Assetto Corsa

Published on April 12th, 2012 | by Alisdair


Assetto Corsa – Lotus Type 49 Announced

Kunos Simulazioni has announced the latest licensing deal that has taken place for their highly anticipated Assetto Corsa that is already confirmed to feature many popular cars such as the P4/5 Competitizone and famous tracks such as Monza including the historic layout. The latest addition to the licensed content to be featured in Assetto Corsa is Lotus Type 49.

The Lotus Type 49 has been modelled in every small detail, with particular attention to its visual and dynamic proprieties. The aim is to reproduce the Lotus 49’s impressive handling agility and power with maximum accuracy. The images released today show the current state of development; meanwhile, they are still working, improving and tweaking in order to bring the authentic, original, unique Lotus Type 49 to your PC.

The Lotus Type 49 puts the physics engine of Assetto Corsa under great stress. Combining low grip vintage tyres with a nimble, lightweight chassis and a peaky powerful engine presents the perfect disaster scenario for any simracing physics engine. At KUNOS Simulazioni we believe that an F1 car of any age is a state of the art racing car, and as such it shouldn’t try to kill you just by exiting the pitlane. The Lotus 49 may be hard to drive to the limits when exploring its full potential, but it should also have exceptional handling, and offer confidence and grip when driven with authority and proper technique. As a result of official licensing, Classic Team Lotus is making real life data and engineering documents available to us, and so far all of our work and fine tuning of our new physics engine confirms our belief of how an iconic Formula 1 Car should handle.
At the same time, we are humbled and amazed by the knowledge and ingenuity of the engineers and designers at Classic Team Lotus.”

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