With the new supercars in F1 22, why stop at the ones currently in the game? Here are five supercars we believe should be added to F1 22.
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When Codemasters and EA announced that high performance road cars from F1’s four major manufacturers were coming to the new F1 game, it intrigued many players. Their inclusion isn’t far removed from reality as these cars are used on F1 race weekends.
Lucky Grand Prix attendees can take part in Pirelli Hot Laps. These are where drivers affiliated with each manufacturer takes these cars out each weekend with a passenger. F1 22 players can drive the cars in custom challenges and time trial. However, they cannot be raced online which, to many people, is a missed opportunity.
The cars are nice, some more so than others. But with the plethora of high performance supercars from F1-affiliated brands, why not add a few others? Here are just five supercars we would love to see in F1 22.
First up is the car that actually uses a Formula One engine. Mercedes have been developing the ONE (previously named the Project One) since 2017, using the same engine that has powered Lewis Hamilton’s cars since 2014.
The engine in question is a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6. When paired with its electric motors, it’s capable of churning out 1,050 horsepower. Matched with an 8-speed single-clutch automatic gearbox sending that power to the rear wheels, it can do 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 219mph. Impressive for a car that weighs just short of 1,700kg.
Only 275 units have been made and each one costs US$2.72M. It would be a very suitable addition to the supercars on F1 22, they wouldn’t even need to develop a new engine sound since it sounds almost the same as the Mercedes F1 engines!
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Next up is a car developed in part by another F1 team. Aston Martin have been back in the sport as a team since the Racing Point team adopted their name for the start of 2021. However, the Valkyrie was developed before that with Red Bull.
The Valkyrie uses a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 developed by Cosworth. In the road car, it revs to over 11,000rpm and in tandem with a hybrid system, it produces 1,160 horsepower. In a car weighing only just over 1,000kg, it’s well above the 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. Subsequently, it can do 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 242mph.
$3.25M is what it would cost to own one. But it would be worth every penny due to the sound and the incredible amount of downforce it produces, nearly 2,000kg worth.
This one is a bit self explanatory to any F1 fan, right? The McLaren Senna is powered by the same 4.0-litre twinturbocharged V8 that is used in the 720S, but with the power up from 720 to 800 horsepower. As a result, it goes from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and onto a restricted top speed of 208mph. This machine costs about $1,000,000 to buy.
While it is not as fast as the P1 which was their previous top of the range model, it’s still very fast and worthy of its name. Yes, the Senna is named in honour of the 3-time F1 world champion Ayrton Senna, who won all his titles with McLaren.
A very fitting choice for an F1 game, right?
A Mercedes, an Aston Martin and a McLaren have been featured on this list so far. Therefore, it’s only right we include one from the only remaining manufacturer whose road cars are already in F1 22. Of course, we are referring to Ferrari, with one of the cars that led the supercar world into new territory.
The LaFerrari is powered by a 6.3-litre naturally-aspirated V12 which when paired up with an electric motor and a KERS system from F1, it produces 963 horsepower. That means a 0-62mph time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 218mph. All this comes at a price, $1,000,000 to be exact.
Gordon Murray Automotive T.50
Now for an out-of-left-field selection, but a name that, like Senna, is synonymous with F1. The Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is a revolutionary car, with a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 that revs to a deafening 12,000rpm, produces 654 horsepower and is coupled to a 6-speed H-pattern gearbox. What’s so revolutionary about that? Well, this is Gordon Murray we’re talking about.
Murray is the mastermind behind many great Grand Prix cars. One of Murray most famous, or perhaps infamous, cars only did one race. In the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix, Niki Lauda raced the Brabham BT46B to victory which had a massive fan on the back. That resulted in the air being forcibly dragged over the car which meant insane cornering speed.
The T.50 also utilises a fan on the back which help press it onto the ground. So, its cornering speed is incredible. Also, since it weighs less than 1,000kg, it goes from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and maxes out at 217mph. There’s also a more powerful track-focused variant called the T.50S Niki Lauda which is simultaneously more powerful and lighter. Truly the definitive performance car.
Which supercar would you like to see in F1 22? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!