With the new iRacing build set to launch on 7th December, the list of new content is starting to fall into place. Earlier in the week, iRacing fans were treated to the news of an updated Watkins Glen and a brand new Knockhill joining the service next week. On Friday, some more content to go along with the Knockhill Racing Circuit. The Honda Civic Type R TCR and Hyundai Elantra N (CN7) TCR will both be available when the new build drops 7th December.
Both the new Honda and Hyundai are FWD Touring Cars will be added to the same car classification as the already existing Audi RS 3 LMS. When the new season officially starts, they’ll be included in C and D class license level races – the iRacing IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in Class C and Touring Car Challenge in Class D.
This announcement fits pretty well in the upcoming build. While these cars are driven in North America and are a perfect companion with the Watkins Glen rescan, being that they fit the classification of a Touring Car, this works for Knockhill racing as well. The British Touring Car Championship has a grand history of racing at Knockhill, and while this is a different type of race car, there are similarities.
The Honda Civic Type R produces 340HP in a four-cylinder FWD engine. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Elantra CN7 packs 350HP in a two-liter turbocharged FWD engine. Both of these race cars can be found racing in the real-life IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and several championships around the world including WTCR.
A teaser was thrown onto social media platforms earlier in the week from iRacing asking about the top speed of a team cart belonging to Hyundai’s Bryan Herta Autosport. We know now that BHA and LA Honda World Racing helped the iRacing team with building these cars, per iRacing Executive Vice President Steve Myers.
Pricing was not readily available at the time of the announcement, but most vehicles on the iRacing service will cost around $10 to $15. The build is coming on Tuesday 7th December, and I have a feeling iRacing isn’t done announcing the new content coming just yet. We’ll keep up on all of it as always. Keep it pinned.
Images thanks to iRacing