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Assetto Corsa – Peugeot 205 GTI Mod Previews

xiorxorn has released first previews of his Peugeot 205 GTI mod for Assetto Corsa.

While modding for Assetto Corsa already started before the title was even available, Friday’s release of the beta version seems to have injected even more life into the community.

Proof of that isย xiorxorn who has released new previews of his Peugeot 205 GTI mod for the new simulation.

The mod will bring the popular French road car to Assetto Corsa, including both the road-going version as well as the rally-spec car.

  • Alex Ventura

    Glad he’s still around ๐Ÿ™‚

  • F1Racer

    And so it begins…

    This should be a cool car to throw around AC. Looking fwd to more tracks too (but who isn’t ?).

    • stenyak

      The 205 is looking fwd indeed.

      • F1Racer


  • Alejandro Gorgal

    I really hope that getting all this content into the game will be easy and that modders will have access to as many of the physics files as possible so that we can get a ton of cool content like this rolling.

    In my mind, AC has filled that little empty spot LFS left in my heart ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gulyรกs Tamรกs

    Great news I like modders

  • Traumahound

    I’m thrilled, and a little surprised to see info about a third-party mod already, even more so for this little car!
    All eyes will be watching to see how this turns out. : )

  • Hurdy Hurdy

    Just wondering about the MOD’s (and nothing against the modding community).

    Do they have to be approved by Kunos in anyway before being allowed in sim or will they just be made available and we add them as we see fit?

    • Anonymous

      That’s something we’d all like to know I’ll bet. Will mods be available through Steam Workshop for easy download and updating? Will the Steam lawyers “pull a Porsche”* on unlicensed reproductions? Can we bypass Steam and side-install mods? Hmm… **

      * I hereby copyright that phrase, and if anyone uses it you will hear from my lawyers!

      ** F___ Porsche.

    • Anonymous

      A simple rating system should be sufficient to be able to find quality mods. Putting everything through Kunos approval just creates a bottleneck for content.

  • Chris Karsten

    Just love how the fog lights aren’t put on straight.

    That’s French 80s car building for you hehe.

    • StarFoxySxv550

      That’s just because of the way the valance is angled.

  • vaggelis

    Looks great! I’m looking forward to this.

  • StarFoxySxv550

    Oh nice. I’ve owned several of these. Loved them all, even on the odd occasion a couple tried to kill me ๐Ÿ™‚ Think I might get another

  • Jos

    cool car but i prefer the 106 gti since its my real car ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Silvio

    Come on… not mods.. please… why god… it is a very bad beggining of something that could be good. LFS is still there with thousands of players because it is just one thing, one simple thing, one instalation, one game, the same for everybody. Now it will start that massive rain of poor quality tracks and cars, and you will not find a single server to play with 12 players. I hate mods… sorry.

    Dont build mods, go find a real job and useful work to fulfill your pour routine…

    • Fernando

      I understand your point about multiplayer, but:
      -> rFactor is just what it is today because of the amazing mods
      -> If a mod is poor, then don’t download it
      -> 35 cars on 11 tracks. Ok, good car count, but how long does that last? And only 11 tracks?
      -> Imagine mods such as Historx, Enduracers, CTDP F1, F1 1990 in an amazing platform like AC
      -> There’ll be always leagues to join!
      Not starting an argument, but mods are a good thing ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let’s all enjoy them!

      • Silvio

        rFactor was made for mods, it has no original content that deserves be called “racing simulator”.
        By your side, AC has real laser sccaned tracks and real deep detailed cars with deep accurate physics.
        How modders will achieve the same degree of quality and fidelity?
        I can’t believe when I see here some people drolling for a such ugly (natural ugly) and poorly modeled car (look those headlights…).
        Ok, enough.

      • Fernando

        You’re right about the car. However, I don’t think most people here are necessarily excited about this particular car (and no offense to those who are, because I will download this too). I think we’re excited because this car represents a great beginning to this sim extended life.

      • Silvio

        The game not even started and the people are worrying about extra-life? ๐Ÿ™‚

        Ok. I understand you point of view too, but I still don’t like such mods that can spread the community in thousands of mismatched servers.

