February 24th, 2012
As the P4/5 Competizione starts winter testing; this fine machine also arrives in Assetto Corsa's garage.
We are pleased to announce that Kunos Simulazioni will be joining the vision of James Glickenhaus, as the P4/5 Competizione will be officially included in our upcoming racing simulation, Assetto Corsa.
This amazing race car, born from a Ferrari 430 Scuderia, and a Ferrari 430 GT2, will be reproduced based on its official CAD and technical data in stunning detail. Taking the experience of competing in the 2011 Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race, the 2012 model of the P4/5 Competizione features significant updates affecting performance, handling and appearance. Assetto Corsa will include both the 2011 and 2012 GT2 prototypes, allowing sim-drivers to explore the development of the vehicle.
The Kunos team were recently admitted in to a private test session of the P4/5 Competizione racing team, in order to collect all the required data needed to virtually reproduce the P4/5 in its appearance, sound and handling with ultimate accuracy.
"In Winter 2011, while we were discussing which car licenses to choose for Assetto Corsa, a racing team arrived at Vallelunga race circuit, where our studios are based.” Explains Marco Massarutto of Kunos development team, “they seemed to be testing an unusual race car prototype that we had never seen before. After we had seen it on track, and heard its glorious V8 song, we decided that this car should not be missing in Assetto Corsa's virtual garage.
So we got in touch with their team director, and after we met him, we not only liked the car itself, but also the attitude of the owner, a real motorsport enthusiast who loves to share his passion with everybody, and we were enamoured by the spirit that had driven the creation of this machine. James Glickenhaus realised a dream, not for a mere purpose, but for himself and for motorsports enthusiasts. We love this attitude, and the P4/5 Competizione expresses it so well. With Assetto Corsa there will be another way to share this vision."
Starting from next week, you can follow the development of P4/5 Competizione day-by-day, staying focused on Assetto Corsa Timeline ( http://www.assettocorsa.net/timeline.html ) or on the Facebook Assetto Corsa fan page ( http://www.facebook.com/Assetto.Corsa ).
Assetto Corsa is a new DirectX 11 based racing game for Windows, expected to be released in 2012.
Assetto Corsa is being designed to provide a very realistic driving experience, with single player and multiplayer options, officially licensed cars and tracks developed using Laser scan technology, and the highest level of accuracy possible in reproducing real world motor racing environments.
Also, Assetto Corsa will allow for considerable customisation and modification, in order to satisfy the expectations of professional simracers, gamers who prefer to approach the driving experience more progressively, and hobbyists who just like to collect lots of cars and tracks.