The second new BTCC car releasing in August 2022, and fourth overall, will be available today for rFactor 2, as the Ford Focus joins the official roster.
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.
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.
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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