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Mazda Miata for Assetto Corsa – New Previews

Team Pure has released new previews of their Mazda Miata project for Assetto Corsa.

Team Pure has released new previews of their Mazda Miata project for Assetto Corsa.

The car was one of the very first modding projects for the new title, having been started months ago. The new previews show us some nicely detailed semi-slick racing tires and progress on the car model.

The mod will include both the street version of the Japanese roadster as well as a spec racing version.

Outside of the United States, the Miata is better known as the MX-5 in Europe and as Eunos Roadster in Japan. Since February 1989, almost a million Miatas have been sold around the world, making it the most popular roadster in automotive history.

  • F1Racer

    Oh nice, an MX5 ! These little cars are underpowered but have a great balance.
    Should be tonnes of fun.

    • Hurdy Hurdy

      Yeah, be fun racing these around Magione and Vallelunga

  • Anonymous

    Eagerly anticipating this mod.

  • fkkamil
    • Drew Duncan

      NC’s don’t get much love at tracks. Most people take NA and NBs to track events.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Cheaper?

      • Drew Duncan

        Yea, much cheaper.

      • Attila Kiss

        NC is larger and heavier, without a lot more power. I have driven them all. For me it is NA for the track (+ a lot of bracing) and NB for the road (unmodified).

    • Marco Hooghuis

      Nobody races NC’s in real life.

  • Alejandro Gorgal

    I dont know why but this kind of car makes me much more exited than a supercar like the Zonda or anything like it.

    • fkkamil

      Agree.
      Little underpowered cars are more competitive.
      Zonda is difficult to keep it on track, too early on throttle – spin – no racers to compete with.
      Mazda? forgives much, more people able to keep car on the track – more competitors – more fun:)

  • Drew Duncan

    Yes! Now we just need an BMW E36 M3, Mitsubishi EVO, Honda S2000, VW R32, Scion FRS, and Subaru STI then we will have most of the civilian track-cars covered.

    • kr1nz

      Add the M3 e46 CSL to that list. Or even the “standard” M3 🙂

      • Attila Kiss

        E46 CSL is one of the all time classics, probably the best M3 ever made. 🙂

    • Attila Kiss

      The FRS will feel 99% like the e30, thats why we love it.
      I would be intrested in the rest as well, but somehow i doubt that 4WD drivetrain can be modelled. It feels so wrong in real life, it grips and understeers at the same time. Kind of boring for me (unless you have 500+hp).

  • name user

    YESSS, normal cars is what’s fun. In a turn 3 wide there’s actually time to make decisions, react and adjust your driving. It’s so much more exciting.

    Would be awesome if someone did a CT9A chassis Evo, but I doubt anyone would do it justice. From the straight cut first gear to the diff whine to the steering rack to the way the AWD translates understeer into oversteer, nobody is going to model all of that right. Forza, Gran Turismo and NFS Shift Evos are so bad and so wrong I don’t even know where to begin.

    Rented an NB Miata recently to teach my wife to drive manual. GODDAMN I couldn’t help but cut her session short and spend like 20 minutes doing a stupid ass figure 8 slalom between some light poles in a parkinglot. Yeah yeah yeah everybody says “gokart” but when you feel it, it’s really special, not just a cliche. A spongy gokart, but a gokart.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t tell you how much I agree! Go Karrt X 10. Ran my first race at Barber in my 91 Miata… was an awesome experience!

      Here is a 30 sec video of me in my 1991 Miata taking to much curb through the chicane at barber in qualifying on Sunday… awesome Oh Shit Moment:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIkL-J9EZnE

      • Me

        Nice save!!

  • Jann Dircks

    Drove my neighbours MX5 a couple of weeks ago, very fun small car and it looks awesome!

    • ipitydafool

      If you’re a hairdresser 😛

      • Attila Kiss

        If you care what others think…once you drove it, you won’t care a bit. Just get a non colorfull one and put a rollcage and sports wheels on it, and it is not gay by any standard.

