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Assetto Corsa – Lots of Zonda R Previews

Kunos Simulazioni has released a big screenshot gallery of their Assetto Corsa title, showing off the Zonda R at Monza.

Kunos Simulazioni has released a big screenshot gallery of their Assetto Corsa title, showing off the Zonda R at Monza.

Making its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 2007, the Zonda R is powered by a six-litre V12 engine from Mercedes Benz. The car weighs little over 1000 kilos, 15 examples of the car have been built.

The car has become rather popular with racing games as aside from Assetto Corsa, the Zonda R has also been seen in previews of SImbin’s GTR3 and it is already available in Project CARS.

Assetto Corsa will be powered by a brand new DirectX 11 graphics engine and will come with advanced features such as blur & DOF. The title will offer extensive modding support as well as ten laser-scanned tracks and fully licensed cars as well as AI – A first for a Kunos title.

  • Alejandro Gorgal

    Great quality, I love that we have so many choices all of a sudden (when it comes to sims).

    • gt3rsr

      Well… not yet 🙂

  • Alejandro Gorgal

    Great quality, I love that we have so many choices all of a sudden (when it comes to sims).

  • Anonymous

    Okaaaaaay, I’m serously starting to think that AC looks better than pCARS. Not more eye-cany, just more natural! Amazing!

    • Alejandro Gorgal

      Some things are better and some are not as good. I think that overall the lighting in AC looks much more natural and realistic, but the materials on the car (metal, plastic, carbon fiber, etc) tend to look better on pCARS.

      One part where AC does seem to win (at least on screenshots) is on shadows and vegetation.

    • BSNismo

      It looks alot more natural i agree. Looks cleaner and less processed. It looks like what i guess a next gen iRacing would like like in terms of looking natural in it’s surroundings. Btw i didn’t realise pCARS ALSO has the Zonda, amazing! Must run and install it

      • hoodge1

        One last thing I noticed while it was parked in the pits with the front tires turned out, notice how natural the tire compound looks. Not armor alled over every surface. Especially the contact patch of the tire.
        Looks natural in it’s rubber compound esthetics.

      • Anonymous

        It looks overall really great across the board but it would be even better to see it in motion for once in a video

      • hoodge1

        Even better if they gave us one car and one track to demo out and make it known that it’s still a WIP if so. I’d just like a little sample of it. But one thing I do admire about them and Simbin. Even ISI. Is no hype train needed.
        Professional in all aspects. I respect that. Hyping a product can get you into serious trouble if you give out promises and can’t deliver in the end. You know all these teams WILL deliver, cause NO hype has ever been witnessed. At least not by me. That spells confidence behind your product in the end to me.

    • Roger

      I think pCars still looks slightly “better” overall. It has a level of “realism” that only GT5 and to some extent Forza 4 has had before. The interior in AC looks as good as the already amazing interior in pCars though!

      Cant wait to give this a go in AC! 🙂

    • hoodge1

      My feelings as well. But seeing it on a 2560×1440 monitor like the 27″ Asus I just aquired will be an exciting day indeed…

    • Big Ron

      Some things are better, some are a bit worse. For me, the exterior shaders look a bit flat and undetailed, missing reflection diversity. Also I still don´t like the grass (I also don´t in pCARS)…very monotonous and monochrome.
      On the other side I like the interior rendering a lot. Great shaders and lighting. And the overall image looks a bit sharper than pCARS.

      Overall I wouldn´t call AC looking very natural. IMO GT5 is still better. But it´s still a very good looking sim and can keep up with RRRE and pCARS.

  • Anonymous

    It looks alot more natural i agree. Looks cleaner and less processed. It looks like what i guess a next gen iRacing would like like in terms of looking natural in it’s surroundings. Btw i didn’t realise pCARS ALSO has the Zonda, amazing! Must run and install it

    • Anonymous

      You haven’t already? I’m disappointed 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Sorry to dissapoint, i will wait for the Kunos Zonda 🙂

    • Roger

      The Zonda R in pCars is very very nice, since the latest few builds with the new tire model it drives quite well also!

      The sound also has been improved a lot lately!

      It is really worth a try! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        That’s great but i think i will wait for the Kunos Zonda. I was just amazed to find out that pCARS also had the Zonda. I don’t think they are promoting and marketing their content enough. I mean i only found out about a Zonda in pCARS in a AC post of all places. I think they need to look at the marketing a bit more.

      • Anonymous

        Why do you sound bitter lately Wim? I honestly don’t understand.

      • Anonymous

        Who is Wim? My name begins with L? I know you get the alphabet wrong sometimes, you know P before A and stuff, but this is odd.

      • Anonymous

        I’m retarded today, confused you with BSRWix… well, that explains why I was baffled by the posting style that didn’t add up at all.

        Profound apologies both to you and Wim of course 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Thank you 🙂

      • Anonymous

        correct me … what is wrong with my posting style? and why would it not add up ? just wondereing… 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Nothing’s wrong with yours, that’s what got me confused.

        BSNismo has a more, let’s say “confrontational” style, that’s why I was wondering 🙂

      • Anonymous

        do i sound bitter ? 🙂 feel ok i hive to say.

