Will GT2 cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione be popular?
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Will GT2 Cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione Be Popular?

Assetto Corsa Competizione

The recently-announced GT2 pack will release in early-2024 for Assetto Corsa Competizione. But will the DLC get any use online? Have your say.

Recently, Kunos Simulazioni announced the next DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione, a GT2 Car Pack. A relatively new category seeing increasing grid sizes across Europe, rumours of the addition began in 2022. But it will not be until January of 2024 that the new models hit the virtual track.

However, even before its release, one can only wonder about the success of the upcoming DLC. In fact, we recently took a look at the sometimes forgotten GT4 and single-make classes in ACC. With GT3 remaining the main focus for the game’s community, one can only wonder if GT2 cars will get any use in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

A Precedent Has Been Set

As aforementioned, this is not the first time that an Assetto Corsa Competizione DLC strays away from the GT3 mainstay. Previous Car Packs have featured the likes of GT4 and a plethora of single-make series. The title now boasts a rather eclectic car list. But one would not assume so from the majority of online content and leagues available online.

In fact, the community has always shown a preference towards the GT3 cars. Whilst some communities do shine a spotlight on these less-used categories, they are not the focus for the many. In our previous article focusing on the GT4 class, we pointed out that sim racers tend to stick to the most recognisable and, most importantly, fastest classes.

With GT2 cars spending less time in the real world spotlight, one can only assume GT2 will not get much ACC attention. Furthermore, whilst these new models have far more power than the GT3 class, lap times drop significantly in GT2. As a result, popularity will likely only sway the way of GT3.

Reasons to Love GT2 in ACC

Despite the inevitable, the GT2 Car Pack coming to Assetto Corsa Competizione is still a cause for hype. In a world where motorsport is going the route of complex downforce, the GT2 class is a breath of fresh air.

In fact, the GT2 category is all about providing amateur gentleman racers with a simpler driving experience, all whilst retaining speeds of GT3. With that in mind, the new cars are essentially GT3 models with more power, less aero and a smidge more weight.

This makes for a driving experience more akin to a point and shoot ethos, rather than one in which drivers make up time in the corners. However, much like the Ferrari 488 Challenge already present in ACC, this will require earlier braking points. In a game mainly focussing on a single class of car, this should make for a rare opportunity to re-learn the art of driving in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

So whether or not the new Car Pack for Assetto Corsa Competizione is worth the money depends on one’s situation and interests. We will be sure to give it a whirl as soon as possible when it does drop, however.

In the meantime, we are curious to hear what you think about the upcoming addition. Will the shine of new content wear off quickly, or are GT2 cars in ACC going to be a suprise hit? Early 2024 will tell, but that does not mean that we cannot speculate. Who knows – maybe the added power does draw in some drivers long-term.

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