Perhaps befitting of a historic racing event, the Austin Mini Cooper S MkI Group 2 will take drivers back to the 1960s. With a front-wheel drive and transverse engine layout, this could become an ideal entry point for learning the platform’s handling characteristics before stepping up to the recently added official BTCC content.
The Mini has a
massive tiny 125bhp thanks to a 1.3-litre engine, but it’s also featherweight. Racing-specification brakes and suspension are included plus a limited-slip differential and rear anti-roll bar – something missing from the road-going version at the time.
As the video preview by developers Motorsport Games and Studio 397 highlights, there looks to be lift-off oversteer for days, as a packed field bounces its way around several circuits. If this drives as well as it looks, it should hopefully work well online using smaller circuit layouts.
24 historic-themed liveries will also be included for the diminutive car. Pricing is yet to be announced, but it will be available separately or as part of two DLC bundles.
Its release date – and presumably, the rest of the Q3 content drop – is 8th August 2022. Let us know in the comments below if this is something you were expecting for rFactor 2.
Source: Studio 397
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