Have Your Say - What is Your SECOND Favourite GT3 Racing Sim

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GT3 continues to be a favourite class among sim racers even outside of ACC, and we want to hear what your other go-to GT3 racing sim is.

Assetto Corsa Competizione has a huge roster of GT3 and GT4 cars, officially licensed by SRO. Its unwavering dedication to recreating the experience of driving a modern GT car has created arguably the most accurate recreation of a race series in gaming. Assuming this is the benchmark for you for GT3 racing (and please feel free to express an opinion otherwise in the comments below), what do you think is the second best way to experience GT3 racing in sims?

Continuing our weekly series where your responses in the comments below are the real story, we want to know where else you race GT3 cars, and why. Below are just some possibilities, but please let us know your own preference in the comments.
  • RaceRoom Racing Experience - RaceRoom's huge GT3 roster, known in game as GTR3, spans several years and includes some rarities from the world of GT3. Sector 3 has continued to add to the class in R3E, and newer versions of cars from Audi and Porsche are now present. The hugely customizable race setup allows multi-class racing, but sadly no night or wet weather.
  • rFactor 2 - On the eve of the release of the BMW M4 GT3, rFactor 2 offers players a growing roster of cars and licensed tracks to drive on. The recently updated UI allows us to get racing faster and easier than ever. The force feedback and car physics in rF2 are among the best in any sim, but adding the GT3 cars to your collection is very costly.
  • iRacing - The king of online racing could perhaps be the most pure way to enjoy GT3 racing from the comfort of your home. The car roster is not huge, but what is on offer in iRacing is nicely recreated. Obviously a monthly subscription is required to use the GT3 cars, but then you can compete against other and grow your virtual career as a GT3 driver.
These are just some of the ways to enjoy GT3. So whether its any of these or a different sim altogether, let us know your favourite ACC alternative in the comments below.
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Mike Smith
I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604


Form me best is iR, second ACC, R3E would also be good, but it stutters ( get low fps even on practice, single car) and i can not solve this problem. Earlier i succeeded with DXVK to get good perfomance but now again of some reason it is terrible, so has abandoned this sim, even TCR ffb and handling i like a lot and TCR cars on R3E is so fun to drive. Give ACC or R3E sound on iR and i want nothing more :)
After ACC

No doubt RF2

Best car: Aston Martin.

Lots of circuits, good AI with the official cars, I like the graphics but the best is the tire model, impressive.

Honorable mentions

1) Assetto Corsa

Best car: Audi LMS 2016.

It still has a good graphics-sound-tire model relationship. Intuitive interface.

I like the AI and there are a lot of tracks and cars, but the official ones are the best next to the RSS mod.

2) Automobilista 2

Best Car: AMG Mercedes

Excellent graphics and improved physics and FFB after version 1.3.
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I was really starting to enjoy AMB2 until the December update fu*ked up my ability to set up my wheel base. So AMB2 is in the trash heap and RRE is my silver medalist.
project cars 2:
it's got a large amount of gt3 cars. when it comes to sound there are some truly great ones (amg and audi). for people with taste there are some rarer models such as the cadillac and the renault. visuals are still some of the best, after ams2 and acc
RaceRoom! I like their choice of cars, they are missing Ferrari (it's going to change soon though), Lamborghini and Aston Martin but they have some interesting (especially) older cars - Ford Mustang and GT, Chevy Camaro and C6 Corvette, also Alpina B6. Wish the old RUF still could be obtained (anyone knows if buying the Nurburgring Legends on Steam still unlocks it?) as well as the older spec 911 but the roster is good, very varied and sounds good! I also really like RaceRoom's AI.
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I hope I won't get excommunicated for this, but whatever people say in this post, it still won't be serious enough to be used in a serious environment in a very serious racing team. Seriously.
I'd say for me its a tie between R3E and rFactor 2. Both aren't quite as good as ACC, but they both have things that I enjoy very much about them. That being said, GT3 cars are fun to race, but after about an hour of messing with them I am bored to tears. Give me 90's indycars, 70's F1, or even Group C/GTP cars, over GT3 every time.

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