Assetto Corsa's downloadable add-ons
Released at the tail end of 2014, Assetto Corsa is a spectacularly tactile PC sim that offers up a garage full of cars that will tug at your very loins. But Italian development team Kunos Simulazioni wasn’t content to sit back, sip on a jet black espresso and watch the money roll in.
Instead, we received three rather appropriately titled ‘Dream Pack’ add-ons to augment the experience for a modest price. The first added the Nurburgring Nordschleife and 10 new cars, including McLarens P1 and F1 GTR. For hours of rigorously scientific comparison, presumably. Dream Pack 2 introduced eight more cars, the highlights being the thunderous Ford GT40 and contrary Lamborghini Countach, plus Barcelona’s Catalunya circuit.
The third distinctly British flavoured expansion arrived as an early Christmas present this very month. A laser-scanned recreation of Brands Hatch offers the perfect location for lobbing the new 1970 Ford Escort RS 1600 around, or staging a retro motorsport revival with a classic Lotus 25 or 72 formula car.
That’s not all Kunos was up to in 2015 either. Somehow they found a moment or two to begin preparing a console version of Assetto Corsa, which you’ll be hearing more about on TG.com in early 2016.