an early release of the car! I’d like to thank Tim Wheatley and ISI for letting me take a look at the car. Have you taken the Brabham BT20 for a spin yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know!

 DOWNLOAD 1966 BRABHAM-REPCO BT20 1.6

Brabham-Repco BT20 v1.6 Changelog:
– Added Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme AI drivers.

Physics
– ModelWheelsIncludeAllTireMass’ fix / enhancement.
– Moved to ultra chassis (with Chassis Flex).
– Inertia’s recalculated for total body and for individual parts (such as brake discs, etc).
– Revised suspension geometry from scratch. Pushrod locations are also using the new method and which should give accurate motion ratio’s throughout the entire range of travel of the suspension.
– Dampers and springs revised to match.
– Reduced maximum steering lock so that tyres would not intersect suspension parts.
– Moved over to new steering system.
– Tyres scratch made. The old ones were slightly too wide and rear radius was too low. Also the effect of real road on these old tyres has been reduced the tyres also have a lower wear rate.
– Numerous minor AI correlation tweaks.
– Tweaked undertray locations and added one more point.
– Brake system completely recalculated based on new data (the effective Brake Bias is ~57% front on default).
– Differential now allows preload adjustments.
– New tyre parameters included for wet weather added.
– Engine life tweaked.
– Minor fixes.

Sound
– Using new sound internal / external attenuation variables and scrub individually to tyre sounds.

Graphics
– Brand new historic driver, completely from scratch.
– Added individual driver faces for a more authentic feel.
– Graphically corrected front rims to 15″, front tyre radius slightly reduced. Tyre widths also slightly adjusted.
– Brake discs corected to 11″ (F/R)
– Steering wheel mapping update
– Shaders update
– Various textures updated
– Holes in the back+under car body fixed
– Minor LOD distance tweaks.
– Included additional liveries by our test team.

UI
– Class name now occupies only 1 entry in vehicle filter list.
– Category now starts at manufacturer to be more consistent with other cars.