iRacing’s New Damage Model Looks Amazing

iRacing 24 August 10, 2019 by

Collisions are about to become even more terrifying in iRacing.

The team behind iRacing are on a continuous journey to make the PC racing sim one of the most realistic available. Their all-new damage model, currently a work in progress, looks to be one of the biggest leaps yet. To showcase the new model in action, they have shared a new video to the official iRacing YouTube channel.

If the video thumbnail alone isn’t enough of a warning, expect a lot of crashing. After all, how else would you show off a damage model? After the pleasantries in the first few seconds of the video, you’ll immediately take notice of the tire flying in the air. Following that is a Skip Barber F2000 that has taken on extensive damage.

With both left side tires forcibly undone, damage to the rear wing, the chassis, and of course the suspension. Skip ahead to 00:25 and a Dallara F3 is swiftly approaching a tire wall and the collision is, in a word, amazing. The reverberations through the chassis alone is one of the most realistic we’ve ever seen. That’s to say nothing of the resulting damage from the collision as body parts come undone from the open-wheel racer.

Eagle-eyed viewers are sure to notice a new face in the form of the Audi RS3 LMS TCR. The yet-to-be-released touring car also takes part in showing off the new damage model. We’ll leave the rest of the talking to the video, but it goes without saying that this is the most convincing damage model we’ve seen in a racing sim to date.

There’s currently no announced release window for the feature, but keep an eye peeled for more as it’s available.

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