      • Brandon Miller

        You said you were going to “run and install it”. Give it 30 minutes… Who knows.. you might just make an epic video of it! 😉

      • Anonymous

        I think you missed the point Brandon

      • Anonymous

        the also have the 2013 Pagani Huayra and here is the car-list:

        – Asano LM11 TDX (Audi R18 TDI)

        – Asano X4 Touring (Audi A4 DTM 2011)

        – Formula B (Generic GP2)

        – Lotus 49 Cosworth V8

        – Lotus 78 Cosworth

        – Lotus 98T Renault Turbo

        – Ariel Atom 300 supercharged

        – Ariel Atom 500 V8 2011

        – Ariel Atom Mugen

        – BAC Mono 2011

        – Caterham Superlight R500

        – Formula A (Formula 1 2011)

        – Gumpert Apollo S

        – Pagani Zonda R

        – Palmer Jaguar JP-LM

        – Racer L4-RS (Radical SR-3)

        – Racer V8-RS (Radical SR-8)

        – Caper Stock Car (Nascar Oval 1990)

        – Caper Stock Car (Nascar Road 1990)

        – Pagani Huayra

        – Caterham SP/300.R

        – Formula Rookie (Formula Ford 1600 2011)

        – Kart

        – SuperKart

        – BMW M1 Procar 1981

        – BMW Z4 GT3 2012

        – Caterham Classic (driveable for Team Member+)

        – Ford Capri Zakspeed Group 5 1980

        – Ford GT40 MK IV 1967

        – Mitsubishi Evo X FQ 400

        Not started yet

        – BMW 1M Coupe 2012

        – BMW 320 Turbo Group 5 1978

        – BMW 328 Touring Coupe 1940

        – BMW BTCC 3-series Touring Car 2012

        – BMW F1.08 2008

        – BMW M3 E92 GT 2012

        – BMW V12 LMR 1999

        – Ford Escort RS1600 1972

        – Ford Falcon FG Australian V8 Supercar of the Future 2013

        – Ford Focus ST 2012

        – Ford Focus ST BTCC 2012

        – Ford Fusion NASCAR Stock Car 2012

        – Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback 1966

        – Ford Mustang Cobra SCCA Trans-Am 1997

        – Ford Shelby GT500 2013

        – Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Group A 1988

        – Formula Gulf 1000 2012

        – Ginetta G40 Junior

        – Ginetta G50

        – Ginetta G55 GT3

        – Lotus 25 Formula 1 1962

        – Lotus 38 Indy 500 1965

        – Lotus 40 1965

        – Lotus 49C Formula 1 1970

        – Lotus 51 Formula Ford 1967

        – Lotus 56 Indy Car 1968

        – Lotus 72 Formula 1 1970

        – Mitsubishi Evo IX FQ 360

        – Mitsubishi Evo VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition

        – Pagani Zonda Cinque

        – RUF CTR Yellowbird 1987

        – RUF CTR3 2012

        – RUF RGT-8 2012

        – RUF Rt 12R 2012

        Not (yet?) confirmed

        – Aston Martin DBR9

        – Tyrell P34

        – Some cars of a large, yet unknown german brand

      • hoodge1

        Need the 2004-06 Ford GT in there as well. 60’s Lemans GT was a beast, but todays GT is a gorgous girl as well.

      • Kendra Jacobs

        Is that a joke? PCars mass market everything and have been doing so for the past year. The game markets wayyyyyyyyyy more than AC and has a (most likely) much later release date than AC.

        Have you been living under a rock or did you mean to say that AC need to market more?

      • Anonymous

        Well i think you maybe missed the sarcasm Kendra

      • Kendra Jacobs

        darn, I had a feeling, haha sorry

  • jswarthoff

    bella grafica

  • hoodge1

    Advantage of the modding community (which I feel will get heavily involved with AC), having the tools to create tracks and cars of this quality will be a hard one I think in the end for anyone to pass up.. I’m thinking I will be most actively involved in rF2 and AC as my new fav’s.
    The natural look and lighting is just so right in these pics. I notice the tree modelling for Monza is DEAD on. Now that is how the trees look like at Monza. Love the vegetation and grass blades. Betting they will be swept by the direction of the cars flying by…
    With the feel of Netkar Pro and Ferrari Virtual Academy being brilliant to what I cannot get enough of, AC will be a hard one to beat..

  • hoodge1

    One last thing I noticed in these shots is the glossy waxed look on the paint in comparison to Cars is much more natural looking as well. It’s shiny and clean, but doesn’t look like it is constantly wet looking. The body materials and cockpit materials look simply more natural. Not overdone. Just right.

  • gt3rsr

    I just wanna hug that car.

    • StarFoXySxv550

      Be careful, the last person that tried lost an arm. All that could be heard after by the locals was a Mutley style V12 snigger disappearing into the distance.

  • Juhan Voolaid

    What does Assetto Corsa mean?

    • Jukka Karppinen

      “Race trim”

  • Juha Mikkola

    There is something odd at the end of the exhaust as if they are see through, the last 10 or 15cm’s of ’em?

    And the tires under the fender seem a bit too light on colour to my eye, they probably should be a little darker or “more black” 🙂

    But other than that: Welcome to my account and take all the money you can find 😀

  • Skytrill

    I wish those switches on the dash would have been simulated. It’s a part a enjoy in NKP to start the car in a realistic manner just like in flight sims.
    imo they should have given the option to activate it or not.

  • StarFoXySxv550

    Please, please please let it sound as good (or as acurate) as it looks.

  • diz

    looks really good… but honesty … i am getting sick of all this trailers , screenshots and beta content… i wanna race !!! :-(((( please make this things done… (sry 4english^^)

  • hoodge1

    I just had to look at these pics again today and save em. Using one as my wallpaper. The Zonda’s carbon fiber body just is brought out to perfection in these pics. Like I said it’s shiny, but not waxy looking. Carbon Fiber like on the Zonda here would get no shinier. Check out the camera taking a shot above the car and you even notice the carbon fiber rear wing. Just gorgous. And again I just love the tire looks on this car with the rubber compound looking bang on.
    One more thing I noticed that looks top notch is the track pavement texturing looks so clean and real. Along with iRacings gorgous ashphalt/concrete looks, AC is bang on as well.