    • Anonymous

      Mods are what give games their longevity, and longevity is how you get a decent player base.

    • F1Racer

      Modding is a HUGE part of the sim-racing community. Does your ‘hate’ for them mean you don’t download them?
      It’s not fair to assume that every mod for AC now will be poor quality. I think some modders deserve more credit than that. rF1 thrived on mods for so long and still does, as goes GTR2 and RBR. In all 3 of those games there are mods that are better than the stock contenct. So there is an argument for both sides.

      • Silvio

        My hate for them is because they will spread the community in thousands of not joinable servers. GTR2 today is like this. GTL is like this. GPL was like this too.

        If iRacing was open for mods, it wouldnt exist anymore. The same is valid for LFS, which has a “thousand” of years without any new, and is still there with a big community playing the same tracks and cars.

        Last month I tried my “old” Stockcar 2012 and I could not join to any server, because the unique 3 that had people, was unnable due mods.

        When NKP was hot, I gave up of run in its major league because the big bunch of trash that it obligate to dl.

        I gave up to run in a local league of Race07 due the hard work to dl, organize and install such mods. And see that this league is a fantastic one where I could race against real pilots from top world car racing.

        Sure I will not dl mods. I have no patience and time for this. That is one reason because I like the Steam’s way of doing the things.

        I hate mods. I don’t hate modders, but I suggest if they need to do some work to fill his ego, please, go to make skies, tires, windshields…

      • F1Racer


      • Anonymous

        How ridiculous are you?

        Who are you to tell people what to do.

        It’s really tempting for me to throw personal insults at you but those don’t help anything, let’s just say maybe one day you’ll create something for the community to enjoy too, although that seems about as likely as Marussia winning constructors title judging your personality from these posts…

      • Silvio

        I’ll not create anything for the community, but maybe, and just maybe, my complain is more usefull for thousands players that will keep their gaming together, than your mods that will be useful for one hundred that will play it for 2 weeks and forget.

        Maybe, and just maybe, the fact of it doesn’t have mods (like iR and LFS) could retain the “community” together more than a whole truck of your better hard work.

        But keep doing what you are doing, don’t worry about me, I’m only a ridiculous guy here.

        For me this discussion is over, BR.

      • Anonymous

        Discussion with you was over before it even began, you obviously know better than we all.
        Just for the record though, our 37′ mod has about 20 000 unique downloads and was played in several leagues.
        Enduracers mod likely has close to 100 000 downloads and has thousands and thousands of active players.
        Rf1 would be completely abandoned years ago had mods were not created for it.
        The whole community would be small compared to what it is.

      • Silvio

        Ah… rFactor. Ok, now you got the point.

        rFactor needs people like you, it is a raw plataform for mods, and I have nothing against mods for it, in fact, rF players should always thank you and others that expend so many time doing free of charge content.

        But it is rFactor, a software made to be modified.

        AC doesnt need you. AC just needs our money to keep the geniality of Stephano anough motivated for next years.

        So, you and your enthusiastic team can avoid flood the servers with mismatches errors. Please, go make tracks and cars and series for rFactor, and let AC solid, simple, basic.

        And dont get offended, it is just my opinion, and I’m not your god. Maybe your reasonable inner voice…

    • Pablo Coronel

      Understand that in today’s commercial paradigm you purchase an expandable platform, one installation product no longer exists.

    • Anonymous

      I am a modder myself and obviously like mods so what you wrote is kinda insulting to us.

      BUT you are right about that one thing. The more modded content there is, the lower chance to find any meaningful public race. That’s just a cold fact that can’t be disputed. Let’s say stock game has 15 tracks and 8 car groups (where 1 group is something like GT1 class consisting of 5 cars or whatever). That’s about 120 combinations. Now if we have 100 tracks and 50 car groups that’s 5000 combinations which is why you never see people join anything because there is always some combination of track and car they like a bit more than yours.

      But at the same time, for league racing what really matters is if there is *any* great quality content, be it from devs or modded, leagues don’t suffer from mods. Public racing indeed does.

