Has the Nordschleife ever looked so good in a sim racing title? Setup in a winter setting in Automobilista 2 it looks absolutely stunning.
We know that Automobilista 2 has been putting in a lot of work recently, however, has anyone ever made the Nordschleife look so stunning in a sim racing title? I hear the voices of “Assetto Corsa with CSP & Sol mod” being shouted from the rooftops, but we are talking strictly about studios here.
In this great video by captain flat spot, he felt the need to make the Nordschleife shall we say a little more weather like of his native homeland of Sweden. With a chilling look and feel in the air, we see how he has set the time of year to a winter season. No snow on the track but a chilling look to the trees, frosting on the grass and low sun make this very immersive.
About the Nordschleife
The first stone was laid on September 27, 1925, and for the next two years around 2,500 workmen labored to construct the circuit. The basic layout was set by Hans Weidenbrück, using the rolling hillsides and plateaus around the Schloß Nürburg to create a massive circuit that was a true test of both man and machine. Designed to be completely separate from the public road network, it nevertheless incorporated a certain amount of normal road character, increasing its relevance for automobile testing. In part, existing roads and trails were followed, particularly in the area from Hatzenbach to Adenauer Forst and much of the Südschleife, while other sections were totally new, particularly from Breidscheid to Hedwigshöhe.
The Nordschleife opened for racing action in June 1927, with the first race actually for motorbikes on June 18 and won by Tony Ulmen on a Velocette. The following day Rudolph Caracciola entered the record books as the first four wheeled winners, triumphing in a supercharged Mercedes S. The Grand Prix arrived on July 17, won in another Mercedes S by Otto Merz. Thereafter the ‘Ring established itself as one of the toughest Grands Prix on the racing calendar.
About Automobilista 2
Automobilista 2 is the culmination of a project developed over the course of nearly a decade. At its core, it is a comprehensive simulation of the Brazilian motorsports scene, featuring all major Brazilian racing series, race tracks and manufacturers.
Packing an even larger roster of diverse cars and tracks than its predecessor, Automobilista 2 ventures further into the best of international motorsports, including prestigious brands along with iconic venues such as Brands Hatch, Mount Panorama and Imola, at the same time continuing to explore the more exotic and exciting forms of motorsports from around the world.
Boosted by a new technical partnership with the developers of the award-winning Project CARS series, Automobilista 2 is built on the MADNESS engine, providing incredible graphical quality, the most advanced dynamic weather and track condition systems in a racing simulator and superior VR support, to deliver a substantial realism upgrade over its predecessor and a fully immersive visual experience.
The game has a long-term development plan that will see continual developments being made over several years following its release, continually growing with the addition of new game modes, features, cars and tracks from the best of the past, present and future of motorsports!