The 5 Best Cars for Beginners in Assetto Corsa Competizione
Assetto Corsa Competizione

The 5 Best Beginner Cars in ACC

Picking a starter car in Assetto Corsa Comeptizione can feel like a challenge, so we narrowed the choices down to five options for the best beginner car in ACC.

Photo credit: Kunos Simulazioni

Assetto Corsa Competizione is one of the single most popular simracing games out there, and for good reason. It offers players an array of 26 cars to choose between, each of which race in the same category as one another. However, when someone is looking to get into ACC for the first time, all this choice can be somewhat overwhelming.

How are you supposed to know which is the right car for you? What if you pick the wrong one and lose motivation because it’s too hard to get to grips with? Well, we asked our community what the best starter cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione are, and we’ve compiled a list of the top five. Check them out.

Stability, Kerb-Riding and Speed

Some of the key factors when it comes to working out which car new players ought to try out first on Assetto Corsa Competizione are the stability of the car, its ability to successfully ride high kerbs without flying out of control, and of course it has to be competitive too when it comes to its pace.

The first car on our list that fits these three qualities is the Betnley Continental 2018. Granted, the Bentley comes with the downside of suffering from understeer in general, but this trade off is well worth it for the reliable traction and overall stability that the car provides. It is a heavy, bulky car which is not easily thrown off-balance by kerbs, and it being front-engined means that the car isn’t too tail-happy.

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Another great option is one of the newest cars in the game: the Audi LMS Evo 2. This car was one of five which were added to the game as part of the ACC Challengers Pack DLC, and as such its very up to date with the latest technology. The fact that it is so advanced means that it has all the tools required to help out the driver as much as possible. For example, the Audi boasts two traction control systems which work in tandem with one another. Both the ABS and engine mapping are top notch as well.

The Downside

However, there is one significant limitation to this option; it lacks overall speed. This isn’t because the car isn’t fast in real life – that isn’t true at all – but rather the developers Kunos Simulazioni had to intentionally nerf the car in order to ensure that it wasn’t overpowered compared to the other options. Unfortunately, these nerfs were a touch too heavy, and as such the Audi struggles to compete on the current patch. This ought to change soon though.

Those are just two of the five options we came up with for beginners to start out with in Assetto Corsa Competizione. If you want to see what the other three are, take a look at our latest video now! Or, if you would rather learn about how to how to use telemetry data to improve your times in simracing, take a look here.

What do you think is the best car for beginners in ACC? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!

My name is Jacob and I have been writing for OverTake since November of 2020. I come from the UK, but I'm now living in Berlin. I love to watch, write about and sometimes shout about all forms of racing.