The October 25th is marking a new chapter for Porsche in sim racing for PC as the first pack for Assetto Corsa was finally released on Steam, with seven cars and lots of variety. It was also the opportunity to update the Italian title to the 1.9 version.
The lineup was previously announced in a series of teasers released by the KUNOS Simulazioni staff but still is really worth mentioning, as you go from the more stable 718 Cayman S road car and its 350 hp to the 917/30, a 1200 hp Can-Am devil eager to go out of control if you make the slight mistake. In between this, we also have the 911 Carrera S and the hybrid 918 Spyder hypercar as the road going choices available, and for the race track enthusiasts we have the new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport that started its racing activities this year, the 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 and the classic 935/78 “Moby Dick”.
Along with the DLC content the new Panamera Turbo comes as the first of three cars announced to come with each pack, being a balanced compromise between a luxury car and a performance oriented machine. Also available for free with this new release is a classic version of the Silverstone circuit, inspired in the 60s like the Monza layouts already present in the simulator.
The 1.9 version brought a lot of improvements, especially in terms of audio, but various areas suffered changes. Version 10 tires are finally available for GT3 cars along with a ballast system controlled via app for the single player modes. If you are into modding, driver and crew templates are now available to create your own layouts, and also the multiplayer side had its updates, including an Anti-wrecker protection system to punish those who tend to crash into others on purpose. The whole changelog can be seen in their announcement post on Steam.
Pricing of the pack is as previously announced, being it 6,99 Euros, with the option of buying all three packs for 15 Euros in the season pass.
PHOTO: In-game screenshot