UNBOXING: rFactor 2 Ginetta is how a virtual LMP1 should be

First off. Happy New Year to all! Starting the year with an UNBOXING video as there is so much going on in the sim racing community at the moment that finding where to restart is like trying to turn into a busy street from a side road!

Always-in-beta rFactor 2 remains my physics of choice and for that, when I need a good hour or so break I inevitably fire up rFactor 2 to put a smile on my face and rev the adrenalin up a notch or two. No other sim does that for me.

Despite the horrible interfaces, Studio-397 should know they both are rubbish. I am too embarrassed to recommend this sim because of the nightmare of confusion that running simple offline races, let alone hosting online multiplayer.

Nevertheless, I am addicted to the physics…

  • With that in mind the plan for UNBOXING videos is simple:
  • Sample the car for an hour using the default setups for the installation and familiarisation laps using default setups.
  • Then a few tweaks to the setup, for my liking, and then a shot at some hotlaps.

All within an hour, and from that make early observations for this UNBOXING series.

For this occasion, while prowling the rFactor 2 Steam workshop for new free content, I stumbled upon the Ginetta G60-LT-P1 by Global Endurance Modding and took it to Watkins Glen Boot (no chicane) for my first drive in it.

Information about the car by Global Endurance Modding:

The Ginetta G60-LT-P1 is a non-hybrid Le Mans Prototype built by Ginetta for use in the LMP1 category for the FIA World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car made its debut for the CEFC TRSM team at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Mecachrome V6 engine. Its entry in the 2018-19 FIA WEC season fell short after financial problems and a disagreement with the ACO.

For the 2019-20 season, the car returned with two entries under the Team LNT banner, this time powered by an AER V6 engine. The car made a good impression, being exceptionally fast in a straight line, but financial issues due to the pandemic forced Ginetta to withdraw its entries for the remainder of the season.

Where the real world journey of the car seems to end, the virtual journey begins as we bring this car to rFactor 2!

After spending nine months working on it, learning everything as we went, you can now enjoy this car for yourself. It uses all features rFactor 2 offers, authentic LMP1 physics, including completely redesigned tyre physics, real sounds produced from samples of the real AER engine and X-Trac gearbox and all liveries of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 season, as well as an additional livery used for a test session at Motorland Aragon.

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