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.
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.
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.