It’s admittedly been a little while since the last DLC package was released for Assetto Corsa, the Porsche Pack III DLC, released on December 20th, 2016. Now, the first DLC for 2017 is now available, the Ready to Race Pack, which will feature 10 cars from McLaren, Lotus, Audi, Toyota, and Maserati:
– Audi R8 LMS 2016
– Audi R18 e-tron quattro
– Audi TT Cup 2016
– Audi TT RS (VLN)
– Lotus 3-Eleven
– Maserati MC12 GT1
– McLaren 570S
– McLaren P1 GTR
– Toyota Celica ST185 Turbo
– Toyota TS040 Hybrid
Something notable is that there are now two more modern Le Mans Prototype race cars! The Audi R18 e-tron quattro will be released alongside the Toyota TS040 Hybrid. It is worth mentioning these are from the same year, as the R18 and TS040 raced in the 2014 World Endurance Championship.
Another notable addition to this list is the Maserati MC12 GT1. This race car makes its first first-party appearance in a PC racing game since SimBin’s GTR series. The car features an Enzo Ferrari-inspired V12 engine, as well as a chassis design that was built off of Ferrari’s legendary hyper car.
The Ready To Race DLC is now available, alongside the v1.14 update for the sim. Kunos Simulazioni has also provided a change-log of what to expect in the new update.
– Added wind algorithm
– Added AI Aggression selection
– More AI differences within a single lap to generate more battles
– Added AI wing setup variations
– New AI algorithms for understeer detection and downshifting
– Improved Downshift Protection
– Updated Steam statistic reader to synchronize steam achievement
For the console side of things, the long awaited update has finally been released! The Version 1.14 update brings many enhancements, and some more DLC to the sim! The Porsche Pack Volume 3 makes its appearance on the console side, as well as the FREE DLC which also features the Highlands Circuit.
In addition, the new update FINALLY brings Custom Championships and Custom Lobbies to Assetto Corsa! These two features have been eagerly awaited by the community, and after a couple delays, it’s finally here!
NOTE: The Xbox One version of the version 1.14 update is a little behind, but should be available shortly.
CONSOLE UPDATE V 1.14 NOTES
Featuring all-new FREE bonus content, including 5 cars, as well as our home made Highlands track! The perfect track doesn’t exist. That’s why we created one.
AUDI QUATTRO S1 E2
Introduced back in 1984, the Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 revolutionized rallying. Just like the other manufacturers, Audi used the lenient homologation requirements to create a new rally car. All the car maker needed for homologation was a production run of a mere 200 cars.
Blomqvist’s spectacular, sideways driving style suited the Sport quattro perfectly. By flicking the tail out, the Swede overcame the natural understeer of the nose-heavy Audi. He won five of the twelve rounds and was crowned the 1984 World Champion. Mikkola and Roehrl also won a round, which was enough to clinch the constructor’s trophy.
MAZDA MX5 NA
The Mazda MX5 NA was presented in Chicago on February 1989. Provided with an all-steel body shell and a light-weight aluminium hood, in Japan it was sold as Eunos Roadster.
Back in 1991, Mazda became the first Japanese manufacturer to win the 24 hours of Le Mans, with the Mazda 787B. This Group C sports prototype weighed in at just 845kg and was capable of reaching top speeds of over 340 km/h, as well as producing 690bhp at 8000rpm, thanks to its Wankel rotary engine.
BMW M4 AKRAPOVIC
The M4’s engine brace, trunk lid and the roof are all made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) to shed pounds. But the real masterpiece for both is the CFRP driveshaft — a one-piece unit that offers exceptional strength while reducing rotating mass, resulting in a tighter drive with less counteractive momentum. The Evolution performance exhaust system for the BMW consists of a single-central muffler with valves and bigger link pipe tubes with a middle muffler, all designed to make the performance and workmanship of the Evolution as perfect as its looks. In-depth engineering has produced a sound completely different from the stock system, giving a deep and sporty sound.
LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO SL Step3
What do you get if you unleash some dedicated tuners on the Gallardo engine? A bi-turbo highly modified engine that is capable of doing more than 850bhp on pump fuel and more than 1200bhp on race fuel and full turbo boost.
The chassis has also been tuned accordingly with stiffer springs and dampers all around. Nevertheless you better watch out when you decide to give full boost. The performance is simply out of this world and the car can spin all four tyres in curva grande at monza in 6th gear… Remember, you need to brake 1 to 2 km before every turn as it takes some space to slow down from ultrasonic speeds!
PORSCHE PACK #3 CAR: PORSCHE 911 RSR 2017
Available as a free update for the PORSCHE PACK 3 DLC, the 2017 Le Mans and WEC racing machine produces around 510bhp at 8000rpm. This brand new Porsche GTE/GTLM racecar has been designed from scratch, and features an ultra-modern, flat-six engine positioned in front of the rear axle.
The perfect track doesn’t exist. That’s why we created one.
Highlands – The original layout, 8152 meters long, filled with fast flowing path with curves and several jumps.
Highlands Long – An extension of the original layout, 12191 meters long and has all the characteristics of the original layout. This layout features some slower curves, a fast series of left and right turns, after a passage between rocks and the distinctive 3km long “Cabhag straight”
Highlands Drift – A configuration born to create long powerslides with supercars and hypercars. At 5167 meters long, this layout features long, flat and smooth curves, perfect for holding a constant power slide. The “tower lùb”, guards the surroundings at the top of the hill.
Highlands Short – The shortest configuration, only 1714 meters, but based entirely inside the city. Incredibly intense and requires the concentration of a pro.
All four layouts share the same starting positions and pit lane, as well as the first corner and final 2 corners.
UPGRADED PHYSICS ENGINE
* Updated minimum pressures and optimum pressures for various cars.
* New v10 tyre wear algorithms more sensitive to load for all cars.
* Graining is now reducing when driving in good temperature conditions.
* New and updated V10 street, semislick, vintage, and race slicks tyres for all cars. A total of 151 cars updated.
* Updates for cars that already had V10 tyres.
* Updated chassis balance and inertias for all 151 available cars.
* Updated engine coast braking for street cars.
* Updated Brake heat for the following cars
* Shelby Cobra
* Lamborghini Miura
* Alfa Romeo GTA
* Abarth 595
* Ford Escort RS
* Ford GT40
* Lotus 25
* Lotus 49
* Maserati 250F 6C and 12C
* Lotus 72D
* Ferrari 312T
* Ferrari F40
COCKPIT VIEW ADJUSTMENT
It will be possible to adjust and customize the cockpit view during a game session.
Initialize a new server instance with custom configuration. Configuration options include: privacy (invite-only, public, password-protected), cars, car skins, track, sessions (durations and types), track conditions, assist levels, realism levels.
Create any number of championships with any number of events. Configuration options include: opponent cars, skin and names, tracks, track conditions, race and other sessions’ duration, point system. (3 presets)