KUNOS Simulazioni 2012 Press release
Rome, 20rd January 2011 - Kunos Simulazioni is pleased to announce the KTM X-BOW R as official licensed content for his new racing game “Assetto Corsa”.
“Ready to Race”
The KTM X-BOW R is a milestone in the over 50 years history of the KTM brand. A radical idea for a revolutionary super sports car that was developed and constructed in cooperation with the best specialists.
With the KTM X-BOW R the product range of the super sports car with the carbon monocoque includes the most powerful version yet developed. The “R” is the result of concentrated further development of this spectacular lightweight sports car. In the rear of the "R" is a 300 h.p 2.0 Liter TFSI engine from Audi with a maximum torque of 400 Nm and this ensures an unbelievable driving experience both on and off the racing circuit, because naturally the KTM X-BOW R is homologated for use on the road.
With a lateral acceleration of 1.5g and the ability to reach down force of around 200 kilograms at 200km/h the KTM X-BOW R is aimed at drivers looking for a purist driving experience, advanced technology and extraordinary solutions and as such is a perfect match to Assetto Corsa advanced simulation engine.
“Ready to Race” KTM’s official moto is a perfect match for “Assetto Corsa” (race prepared) and KUNOS Simulazioni development team is thrilled to have access to all the technical data of KTM X-BOW R, in order to reproduce its appearance and handling as close as possible to the real counterpart. We welcome the challenge to reproduce its breathtaking performance and precision handling in order to give gamers and virtual drivers the chance to dominate it on our laser scanned tracks.
Technical information (KTM Official Site)
The release of the game is expected within 2012. A new dedicated web site is available at www.assettocorsa.net
Assetto Corsa - General info
Title: Assetto Corsa ®
Developer: Kunos Simulazioni
Publisher: Kunos Simulazioni
Distribution: Digital delivery
Official website: www.assettocorsa.net
Format/Platform: PC Windows Vista/7 32/64
Genre: Racing simulation
Release date: 2012
"Assetto Corsa" is an Italian term, meaning "race prepared", which echoes the passion of every racer in their quest for pure automotive performance.
Therefore, it's an appropriate title for this racing simulation for the Windows PC dedicated to motorsport and the automotive world. This simulation game is set to include several kinds of vehicles: Road cars, GT cars, LMP prototypes, track-day cars, as well as modern and historic single seaters.
Version 1.0 will feature several tracks, including some of the most famous locations in motorsport. These tracks have been reproduced using laser scanning technology, which maps every bump and characteristic of the track. This allows the software to realistically reproduce the behaviour of the car when pushed it to its limits.
Assetto Corsa is the first video game that will use the new "AC Engine" developed by Kunos Simulazioni: the AC engine is a new software technology based on Microsoft DirectX11, designed on the basis of the know-how accumulated by the development team, that thanks to the recent experience with Ferrari, has worked as close as you can get with the highest profiles of motorsport and is now developing a software platform capable of meeting the needs of racing enthusiasts, videogame players, professional real and virtual racers.
The concept for "Assetto Corsa" was born in 2008, and developed in parallel with the team's more public projects. The new technology was never intended to be an evolution of the netKar PRO line, but more like a completely new approach to simulation software, based on the lessons learned in ten years of activity in this field.
In addition, the positive reviews gathered by Netkar PRO and Ferrari Virtual Academy have provided the informations needed to create a new racing game that will meet the expectations of the community and sim.racers: real cars, real tracks, various game modes, a complete and satisfying single player experience, with the chance to customize the game with cars, circuits and contents made by the community itself.
Assetto Corsa - Main features
-DirectX 11 graphics engine
-Advanced physics model
-Accurate car dynamic modeling
-Innovative artificial intellicence algorithms
-Multiplayer races over the Internet
-Fully customizable graphical user interface
-Immersive 3D sounds
-Official licensed cars (single seaters, Production, GT, GTR, historic F1 and GT cars, prototypes, and so on )
-Official licensed tracks modeled using Laserscan technology (modern, historic, closed tracks, open courses)
-Extensive support for user created mods
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