The rFactor 2 driving simulation has received a late addition to its Q3 2022 Content Drop with its fourth officially licenced British Touring Car Championship model – the Ford Focus ST.
With the line-up for this month’s new cars and tracks seemingly complete following the release of a compendium trailer on the 6th August – entitled The Cars Coming to rFactor 2 Q3 2022 Content Drop – the Ford will now also be available.
Following the likes of the Infiniti Q50 and Toyota Corolla GR, the Focus joins the Hyundai i30 N Performance with an August launch.
Crucially, the front-wheel-drive hatchback is the first BTCC launched for rFactor 2 to feature a unique engine. In the real-world competition, teams have the choice of leasing a generic TOCA engine or developing their own power unit within the rules.
Motorbase, the team who developed the racing version of the ST, chose the latter, employing Mountune to create a Ford-based engine.
It comes with several livery designs, alongside a suite of fictional BTCC-branded designs. These will include the actual 2021 paint schemes for the following drivers:
- Jake Hill
- Ollie Jackson
- Andy Neate
- Sam Osborne
- Paul Rivett
- Jessica Hawkins
Last season, Hill finished fifth in the drivers’ standings, taking the car to two race victories and seven additional podiums. Jackson also managed one rostrum visit.
The Studio 397 blog doesn’t provide a price, but the release date is today, 8th August 2022, alongside the historic Mini, Hyundai BTCC, World Wide Technology Raceway and free Caterham Academy.
A quick check of the Steam store reveals a price of £4.22/$5.07 or a double set with the Hyundai BTCC for £7.60/$9.14. A pack with all of the new Q3 content is also available for £13.61/$16.34.
We hope to deliver our hands-on impressions later this week.
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