Automobilista 2: Reiza Previews Classic Nurburgring, Coming This Weekend?

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Originally scheduled for release towards the end of March, the Classic Nürburgring in Automobilista 2 finally has some teaser shots. Is it releasing this weekend?

Image Credit: Reiza Studios

Last month, Reiza Studios released the final piece of the Historic Track Pack puzzle for Automobilista 2. Alongside a large update came a classic version of Bathurst. With the update also came the promise to release a classic version of the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Sudschleife.

With sudden plans to include the long-forgotten southern layout, Reiza said it would take longer than expected and teased an end-of-March release. That deadline has been and gone, but we finally have news on the upcoming circuit. Recent tweets from the Brazilian developer not only showed screenshots of the historic version of this iconic venue, but also featured a caption.

Reading "This weekend..." the tweet certainly points towards a release for the track before next week.

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AMS 2 is increasingly becoming the go-to simulator for historic content. From accurately recreated tracks to a wide array of detailed historic grids, the title has certainly come of age and found its niche.

The historic version of the Nürburgring should align with many other 'time machine' tracks. Set in the year 1971, it sits in the same time period as many other forgotten layouts featuring in the sim. The long version of Spa-Francorchamps, fast variant of Imola and a representation of Monza with its banking in use all sit in the early 1970's.

Automobilista 2 also features a selection of early-1970's F1 cars to run around these vintage tracks. With custom championships available to create, there are huge single player possibilities on the horizon for this upcoming addition to the game.

Are you excited for a classic version of the Nürburgring to join AMS 2?
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That's awesome news!

Being an Austrian citizen and huge fan of Niki Lauda the track has a special meaning to me. I remember that really funny story about Niki he told in an interview on Austrian TV a couple of years before his death: He said that he once did an extended interview/documentary with a German TV station about his fiery crash there. Niki, not really being overdramatic or too sentimental about literally anything didn't really dig the concept of this sort of "home story" and on day two of shooting he grabbed a Croissant during breakfast at the hotel he was staying in and put it in his pocket. He and the TV team then drove out to Bergwerk, where his crash happened in '76. The host of the TV show tried to ask very personal questions to trigger an emotional answer from Niki. Meanwhile he put his hand in the pocket of his jacket, broke off a piece of the Croissant and secretly dropped it on the side of the track . He then went on to talk about how his appearance had changed as a result of the crash and then suddenly stopped talking. The host and the camera team eagerly watched him while he looked down into the grass next to the track, giving the impression he was deeply in thought and expecting a sentimental statement from him. Instead he bent over, picked up the piece of croissant he had dropped before and said: "Finally! THERE is the piece of my ear I've been looking for!" Absolutely priceless.
 
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That's awesome news!

Being an Austrian citizen and huge fan of Niki Lauda the track has a special meaning to me. I remember that really funny story about Niki he told in an interview on Austrian TV a couple of years before his death: He said that he once did an extended interview/documentary with a German TV station about his fiery crash there. Niki, not really being overdramatic or too sentimental about literally anything didn't really dig the concept of this sort of "home story" and on day two of shooting he grabbed a Croissant during breakfast at the hotel he was staying in and put it in his pocket. He and the TV team then drove out to Bergwerk, where his crash happened in '76. The host of the TV show tried to ask very personal questions to trigger an emotional answer from Niki. Meanwhile he put his hand in the pocket of his jacket, broke off a piece of the Croissant and secretly dropped it on the side of the track . He then went on to talk about how his appearance had changed as a result of the crash and then suddenly stopped talking. The host and the camera team eagerly watched him while he looked down into the grass next to the track, giving the impression he was deeply in thought and expecting a sentimental statement from him. Instead he bent over, picked up the piece of croissant he had dropped before and said: "Finally! THERE is the piece of my ear I've been looking for!" Absolutely priceless.
Nikki was a legend
 
It's still called Nürburgring, not Nurburgring. When do you guys understand that you just cant swap two letters and act like they're the same, just because you don't have them in your alphabet...
Yeah it´s not to hard and if you´re somehow not able to copy a üÜ just use ue it has the exact same meaning!

Have some respect for this legendary track and it´s german cultural heritage inside the Ring, the Nürburg!
 
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Nikki was a legend.

It's still called Nürburgring, not Nurburgring. When do you guys understand that you just cant swap two letters and act like they're the same, just because you don't have them in your alphabet...
He’s still called Niki, not Nikki. When do you guys understand that you just can’t add a letter and act like they're the same, just because you don't know how to spell….;)
 
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We have members from all over the world many of whom have very limited English,(which our ToS Board Rules insist is used) also I don't think anyone is likely to misunderstand their meaning.
Internet discussions are hardly noted for their nuanced comments, so can we please show some tolerance and not derail this one
 
Says the guy using french accent aigu symbol instead of apostrophes ( ´ instead of ' )
Hello everyone: I'm also German with a "ü" on my keyboard, but I think it's perfectly fine if you call it Nurburgring etc., firstly because I absolutely understand what you mean and that's enough for me, secondly because I'm trying not to be a typical know-it-better teacher type of person :)
 
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Hey anybody: I am also German with a "ü" on my keyboard but I am totally ok with you calling it Nurburgring etc., firstly because I absolutely understand what you mean and that is enogh for me, secondly because I am trying not to be a typical know-it-better teacher type of person :)
The irony in such diacritic righteousness, aimed at an article about AMS2, is that Reiza themselves removed all diacritics (e.g., ü, é) from AMS2–from both livery and driver names in the UI—after they found that diacritics were causing issues in the code. As a result, there isn’t an umlaut or accent aigu to be found anywhere among the liveries and drivers in the entire default sim. For what it's worth, widely available custom-AI files can add the diacritics (for drivers at least) back into AMS2, so much of Reiza's diacritic purge is rendered moot. In any event, we simracers need to talk about something before the new, old ‘Ring drops.
 
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Not a heavy historic content consumer, but I think we need to be grateful to Reiza for the extensive work they have put in this project and other similar historic tracks (like Spa 70 and 93, Monza 70 and 91 etc.) which are done to great level of details in AMS2 and almost impossible to find as original developer content in modern sims.
And all of this for a very reasonable price.
And in a sim that has been slowly becoming a great reference for driving experience in the sim world.
 
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