1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Featured PC Assetto Corsa: New Mazda MX5 Previews

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 17, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Assetto Corsa Mazda MX5 @ Silverstone.jpg Kunos Simulazioni have released several preview images of the new Mazda MX5 due to form part of the upcoming JDM DLC for Assetto Corsa.

    Forming part of a Japanese DLC package, the 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year will be making its debut in Kunos' racing simulator on the 18th of May. The little MX5 has proven to be a popular choice for several years now in racing titles such as iRacing, and there is no reason why AC's version should prove to be any less popular with fans of the game.

    The 2015 MX5 is a nimble 129hp rear wheel drive sports car that should encourage close on-track action whilst providing an entertaining driving experience. Kunos have indicated the JDM Car Pack will also include a more performance oriented MX5 Cup Car - a 155hp dedicated racing version of the little MX5 road-going equivalent.

    RaceDepartment.com have our own dedicated Assetto Corsa forum where you will find discussions and news items, a comprehensive mods section and our very own Racing Club. Head over and take a tour!

    Assetto Corsa Mazda MX5 2.jpg Assetto Corsa Mazda MX5 Interior.jpg Assetto Corsa Mazda MX5 Rear.jpg Assetto Corsa Mazda MX5.jpg

    Are you looking forward to trying the MX5 2016 in Assetto Corsa? Will you be purchasing the JDM DLC? Which car are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 17, 2016
    • Like Like x 5
    • Love Love x 1
    • Wow Wow x 1
    • Angry Angry x 1
  2. Enzo Fazzi

    Enzo Fazzi
    Always sideways Premium Member

    I'm hoping we get this skin for the racecar :)
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like x 8
    • Love x 1
    • Haha x 1
    • Wow x 1
    • Agree x 1
  3. xnorb

    xnorb
    Premium Member

    The MX5s are quite popular as entry level racing class and people coming from iRacing or more arcady titles like GT will definitely welcome this addition.

    I have a love/hate relationship with this car.
    Well, at least with this car in iRacing which is known for sometimes weird tire behavior.

    Great to see that there will be the Cup Car in there as i'm not the least interested in street cars.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. fap fap... (and isn't the particle filter) xD
     
    • Haha Haha x 1
  5. <Mod edit: Language>
    where's the console release disk :mad:
     
  6. Oh the skinning community is gonna do nuts over these cars.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  7. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Nice paint Enzo, very manly :)
     
    • Haha Haha x 1
  8. fortyfivekev

    fortyfivekev
    Premium Member

    Seems a bit odd that they haven't released a definitive list of cars in this pack or have I just missed it? I know there are some lists around but where are the preview videos, etc? It's out tomorrow after all. I will get it anyway for the Cup car as it is fun in other sims but it just seems like they aren't putting much effort into marketing this one.
     
  9. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Not so interested in the cars (with the exception of the MX5 Cup), but more so the actual core game improvements coming in 1.6. I haven't heard anything about it.

    Anyone know?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Lists
    Japanese Pack DLC:
    Mazda MX-5 road + cup
    Mazda RX-7
    2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo
    Nissan GT-R 34
    Toyota Supra in three versions
    Toyota AE-86 in two versions.

    Free content:
    first-generation Miata
    Mazda 787B
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Love Love x 1
  11. They have shown pics of a stock version of the RX-7 and also a version with an aftermarket wing on it.
    And those free cars aren't part of tomorrows update AFAIK
     
  12. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Premium Member

    Welp, i wont be getting that pack then.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. drasp

    drasp
    Premium Member

    Very excited for the MX-5s!!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Enzo Fazzi

    Enzo Fazzi
    Always sideways Premium Member

    They used it for a charity race and the money went to British veterans, hence the poppies. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Love Love x 1
    • Wow Wow x 1
  15. Rodent

    Rodent
    Premium Member

    Very torn at the moment, some of the cars should be a hoot. But without a new track it feels a little light from what I've come to expect out of ACs DLC.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  16. I'll buy any alternative just to experience content found in iRacing...
    (Frankly though I'd like it if this MX5 Cup car was for rFactor 2 or AMS instead)
     
  17. LilSki

    LilSki
    Premium Member

    Maybe the price might reflect the fact there is no track in the pack.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. tbh the prices have always been fair so i dont see a reason why it would be different here.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  19. Rodent

    Rodent
    Premium Member

    It'll have to be tbh, don't get me wrong I'm all for more cars, and the MX-5 is a fun little thing to drive in iRacing. But it would've been the perfect time to include one or more Japanese tracks, or Laguna Seca.
     
    • Haha Haha x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. LilSki

    LilSki
    Premium Member

    I agree it would be nice to have a track but as far as I know they only have one track builder. And I know from experience that tracks take a ton of time. I'm sure he is busy working on red bull ring right now.