For the first time in quite a long time, officially licensed Super GT content is available for a PC racing simulator. This past week, the 2013 Nissan GT-R GT500 was officially released as free downloadable content for rFactor 2 by developers Studio 397.
The release of the Nissan GT-R GT500 comes just days after Studio 397 released the latest build of rFactor 2, which adds free online racing for all players and a host of other structural overhauls to the game engine.
The 2013 model GT-R GT500 comes with four paintschemes: The #1 Reito MOLA GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Yuhi Sekiguchi, the #12 Calsonic Impul GT-R driven by Tsugio Matsuda and João Paulo de Oliveira, the #23 Motul Autech NISMO GT-R driven by Masataka Yanagida and Ronnie Quintarelli, and the #24 D’Station Kondo Racing GT-R driven by Hironobu Yasuda and Michael Krumm.
While the 2013 car is a bit older and not quite as fast as its current-generation successors, it still offers a tremendous simulation of driving a contemporary GT500 car, with its 530 horsepower, 3.4 litre V8 engine, 1100 kilogram carbon fibre body, and the most downforce of any GT racing car offered in-game as official content.
The car can be driven around famous Super GT tracks such as Suzuka Circuit (known in-game as Matsusaka Circuit) or Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, or it can be taken to a host of other venues such as Indianapolis, Silverstone, Monza, and Bathurst – and that’s not even accounting for the multitude of community-created circuits, all of which are available for free.
The GT-R update is just under 150 megabytes and can be downloaded for free via the Steam Workshop.