Assetto Corsa – Porsche 917/30 Showroom video
For a while now, the_meco and friends are working on a classic Porsche 917/30 model for Assetto Corsa. The_meco has put in a lot of effort into modeling all the details of this iconic racing car such as the car’s interior, various chassis details, and the huge engine block.
To keep us entertained while waiting for a release version, The_meco has created a small showroom video letting us admire the current WIP model in all its glory. It is reported that there is still quite a long way to go before the Porsche 917/30 mod will be ready because there are still some engine parts that need to be modeled, and there is also some extensive texture work left to do.
At the moment, the model has a polycount of around 250k while the release version will probably end up at around 270K poly’s. For those who are worried that these numbers will have an effect on the framerates, the_meco explained that the fully detailed engine model will only be used in the showroom, ensuring that the in-game model will perform as expected when actually racing the car in Assetto Corsa.
When in 1971 the coupe bodied Porsche 917 was no longer allowed to race in the world championship, Porsche shifted its attention to the European Interserie and North American Can-Am Challenge that at the time became one of America’s premier racing classes.
In 1973 the Porsche 917/30 raced three times in the European Interserie Championship and was also active in the Can-Am Challenge in the capable hands of Team Penske’s driver Mark Donohue who eventually won the 1973 championship.
The Porsche 917/30 was powered by a 5,374 cc twin Turbo flat 12 engine producing 1,100 bhp. This was enough to propel the car to a top speed of 386 km/h (240 mph). Even today the car is known to be the most powerful race car ever built.
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