Motorsport is about to have one of its most exciting years in a while thanks to the addition of many new cars. It seems that the world of simracing will be just as exciting, with many of the same cars coming to ACC this year.
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Supposedly perfectly simulating the feel behind the wheel of a GT3 racecar, Assetto Corsa Competizione is one of the biggest simracing titles on the market. Featuring every GT World Challenge car from 2018 to today, ACC has great offline playability. Thanks to Low Fuel Motorsport, it is one of the most popular alternatives to iRacing online. Real world drivers often praise its brilliant physics.
However, despite its popularity, there is one area the title can always improve: car list variety. Brands currently seem to have more car unveils than hot dinners in motorsport, and ACC must follow that trend to keep ahead of the competition.
It seems that is indeed the plan. The game’s Twitter page has recently been infatuated with a certain Ferrari GT3 racer. The 296, which is set to make its competitive debut this year, has recently been teased by Kunos. Countless retweets and replies on posts featuring the Italian Stallion seem to suggest the car will arrive on ACC in the not-so distant future. The question is, what else will join it?
Could we see a 2023 GT3 Pack?
In 2020, Kunos launched a DLC pack focusing on missing pieces of content for the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe season. The game also tracked minor changes to line-ups in 2021 and 2022 with free livery packs each year.
This year sees many new cars join the GT3 roster in the real world. So, it’s the perfect time to launch another DLC. In the main GT3 category this year, three brands are bringing new machinery. All three of them are set to feature in SRO championships, and should join Assetto Corsa Competizione.
First up is the Ferrari 296 GT3. This totally new car sees the Prancing Horse abandon the 488 model. Given that the game came out one year after the screaming 458 GT3’s final season, we’ve only ever had the 488 shape. It will be nice to get a new start with this fabulous Ferrari contender.
Porsche is also bringing new kit to the 2023 season as its 992-gen 911 GT3 R joins the fray. While it boasts a more up to date shape, this isn’t as revolutionary as the Ferrari. Though, with the community worried about Porsche’s GT3 balance of performance in-game, a new model may be the answer.
Finally, the Huracan GT3 car gets is second evolution this year to become the Huracan GT3 Evo II. Its sharper, more aggressive shape should pair well with the car’s infamous barking V10 engine note.
In the past, Kunos has spoken about its plans to add more GT3 cars to the sim. This trio of fresh models would surely fit the bill. Expect a GT World Challenge Europe DLC pack to hit shelves around Autumn this year.
GT2 cars are Coming to ACC in 2023
If, like many, you get sick of the same GT3 cars racing around the same track day-in, day-out, this is the content for you. Back in the Summer of last year, Kunos announced that a DLC pack would bring the GT2 class to the game.
A relatively new category, GT2 in its modern sense is all about power. Unlike GT3 cars which focus above all on aerodynamic downforce, GT2 cars are heavy, powerful and simple to drive for amateurs. However, that is not to say that they’re slow. With the same driver behind the wheel, they can turn laps just as quick as their GT3 counterparts.
Among the current crop of GT2 challengers which should join ACC in 2023 are the Brabham BT62, the Audi R8 LMS, KTM X-Bow and Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport. Meanwhile, Lamborghini currently fields a modified version of its Super Trofeo car which is already present in the sim. This year will also see Mercedes and Maserati join the line-up with the AMG GT and MC20 respectively. However, with these being recent editions to the class, it’s unlikely that they’ll feature in the upcoming pack.
Which new car are you most looking forward to driving in ACC? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!