Assetto Corsa – La Ferrari Announced

Kunos Simulazioni has announced the next Ferrari that is part of their prancing-horse license – The La Ferrari.

The car will come as a free content upgrade to the 1.0 version of Assetto Corsa that is due to be released later this year.

The La Ferrari is powered by a mighty 6.8 liter V12 engine putting out 789hp. On top of that, the car comes with a 163hp KERS unit for a total power of 963hp that helps the car to a top-end speed exceeding 350kph.

GTOmegaRacing.com

  • Troels Hadberg

    “WOOOOT!” must be the correct…erh..word? :D
    Good news, now we need a car to match it…like Agera R.

    • Matt Orr

      And the P1!
      And the 918! < Obviously that will need to be community created.

      • Justin Schmidt

        or ruf decides to do a 918. which would be nice. throw out the electric crap and use the space for turbos and intercoolers.
        just the thought makes me going nuts.

  • F1Racer

    Wow nice ! Wonder if we’ll see the Enzo or the fabled 250 GTO too.
    Great that Kunos Sim. and Ferrari are friends :)

    • jax

      they are countrymen afterall. Ferrari might aswell be Kunos minisponsors, willing to help them out anytime and give them licenses for free or very low price..

      • F1Racer

        I’m sure that’s a part of it but it’s still a good thing and great to see these cars properly done in a sim.

  • Matt Orr

    Entirely expected really… What, the devs that seem to be in bed with Ferrari not have Ferrari’s car that they had they think is good enough to be called simply “The” via translation more or less?

    And then Fiorano will come around.

    I wonder what Porsche has to think – Kunos either pays Ferrari a metric crapton of money, or Ferrari sees value in what Kunos does.

    • Anonymous

      Personally, if I worked for Porsche, I would be asking RUF very politely if they’d mind building their own version of the 918.

      But then again, I don’t work for Porsche. Surely though, something more realistic than Need For Speed is where Porsche should be licensing their cars (even if it’s GT/Forza). Of course though the Executives probably only care about the money though… although surely a company like Porsche would make more money overall if they allowed their cars to be licensed in as many games as possible, as every developer under the sun would want their cars?

      • Matt Orr

        If Ruf did something to the 918……..

        My god.

      • Nick1

        Moreso has to do with markets. Porsche probably wants to hit the mainstream racing gamer who will play racing games no matter the realism

      • Matt Orr

        Yet at the same time, like Ferrari they could have both markets.

        I have to wonder though, how much did EA pay for the license exclusivity? It had to be a very, very, very large figure, or signed well before licensed cars in games were a big thing for brand recognition.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        EA made a BIG chunk of that money back when Microsoft decided they needed Porsche for Forza 4.

        I just wish we had a definitive answer on how long the exclusive contract is for.

      • Realkman666

        While showing them that any Mustang or 370Z can hang with a Porsche. :o

  • Anonymous

    I’m just waiting for the P1 to be announced too… I think that it’s fairly obvious that Ferrari have made some sort of effort/push for this (I mean, they did do the official Ferrari Virtual Academy, more or less at the request of Ferrari), so I wonder how long it will be for McLaren to get the P1 in…

    • Chris D

      Kunos and Co were in Marenello a week or two and they said they dont like to leave empty hadned :)

    • traind

      Completely agree about the P1 in the DLC pack. It would be interesting to know the story behind the LaFerrari being included. I doubt that Ferrari would have approached Kunos about it… but I suppose it is possible. My strong guess is the other way around… after all, Ferrari is one of the biggest brands in the world so I do not think they believe they need their car in a sim… unless there are a few simracers in the Ferrari marketing department!

  • Justin Schmidt

    nice. the name of the car is strange though. but 6.8l v12 lets u forget about the name.

  • Justin Spencer

    Damn, was hoping it was going to be an open wheeler / F1 car. Oh well, I guess it will be a lot different to the rest of the hyper/super cars we have. Won’t it???

    Also, is it just me or does “La Ferrari” sound like an espresso machine?

