Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

Ross McGregor
Real Racing 3 celebrates its 10th anniversary with version 11.1, bringing four new cars and a new track to the mobile racing game.
Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

Real Racing 3 is now ten years old. If that makes you feel old, then fear not, as fans of the game will quickly forget about their age concern thanks to a new update. 

As part of the update, the Nissan Nismo GT-R LM, Jaguar Lightweight E-Type, 2020 Mazda MX-5, and 1989 Mazda MX-5 have been added to EA’s mobile racing game, bringing it up to version 11.1. 

We run you through all the changes below. 

Nissan NISMO GT-R LM 

Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

This Nissan-based car joins the pantheon of homologation specials built to allow entry into motorsport championships and events. In this case, Nissan’s tuning arm, NISMO, wanted a Skyline GT-R model to appear at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995-96. 

This ended up in the creation of just one of these muscular-looking NISMO GT-R LM road cars, which, although largely a standard GT-R underneath, housed a rear-wheel-drive-only transmission and enlarged track to cope better with its transition to a racecar. 

It’s truly one of a kind. 

NISMO Nissan Skyline GT-R LMs at the
Le Mans 24 Hours, 1995, ID:1016493715, Photographer: John Brookes, Motorsport Images

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type 

Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

Lightweight by name and lightweight by nature; the Jaguar E-Type tips the scales at just under a metric tonne. Featuring an aerodynamic body shape with aluminium body panels and engine block, the Lightweight E-Type was Jaguar’s answer to the sportscar racing dominance of Ferrari and Aston Martin in the sixties. 

Although it didn’t enjoy as much motorsport success as hoped upon its release in 1963, the Lightweight E-Type regularly wins in historic racing today, looking and sounding like a bag of fun at the Goodwood Revival.

2020 Mazda MX-5 

Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

What can you say about the Mazda MX-5? Ubiquitous on the road and in sim racing, the small Japanese sports car is as much fun on the track as it is on the open road, and incredibly celebrates its 34th birthday this year. 

The 2020 edition is heavier and bulkier than the original lightweight car, but still retains its lively personality thanks to a more powerful, two-litre turbocharged engine, producing 181bhp. It’s still rear-wheel-drive too, enhancing the fun factor. 

1989 Mazda MX-5 

Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

And this is where the fun factor really started. The 1989 original MX-5 redefined the sportscar, combining low-weight and low-inertia to a sublime rear-drive chassis. 

This formula is slowly dying out in motoring sadly, with only a few outliers like Alpine and Caterham subscribing to the theory that less mass equals more smiles. Enjoy these cars while you can! 

Lime Rock Park 

Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  

Although not explicitly mentioned during RR3’s update stream or its patch notes, Lime Rock Park has been added to the service, showcased for the moment via an in-game time trial event with the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3. Completing this will unlock an exclusive new RR3-themed livery for the same car. 

Lime Rock Park is famous for being the home of the Skip Barber Racing School (founded in 1975) and was owned by the man himself until 2021. The track features elevation changes and a tight layout, with grassy run-off areas there to catch out the unwary. 

The Connecticut track has a few different layouts but it’s the 1.5-mile Grand Prix Course that’s the fastest and most flowing configuration. The track is set to debut in RR3 on the 26th of February.  

Real Racing 3 update celebrates 10th anniversary with four new cars and a new track  
Lime Rock Park, IMSA 2019, ID: 1017618872, Photographer: Richard Dole, Motorsport Images

As well as new cars and a new track, Real Racing 3 players can also claim a free Porsche 911 Carrera S as part of the game’s tenth-anniversary celebrations, with new Special, Flashback and Limited Time events set to begin in Season 2, Round 4’s schedule. The full details of RR3’s newest events are outlined in the changelog below. 

Have you enjoyed Real Racing 3 over the last 10 years? What’s your favourite aspect of EA’s mobile racing game? Let us know in the comments below. 

Real Racing 3 v11.1 changelog 

This update brings two incredible Mazda MX-5s, a classic NISSAN, and the finale to the 2022 Season of Formula 1®! 

