Announcement: Lotus 79 in iRacing!


User 561


September 10, 2008 - Lotus 79 Announced!
Vintage racers, Grand Prix Legends veterans, F1 fans and anyone who ever wanted to know what it would be like to be Mario Andretti: rejoice! We are very pleased to announce the first vintage racing machinery to be added to the iRacing stable will be the black and gold John Player Special Lotus 79 that carried Mario to the 1978 Formula One World Drivers Championship.

This famous and significant vehicle ushered in the ground-effects era, and through Clive Chapman, managing director of Classic Team Lotus and son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, we've arranged a license to produce an exacting virtual version of the car. With the generous assistance of vintage racer and Lotus 79 owner Joel Finn, our team has already scanned the car, and the production process has begun.

Our connection with Mr. Finn comes courtesy of iRacing director of partnerships Divina Galica, who drove his 79 at Watkins Glen recently - and that was not Divi's first encounter with this landmark machine. To read more about the 79 (and Divi's history with this groundbreaking racecar), please visit the news section.

User 3685

:uff: Das hab ich nicht mal zu träumen gewagt !

Bin ich gespannt, wie die es schaffen den Ground Effect zu simulieren.

User 214

Boa, für nen winzigen Moment hab' ich gedacht da ständ' "Lotus 49" 8o

Naja, vielleicht in fernerer Zukunft.

User 2692


Was mich aber ein wenig nachdenklich macht: So viele coole Sachen sind angekündigt, einen echten Fahr-/Zeitplan gibt es aber nicht... wann kommt wohl der Lotus?

User 3584

Da wird wohl das GP Legends 2 aus David Kaemmers Schublade geholt:sabber:

Hoffendlich kommen dann auch ein paar passende Strecken zum Einsatz.:]

User 1937

bin mir nicht sicher ob ich den post richtig deute aber ich glaube da freut sich jemand :D