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New Road Cars Coming to iRacing

iRacing previously announced that they licensed and are building the Ferrari 488 GTE car.

What iRacing did not announce is that they also licensed the Ford GT GTE car that won Le Mans last year.

Both cars are completed and submitted for manufacturer approval. That can take a short amount (days) of time or quite a bit of time (weeks). They also could come back asking for tweaks or with questions which delays the process.

iRacing hopes both or at least one car will be in the early June build. If not, they will release upon approval. iRacing also cannot release any videos or photos until approved FYI.

The plans for these cars in regard to the official series is to put both cars in the IMSA series in the same class. Then iRacing would take the GT3 cars out of that series, the Porsche would stay in the IMSA series.

The iRacing Le Mans race starts June 10th. iRacing hopes that one or both of the cars are in the initial build or very shortly after so any interested members would have enough time to get in some practice for that race. Odds are quite good that will be the case. iRacing would put one or both cars in the Le Mans race if that is the case, again in the same class. iRacing would likely pull the Ford GT2 car out of the race. Therefore it would be the HPD, the two GT1 cars and one or both of the GTE cars. In the chance we don’t have a GTE car, we would keep the Ford GT2 car in place and still run the race that day.

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