Have you guessed it? Of course you have!
But let's start with a little teaser. Project Rescale of the American Truck Simulator world is looking great, and it won't take long before you can see it for yourselves. I suggest you get comfortable with what we have for you today so you are ready for the updated map. Because believe me, with the bigger map you will need a comfortable ride to get across it without developing serious back pain. ;)
Speaking of a comfortable ride, I have good news for you! A new addition to the ATS family of trucks is here at last! The title of this post already gave it away - finally our rendition of Pete 389 is coming to American Truck Simulator
A little disclaimer: The new truck is appearing in the game today, with features as of ATS version 1.4.
The video is actually revealing certain features and content that will only be available in the
next major update of the game, so you see that there is more to look forward to!
The recent trends in truck design strongly favor streamlined aerodynamic cab shapes, but with 389,
we are talking tradition, a real road legend here. For decades, long nosed trucks have been the
very definition of "American truck." Conventional cab with tons of chrome, big wheels, prominent exhaust pipes,
bold box-like shapes... this beast makes it clear that it's about strength and endurance, a pure expression of free spirit on the road.
And you, our dear player, are the one to drive it at last!
Go ahead, claim your well deserved prize for your patience, and let the game update itself!
We have worked hard to bring this beauty to you, based on reference photos, scans and sounds
recordings that we took on our trip to the PACCAR Technical Center earlier this year.
To make things super clear, this game update is free of course!
We thought that at least some of you may appreciate a little walk down the history lane,
so let us tell you a bit more about this great piece of engineering and human ingenuity.
Peterbilt 389 is a successor to Peterbilt 379, built until 2007. Peterbilt 379 in turn replaced the iconic 359 in 1987.
Peterbilt 359 one was first wide nosed big rigs for Peterbilt, produced since 1967, and achieved extreme popularity.
This tradition is still very much alive - while new trucks in the 3x9 line introduced major technical improvements
under the hood and greatly enhanced performance, truckers' aesthetics preferences have not changed so much.
The outer appearance is still mostly the same after almost five decades on the road! An interesting little fact about the new 389 is that it has the longest nose of all Peterbilt trucks ever. It is 131 inches (332,74 cm) long!
One hell of a nose if you ask me! But surely an experienced truck driver will not have any problems
maneuvering the vehicle through the challenges waiting for you in American Truck Simulator!