    • Harry Tulloch

      Something that u would buy in the ferrari shop and it would make terrible coffee

  • Skytrill

    I was hoping for a F355 Challenge as I love this era but any Ferrari is
    always welcome especially the fastest road car they ever build. Thanks
    Kunos and keep em coming :)

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      I was hoping for 250 GTO or Daytona but I understand how this is much “bigger” in the grand scheme of things…Amazing license for a 10 man team with next to no money.

  • Chris Wright

    What’s not to love. It’s another Ferrari for goodness sake. Impossible to have too many.

  • Chris D

    Inb4 the crys of where is my multiplayer and its unfair to release content announcements before the game is released.

    If you can read a few sentences, multiplayer and ai will be here before 1.0′s planned release in 3 months or so.

  • Harry Tulloch

    This is what a love about Indi developers you support them and they give u a free car/track unlike forza where its bloody paid DLC each month big ups to u AC and happy new yr

  • Olivier Prenten

    LA Ferrari for LA simulazione ! THANK YOU KS!

    • Ioannis

      they are La Crazy, we are La Lucky!

  • Michael Hornbuckle

    Thank you Kunos!! How many other games would sign a huge license like this and give it away free? (Yes I know we have to pay for the game and its base content but as of yesterday we knew what content we were paying for and this wasn’t part of it) This could easily have been a future DLC and most of us would have been thrilled to buy it. Happy New Years!!!!!

    • Trevor

      This is just awesome and it helps me think we just might get the P1 with the DLC pack they announced (the P1 being one of the 10 cars of that pack).

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        With the way Marco is able to close a deal it wouldn’t completely surprise me to see them somehow sign Porsche someday…truly a miracle worker when it comes to getting pen put to paper.

      • traind

        fully agree with this comment Michael. And about the need for the P1 too!

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        They got more licenses from McLaren…old F1 or P1 or both…

      • traind

        Was that mentioned by a member of Kunos?

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Marco on FB: Assetto Corsa : Abarth, McLaren, Classic Team Lotus, BMW and Mercedes Benz licenses extended, plus new Car Brands incoming. Japanese cars? Sure. See you next year.

  • Trevor

    This is an awesome news !!!!! In love with Kunos haha.

    Does anyone know if this fridays update as been pushed or will it be there has schedule with their every 2 week plan ?

    • Andrea Candini

      Next update is planned for 12 or 17 January, they’re still uncertain.

      • Trevor

        thanks a bunch for clearing this out.

  • Ioannis

    Reading comments about AC i get the feeling that people wants to see supercars, maybe because for the most of us AC is the closest we can get our hands on cars like that, and damn it is close!
    What is more important is that AC is about to set a new benchmark of how simracing must be. That foundation (and structure) is very promising, in about a year we have a new era.
    rfactor2 struggles for direction and identity, and frankly they seem lost at the time. pcars looks omfg awessome let’s hope for great physics too.

  • Silvio

    Ok, I understand the easy access that Kunos has to the Ferrari’s cars and data, and of course this beautiful car will be wellcome, but I would prefer to see a Mini instead of another Ferrari. I don’t find too much fun to have to brake one second after to press the accelerator after get out every curve. And I don’t need to hear “this is for those who like Ferraris”, because I’m not saying “do not include Ferraris”. It is just my opinion.

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      Lucky for you (for all of us really) there is a mod for a Mini that is currently being worked on and looks like will be top quality. Don’t have a link handy but there are nice progress shots at RD and the official forums.

    • 葉威順

      You wouldn’t have to brake coming out of a corner if you manage the application of throttle.

    • Adrian Herrera

      Just because YOU don’t like this sort of cars doesn’t mean they should do a mini *instead* of this car. They could probably do both.

  • Konstantin

    F**k awesome. Hypercar with KERS, really iteresting physics

  • damys

    hmm ready for Huayra vs LaFerrari :D

    • traind

      me too although as great as the Hyuara is, I think it will be a little outmatched. Here’s hoping the McLaren P1 shows up as DLC to make the extreme road car class really competitive!

