Japanese Car Pack Available Now for Assetto Corsa

May 18th, 2016 by Michael Leary
Assetto Corsa Japanese Car Pack RX-7 4

The masters of rotary, Mazda, make their Assetto Corsa debut in glorious fashion.

First revealed in the final Developer Diary entry discussing the 1.5 update alongside the future prospects of the title, the Japanese Car Pack introduces a number of vehicles from the Land of the Rising Sun as has been requested by the community.

The pack see the formal introduction of the rotary-wielding Mazda brand, and while the likes of the first-generation Miata and the Le-Mans-winning 787B – both of which are incredibly popular in the PC modding community – are going to be officially introduced later on this year for no additional cost, the Japanese Car Pack holds its own by introducing 7 (12 total with model variations) rides that are sure to please.

  • Mazda MX-5 2015
  • Mazda MX-5 CUP
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R  (Tuned variant also included)
  • Toyota Supra MK IV  (Time Attack and Drift variants included)
  • Toyota AE86 Trueno  (Tuned and Drift variants included)
  • Nissan 370Z NISMO
  • Nissan GT-R R34 Skyline V-Spec
Assetto Corsa Japanese Car Pack MX-5 Cup 3

Have another look – it’s a game, I promise.

The car pack is accompanied by a new update to the game, version 1.6. With it comes pre-alpha support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. The full details of the new update are revealed below.

– Oculus Rift SDK 1.3 (WIP Pre Alpha) – Fixed self shadowing on tyres
– Fixed wrong log output
– Dynamic controllers for turbo boost
– Added RPMS input to dynamic controllers – Implementation of Scalable Apps
– Fixed replay Interface
– Fixed setup info screen
– Fixed race non progression when player is not moving
– Improved MP collision system
– Improved AI fuel handling
– Fixed Hotlap Mode unlocking achievement through not valid laps – Fixed deltaT for renderAudio
– Bodywork and horn volumes uses engineVolume – Bodywork’s smoothvalue use a different alpha
– Added analogic placeholder for car modellers
– Added option to draw driver’s label on focused car (system\cfg\name_displayer.ini -> DRAW_FOCUSEDCAR)
– Fixed CameraCar bad nearplane when forcing camera mode change (see exiting from replay) – Implementation of Chat App (system\cfg\chat_app.ini)
– SharedMemory: Moved AirTemp/RoadTemp from Static to Physics, old values in static are deprecated
– Timing use also the hour/minutes format
– Fixed GoToPits Cheat to start from the pits.
– Added 4 Wheel Steer systems (Nissan Skyline , Mazda RX7)
– acServerManager : storing Driver data also save the current model/skin, so through drag&drop the saved skin can be used on a new slot)
– Added flags indications for completed session in leaderboards
– F9 overlay leaderboard is now avoiding red colours for better differentiation of opponent proximity indicators
– Added new [ASSETTO_CORSA] SIMULATION_VALUE parameter. Increase the number to increase simulation value. Defaults to 0 for obvious reasons
– Engine performance is now dependent on air density/temperature
– New AWD transmission code, still WIP (Nissan Skyline & Alfa 155)
– Fixed pitstop window not appearing when AI retired some car
– Experimental heating corrections on semislick tyres for Lotus 2-11, Exige Scura, Exige 240 and S3, Lotus Elise SC, KTM X-Bow, Mazda MX5 ND, Toyota AE86 Tuned and Drift
– BOP for GT3 cars
– Improved Mercedes AMG GT3 data

Assetto Corsa Japanese Car Pack 370Z Nismo 2

Move aside and the NISMO through!

The Japanese Car Pack is now available on Steam for $4.99 USD if you haven’t already made the dive, and if you’ve yet to play the game and you’re currently on PC, Assetto Corsa and all three Dream Pack car expansions are currently available for 40% off for the next 45 hours.

While console-goers have to wait just a little while longer to experience the game for themselves, all of the additional content leading up to the release of the title on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should be included.

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  1. May. 19, 1:38pm

    The 2015 MX-5 is not pictured…the 2016 is.

