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Automobilista 2: Nürburgring Surprise & Bathurst 1983

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The latest developer update for Automobilista 2 is here – and with it, a brand-new release candidate that should especially please enthusiasts of historic racing. There is more to come, however, as Reiza Studios keeps working hard to further improve its simulation.

The most obvious and one of the most anticipated additions to AMS2 is Bathurst 1983, and just like Spa 1970 and the numerous other vintage tracks in the sim, Mount Panorama from 40 years ago is an impressive circuit. The main difference in layout is the absence of The Chase on Conrod Straight – that was introduced only in 1987. However, there are considerably less barriers compared to today, making it a much more risky endeavour.

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Additionally, another free car joins the roster on the content front in the Formula Inter, a Brazilian junior single seater with a fair amount of downforce, but relatively low power output and a 5-speed manual transmission. The car slots in between the F3 and Formula Trainer cars in the sim.

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Meanwhile, the wait for the 1971 version of the Nürburgring continues – but for very good reason: Not only is it a big project due to the size of the Nordschleife, but the project took on even greater dimension as Reiza decided to include the Südschleife as well! While the longer and much more popular version has been seen in numerous sims over the years, the AMS2 version will be the first-ever official reproduction of the smaller southern loop.

“We expect to conclude this much anticipated project before the end of March”, states Reiza boss Renato Simioni in the dev update, which does not mention if both circuits can be combined like they used to be from 1965 to 1971 for the Marathon de la Route – probably the longest endurance event in history at a whopping 84 hours!

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Under the hood, further improvements are coming as well, with one of Reiza’s areas of focus being the multiplayer and various quality of life improvements to the mode that should roll out over the next few months. Bug fixes for the most pressing issues – like Snetterton’s textures having all but disappeared with the December update – are also on their way, as well as further improvements to the AI.

You can read the full dev update here. Which upcoming addition are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!