Published on February 24th, 2012 | by Alisdair0
Assetto Corsa – P4/5 Competizione Licensing Announced
Kunos Simulazioni has released new details on the latest licensing addition to their current game in development Assetto Corsa. The latest addition to the licensed cars and tracks is the P4/5 Competizione which we must add will sure be a favourite of the sim racing community this year as it appears in other sim racing titles due to be released soon.
This amazing race car, born from a Ferrari 430 Scuderia, and a Ferrari 430 GT2, will be reproduced based on its official CAD and Technical data in stunning detail. Taking the experience of competing in the 2011 Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race, the 2012 model
of the P4/5 Competizione features significant updates affecting performance, handling and appearance. Assetto Corsa will include both the 2011 and 2012 GT2 prototypes, allowing sim-drivers to explore the development of the vehicle.
The Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is being built on a Ferrari 430 Scuderia base and will feature the suspension and V-8 drivetrain of an F430 GT2 ALMS racing car. That V8 motor is a custom-built Ferrari F136 DOHC V8 engine at 90 degrees with 32-valve and 4-valves per cylinder. It puts out 483 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque.
Recently the development team were treated to a very special private testing session with the car, check out below what the had to say about the experience and how it will help them with the development of the car for Assetto Corsa
“In Winter 2011, while we were discussing which car licenses to choose for Assetto Corsa, a racing team arrived at Vallelunga race circuit, where our studios are based.” Explains Marco Massarutto of Kunos development team, “they seemed to be testing an unusual race car
prototype that we had never seen before. After we had seen it on track, and heard its glorious V8 song, we decided that this car should not be missing in Assetto Corsa’s virtual garage.
So we got in touch with their team director, and after we met him, we not only liked the car itself, but also the attitude of the owner, a real motorsport enthusiast who loves to share his passion with everybody, and we were enamoured by the spirit that had driven the
creation of this machine. James Glickenhaus realised a dream, not for a mere purpose, but for himself and for motorsports enthusiasts. We love this attitude, and the P4/5 Competizione expresses it so well. With Assetto Corsa there will be another way to share this vision.”