Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Coming to Assetto Corsa

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Assetto Corsa Porsche DLC

As has been the story for the past several weeks, Kunos Simulazioni are full steam ahead leading up to the games release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later next month. Recently the team have begun to trickle content relevant to the game that will be available on the day of the console launch, or some time thereafter.

First up was the Group 5 monster, the Porsche 935/78, nicknamed “Moby Dick” because of its large size and overhangs that was developed under Norbert Singer. Following that was the lesser-known sportscar from the Czech Republic, the Praga R1. A track weapon first and foremost, the R1 is powered by a Renault Formula-sourced engine outputting 210 horses, and with looks that were inspired by prototype endurance racers it will likely carve through corners with ease.

Now the team have revealed another car set to be included in one of the two Porsche DLC packs set for release later this year, the 1974 911 Carrerra RSR. Originally introduced in 1973, the RSR was a factory-built racing machine loosely based on the road-going Carrera RS.

After showing its potential by winning its debut race at the 24 Hours of Daytona in February of 1973, the RSR immediately set itself up as the car to beat that season. Further victories were added to its resume at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Targa Floria of the same year. The RSR was upgraded with a 3.0-liter engine to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; an upgrade that would eventually lend itself to an entirely new car that would continue its predecessors dominance.

While a release date has yet to be officially announced, the partnership will result in 20 cars from the Stuttgart automaker spanning across two car packs and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. There are just a few weeks remaining until console racers can experience the game for themselves when it releases in late August.

Remember to stop by our Assetto Corsa sub-forum for more discussion and in-depth analysis.

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Comments (10)

  1. panjandrum

    I wonder if we will see the Rothmans rally models in AC (or any good sim). That would be a real treat. Most people see the 911/912 as track cars, forgetting that they are also fantastic rally machines.

  2. ALB123

    With 20 Porsche’s coming to Assetto Corsa this year, I’m positive there will be something for everybody to enjoy. The only vehicles that I’m not thrilled about getting are the 919, Macan and Cayenne. But, now that we already have an SUV in the game, I suppose we should add another one or two at the most.

    1. Johnnypenso

      Have you tried the Levante yet? If you haven’t you should. I was pleasantly surprised at what a good handling vehicle it was and I had no trouble getting the back end out. A little understeer under acceleration as expected but really, really enjoyable to drive. You can feel the added weight but it still has great grip like you’d expect from a Maserati.

  3. Dice73AF

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this. The deal with Porsche (and I can’t think of any sim that had a Porsche…just RUFs.) is just icing on the proverbial cake.
    What with this, and the surprisingly impressive Project CARS, I wonder how Gran Turismo Sport will measure up?!?

  4. Coquico

    Cant wait to put my hands on this game. I am really enjoing project cars, and my hopes in this game are strong!

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