      • Anonymous

        Attila it must be the first time I ever agree with you! Let’s hug (I wanted to say kiss but it was too big of a pun)

  • Charles Sami Amyouni

    90s vintage cars on a NEXGEN will definitely be nostalgic, oh youth – will bring back a lot of memories – either sweetness or bitterness!

  • Anonymous

    I’m only really interested in this car for the comparison to iRacing as it’s the car that everybody gets with a base package. Should provide some more insight into differences.

    • StarFoxySxv550

      Nothing against modders, but I wouldn’t do that if I were you. Better to judge developer content vs developer content.

      • Mark Quigley

        Can you tell me why?
        There is no secret ingredient that a developer will include that a modder will not.
        If both dev and modder input the correct data for the car then both results must be the same.
        The only grey area where differences could be found is in tire data, I’m sure a modder will then just lift what they need from another car.

      • Benjamin Dolard

        “There is no secret ingredient that a developer will include that a modder will not.”
        Well, tech datas from the manufacturers help a lot.

      • Mark Quigley

        There is no secret knowledge that only Mazda hold about the NA Miata/Eunos/Mx5.
        The differences you will find across the models is more relevant, bilstein, final drive, diff type.
        An early standard 1.8 feels a bit different to a late special model with a type 2 torsen, Bilsteins and a load more chassis bracing.
        This is why I think it is the perfect car to be adopted as a standard in simracing.
        It is totally accessible to everyone

      • fkkamil

        “The only grey area where differences could be found is in tire data”. – and this is the most important data to simulate car behaviour properly. Always it is all about tires..

      • Mark Quigley

        I’m sure if Kunos were to do the mx5 he would be using tire data that exists in game already, modders will do the same.
        I’m tripping over mx5 parts here, for a modder to guess at anything would be nuts, it’s not some rare historic race car.

      • Wardez

        We have endless information from guys involved in our team, from guys that have raced them, to rebuilt them for decades, we also have close ties with Flyin’ Miata, who will be sponsoring the League we aim to build around this mod. You may even see a special Targa V8 version of our mod as well 😉

    • Jason Garrett

      iRacing has the newer model (NC) Miata, not this one.

      • Anonymous

        I want this one… THANKS TEAM PURE!

    • Mark Quigley

      The real life car is affordable to everyone, no need to look to another game to see how AC stacks up against real life, just go buy one.

      I’m on to my second NA mk1, crashed the first one 😀

      • Mark Quigley

        Talking to myself now 🙂
        I bet I can find a road legal mx5 for less than most of us have stuffed into iRacing.
        I’m starting to think some of you prefer the virtual world over real life…….oh wait, thats me.

      • Anonymous

        Haha… Agreed!

      • Kendra Jacobs

        LOL true that!!!

      • Anonymous

        I’m way too tall and they don’t have interesting style, features or power, in my opinion. I AM a big Mazda fan, though.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Get an gen 3 RX7. Best Mazda road car…..(i could think of while typing this post :P)

      • Anonymous

        They’re also money pits. I love the FD3S RX-7, don’t get me wrong. It still looks better than most sports cars out there at many times the price. The RX-8 was a bit of a dud.

        My cousin owns an RX-7 and I’ve looked into them but the cost of maintenance and parts is just too high for me.

      • StarFoxySxv550

        Yeah, they are expensive. But they are basically supercar bait 🙂 With that comes supercar maintenance cost.

        I thought the RX8 was a bit lacking too in comparison, but I saw one for £1000 not too long ago, with a few choice mods I think it could be turned into a capable road/track car. Not sure about the maintenance or reliability of those though.

      • Anonymous

        Very similar issues there with regards to apex seals. It’s the reason the Mazda CEO recently confirmed their rotary program is over. They’d like to continue with it if some breakthrough comes but it won’t come from Mazda. They have too many issues with sales.

        Personally, I’d love to see a RWD sports coupe come from Mazda in the vein of the RX-9 concepts floating around out there. Give it a well-turbo’d I4 with around 270HP/290tq, make it light, style it well and equip it well but not crazy expensive. Sell it for $25k basic to $30k well-equipped.

