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.