Assetto Corsa Competizione – Porsche 991 GT3-R Preview
Kunos Simulazioni will soon release a new update bringing the Assetto Corsa Competizione title to Version 1.1 introducing no less than 6 new car models and one brand new track.
After the first three reveals being the Aston Martin Vantage GT3, the new Audi R8 LMS, and the (non Blancpain) McLaren 720s GT3, it is now time to show you the fourth car in the list in the form of the Porsche 991 GT3-R.
Assetto Corsa Competizione is currently available on Steam for €44,99.
The Porsche 911 GT3-R was suffering from a lack of competitiveness for a long time. Modern GT3 cars make good use of rear diffusers. Unfortunately, that’s where the engine sits in a 911, occupying the space for a deep diffuser, resulting in a deficit of downforce and high drag from the rear wing.
The weight balance of the rear engine Porsche doesn’t help either. But if there’s one thing you can trust Porsche for, it’s that sooner or later it will be competitive again.
The 2019 Porsche 991ii GT3-R is greatly evolved. The engine got moved forward “somehow”, making space for a still small but more efficient diffuser. The front aerodynamics are also much better. The front suspension now consists of a double-wishbone instead of the old McPherson strut.
Yes, the car is still hard to drive and still has a small operational window, but it can now fight and win! Definitely amongst the surprises of 2019 season.
Official Webpage – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione