Mercedes-AMG Part of Assetto Corsa Competizione’s 24th January GT2 Pack RD
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Mercedes-AMG GT2 Part Of Assetto Corsa Competizione’s 24th January DLC

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Ticking off a major entrant, another car has been confirmed for the next Assetto Corsa Competizione DLC pack – the Mercedes-AMG GT2.

A front-mid-engine race car version of the road-going sports car, the GT2 features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine with a flat-plane crank. In 2022, the AMG GT ‘Track Series’ version was allowed to race in the GT2 European Series, but for the most recent season, a formal GT2-spec model was launched. 

Fun fact, Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackermeier drove one of these for one round in last year’s GT2 European Series.

You may also recognise a small logo on its steering wheel, representing a partnership between the Affalterbach-based car company and Cube Controls who create a three-pointed-star-branded sim racing wheel.

Mercedes-AMG GT2 Assetto Corsa Competizione Steering Wheel
Mercedes-AMG GT2 in Assetto Corsa Competizione

The AMG follows the announcement of five additional cars for the upcoming set which includes two Porsche varieties, the Maserati MC20, Audi R8 and KTM X-Bow

Below is the initial list of cars that developer Kunos Simulazioni co-founder Marco Marco Massarutto expressed the desire to include upon the 2022 announcement of GT2 inclusion. We’ve struck off everything confirmed so far: 

  • Audi R8 LMS GT2
  • Brabham BT63 GT2
  • KTM X-Bow GT2
  • Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo GT2
  • Maserati MC20 GT2
  • Mercedes-AMG GT2
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport Evo
  • Porsche 935 (2019)

Of note, the Lamborghini used in GT2 competitions was a modified version of the existing Super Trofeo one-make car already available for ACC. It remains to be seen if the tweaked version will be part of the new content pack.

Recently, Brabham Group & Brabham Automotive parted ways, causing the cessation of the BT62 and BT63 programmes. It casts doubt over licencing possibilities, let’s see in the fullness of time if it can make it into Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Mercedes-AMG GT2 Assetto Corsa Competizione Rear

Assetto Corsa Competizione GT2 Pack PC release date

Assetto Corsa Competizione’s GT2 DLC will be released for PC on 24th January 2024.

PlayStation and Xbox versions are yet to be confirmed, or if a new circuit is to be included (or not).

The Nürburgring Nordschleife is expected later in the year as part of a separate set.

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