Featured DLC Bonus Pack 3

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  1. assettocorsamods

    assettocorsamods Administrator Staff Member

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    Time for some reheated news. But hey, at least is still this year. I would even go that far as saying it's still this month :D. Anyhoo.. just wanted to put into the timeline collection what probably was the last DLC for Assetto Corsa in its present form. Even though when it was announced, Laguna Seca should've come as a paid addition, activity at Kunos Simulazioni is in continuous transformation. Always listening to community, and probably to lay out a good base for the future development, decision was taken to make this DLC Free. Coinciding with the 3rd anniversary of Assetto Corsa, the Bonus Pack 3 includes seven new cars:

    • Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
    The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, which is considered one of the most beautiful cars ever created. Featuring a 2.0 L V8 engine, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale made its debut at the 1967 Turin Motorshow. It is a mid-engined sports car built by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. 18 examples were produced between 1967 and 1969. "Stradale" (Italian for "road-going") is a term often used by Italian car manufacturers to indicate a street-legal version of a racing car; indeed the 33 Stradale was derived from the Tipo 33 sports prototype.
    The 33 Stradale is the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors, also known as butterfly doors. The 33 Stradale also features windows which seamlessly curve upward into the 'roof' of the vehicle. The car has aluminium body on aluminium tubular chassis. As a result of being built by hand, each model differs from the others for some details. For example, early models had twin headlights, replaced in the last ones by single lights. The position of the windscreen wiper, and even the number of them, is another thing that differentiates each example from the others. Also the late models have vents added behind both the front and rear wheels to allow hot air from the brakes to escape. The car has 13-inch Campagnolo magnesium wheels, the front wheels eight and the rear wheels nine inches wide; the brakes used are disc brakes by Girling, the rear ones are inboard. The suspension system of the car is directly derived from the race cars of the 1960's with upper and lower control arms in front and double trailing arms in the rear, along with substantial antiroll bars.
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    Engine and transmission - The race-bred engine bore no relation to the mass-produced units in Alfa's more mainstream vehicles. The engine is closely related to the V8 of the Alfa Montreal, albeit with smaller capacity and in a much higher state of tune. Both engines were derived from the 33 racers‘ but differed in many details. Both engines had chain driven camshafts as opposed to the racers‘ gear driven ones, but the Stradale kept the racing engine’s flat plane crankshaft, whereas the Montreal engine had a cross plane crank. Race engineer Carlo Chiti designed an oversquare (78 mm (3.1 in) bore x 52.2 mm (2.1 in) stroke) dry-sump lubricated all aluminum 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) V8 that featured SPICA fuel injection, four ignition coils and 16 spark plugs. The engine used four chain-driven camshafts to operate the valve train and had a rev-limit of 10,000 rpm. The engine produced 230 hp (172 kW) at 8,800 rpm in road trim and 270 bhp (201 kW) in race trim. The engine valves are operated via chain-driven double-overhead cams and has a 10.5:1 compression ratio. Because every Stradale is hand built and unique the power levels can vary by car, used rpms etc., for example the first production Stradale (No. 750.33.101) has factory datasheet that claims 243 hp (181 kW) at 9,400 rpm with a "street" exhaust and 254 hp (189 kW) with open exhaust.
    Like on the racing car the transmission was a six-speed Colotti transaxle gearbox.
    Although the Stradale is a road car, it has some limitations which may make the everyday use slightly hard, for example missing locks and the lack of ground clearance.

    • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    Giulia Quadrifoglio represents more than the most powerful Alfa Romeo ever created for road use. It’s the convergence of engineering and emotion that can only belong to a brand as fabled as Alfa Romeo. Here's to a sports badge born more than a century ago, that still stands for something totally original today: a passion for motoring unlike any other. Visceral. Energetic. Technological. Crafted.
    The heart of Giulia Quadrifoglio is a gasoline powered 2.9 V6 bi-turbo engine with 90° opposed cylinders. The engine delivers 510 hp and 600 Nm of torque between 2500 and 5000 RPM. Made entirely of aluminum, it is extraordinarily powerful, yet lightweight. This new engine is developed with Ferrari expertise.
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    • Lamborghini Huracan Performante

    Capable of 640 bhp, 0-62 mph in 2.9 secs and can achieve a top speed of 202 mph, The Huracán Performante has reworked the concept of super sports cars and taken the notion of performance to levels never seen before. The vehicle has been re-engineered in its entirety, as regards its weight, engine power, chassis and above all by introducing an innovative system of active aerodynamics: ALA. The use of the awarded Forged Composites®, a shapable forged carbon fiber material patented by Automobili Lamborghini, is a real nice touch and it contributes to make the vehicle even lighter in weight. Besides its extraordinary technological properties, it also conveys a new idea of beauty.
    Huràcan Performante_3.jpg
    Engine - Totally renovated and redesigned with fluid dynamics optimized at both intake and exhaust, this engine is the aspirated V10 with the highest specific power. The new intake ducts come directly from Lamborghini Motorsport’s experience and improve response at all speeds. The double clutch transmission (LDF) has been further perfected and now is able to support even the highest performance.
    ALA - Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva is a smart and innovative system that manages active aerodynamics. ALA adapts to the driving style and type of route. When necessary, it increases vertical load to assist stability and speed through curves, or it reduces aerodynamic resistance to assist acceleration and reaching the top speed.

    • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    The Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in English) is a two-door, two-seater, V10 high-performance lightweight limited edition car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car's extensive use of carbon fiber.
    The Sesto Elemento is equipped with a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with paddle shift and all wheel drive system, mated to a 5.2 litre V10 engine borrowed from the Gallardo, generating 578 PS (425 kW; 570 hp) and 540 N⋅m (400 lbf⋅ft) of torque. The chassis, body, drive shaft and suspension components are made of carbon fiber, reducing the overall weight to a mere 999 kilograms (2,202 lb), a weight comparable to subcompact cars.
    Air is released through 10 distinctive hexagonal holes in the engine cover, while two intakes funnel cool air into the mid-mounted engine compartment. Lamborghini claims a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration time of just 2.5 seconds, and top speed of over 210 mph.
    The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento has a power to weight ratio of 1.75 kg (3.86 lb) per horsepower, which is currently the best power to weight ratio of a production Lamborghini.
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    • Maserati Alfieri Concept
    The first and only concept car coming to Assetto Corsa. Not only that, this is the only game that includes this car, so be sure to check it out. Aris describes it as "Predictable, neutral, powerful enough. Surprising handling."
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    • Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    The Maserati Quattroporte is a four-door luxury sports sedan produced by Italian car manufacturer Maserati. The name translated from Italian literally means "four doors". There have been six generations of this car, with the first introduced in 1963, and the current model launched in 2016. The GTS version specs (engine designed and assembled by Ferrari):
    Length | 5262 mm
    Width (without side mirrors) | 1948 mm
    Width (with side mirrors) | 2128 mm
    Height | 1481 mm
    Wheelbase | 3171 mm
    Front track | 1634 mm
    Rear track | 1647 mm
    Front overhang | 968 mm
    Rear overhang | 1123 mm
    Front tyres | 245/40 R20
    Rear tyres | 285/35 R20
    Engine Layout | V8
    Displacement | 3799 cc
    Max power | 530 HP
    Bore | 86.5 mm
    Stroke | 80.8 mm
    Quattroporte GTS2.jpg


    • Pagani Huayra BC
    The name “BC” represents the initials of Benny Caiola, a person who has greatly inspired Horacio Pagani over the years. Benny was so impressed by the passion and technology of the cars Horacio was designing from the very beginning, he made history as the first customer to buy a Pagani Automobile.
    The Huayra BC is the most technologically advanced Huayra Coupé yet, introducing innovative technical solutions which will be applied in the Pagani cars of the future. This not just a “restyling” of the Huayra, but a product that includes innovative changes in every part of the vehicle. It’s a car that has a completely different personality to that of the Huayra Coupé.
    Conceived primarily as road going car that will give the maximum exhilaration and performance during track days and special events, the Huayra BC has been inspired by its “track focused” predecessors: the Pagani Zonda R and the Zonda Cinque.
    The Huayra BC is powered by a V12 Bi-Turbo engine developed by Mercedes AMG exclusively for Pagani. The engine unleashes more than 750 horsepower, and is approved CARB and EU6.
    The Huayra BC features a 7-speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) developed from scratch and represents a new benchmark in this transmission technology. The gearbox, developed and manufactured by Xtrac, features a new electro-hydraulic actuation system and new carbon fibre synchronizers, designed to increase the precision of gear engagement and further reduce gearshift times. The clutch control program has also been heavily revised, allowing greater accuracy, despite the increased torque of the engine."
    Huayra BC_1.jpg


    …and the community’s most wanted track, Laguna Seca, digitalized through Laser Scanning Technology, ensuring every single detail, every single bump, curb and slope to perfectly match the real counterpart.
    The techniques used for the laser-scan has been hugely effective due to the particular nature of this circuit, thank to it's bends and corners (slopes, inclinations, etc) that make the famous Corkscrew bend so unique,
    as Kunos put it.




    With the bonus pack, came also a (last?) update, 1.16. This time though, the list of improvements is not too big nor too significant.
    Code:
    1.16
    - New Alfa Romeo tipo 33 Stradale
    - New Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    - New Lamborghini Huracán Performante
    - New Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    - New Maserati Alfieri
    - New Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    - New Pagani Huayra BC
    - New Laguna Seca Circuit
    - Corrected Porsche 908LH Fuel consumption
    - Corrected Pagani Huayra front splitter aero position
    - Added steering wheel alert on race start.
    - Potential workaround for launcher losing input focus after session ends; reported after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
    - Templates added for Bonus Pack cars
    - Various minor updates to digitial instruments in older content
    - Various minor graphical fixes in older content

    To compensate for the short changelog, here are some more screens :)
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    Huràcan Performante_1.jpg

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    Huràcan Performante_4.jpg

    Huràcan Performante_5.jpg
    Alfieri_3.jpg

    Stradale_2.jpg

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  2. assettocorsamods

    assettocorsamods Administrator Staff Member

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    Few minor updates followed closely, as for every release.

    Code:
    1.16.1
    - Corrected Lamborghini Huracán Performante ECU cutoff gearchange time
    - Improved AI behaviour through Corkscrew at Laguna Seca
    - Windscreen reflection adjusted in BP3 cars
    - Laguna Seca fixed a billboard position
    - Laguna Seca re-white balanced tarmac on cloudy conditions
    - Laguna Seca moved ribbon to correct tree
    Code:
    1.16.2
    - Launcher now cleans up stale files from the launcherdata directory
    - Reverted old Special Events difficulty
    - Added Laguna Seca starting lights
    - Day running lights added for Pagani Huayra BC
    - Improved AI behavior thought T6 at Laguna Seca
     
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