Assetto Corsa Console version Blog Update
Kunos Simulazioni’s Licensing Project Manager, Marco Massarutto announced that they will release the Audi Quattro S1 Group B rally car for Assetto Corsa as free content. The announcement included a selection of in-game screenshots showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that has been put into the 3D model.
Keen observers will have noticed that the included screenshots also provide us with a glimpse of the recently announced fictitious Scottish track that in the near future will also become part of the AC track portfolio.
While not officially confirmed, it is hinted that the release is scheduled for #February.
When previously Kunos Simulazioni provided a selection of Porsche SUV’s as free downloadable content, some members of the community showed themselves from their least attractive side. While we are used to a great deal of negativity in the sim racing scene, we would have never expected to see a troll war started because a developer provides you with free additional content.
While announcing the Audi Quattro S1 Group B, it became clear that Marco still remembered the outrage and addressed the matter with a healthy amount of humor. 🙂
Marco Massarutto said: Let me apologize in advance if this time, the next free bonus content for Assetto Corsa that we are going to release will not be a SUV.
We are sure that the more rational members of the sim racing community will more than welcome this awesome rally monster to the AC stable.
The Audi Sport Quattro S1 was developed as a Group B car in 1984. The Quattro S1 E2 was introduced at the end of 1985 as an update to the Audi Sport Quattro. It was an ultimate attempt by Audi to dominate the Group B World Rally Championship and battle the very successful Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. The car featured an inline 5-cylinder engine that displaced 2,110 cc (128.8 cu in) and produced an officially quoted figure of 350 kW (480 PS; 470 bhp). However, the turbocharger
However, the turbocharger utilized a recirculating air system, with the aim of keeping the turbo spinning at high rpm, when the driver closed the throttle, either to back off during cornering or on gearshifts. This allowed the engine to resume full power immediately after the resumption of full throttle, reducing turbo lag. The actual power figure was in excess of 500 bhp (373 kW; 507 PS) at 8000 rpm.
The Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 suffered an early end to its World Championship Rally Campaign as it was only active in six rallies before the Group B class was dismantled. Audi then decided to campaign the car during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, North America with an updated version that produced not less than 680 Hp.
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