  • Geoff Jen Hall

    What a car can’t wait thanks

  • Eric S

    Very nice. Happy New Year to Marco and the KS crew!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome News, Thanks Kunos and Happy New Year to you guys and everyone!

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see more cars being announced but I’m starting to wonder if they’re actually putting together a cohesive experience like Project CARS has done. There are cars in pCARS at every single level of track racing from street to various track day speeds, karts, each rung of open wheel and the WEC series.

    I’d love to see if they actually plan to do the same. Without it I don’t see how the career will be particularly interesting.

    • traind

      AC has a great selection of cars and many that can race against each other. Most importantly, the cars all feel deliciously different in handling. The racing GT class is very well filled out in AC and may be even more so with DLC. Then you have 3 decades of F1 cars represented, lower powered modern single seaters, track day beasts and a great selection of street legal sports cars with varying amounts of power.

      pCARS is going a bit of a different route that may well end up having a more varied, laddered approach to the career mode but that doesn’t diminish what AC is assembling.

      • Justin Spencer

        Ummmm, great selection of cars? There are 32 tin-tops vs 5 open wheelers and there will be only one open wheeler that is currently raced when the full version is released. Hardly a great selection of RACING cars, for a racing simulation.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Everybody knows that you can’t race street cars in a video game. And who the hell wants a Lotus 49 or Ferrari 312T?
        Man, can you believe these people that are actually happy about something, who the hell are they?

      • Justin Spencer

        I know, and to think some people believe AC is the second coming from the racing sim gods when in fact it is more a simulation of driving than racing if it focuses on street cars more so than actual race cars.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        This can be an interesting debate:
        If we are at virtual Mugello and decide to make 5 laps with the goal being to cross the finish line first, does it matter what car we are virtually driving and are we racing, driving, or both?

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        A downvote, no reply, then a reply to myself…i love virtualr

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Great point. I see people asking a lot for classic race cars (which I love too), but in reality a road car like the La Ferrari will be just as quick if not quicker around the track and be just as exciting, albeit with a different sense of excitement.

      • traind

        the 5 open wheelers cover a lot of ground if that is your thing…. three decades of F1 cars, a modern “almost F1″ car and the tatuus. How many more open wheelers do you need for v1.0? Plus, AC is moddable so you will likely get more by that route and/or more from DLC. Also, there are a whole bunch of GT cars– at least 6 modern by my recollection and one older one. That adds up to a lot of variety in race cars IMO. It doesn’t cover every possible configuration but it seems like a great start to me.

        Sorry you don’t like street cars but many of us do.

      • Justin Spencer

        I’d like to see a couple more open wheelers from the lower end – eg. skip barber and the higher end – eg. FR3.5. I just think it’s strange that a racing sim has very few options for properly designed race cars compared to the road cars, which while they are great, aren’t designed to be raced from the outset.

  • Eric S

    Perhaps next – FXX Prototype?

    • gt3rsr

      Why? There is 599XX already.

      • Eric S

        Because the FXX and 599XX are different cars. We already have the F40. Should I not wish for an Enzo or perhaps an F50?

      • gt3rsr

        But very similar in what they are meant for. And probably very similar in terms of performance. Carrera and Carrera S are also different cars… Plus, IIRC, FXX is based on 10-year old Enzo, therefore it’s rather irrelevant.

      • Eric S

        While I agree they are both sports prototypes, they are different. Call me greedy, but I will try all prancing horse available, and I hope the KS guys keep em coming. : ) And to call FXX or Enzo irrelevant is ludacris IMHO

        http://www.ferrari.com/english/gt_sport%20cars/sport-prototypes/Pages/fxx.aspx

        http://www.ferrari.com/english/gt_sport%20cars/sport-prototypes/Pages/599xx_tech.aspx

      • Tomasz Zabłocki

        Oh, there’s at least one person that understands exactly where you’re coming from. There’s no such thing as too many F’s.

        On a side note, apart from all the things that Assetto does right, it might also be the greatest homage ever paid to the Prancing Horse heritage. For me, that makes it even more loveable.

      • Eric S

        BTW, in my fantasy world where I am doing laps in my 599XX and I am asked by another driver who so happens to be in a FXX, “Care to swap for some laps?” My answer is a resounding “Hell yeah!” ; )

  • wajdi nujeidat

    Marco Massarutto
    Assetto Corsa : Abarth, McLaren, Classic Team Lotus, BMW and Mercedes Benz licenses extended, plus new Car Brands incoming. Japanese cars? Sure. See you next year.

    • Nicolas Grignon

      Some French iconic cars would be nice too… Renault Megane Trophy cup, R5 Turbo, Clio Cup, Alpine A110, 206 WRC, etc…

      • Realkman666

        Mégane maybe kinda on the way in 2014. Wouldn’t mind a white Peugeot 406. ;)

    • Konstantin

      Abarth extended?

      It may be Abarth coupe…

      Or some classic cars, like OT 1000 Coupe, 850, Scorpione or… Abarth 2000, 3000. nice…

      • Konstantin

        and in other licenses i prefer:
        McLaren P1
        Lotus 72
        BMW M1 Procar

      • Juhan Voolaid

        Children cars?

      • Konstantin

        2000 and 3000 aren’t. in this opinion we can say that this brand child

    • Anonymous

      It’s logical to release potential gamesellers first, I’m still hoping for some real “bad” cars though. Cobra, skip barber or any raw handling lighweight plastic tub with wheels!

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        There is a 427 Cobra mod that is being made by a guy that works in 3d modeling in the movie industry..the model is already fantastic looking and there are all kinds of people that are helping him..You can see the progress of the mod in the official forums…it’s going to be a good one.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds great! Will check it out! Thanks!!

  • Guest

    La Ferrari…designed and built by Italians, named by African Americans.

    • Saleem Hodge

      And what what hell is that supposed to mean?

      • Realkman666

        One parent is African, the other is American, I presume. Weird all the same.

      • Guest

        The name when I heard it (it’s not a typically evocative Italian supercar name) reminded me of some famous Americans, LaShawn Merrit, LaToya Jackson, La Shawn Daniels etc. No offence was meant, I apologise for any caused.

      • Saleem Hodge

        Makes sense, that’s pretty funny!

      • traind

        Wow, a non-inflammatory exchange on the internet over an initially provoking statement… I wish there was a lot more of that in threads and forums! Seriously, nice job!

      • Realkman666

        lol

      • Anonymous

        Okay I’ll call it La Bomba then it takes on a whole nother twist a Spanish one.

      • Nicolas Grignon

        close but wrong… I’m French so I take it like it is: we use to give female and male affinities to names, so in French, Ferrari is a nice car (voiture) = feminine, so we would use the feminine “la” instead of “le”…

  • Alex S

    I appreciate any Ferrari…

    But if I could ask Kuno’s one thing at this point, is that they please release a truly classic Ferrari…A 275GTB, or any 250 (not necessarily a GTO), an LM or any road going one…

    Or a 512bb….I’m just dreaming here…

    At the moment all I will be driving is the F40 as that is the only truly manual F-car in the sim…

    You see when it comes to weekend hot lapping I love me a manual…when it will come to competitive online racing sure I will hop into the 599/458…

    But once Nordschleife comes it…nothing beats that TH8 RS, three pedals and some classic F-Car…

    Anyone agree?

    • Gulyás Tamás

      Agreed. Not necessary 1000 HP beast…

  • Anonymous

    “Posted 21 hours, 59 minutes ago” – which is 31. december.
    “The car will come as a free content upgrade to the 1.0 version of Assetto Corsa that is due to be released later this year.”

    So, it should be released already, the year passed. :P

  • Dinof

    Laferrari was developed in colaboration with kunos.if you saw the video with the development there was a short moment where they virtual drive the car.
    This should be very interesting because LaFerrari is the best known carr by kunos. So it should be the closest AC car to a real one.

    • Anonymous

      Yes sure.

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