Looks like the rivalry between PC sims Project CARS and Assetto Corsa is about to intensify, as Kunos Simulazioni has announced the addition of Pagani's zany Zonda R to Assetto Corsa's growing car roster - not long after Project CARS boasted about their own agreement with Pagani.
The Pagani Zonda R should need no introduction to petrolheads. With only 15 in existence, it stands as a rare yet by no means forgettable hunk of a car capable of some serious speed thanks to its Mercedes-Benz 6-litre V12 engine.
Its inclusion in Assetto Corsa comes as no surprise though, given that it's a popular choice for racing simulations. In fact, there's probably more Zonda R's available in video games than there are in real life.
The Zonda R is said to launch with the 1.0 build of the game, still slated for release later this year. With new licenses presumably yet to be unveiled, we're getting increasingly more excited about Assetto Corsa, especially if the driving physics live up to their promise of absolute realism - it could well be the dark horse of driving games in 2012.
Those tyres on the Lotus are really not suited to the extremely wet track, lol.
Surely SMS can kit it out with some wet weather rubber?
I'll look forward to it and for once I'm not bothered wether its DLC or not because in terms of racing sims, Assetto Corsa is definitely more friendly on your pocket - free multiplayer etc. I hope that doesn't change when it leaves early access.
Its nice to see that they're not using lens flare, it really annoys me when its used in cockpit view because cockpit view is often for a more realistic driving experience yet it can be ruined by lens flare which is an effect only present on lenses (unsurprisingly). *ehem* Next Car Game *ehem*.
Yes this certainly has huge potential and mixing bikes with cars could be a good thing in terms of investment. Bike games have often been a mixed bag in terms of reception, so perhaps we'll see some bikes in GT7 and then if that works out, a full blown Tourist Trophy 2 further down the line.
I'm not going to get my hopes up because there have been too many rumors for far to long. But after GT6 the only thing that would make me buy another GT title would be the addition of bikes (and a good selection of those at that).
In regards to Tourist Trophy, that game still holds up today. Not perfect (bikes a tad to floatly) but over all it gave me the closest sense of how it feels to...