Up-and-coming sim racing and racing esports platform Rennsport has announced its third car manufacturer partner: Audi.
After a bold launch in May with a live summit in Munich, the German-based team announced BMW and Porsche involvement. So far, only three cars and two tracks have been revealed for the ground-up new racing simulations: BMW M4 GT3, Porsche 911 911 GT3 R and the electric Porsche Mission R.
The venues so far are the Hockenheimring and the Goodwood Hillclimb.
That changes with today’s (31st October) announcement, following a teaser on Friday 28th October.
The Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II has now been showcased to the title that plans to run a Closed Beta in January 2023.
The evo II specification features a new engine intake system, four-way adjustable dampers, a revised traction control system and… cooler climate control for the driver.
As opposed to more traditional licensors, car manufacturers are set to be more deeply involved as the platform aims to deliver a legitimate mod marketplace.
“The idea is to have our licenced partners so strongly involved, that we could be the part in between to make it an official thing,” explained Rennsport CEO Morris Hebecker to Traxion.GG on a recent podcast episode.
Further announcements are expected in the run-up to the simulation’s public launch at the end of 2023.