When developers Kunos Simulazioni and publishers 505 Games announced last year that it would produce a 2023 GT World Challenge DLC pack that included new Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini models sim racer’s expectations were aligned.
Then, in February, McLaren rocked the apple cart by announcing an ‘Evo’ version of its 720S GT3 racing car. Suddenly, the ‘2023 pack’ seemed to be missing a vehicle. After all, every other model seen in the real-world grid was available for Assetto Corsa Competizione as of April, apart from the updated McLaren.
But that has changed today (25th May) with a free update for all PC players. Simply update the platform to version 1.9.3, and the McLaren 720S GT3 Evo 2023 will be now part of the roster. Neat!
The Evo version includes a new aerodynamic package, identifiable by a new front bumper dive planes and a heavily revised rear wing. The plan was to shift the aerodynamic balance forwards, while the suspension’s adjustability range was also increased.
The patch has also altered the Balance of Performance around Mount Panorama (Bathurst) and Paul Ricard, while the Honda and Bentley have seen specific enhancements – both noted to be struggling in the SRO Esports competition so far this season.
Steering lock and ECU maps have been tweaked for the recently added 296 GT3, while the EVO2 Huracán has different fuel consumption relative to engine braking ECU maps – a new feature for the title that was added via this car.
The full changelog is below, but the main thing is a free, updated, McLaren. Whoop!
Assetto Corsa Comepetizione Update 1.9.3 changelog, PC
- Added new McLaren 720S GT3 Evo 2023
- Fixed an issue at Valencia with pitlane detection
- BOP fine-tuning for Bathurst
- BOP fine-tuning for Paul Ricard
- Honda and Bentley performance improvements
- Audi R8 LMS GT3 EvoII aeromap during yaw rotation improvements
- Tyre model consumption tweaks
- Tyre model slick tyres at very cold/wet temperatures tweaks
- Ferrari 296 GT3 steering lock set at 400
- Ferrari 296 GT3 number of ECU maps fix (no other changes)
- Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 fuel consumption relative to engine braking ecu maps fixed (inverted)
Source: Steam/Assetto Corsa