Ah the GT3 class. It’s currently the darling of the racing world with the class running in multiple series around the world and backed by many of the biggest manufactures in the world. This real world popularity has not been lost on the sim racing community, with multiple GT3 cars featured in nearly every sim out there today. And now there’s one more.
Kunos Simulazioni has announced that the sexy Mercedes AMG GT3 has been licensed for Assetto Corsa and will be coming to the sim in the future. It will become the seventh(!) GT3 car in Assetto Corsa, joining the BMW Z4, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Mercedes SLS, McLaren MP4-12C and the previously announced Lamborghini Huracan and Gallardo. The Mercedes AMG GT3 is RWD (like all GT3 cars) and powered by the same 6.2 liter V-8 engine in the Mercedes SLS GT3 (and sounds amazing).
Of course, this announcement may not be all roses and bunnies if you aren’t a GT3 fan. There’s certainly been some clamoring for other types of cars since there’s already four in class and two more on the way. I can understand both sides. I love GT3 racing because how approachable the cars are while still being cool. Yet, I can certainly understand those that are feeling a bit left out.
No matter how you feel, I think we can all agree on one thing. Assetto Corsa needs more tracks. Hopefully we’ll be hearing more announcements on that subject in the future.
No release date this early into the project but its suppose to be in 2015, and with the real car not being delivered to customers until the latter half of the year, could be in our hands before it turns a race lap…or not…but one can dream.