New Cars 

NISSAN NISMO GT-R LM (BCNR33) 

Performance Rating: 23.9 -> 44.4 

Cost: 325 Gold 

Mazda MX-5 (NA) 

Performance Rating: 0.1 -> 7.5 

Cost: 60 Gold 

Mazda MX-5 (ND) 

Performance Rating: 11.8 -> 33.3 

Cost: 240 Gold 

A Brand-New Track! 
A brand-new circuit is coming soon to Real Racing 3! Hit the track at this new location early in the 10th Birthday TTC, starting on the 26th of February! 

Round 4 Begins 
This update marks the beginning of ROUND 4, bringing new cars, events, and prizes to earn by collecting VP! 

SEASON 2 – ROUND 4 

Start date: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023 

Last day to start events in this round (without owning the car in the event): Monday, 13 Mar 2023 

Grand Prize: Jaguar Lightweight E-Type 

Alternative Grand Prize (if the car is already owned): 50 Gold 

Old Rounds Are Expiring 
Your time is running out to complete the early Rounds of Season 1! The following Rounds are going to be disappearing from the game soon: 

  • ROUND 9 – Tuesday, 28 March 2023 
  • ROUND 10 – Tuesday, 11 April 2023 

Once a Round has expired you will not be able to start any new events within it, nor finish any in progress events if the window for earning the primary reward has expired. Any rewards in the Round that you have earned enough VP to collect, but have not yet claimed, will be automatically given to you when the Round expires. 

If you missed out on the Grand Prize car for a Round that’s expired, don’t worry! These cars will appear again in future Rounds. 

New Special Events 
All Special Events will be available to start from their unlock date, until the Round ends on Monday, 13 March 2023. 

Track Day 

NISMO R33 

Start Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023 

Duration: 5 days 

Rewards: NISSAN NISMO GT-R LM (BCNR33), 30 Gold, R$100,000, 6,500VP 

Maximum Required PR: 39.4 

FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2022 

Start Date: Sunday, 19 February 2023 

Duration: 5 days 

Rewards: Player choice of any 2022 Formula 1® Car, M$250,000, 50 Gold, 7,800VP 

Maximum Required PR(depending on chosen car): 131.2 – 131.8 

Flashback Special Events 
The following Special Event will also be a part of Round 2: 

Pinnacle of Performance 

First chance to start: Monday, 13 February 2023 

Duration: 7 days 

Rewards: McLaren Senna GTR, 120 Gold, R$ 200,000, 5,000 VP 

Alternative Reward: 50 Gold, R$ 200,000, 5,000 VP 

Please note that you will be able to play these Special Events, even if you have played them previously. However, any Stage rewards you have previously earned will not be earned again. 

If you previously started, but did not complete either of these Special Events, you will have to start the event from the beginning. 

If you have completed the event previously, you will earn the alternative reward, listed above. 

New Limited Time Events 
 

Mazda MX-5 (ND) Limited Series 

Rewards: Mazda MX-5 (ND), 20 Gold, R$70,000, 5,250VP 

Start Date: Monday, 6 February 2023 

Duration: 7 days 

Maximum Required PR: 28.1 

Formula 1® Time Trial Competition 

Cars: Any 2022 Formula 1® Car 

Rewards: Gold and 1,000 VP for participating 

Start Date: Thursday, 9 February 2023 

End Date: Thursday, 23 February 2023 

Mazda MX-5 (NA) Limited Series 

Rewards: Mazda MX-5 (NA), 6 Gold, R$20,000, 5,250VP 

Start Date: Friday, 24 February 2023 

Duration: 7 days 

Maximum Required PR: 5.4 

RR3 10th Birthday TTC 

Celebrate the 10th Birthday and get your first chance to race on an all-new circuit! During this time you’ll also be able to receive your own Porsche 911 Carrera S for FREE! : : Cars: Porsche 911 Carrera S (loaned), Porsche 911 GT3 (2021) 

Rewards: An exclusive birthday livery for the Porsche 911 GT3 (2021), Gold and 1,000 VP for participating 