      • Troels Hadberg

        Spot on. And who plays stuntcar race, sorry, public anyway?

    • Alex Ventura

      First time I’ve ever seen someone complain about mods ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • Mario Strada

      I have the perfect solution for you: don;t download and install any of them. Keep it simple. Race only with the base content (which is usually the most popular anyway) and ignore any mods.

      See how easy it is? If you see races with a mod, assume they don;t exist, since they wouldn’t if the mod was not available. Better yet, organize races with base content.

      However, some of use like the mods. So we want to make sure modders are happy and fat.

    • Anonymous

      If it weren’t for rFactor mods, HistorX in particular, I’d still be on the console, and the sim racing industry wouldn’t have gotten some $1300+ of my money these last 2 years. I know I’m just one drop in an ocean, but how many others can say the same?

    • Bryan

      Are you serious go get some help !! Your life must be so boring lfs hhhasaa no mods omg lol

    • joe

      I agree with the OP.. I’m not against mod to enhance sounds, graph, plug in etc but when it come to cars and track, keep the game like it is. Mp will be as nightmare

    • Pablo Coronel
    • BackMarker

      If the mods can be installed and deleted without messing up the original AC then I am all for them! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anonymous

      i have to say i partially agree with you.
      I disagree because:
      1. a really really good quality mod, can actually improve the game. Take for example MAK Corps F3 mod for RF2, which suddenly made RF2 feel like a driving simulator, where the cars used rubber tyres rather than wood.

      I agree with you because:
      1. having 50 different mods kills the online racing dead. People start setting up their own private servers with a bunch of different mods, it spreads out the community completely, and you end up with a bunch of online servers, half of them private, and the half that are public, all running different mods, with 2 people in them each.

      2. Sorry, why are people getting excited about a bloody Peugeot 205 GTI.
      I just do not get this yearning to drive slow Front wheel drive cars, or cars that your average consumer can buy.
      a) road cars aren’t anywhere NEAR as exciting to drive as race cars, in real life anyway. They aren’t even remotely comparable.

      b) the only enjoyment you can have from a road car is making use of that soft compliant suspension and doing big skids and drifts. That is the enjoyment to be had from a road car – a powerful one – thats RWD.

      c)…..this peugeot is simply going to be a slower, less interesting thing to drive than the Abarth that’s already in the game. SO WHat is the POINT?

      d) yes the Peugeot 205 GTI is a classic car, in terms of, what the average consumer could afford in the day, yes as a road car it handles comparatively well, but what would I rather drive in the game….this, or a Ferrari 458? HMMM THATS A TOUGH ONE.

    • Melvin

      just find a league where u can drive with al you,r mate,s… then u have a startgrid with 30 people ๐Ÿ˜‰ … its beter then 12 … and most of the time we playing mods for the fun… and Mods make the game ..

  • Chris Wright

    Incredible how quickly mods are appearing for this awesome title.

    • Ales Ogrinc

      Well its nothing more than a WIP sofar and if you look into AC forum, few that were announced are allready droped.

    • Big Ron

      Well, for now all these are not really mods but rather just 3d-models claimed to be mods, but actually not feasible since nobody knows when and how to mod for AC.

  • Dani .

    205 GTI, 1&2 and 205 Rallye.

  • Gumshoe

    So, does this mean we’ll actually see what the physics running all this Kunos ‘magic’ looks like? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lachlan Salter

    AWW YIISSS 205 GTI!!!

  • Juhan Voolaid

    Please! Dirt tracks! Road courses.

  • Anonymous

    NIce moddeling, but somehow the windows look a bit too high compared to the doors.

  • BackMarker

    I love these small cars with low power for running in large packs on the track. This could be a fun car for running on a large grid. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rolands Svetins

    Aww looks so sweet.

  • Melvin

    nice looking forwards … but we need the new renault clio 2014 for AC ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Mar Mar

    Sim modding is still alive after all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Manuel Juan Pedrรณn Navarro

    Really nice model

  • ะ”ะผะธั‚ั€ะธะน

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