May 3rd, 2012
Kunos Simulazioni is pleased to announce a new official license partnership for our upcoming racing simulation, Assetto Corsa, with BMW AG.
Kunos Simulazioni is very proud to announce a new licensing agreement with one of the most prestigious Car Manufacturers, BMW AG. This license will allow the development team to reproduce some of the most desirable BMW production models in Assetto Corsa, including several racing cars. The BMW AG license has been one of the first that we tried to obtain, because their cars have exemplary balance and handling, and we think that they are perfect vehicles to demonstrate the quality of our new simulation technology.
Kunos Simulazioni development team commented:
“Kunos Simulazioni is proud to introduce the first model of the BMW collection for Assetto Corsa, the BMW 1 Series M Coupé, one of the most highly rated of BMW’s recent production cars:
The traditional straight six cylinder engine, is enhanced by two turbocompressors and outputs 340 bhp, with 450Nm of torque that remains constant from 1500rpm up to 4500rpm. Together with a small, lightweight and agile body propped up by big 19 inches wheels and fat tyres, delivers outstanding performance. With just 4.9 seconds 0-100km/h time, and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h, this car is no slouch. Most importantly, the combination of all of the above, results in an extremely fun car to drive, whether you are seeking the best lap-time or just trying to take every single turn sideways."
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.