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Real Racing patch notes ver. 5.0.0. December, 13 2016
Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit:
This track first debuted at the Hong Kong ePrix in October 2016. Staged alongside the captivating Central Harbourfront of Hong Kong, this street circuit is situated among some of the city's iconic landmarks such as Victoria Harbour, The HK Observation Wheel, and the International Finance Center. The track is just under two kilometers long, featuring ten turns, including two tight hairpins, and a 555-meter straight. Streets circuits such as the Hong Kong Circuit present unique challenges to racers. Unlike purpose-built tracks, they feature uneven roads, differing grip levels, tight lines, and makeshift barriers, increasing the driving difficulty. One false move and your car doesn't go off-track; it goes into a wall.
Formula E Cars:
The Formula E car is an open-wheel racing car whose chassis is comprised of carbon fiber and aluminium. The distinct high-pitched hum emanating from these cars is thanks to the 28kWh lithium-ion battery-powered 200kW engine sitting at the rear of the body. Combine those with the rest of the car components and you have a maximum weight of 800kg (driver included). FIA stipulates that while the powertrain designers can differ from team to team, chassis and batteries must remain the same. Racers can earn up to three exclusive Formula E cars in-game throughout the update from marquees; ABT Schaeffler, NexEV TCR, and Renault e dams.
Formula E Gameplay
Since Formula E cars operate exclusively via electric power, a vital component of the motorsport is strategic battery management. As drivers accelerate, the onboard battery is drained of energy, and only while coasting/braking does the battery begin to regenerate lost energy. To be a truly competitive Formula E driver, racers will need to smartly adapt their racing style to ensure that they maintain enough charge to complete each event. If the battery runs out of charge, it's game over as soon as the car comes to a complete stop without crossing the finish line!
2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3
The inaugural GT3-variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT, complete with its guttural 6.2-liter V8 engine, is now earnable in-game. The relatively young Mercedes model enjoys the luxury of being only the second sports cars developed exclusively by Mercedes-AMG. Driving all its power through the rear wheels, the GT3 can still hold itself to the road with impressive prowess. This is accomplished in part via an almost absolute carbon-fiber construction, and one intimidatingly aerodynamic body kit. In short - it will stand toe-to-toe with any 911 or Italian tourer.
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
The endurance racing powerhouse returns for an encore Limited-Timed Special Event. If you missed out on earning the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in-game back in June, now is your opportunity to retake the challenge, and experience one of the most fearsome, and burly American supercars running the WEC circuits right now.
Take to the streets of Hong Kong, and get ready for the future of racing!