  2. May. 19, 11:34am

    The cars in this pack are all outstanding because their speed is rapid but not ludicrous and the handling of each is so unique. My early favourite has to be the Skyline. Wonderful to drive and especially listen to – the wastegate is like a symphony! In trying out the different cars last night I discovered that the Barcelona Moto configuration is incredible fun. Try it out if you haven’t yet!

  3. May. 19, 7:23am

    I like this Japanese car pack way more than the one from Project Cars

    • May. 19, 8:19am

      same though i think thats because have the cars in this pack arent rebadged GT86s

  4. May. 19, 2:40am

    The sound of the 370 and RX7 are just beyond awesome.

    Takumi approves

  5. May. 19, 12:38am

    Killer Update 10/10 Well done Kunos!
    Looking forward to listening to these new sounds in game.

  6. May. 19, 12:19am

    Wowzer. Got a chance to put a few laps on some of the cars:
    Sprinter Trueno Track Version – If you like the Escort, and I love it, you’ll love this car too. Perfect balance of power, grip and oversteer.
    MX-5 Cup Car – Lots of grip, easy to drive until you get to the limit then all kinds of fun happens. Would make for a tremendous Spec Racing Series (Brandon)
    Supra Time Attack – Ridiculous amounts of power and wheelspin, fantastic turbo and wastegate sounds a gorgeous sounding and handling track car. Lives up to it’s promise!

    Another 500 foot home run from Kunos!

  7. May. 18, 9:18pm

    Do console users get this on disc prior to release or will it be dlc specific? Can anyone clear the air please, thanks?

    • May. 18, 11:38pm

      Console players get’s every DLC for free and more cars coming in for free for everyone including PC user. But IMO the DLC are way under priced compare to any hardcore sim with DLC. Iracing are charging $15 a car of these quality with IMO inferior physics.

    • May. 19, 12:14am

      Thanks for the clarification.

  8. May. 18, 6:46pm
    Stoop Solo

    Aww, no RX-8? Still be picking this up though.

  9. May. 18, 6:32pm

    Of course there’s the Initial D Toyota AE86 in there

  10. May. 18, 6:31pm

    Finally. :) a few decent cars from the best market. JDM ftw.

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  12. May. 18, 4:19pm

    This is just wrong! I’ve wanted to race an N2 AE86 in Gran Turismo(GT1 was the last time I raced one) for the longest. Then, AC just comes in and drops these Trueno bombshells.

  13. May. 18, 4:00pm

    That Black and Yellow RX7 reminds me of Auto Modellista.

  14. May. 18, 3:34pm
    Kyle Patrick

    That Supra with the script on the side brings up strong memories of a similar GT2 Race Mod. Whole pack looks great!

    • May. 18, 3:49pm

      yep, thats because one of the devs helped in the creation of that.

      This pack sends tributes to so many different things

  15. May. 18, 3:07pm

    Toyota Supra MK IV with onboard view (Premium) ???? OK I’m buying this game.

    • May. 18, 4:35pm

      Not only the Supra, also a Time Attack variant with a bunch of nice skins and far too much power.

    • May. 19, 8:58am

      Every single car in Assetto Corsa is “premium” to use the parlance of Gran Turismo. Even the cars that users make, referred to as “mod cars”, that can be downloaded for free have full interiors. There are two different driver views. Plus, you can manually adjust the view: move the seat forward or backward. Move it up or down, left or right. Plus you can adjust the angle of view. You can save individual viewing setups on each car if you prefer a different view on certain cars. You can hide the drivers arms so you just see the steering wheel, or you can even remove the steering wheel which is a nice feature for those people who have their physical steering wheel just inches from their screen. The customization’s are incredible.

    • May. 19, 12:31pm

      They seem like small things but all those little things add up to the ability to customize the driving experience to suit your individual needs and desires and really create a unique experience. Want to see the pillars? No problem. Want to see only windshield and dash? No problem. Simple and easy to use interface as well.

  16. May. 18, 3:06pm

    This is awesome

  17. May. 18, 3:06pm
    mister dog

    5 bucks; a steal!

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