Le Mans Ultimate - Algarve and Toyota Gameplay Showcased

Le Mans Ultimate: Portimão and Toyota Gameplay Showcased

Both the Toyota GR010 Hypercar and Portimão’s Algarve International Circuit have been showcased in more detail for Le Mans Ultimate. 

As we edge ever closer to the impending launch of Le Mans Ultimate – the official game of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship – further gameplay footage has been published.

Following stills of the Vanwall and footage of the Ferrari 499P powering around Monza, next up is the reigning WEC title-winning vehicle, the Toyota GR010 at Fuji Speedway the Algarve International Circuit near Portimão. 

The Japanese car has been shown for the title previously, but only very briefly during the February release date trailer. 

Now we can hear the combination of the twin-turbo V6 and hybrid system in action for the first time within this particular sim – to date, it has only officially featured within Gran Turismo 7. Much like the prior Prancing Horse example, you’d be hard-pressed to hear the difference between this and an onboard video from the real-world. 

The new footage allows us to further view the exterior of the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, which appears to have been recreated in exacting detail. However, of note in this footage, there are zero interior shots – all footage from on the vehicle is via a bumper-mounted camera angle. 

Similarly, the venue has been seen previously, however only as still work-in-progress images with visible wireframes. 

Toyota GR010 in Le Mans Ultimate
Toyota GR010 in Le Mans Ultimate

A new track for the Le Mans Ultimate – when compared to developer Studio 397’s venerable rFactor 2 platform – progress on its creation is welcome.

The entire calendar for the 2023 WEC season is scheduled for inclusion, with Sebring, Bahrain, and Fuji yet to be shown within LMU. Likewise, the Glickenhaus SCG007s, Cadillac V-Series.R and every GTE apart from the Ferrari are currently missing in-engine debuts.

Under the stewardship of Motorsport Games, Le Mans Ultimate is set for a release on PC via Steam on 20th February. It is expected to feature an asynchronous multiplayer mode alongside a derivation of the RaceControl online ranking system debuted within rFactor 2 last year.

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