Probably the biggest revolution in the scene of racing games this year was seeing Porsche being added to titles like Forza Motorsport 6 and the announcement of the German manufacturer coming to Assetto Corsa. Although we already know that we will see 24 models being added in the sim, only a few are confirmed, including the free cars that will be available.
In the middle of a lot of teasing which included even the new for 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer, Marco Massarutto, licensing project manager at KUNOS Simulazioni, confirmed on Twitter a few days ago that the three Porsche cars that will be available as a free content will be the 2016 versions of the Cayenne, Macan and the Panamera. Somehow this follows the same trend of the most recent release for Assetto Corsa, as the Red Pack DLC had the launch of the new Maserati Levante S as the no charge achievement, making the SUV roster more interesting with a bit more options to put on track.
Even for those without that much interest to go a bit off the line and play with bigger cars, the Cayenne should at least attract the curiosity of the Assetto Corsa community due to its long history, since Porsche’s gaming past is geared towards GTs and prototypes, and those who drove the Cayenne in the sim will be willing to compare it to the Macan. The Panamera is like a midway point between the sport cars and the SUVs, making the super saloon a class of its own in the title, like the Levante S currently is.
The release plans were confirmed for late September but then were pushed to October, and with the lack of an official announcement, we can only wait for a certain date of the first of the three packs as well for the season pass.