With August now beginning, the countdown for the console release of Assetto Corsa is well underway. With Stefano Casillo’s “Look What the Cat Hacked In” videos, we get to see a great behind-the-scenes look at what is coming to Assetto Corsa, and also we get a small idea of what is NOT coming.
The announcement that Assetto Corsa will be getting Porsche is a huge boon for the community, but people are curious about how that will be rolled out. We now have confirmation that three Porsche cars will be coming as FREE content, and that will be followed by three DLC packs. A total of 24 Porsche cars will be coming, and so far, four have been confirmed:
- Porsche 935/78 “Moby Dick”
- Porsche 917/30
- Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
- Porsche Panamara
More cars have also been confirmed to be coming to Assetto Corsa, although there is no timetable for the release. Twelve previously unannounced cars have been unveiled:
- Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
- Audi TT Cup
- Audi TT RS
- Audi R8 LMS (2016 Model)
- 2014 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro
- BMW M6 GT3
- Lotus 3-Eleven
- Maserati MC12 GT1
- McLaren 570S
- McLaren P1 GTR
- Toyota GT-86 GT4
- Toyota TS040 Hybrid
Not much information has been announced regarding these cars, and they are planned for release anywhere between late 2016 to Mid-2017. I am looking forward to seeing the new GT and Prototype cars since, as of right now, there are no Le Mans Prototypes in the sim.
However, along with this exciting news comes some sad news as well. In the Q&A, we also got word of things that are confirmed to NOT be coming to Assetto Corsa:
Despite Le Mans Prototype race cars being confirmed for the sim, Le Mans has been confirmed to NOT be coming to Assetto Corsa. Marco Massarutto has stated that, since a 24 Hour race event is not able to be accurately recreated in Assetto Corsa, the licensing costs of Circuit de la Sarthe are not worth it. Another circuit that is not in the pipeline for Assetto Corsa is Suzuka, due to very high licensing costs.
Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, and Bugatti were also included in the list of content that will not be included for the foreseeable future. DTM and WTCC are also mentioned in the Q&A, citing the cost outweighing the benefits. There are also no plans for any form of oval racing, for similar reasons.
Despite some of the disappointing news brought to us, it seems like we definitely have a lot to look forward to! What are your thoughts on these recent announcements? Let us know in the comments!