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Featured Introducing the Lotus 3-Eleven for Assetto Corsa

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 17, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    With the 'Ready to Race' DLC for Assetto Corsa just around the corner, Kunos Simulazioni have today revealed the next car of the new pack.. Introducing the Lotus 3-Eleven...!

    Although the simulation already has several models from the iconic Lotus brand, the 3-Eleven is actually a rather interesting addition to the simulation and adds yet another potentially beginner friendly purpose built racing car.

    With 450bp under the hood and all the skills and experience of the legendary Lotus manufacturer, the 3-Eleven is a lightweight, nimble and responsive racing car that should be well suited to close and hard competition both online and in the single player portion of the title.

    When perusing the official Lotus website of the 3-Eleven, the British manufacturer are keen to emphasise the performance characteristics of the new machine:

    "Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, their new car is focused on providing an undiluted driving experience, and underlines the company’s ability to deliver legendary handling and blistering speed" say Lotus.​

    Benefitting from a top speed of 174 mph and with a blistering 0 - 60 of just 3.3 seconds, this little pocket rocket weighs in at just 925 kg, retaining the Lotus tradition of super lightweight and incredible handling cars on both the road and track.

    Built in the United Kingdom at the Lotus factory in Hethel, the 3-Eleven is the fastest and most expensive car Lotus have ever build (source, Autocar magazine).

    Kunos had the following to say about the soon to be released car for Assetto Corsa:

    Two variations of the Lotus 3-Eleven are available: Road and Race; both delivering an impressive combination of high performance, agility and precision. Based on the Road version, the Race includes a much more aggressive aero kit, a sequential gearbox and an FIA approved driver’s seat with a six-point harness.

    Assetto Corsa simulates the Race version. With a dry weight of below 900kg (Race version), the 3-Eleven offers an enviable power to weight ratio, in excess of 500hp per tonne, and is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 290 km/h for the Race version.


    Forming part of the 10 car strong 'Ready to Race' DLC for Assetto Corsa, players will be able to get their hands on the digital recreation of this stunning machine from tomorrow onwards for PC versions of the title.



    Ready to Race DLC Contents:
    • Audi R8 LMS 2016
    • Audi R18 e-tron Quattro
    • Audi TT Cup 2016
    • Audi TT RS (VLN)
    • Lotus 3-Eleven
    • Maserati MC12 GT1
    • McLaren 570S
    • McLaren P1 GTR
    • Toyota Celica ST185 Turbo
    • Toyota TS040 Hybrid

    Alongside the new DLC pack will come the version 1.14 game update which looks set to contain a number of new and improved features. As a little teaser Kunos have revealed some of the following changes will be included in the new build release:
    • Added wind algorithm
    • Added AI Aggression selection
    • More AI differences within a single lap to generate more battles
    • Added AI wing setup variations
    • New AI algorithms for understeer detection and downshifting
    • Improved Downshift Protection
    • Updated Steam statistic reader to synchronize steam achievement

    Assetto Corsa is a racing simulation designed by Kunos Simulazioni and is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The 'Ready to Race' DLC is scheduled to launch on Thursday 18th May.


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    Oh boy do we like mods! If you do too then we have you covered with our fantastic Assetto Corsa modding archive. From downloads to a place for mod discussion, we have it all for you to enjoy, check it out today! If you don't fancy trying out some of the awesome community created tracks and cars then drop in on our Assetto Corsa sub forum to chat about the game with your fellow fans. Interaction and threads make forums fun, so start one today!

    We hold regular league and club racing events across a variety of content found within the game, however to celebrate this mega new inclusion to Assetto Corsa we are holding a very special on off GT1 specification race on Sunday 21st May. Sign up here and get yourself in on the action

    Another day, another Lotus! Are you excited to try your hand behind the wheel of the 3-Eleven? What other Lotus cars would you like to see in the game? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. TheSourceOfTheNile

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    I'm 90% sure that this car was already in the game. Unless we're getting a Lotus Espirit or F1 car, I don't really see the point in adding more of them to AC.
     
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  3. Brownninja97

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    So the gist im getting from the comments is that we all love the Lotus 3-11 and we totally will not be complaining about anything to not do with this car because we as a community are responsible adult/people
     
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  4. quakeguy

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    And so far, everyone is on topic, amazing.


    But yeah, lets not like a proper track day tool, because of the badge it has. /s
     
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  5. shimon.ifraimov

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    we have the 2-11 and 2-11 GT4
    this is the new model, more light weight race cars are always welcome!
     
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  6. Radu Oros

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    The version we're getting isn't just a road car and is different from the 2-eleven or evora in the game, see in the description in the article. So is well suited to this dlc. Those 10% make the difference.

    From Lotus, in addition to the 3-eleven that we're getting I would like a Lotus Cortina racing version that can go against Alfa Romeo GTA.
     
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  7. chargingcar

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    Now this is a cool car ,
    Was looking earlier on Lotus website there is 2 variation , Street and Race ,
    Awesome little car :)
     
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  8. chargingcar

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    This car is awesome man ,
    Really fast track day car , One of the best ,
    Bean reading reviews about it a while , Its a track monster :D
     
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  9. Albert McSaltens

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    "Another day, another Lotus! Are you excited to try your hand behind the wheel of the 3-Eleven? What other Lotus cars would you like to see in the game? Let us know in the comments section below!"

    Not at all in fact this woill go straight to the recyble bin. :D

    What i'd like to see from lotus is any formula 1 car from the 89 to 94 era or the lotus 79.
     
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  10. Brownninja97

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    To be fair with the Lotus though when is the last time we got one which isn't open wheels. If I remember correctly it was the evora gte carbon and the exige cup r with version 1.0. I welcome it, it looks insane im sure the pace is at least lmp3 level, little kick from the skinning community and the new ai and we have a janky wec field or elms sorta thing going. Its basically a praga r1 step 3
     
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  11. garyjpaterson

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    Really looking forward to this, I think its a damn cool car. Been a while since I've been excited about a Lotus.

    Plus the model looks accurate... (except maybe the missing front dive planes the race version seems to have)
     
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    Agree
     
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  13. Tim Meuris

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    What a buttugly car!!
    Impressive stats though.
    Is it another one with flappy paddles? :(
     
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  14. chargingcar

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    Theres is two versions ,
    I think they took screens of just the Street version no >?
     
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    They said theres two versions of the car but I dont think they said anything about two versions in the game. pretty sure they only said the race variant was coming though I could be wrong.
     
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    Can't get excited; hope Donkervort make an appearance at some point
     
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  17. garyjpaterson

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    There are two versions, but we've been told by Aris we are only getting the Race variant (despite the social media saying both are included - they have since been amended).
     
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    Would have been nice to have both and run races with both ,
    Ill see how it drives before making anymore judgement on it ,
    But the car looks incredible :)
     
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  19. garyjpaterson

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    From what I can gather they are very very similar - both on street tyres. The race has a little more DF, a little more power, a bit lighter and a paddle-shift gearbox.

    The Cortina and Elan are on my "hope-to-have-time-to-make-in-future" list.
     
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  20. Wedge

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    Would you say the same about the Audi R8 LMS 2016? "Well, we already have the 2015 version, so what's the point." No, you wouldn't. :p
     
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