Yet more information has emerged from the RENNSPORT summit, in Munich, with Porsche’s electric racing car concept, the Mission R, part of the emerging sim platform’s confirmed car roster.
To date, the BWM M4 GT3 and Porsche 911 GT3 R have been showcased, and both manufacturers are listed as ‘partner’s by the game’s social media feeds. This led to a perception that perhaps only GT3 cars would feature.
However, the Mission R’s inclusion – and playability at the recent launch event for media and sim racing professionals – widens the scope somewhat.
Designed as a one-off, but functional, study into a future electric racing car, the Mission R delivers 800Kw of power from two electric motors and uses direct oil cooling to help maximum power being available throughout a race distance.
To date, only the Hockenheimring has been shown, and played – however, we have also been able to see the Goodwood Hillclimb.
Part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the time trial route is a narrow, twisting, route through the gardens of West Sussex’s Goodwood House. This is its first official appearance within a racing video game since Gran Turismo 6 in 2013
We have been able to try the Mission R within RENNSPORT and will report back our driving impressions next week. The game’s CEO and co-founder Morris Hebecker has also responded to the speculation about NFT use, refuting the claim and emphasising a focus on user-generated content.