Racing cars that sound slightly odd include the glorious Wankel rotary-powered Mazda 787B, the tuned five-cylinder thrum of a Volvo 850 BTCC car and the unique warble of Colin McRae’s early 90s Subaru Legacy rally car.
One of rFactor 2’s latest DLC additions, the all-electric eX ZERO race car, has to be up there with the most unique sounds. Not ‘best’, but different.
As we approach a future dominated by electric vehicles, many games are now including BEVs in an attempt to replicate real-life trends. Contrary to belief, most racing cars that are electric so far aren’t silent. There’s still the whine of the race-bred transmission and tyres screeching. Some race series may even try to augment the noise to provide spectators with at least something to listen to.
The eX ZERO, with a two-speed gearbox, is definitely… one of a kind.
Is this the future of virtual racing? Well, maybe. Maybe not, after all technically every car in a video game is electric. It doesn’t matter if it has a giant V8 or a set of laptop batteries.
Either way, watch our latest video to hear the latest addition yourself and get my first hands-on impressions of not just the car, but Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps which has also recently been added to the game via a paid addition.
The eX ZERO costs $6.03/£4.37 and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is $10.87/£7.88
Let us know what you think of the sound in the comments below and we’d like to know what you think is the best sounding race car of all time.