Start Date: Sunday, 26 February 2023 

End Date: Sunday, 12 March 2023 

Jaguar XJR-9 Limited Series 

Rewards: Jaguar XJR-9, 50 Gold, R$300,000, 5,250VP 

Start Date: Friday, 3 March 2023 

Duration: 7 days 

Maximum Required PR: 85.0 

Audi RS 5 Coupé Limited Series 

Rewards: Audi RS 5 Coupé, 30 Gold, R$80,000, 5,250VP 

Start Date: Thursday, 9 March 2023 

Duration: 7 days 

Maximum Required PR: 46.8 

New Motorsports Series 
2022 Formula 1® Invitationals Put your fully-upgraded 2022 F1® cars to the test in ten new Invitational Series, featuring longer, more challenging races! Each Invitational will give you a total of 50 Gold and 100,000 M$. 

New Bonus Series 
 

Miata Mastery 

Cars: Mazda MX-5 (NA) 

Rewards: 49 Gold, R$49,000 

Location: SEASON 2 

Unlocks from: Unlock the Mazda MX-5 (NA) 

Maximum Required PR: 6.8 

International Street Clash 

Cars: Ford Focus RS, Renault Clio Cup, Mazda MX-5 (ND) 

Rewards: 44 Gold, R$44,000 

Location: SEASON 2 

Unlocks from: Unlock the Mazda MX-5 (ND) 

Maximum Required PR: 32.1 

Japanese Track Stars 

Cars: Mazda RX-7 Spirit R (FD), Honda NSX-R, NISSAN NISMO GT-R LM (BCNR33) 

Rewards: 52 Gold, R$52,000 

Location: SEASON 2 

Unlocks from: Unlock the NISSAN NISMO GT-R LM (BCNR33) 

Maximum Required PR: 42.3 

Exclusive Series 
 

Ferrari Daytona SP3 

Rewards: 150 Gold, R$300,000 

Lamborghini Reventón 

Rewards: 130 Gold, R$200,000 

Misc 
 

  • Disabled the Christmas decals 
  • Changed the extra Time Trial in the Generation Z series to an Endurance event 

Weekly Time Trial Schedule 
Note that you’ll be able to earn 1,000 VP for each WTT you participate in. 

Week 1 – 30 Jan 2023 to 06 Feb 2023 

Aston Martin Vanquish (loaned) 

Aston Martin Vantage 59 

Jaguar F-Type SVR 

Week 2 – 07 Feb 2023 to 13 Feb 2023 

Aston Martin Valhalla Concept (loaned) 

Bugatti Bolide 

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo 

Week 3 – 14 Feb 2023 to 20 Feb 2023 

Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe (loaned) 

McLaren MP4-12C 

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 

Week 4 – 21 Feb 2023 to 27 Feb 2023 

Ferrari 812 Superfast (loaned) 

Koenigsegg CCXR 

Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 

Week 5 – 28 Feb 2023 to 06 Mar 2023 

Pagani Zonda F (loaned) 

McLaren 720S Coupe 

Ferrari Daytona SP3 

Week 6 – 07 Mar 2023 to 13 Mar 2023 

BMW M1 (loaned) 

Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport 

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Straßenversion 

Online Multiplayer Schedule 
 

Week 1 – 31 Jan 2023 to 06 Feb 2023 

Ferrari F40 LM (loaned) 

Porsche 962C 

Lancia LC2 

Week 2 – 07 Feb 2023 to 13 Feb 2023 

NISSAN 240Z (S30) (loaned) 

Audi quattro B2 

NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-spec (R33) 

Week 3 – 14 Feb 2023 to 20 Feb 2023 

Ferrari 458 Spider (loaned) 

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 

SPADA Codatronca Barchetta 

Week 4 – 21 Feb 2023 to 27 Feb 2023 

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (997) (loaned) 

Porsche 911 RSR (2021) 

Porsche RS Spyder Evo 

Week 5 – 28 Feb 2023 to 06 Mar 2023 

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR (loaned) 

NISSAN Skyline GT-R (R34) R3 Spec 

Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI 

Week 6 – 07 Mar 2023 to 13 Mar 2023 

Lamborghini Diablo SV (loaned) 

McLaren MP4-12C 

McLaren 12C Spider 

The Mazda MX-5 update will be available to download on 31 January, 2023. 

Via EA

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