BTCC Cupra joins rFactor 2
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rFactor 2: Cupra Completes BTCC 2023 Grid

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We knew it was coming and here it is. The Cupra Leon joins the rFactor 2 BTCC lineup alongside a selection of 2023 liveries for all cars.

Thanks to the official licensing deal between the British Touring Car Championship and Motorsport Games, rFactor 2 has become the go-to sim for BTCC content. As we wait for a now delayed official BTCC game from MSG, the now-ten-year-old simracing title has been getting a drip feed of BTCC cars.

Today, after over a year of content drops, the field is finally complete. Studio 397 today announced that the Cupra Leon has joined the rFactor 2 BTCC grid and is available to purchase.

Cupra BTCC in rFactor 2

One of the newest models to join the British Touring Car fray, the Cupra Leon is run exclusively by Team HARD. It replaced the outfit’s ageing VW CC cars that served it well from 2013 until 2020 and has since seen plenty of success.

Today, the BTCC grid counts no less than six Cupra Leon models. Whilst they all fall under the Team HARD banner, three different sponsorships break the six into a trio of pairs.

Racing for RE.Beverages and Bartercard are Dexter Patterson and Jade Edwards. Bobby Thompson and Dan Lloyd drive for Autobrite Direct. Finally, Go-Fix with Autoaid Breakdown sponsor the Jack Butel and Nicolas Hamilton driven machines. Thanks to this latest rFactor 2 content drop, each 2023 BTCC Cupra livery will be available in-game. In fact, with the update comes every team livery from the year so far.

Fans can now drive this 350hp front-wheel drive hot hatch up against the biggest names in the sport in the simulator. Last week’s update saw major improvements to the game’s AI so the offline BTCC experience is sure to put smiles on faces. For offline racing, rFactor 2 is growing in popularity on the Low Fuel Motorsport platform and numbers are sure to grow with this latest release.

How to Buy the BTCC Cupra

The 2023 BTCC Cupra Leon is available to purchase for rFactor 2 in many ways from the game’s Steam Workshop. By its self, the racer will cost €4.99. But with the grid complete, a new BTCC car pack provides all eight BTCC models for €19.99. Finally, all BTCC content including the cars and a quartet of tracks comes to €29.99 for the BTCC Total Pack.

Notably in the context of the Cupra, this BTCC Total Pack for rFactor 2 includes Donington Park. This is where Nicolas Hamilton, brother to Lewis recently claimed his career best finish of sixth place in the rain. Thanks to today’s release, fans of the racing family can recreate that same event in the game.

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