Le Mans Ultimate Teases Alpine A424 Hypercar

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Image: Studio 397 / Motorsport Games
The 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans may be in the books, but Studio 397 continues to be hard at work with Le Mans Ultimate. The team teased one of the new-for-2024 Hypercars, namely the Alpine A424.

2024 content is not plentiful in Le Mans Ultimate just yet: Ahead of the 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans, the BMW M Hybrid V8 was released for free, as were the 2024 liveries for the Hypercars that were already in the game. More 2024 content is expected soon, most likely as paid DLC - "it's the only way that we can really balance the books", as Motorsport Games CEO Stephen Hood recently told OverTake.

While the team had scanned Imola in parallel to the real event in mid-April already, no cars were mentioned until the BMW was officially announced ahead of Le Mans. The 2024 season content is expected to be in LMU before the end of the year.

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Image: DPPI / Alpine Racing

Alpine Hypercar In LMU Soon?​

The Alpine A424 LMDh Hypercar could be part of one of the next releases then - at least the 3D model shared on the LMU Twitter accound looks fairly advanced. The car was posted on the day of the 69th founding anniversary of Alpine as a manufacturer - not your usual anniversary to celebrate, but still a nice nod.

In the real 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, the A424 did not exactly turn out to be a world beater. As the French prototype uses a derivative of the engine used in Formula 2, it may have a very characteristic and popular engine note, but it fell silent on both cars early on. The #35 of Paul-Loup Chatin, Ferdinand Habsburg and Charles Milesi retired after 75 laps, the #36 of Nicolas Lapierre, Mick Schumacher and Mathieu Vaxivière followed after 88 laps. Alpine's Le Mans adventure was over after about six hours.

Players will certainly be hoping for a touch more longevity when they get to drive the car in its striking blue livery. Thus far, Alpine only managed two points finishes in the 2024 WEC season, a seventh place in Qatar and a ninth place in Spa-Francorchamps, both with the #35 car.

Are you looking forward to the Alpine A424 in Le Mans Ultimate? Let us know on Twitter @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!
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with Assetto Corsa we are spoilt to have all the hypercars and most liveries already.
True, but beside the point, as if you prefer LMU to AC, having the content in an other SIM, AC or otherwise, will not do you any good.
That said, as great as new content is, a new hypercar in LMU, is probably not very high on the list of thing people who enjoy LMU, at this point in time, would like to see added.
 
Its apparent these days developers believe content is more important than the sim actually performing to a standard. 1.0 Release should have been their 1st priority not content, but why ppl keep supporting early access & buying early content developers wont change their ways. :(
 
with Assetto Corsa we are spoilt to have all the hypercars and most liveries already.

Looks better in rF2 and LMU however ;):roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

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I'll take the bugs in rF2 over the plugins and limitations of AC in comparison just for the pure driving pleasure...

Content isn't the important thing for LMU right now... It needs bug fixes and features... They've missed out on being the "first" so might as well focus on being the best...
 
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Looks better in rF2 and LMU however ;):roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

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I'll take the bugs in rF2 over the plugins and limitations of AC in comparison just for the pure driving pleasure...

Content isn't the important thing for LMU right now... It needs bug fixes and features... They've missed out on being the "first" so might as well focus on being the best...
the only pure driving pleasure i find better in lmu is that it is easier to drive.
 
New cars are welcomed. Bigger chance to find the car you love to drive. :)
 

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