      • Mark Quigley

        As a road car they are fantastic for all the reasons they are a bit pants on track. (bog standard car)
        They take boost well and can be made to handle.
        Great car for a multitude of reasons, shame you are so lanky :p
        I drive mine like I used to drive bikes in the 90s, I don’t think anyone should be giving me more power in my daily.

      • Jason Garrett

        Since this is going to be a mod, regardless if it’s good or bad, it’s not really representative of how good or bad Assetto Corsa is. There are some really bad rFactor mods and some amazing ones, AC will be the same. With that being said I hope this mod ends up being one of the great ones!

      • Mark Quigley

        If it feels like the real thing then i’m happy.
        Was there not a mod for F1 Challenge ’99-’02 that had a physics value for the tires that made them very very wide?

        It does not really matter how the illusion is created, after all, you never really know…….

        http://www.simulation-argument.com/simulation.html

    • Benjamin Dolard

      Well… It’s not quite the same MX5…

  • Taku

    Good news ! this 3D model is really beautiful !

  • Com8

    as I own one, I say – YAY!!! 🙂

    NBFL though

    • Anonymous

      ditto except NB here, looking forward to it!

  • Wally Masterson

    Looking good!

  • Anonymous

    Please make a right hand drive version 🙂

    • Wardez

      Good idea, should be easy, thanks for the suggestion, we’ll definitely look into it.

  • Gulyás Tamás

    I’m curious what gonna be the quality of AC mods … just because rF mods are crappy ( 90% ) … 5% acceptable, 5% is good … or less

    • Marco Hooghuis

      Make that 95%…

      • Gulyás Tamás

        I don’t make.
        I just wanna use quality mods.
        I’m willing to pay for it / them …

      • Marco Hooghuis

        I wasn’t talking about you, I was saying that I think it’s 95% of the mods that are crap.

      • Anonymous

        Well really I would not know this since I only try the 4 and 5 star mods for rF1 (nothing here says anything about rF2) and I think 95% of those are great. I am leaving rf2 out of the equation for the time being since it is still early with a minimal amount of mods.

      • Gulyás Tamás

        rF F1 mods are different stories …

      • Anonymous

        I Completely disagree…. though sure some are not as good as others.
        example… much more than 90% of the track mods in eF/GTR2, etc… are very good,

        I appreciate anyone developing a MOD, it’s not easy. If I do not like it I simply remove without the bashing. Modder’s have to develop their skills as well….!

      • Marco Hooghuis

        Except that most mods aren’t created, but poorly converted. Most ‘modders’ rip something out of nfs, forza, whatever. You have to count those too.

    • Noel Hibbard

      Luckily rF has so many mods that even if only %5 are good it still out numbers the content of any other sim. This argument that rf sucks because only 5% are truely good is silly.

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome… hope they also just have the stock Miata and not just the Roadster as I have run a Miata (have run, but still own (1991) in the SCCA.
    AC is as close as I’ve ever been in a game to being on the track. The way the car pushes in a turn but maintains grip is exactly as in real life. The braking is another true feeling.
    Looking forward to this car with AC physics… Well Done Team Purre; Good Luck!

    • Kendra Jacobs

      Thats the only thing it does good pushing mid corner withoout going straight off, GT5 does that good also, and like gt5 physics the rest is console like junk. Lol. Just an improved console experience, it’s no actual sim. But thats what everyone thinks is the best nowadays, simcade is the new sim. Lol back to netkar pro and gsc2013 and rfactor 2, Peace!

      • Steven Heppener

        Peace man, enjoy your games

    • Hurdy Hurdy

      Article said:-

      The mod will include both the street version of the Japanese roadster as well as a spec racing version.

  • Anonymous

    Love it! will wait patiently for this.

  • damys

    he need to rent a Miata for real data , dyno session , sound etc

  • Anonymous

    Very promising.

    Everything will depend on Asseto Corsa development tools, if they can provide something better then notepad editing for physics and provide generic tires for varies series it would be massive boost for community.

    Also the extremely talented track makers would provide endless value to already fantastic game.

  • Atrax

    That’s pretty cool guys! Hope Kunos will release dev tools so we can actualy start using all this extra modders content.
    Thanks for sharing!

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