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Feb
17
2014

Assetto Corsa update to 0.65 on Steam Early Access adds McLaren MP4-12C GT3

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Assetto Corsa Early Access v.0.6.5 has been released today. This version enables the first test of engine damage as well as lot’s of other features and new contents! Although still under development and balancing, gamers can experience engine damages if they downshift too aggressively and over rev the engine, or if they keep the turbo pressure too high on cars that permit turbo boost adjustments ingame (have a go at the BMW Z4 Drift and the new BMW 1M Stage 3 and experiment with keys 1-0 while driving..). This version also includes the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race car: this is the first McLaren car built for FIA GT series racing since the McLaren F1 GTR finished production in 1997. The 12C GT3 is based on the new MP4-12C high-performance sports car and a team of engineers, designers and test drivers with vast experience in Formula 1 and GT racing has been assembled to undertake the process of adapting the carbon chassis-based 12C to racing specification.

We also included two upgrades for existing cars. The very capable BMW 1M Stage 3, with extra power, adjustable turbo boost, shorter gearbox and much improved suspension, and the amazingly balanced Lotus Evora Stage 2 with a new compressor pulley for a bit of additional
engine power and a much more track focused suspension.

We have a new friends leaderboard app. Now, gamers can directly compete against their friends on Steam steam and reset your scores ingame, everytime you like. This app is not intended to go against the amazing leaderboards created by 3rd party modders, as it doesn’t
checks for cheats or assists, but it is a leaderboard for you and for your friends you trust. It gives you the opportunity to compete against each other and “reset the scores” when you want to start again. It will keep laptimes as well as scores from drift and time attack modes, all synchronised with Steam leaderboard system.

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The cars

  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3
  • Lotus Evora S Stage 2
  • BMW 1M Stage 3

Changelog Early Access 0.6.5

  • Oculus Rift improvements
  • High fov on single screen (>80 degrees) rendering fix
  • Car physics & apps fixes
  • Balanced opponents volume
  • Some ranking fixes
  • Fixed closing AC while a replay was playing after a race
  • Replay performance improvements
  • Fixed real time position on restart
  • Best lap is kept when restarting session
  • Fixed look back on replay
  • Engine smoke when damaged
  • Engine damage (not balanced yet)
  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3
  • Upgrade BMW 1M Stage 3
  • Upgrade Lotus Evora Stage 2
  • Ferrari 599XX Aero center of pressure adjusted
  • Ferrari 599XX improved cockpit view and adjusted bonnet cam
  • Small aero improvements on BMW Z4 GT3, M3 GT2 and P4/5 Competizione
  • New overboost function BMW Z4 Drift (keys 1-0 for 10% to 100% turbo boost. 80% default)
  • Engine damage when turbo overboost is over 80% on cars that support it
  • Engine damage from overreving the enging (i.e. downshifts)
  • Steam friends leaderboard & Friends Leaderboard app for hotlap, drift & time attack
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