Assetto Corsa Release Candidate Coming + Info

A lot has been going on in the Assetto Corsa front, with some major things to be looking forward to in the near future. Kunos Simulazioni has provided us with a new update on what will be coming to Assetto Corsa in the near future, and also announcing that the next update will be the Release Candidate.

Assetto Corsa Spa

First off, Kunos will be featuring an improved graphics engine, giving new features to make Assetto Corsa look that much better. New features will include (but aren’t limited to) depth of field improvements, god-rays, FXAA, and tone mapping. As you can see from the screenshot above, it will make bring AC to a much higher level of graphics fidelity, and I feel could make it one of the best looking sims on the market. Another thing coming in the release candidate is the migration to the FMOD sound engine. This switch also means that Kunos had to overhaul the sounds for all of their cars, which is no small feat! FMOD will bring features such as reverb, authentic effects, and the ability to incorporate more effects into the sim.

A couple eagerly awaited features will make it into the next couple updates for Assetto Corsa.The Release Candidate build will bring damage, both in visual and mechanical forms, to the sim. The tires will feature an even more advanced deterioration engine, featuring graining, blistering, and even blowouts! With these elements being incorporated into the sim, Kunos has expedited the pit stops feature. While it seems it won’t make it to the Release Candidate build, we can expect to see pitstops in the 1.0 build. It will only be restricted to online events to begin, but they will work it into single player races in a future update.

Another interesting announcement is that Kunos has decided to officially license the_meco’s Shelby Cobra and include it as official content! They had originally intended to release their own version of the Cobra, but after the positive reaction for the third party version, they decided to acquire it and include it in the sim! This I feel is a great testament to the modding community, and the caliber of work that can be put out.

In addition to this latest announcement, RaceDepartment has given their own post on their experiences at the press event in Vallelunga. Kunos recently hosted a press event for Assetto Corsa, giving us more news about the sim. RaceDepartment also has given us the full car and track list, which you can see below.


We had our own Andreas Nie at the event as well, and we will have our own videos covering the event up shortly, so stay tuned and check out our YouTube Channel!

Are you looking forward to the Release Candidate and 1.0 release of Assetto Corsa? Let us know in the comments below!

Version 1.0 CARS:

Abarth 500 EsseEsse
Abarth 500 EsseEsse S1 (upgrade*)
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
BMW 1 Series M Coupè
BMW 1 Series M Coupè S3 (upgrade*)
BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution
BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution S1 (upgrade*)
BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution Drift (upgrade*)
BMW M3 E30 Group A
BMW M3 E30 Group A 1992 version
BMW M3 E92
BMW M3 E92 S1 (upgrade*)
BMW M3 E92 Drift (upgrade*)
BMW M3 E92 GT2
BMW Z4 E89 35is
BMW Z4 E89 35is S1 (upgrade*)
BMW Z4 E89 35is Drift (upgrade*)
Classic Team Lotus Type 49
Classic Team Lotus Type 98T
Ferrari F1 312T
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 458 Italia S3 (upgrade*)
Ferrari 458 GT2
Ferrari 599XX Evo
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F40 S3 (upgrade*)
Ferrari LaFerrari
Lotus Elise SC
Lotus Elise SC S1 (upgrade*)
Lotus Elise SC S2 (upgrade*)
Lotus Evora GTC
Lotus Evora GTE
Lotus Evora GTE Carbon
Lotus Evora GX
Lotus Evora S
Lotus Evora S S2 (upgrade*)
Lotus Evora SR
Lotus Exige 240R
Lotus Exige 240R S3 (upgrade*)
Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S Roadster
Lotus Exige Scura
Lotus Exos 125
Lotus Exos 125 S1 (upgrade**)
McLaren MP4-12C
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes AMG SLS
Mercedes AMG SLS GT3
Scuderia Glickenhaus P4/5 Competizione
Pagani Huayra
Pagani Zonda R
AC Shelby Cobra 427S/C
Tatuus Formula Abarth

Version 1.0 Tracks:

Drag strip
Drift test circuit
Nurburgring GP
Nurburgring Sprint
Imola “Enzo & Dino Ferrari”
Autodromo di Monza
Monza historic 1966
Silverstone International
Silverstone National
Spa Francorchamps
Trento Bondone hill climb
Vallelunga Club


Ruf Yellowbird
Nissan GTR
Corvette stingray C7
Silverstone historical 60s
Monza 1962
Abarth 595ss vintage
Abarth 500 Assetto Corse (race car)
Toyota GT86
Alfa Romeo Mito Quadrifoglio Verde
Scuderia Glickenhaus P4/5
Audi R8 Plus (2014)
Audi S1 Quattro
Lotus Exige R-Cup
Scuderia Glickenhaus P4/5 Competizione
2012 Hybrid


Nurburgring Nordschleife
Sauber Mercedes C9
Corvette C7R GTE
Nissan GTR GT3
Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo GTA
Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
McLaren P1
McLaren F1 GTR
Ruf RT 35 S
Mercedes 190 E 2.6-16 Evolution 2

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