Assetto Corsa Competizione | Update 1.9 and 2023 GT World Challenge DLC Out Now

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 joins Assetto Corsa Competizione in Update.png
After months of hype, the wait is finally over. Assetto Corsa Competizione is now at version 1.9 and with it comes the 2023 GT World Challenge Pack. Here's all you need to know.

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Ever since the previous update that gave fans the American Tracks Pack, Assetto Corsa Competizione developers Kunos have been rather quiet. But the wait is finally over as the official game for all things SRO Motorsports Group received its latest update today.

Revolutionising the game's physics, force feedback and tyre model, the update addresses numerous community concerns from previous versions. The game update is joined by a major content drop bringing the game up to date for the 2023 GT World Challenge season. With so much going on, it's worth diving into everything new in the game. Here's all you need to know.

Transformed driving physics​

Earlier in the week, fans got to learn about all the work that has gone into making version 1.9 the "biggest ACC update ever." With major changes to suspension geometry and more flexibility to the tyre model, the game should drive very differently to older versions.


In fact, the tyre model will no longer feature pinhead accuracy when it comes to tyre temperatures and pressure. Instead, drivers will have to make a trade off on tyre pressures between grip and longevity. Whereas the previous tyres had to run at 27.5 psi for optimum grip, the new model will offer a larger window between 26 psi and 27 psi.

As for suspension changes, Kunos developer Aristotelis Vasilakos detailed the bump stop modifications in version 1.9 on-stream. Gone is the near-infinite bump stop compression which resulted in unrealistic bouncing, cars should now ride kerbs and bumps better.

2023 GT World Challenge Pack​

The 2023 GT World Challenge Pack brings Assetto Corsa Competizione up to spec for this year's running in SRO Motorsport Group championships. Mostly focusing on the European calendar, the pack includes one track and three cars.

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Adding another venue to the slim track list, Circuit Ricardo Tormo is located near Valencia, Spain. Following a successful first visit in 2022, GT World Challenge Europe will return to the circuit later on in the year. When that event takes place in the real world, fans will already be acquainted with the circuit thanks to it joining ACC.

Elsewhere, 2023 is a big year for GT3 racing. Not one, not two, but three new models hit racing tracks around the world this year and Kunos has managed to reflect the additions in its game. The Ferrari 296 GT3 and Porsche 992-generation 911 GT3 R are brand new models making their first steps in the category this year. The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 is a refined version of the Huracan already present in GT3 races around the world.

All three of these racing cars are included in the 2023 GT World Challenge Pack, available now on Steam for €12.99. The physics updates come for free. A simple download that most ACC players are anxiously waiting for as I write this will provide you with all the physics, BOP and updates.


This latest update certainly changes Assetto Corsa Competizione for the better. But is it enough to give a new lease of life to the game? Our friends at Overtake have put together a video review on the content and new game version. Here's what Champion Joe thinks.

What are you most excited to try out in this new version of ACC?
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I drove Oulton Park all day yesterday just to see if the update would affect my best time and if the feel would be different.

Best time got worse by 3 seconds.
Tires felt completely different. The grip, to me, felt more like Rf2. I wasn't a fan of ACC's grip, but I adjusted to the way it handled.
It will be interesting to see as I continue to drive it, what my times become. I did not adjust pressures to the new 26-27 psi as I wanted to have a like to like comparison. I will make the changes and test again.
 
They call it the gt3 world challenge 2023 update and fair enough the cars but are they just all in plain livery I take it? Full liveries will come later down the line? Not bad value at £10.99 for 3 cars and a track either
 
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I drove Oulton Park all day yesterday just to see if the update would affect my best time and if the feel would be different.

Best time got worse by 3 seconds.
Tires felt completely different. The grip, to me, felt more like Rf2. I wasn't a fan of ACC's grip, but I adjusted to the way it handled.
It will be interesting to see as I continue to drive it, what my times become. I did not adjust pressures to the new 26-27 psi as I wanted to have a like to like comparison. I will make the changes and test again.
Seems to be that iRacing/ACC and RF2 are all converging a little bit in how the GT3s behave. I guess this is a good thing? Easier to change between them at least...
 
The new cars are great! Not sure if I prefer Porsche or Ferrari, doesn't matter I have the both
 
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Why no 2023 season?? The three new cars are only drivable in open series!
I feared as much... Open series is useless without more options, it tosses all cars from all years together so good luck seeing those 2023 update liveries..?
 

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