Porsche 963 set for Rennsport after early reveal, hands-on with Goodwood

Justin Melillo
Rennsport is set to add more content to their Closed Beta before the end of 2023. The announcement may have been spoiled by an early premiere, however.
Porsche 963 set for Rennsport after early reveal, Hands-on with Goodwood

In a YouTube Premiere video that was scheduled for Saturday (15th July) on the Rennsport YouTube channel, it was revealed that the platform intends to release two new pieces of content before the end of the year. The video has since been deleted, but it was scheduled to go live at some point originally on Saturday, 15th July.

STREETS OF LONG BEACH, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – APRIL 14: #7: Porsche Penske Motorsports, Porsche 963, GTP: Matt Campbell, Felipe Nasr during the Long Beach at Streets of Long Beach on April 14, 2023 in Streets of Long Beach, United States of America. (Photo by LAT Images)

In terms of a new car, it seems that Rennsport will finally get their first LMDh on the platform. The Porsche 963 LMDh competes currently in WEC and IMSA competition in the real-world, and while it currently doesn’t exist on any other platforms currently, it has also been announced for the Le Mans Ultimate title, also releasing in 2023.

Being that it is the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, it makes sense to also announce the addition of the Goodwood FoS track as coming to the platform. Last year, this Goodwood Hillclimb was revealed on the title, but as of the Closed Beta release, that was not included. Now it seems that this will be added back in.

We’re excited to announce that the Porsche 963 and the Goodwood FoS track will be coming to RENNSPORT later this year! This is a dream come true for racing fans, as it will give you the chance to race a brand new car on one of the most iconic racing tracks in the world. The Porsche 963 is powered by a 4.6-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an electric motor, and it can reach speeds of up to 200 mph (320+ kph!). The fastest car in RENNSPORT yet! The Goodwood FoS track is a 1.8-mile long track that’s a challenging track featuring a variety of corners and elevation changes. If you haven’t sign up to our waitlist yet, make sure to do so to get a chance to receive a key with the next drop: https://rennsport.gg/beta

Caption from video before it was removed

Possibly an unintended early announcement, the announcement video was not watchable but searchable and clickable on their video list. It stayed up for a few hours as a scheduled premiere before it was completely removed from the YouTube site, or possibly even privatized.

A bunch of my Traxion.GG colleagues are over at Goodwood this weekend for the festival. Tom told me that he and John have been hands-on with Rennsport’s updated Goodwood Hill Climb on the simulators over there already. Apparently. it’s a huge upgrade from where it was at the inaugural Rennsport Summit last year.

“The visual fidelity and detail has dramatically improved,” said Tom of the Goodwood FoS course, comparing between last year’s version and the one available to try at Goodwood.

The 963, should the early announcement be correct, will join the four GT3 cars in the Closed Beta as of current (Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II, BMW M4 GT3, Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo (2020), Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)) as well as the Praga R1.

As for Goodwood, that will be joining four existing tracks (Hockenheimring, Nürburgring Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza) and makes it the first of the two previously revealed pieces of content to return to the title, the other one being the still unreleased Porsche Mission R.

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