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Featured Massarutto Reveals more about Kunos / Porsche Relationship

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    Kunos Simulazioni Licencing Manager, Marco Massarutto, has revealed some interesting information regarding the level of attention to detail afforded the studio in their new partnership with the Porsche brand.

    Massarutto has gone on record to reveal the manufacturer gave Kunos access to detailed CAD drawings of a production model yet to be revealed to the worldwide public, including allowing access to car in a professional photography studio in order to allow the development team the chance to capture every fine detail before digitally recreating the cars for Assetto Corsa.

    The below statement from Massarutto makes for an interesting story, especially the information regarding how keen it appears Porsche are keen to allow Kunos the level of data and access required to efficiently recreate each of the new Porsche models coming to Assetto Corsa. With detailed CAD drawings, and on site surveys of the cars themselves, it is very possible that the upcoming Porsche DLC packages will contain cars with a level of realism that is perhaps greater than has been possible in previous releases by Kunos.

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    "There's a funny story behind these pictures, that tells a lot about how Porsche cares about our partnership. As you can see taking a look to my profile, sometime I had the chance to shoot the most beautiful and iconic cars we have in Assetto Corsa right in the respective factories, but never in a photographic studio. Before Porsche. Also, usually it never happens that you receive CAD data of a model that has not been unveiled yet, nor that you can take pictures, or even that ...you can have the chance just to see a new car before it is officially unveiled. And no matter what you work for the car manufacturer, unless you are directly involved in the development of THAT model.

    Well, when last Spring we gone to Stuttgart to take the pictures of the Porsche models included in our project (and the project itself was far to be revealed) Porsche granted us the access to their new car - not to a dark, hidden, anonymous garage - but in a beautiful photographic studio. A huge studio, and right in the middle, the new - and still not unveiled - Panamera G2 was waiting for us. I'm not a professional photographer, but I'm good in shooting the kind of pictures we need to reproduce each car detail. And, even if I take care of other responsibilities in our company, this is a role I still keep for myself, since I love it so much. So, we did our job and then we moved to a different location to take pictures of many other - and more interesting :D - cars. Then we gone back home. Just few days later, some pictures of the Panamera, the same car, shot in the same studio, have been leaked on internet, before the official presentation. Potentially a bad issue: when we was at the studio, I didn't taken any picture even on my smartphone, just to be sure to do not show any picture accidentally to my friends. So, in our weekly call with Porsche I wanted to make sure that Kunos wasn't behind the leaked pictures, and they said "we didn't thought for a second that was you, anyway don't worry, we know it: the car was pretty similar, but wasn't the same, since the pictures show a different car plate; it was the other one, used for road tests. But thanks".

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    Assetto Corsa is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now. The first of the three Porsche DLC packages will be available October 25th, and retails for 6.99 Eur. Players wishing to take advantage of 28% savings when purchasing all three DLC packages can purchase a Season Pass from Kunos, with more details to following in the coming weeks.

    Porsche Volume One DLC will contain the following cars:
    • 911 Carrera S,
    • 935 Moby Dick
    • 918 Spyder
    • Cayman GT4 Clubsport
    • 718 Cayman S
    • 917/30
    • 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 1974

    The Porsche Panamera G2 and a 1960's version of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit will be added t to Assetto Corsa as free content in conjunction with the upcoming update to the game, expected to be release at a similar time as the Porsche Volume One DLC.

    Assetto Corsa at RaceDepartment, the place to go for the latest news and discussions regarding the simulation. We hold regular club and league events using a variety of content, host some of the best mods available for the game and even have a dedicated Modding Discussion sub forum for modders of AC to share advice and WIP projects in AC. Head over to the Assetto Corsa sub forum today and join the discussion.

    Looking forward to Porsche Volume One DLC? Impressed about the level of detail undertaken by the studio to get the new content as accurate as possible? Let us know in the comments section below!
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  2. Richard Hessels

    Richard Hessels

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    • 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 1974
    O M F G!!!

    I fell in love with that one, in the 90s, when i drove it in NFS Porshe Unleashed, on a plastic mad cats wheel! The sound of it! :D

    Please, god, let it be awesome, please! :D

    I would probably have a woody if they release the street legal version!
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  3. next 25th of October please do not call me ...

    I'm driving Porsche
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  4. Dlc comes out two days before i gotta hand in three pieces of coursework. Challenge accepted, lets do this.
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  5. Kunos is basically the only dev that makes me buy day-0 DLCs, and now a Season Pass... for Porsche cars... in a racing sim... this is a dream come true.
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  6. Shaun Clarke

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    When, When, are Kunos going to look at the bigger picture. You look at RF2, Pcars, AMS, they all have low powered cars, that aid to competitive close racing (Clio Cup, Formula Ford for example). Yes all these high powered cars that are entirely an extension of a males genitalia, are nice to have, and maybe, maybe, fun to drive, but when are Kunos going to look at the "grass roots" of racing, where people careers all starts (in the 21st Centenary), and not at the pinnacle where most people retire?

    Please don't say "your not happy, go race them sims" I am not saying I am not happy, as I have full DLC's, fully support Kunos, but give us something really different
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  7. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
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    Impressive stuff!
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  8. Andreas Knöpke

    Andreas Knöpke
    Let's drive side by side! Premium

    Can't say I agree with your point here.

    • Lotus 2-11 GT4
    • Praga R1
    • Mazda MX5 Cup
    • BMW M235i
    • Abarth 500 AC
    • BMW M3 E30 Group A
    • Tatuus FA01
    Not to mention the vintage cars such as Ford Escort MK1 etc.

    So yeah, I think the game has plenty of slower race cars too. But then again who really wants to race those cars? If there are even any such servers online, they are 99.9% of the day empty AF.
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  9. Shaun Clarke

    Shaun Clarke

    Andreas.....Where have you looked at my list...ok sorry, didn't included your F3 (amazing) and also the Ginetta G55 ( I have the updated version, again amazing) look at the list you mentioned...seriously, come on....

    Tatuus - Hmm in the middle of something, not sure what? (Your F3 mod puts this to shame)
    BMW M3 Group A ( attempt at DTM I guess)
    Abarth 500 AC ( seriously, oh please)
    BMW M235i - Where is the role cage, racing tyres...I will stop there
    Mazda MX5 ( yeah good shout) nice drive on that one
    Praga R1 - lots to say about this one, and sort of cheap mans LMP
    Lotus - Oh don't make me laugh, seriously, please don't

    I won't mention the Vintage cars as well, they are Vintage, lets leave them in the past.

    You have clearly not read what I have put, so please, read again, digest, take note, and then please come back again.
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  10. which is why we don't need more content like that.
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  11. All the people who know how to drive cars well. All the people that really should be driving them refuse to and they're the ones who're wrecking you at turn 1 of every race you do in the faster cars. ;)
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  12. Really nice story behind all of this :) Excited for the level of realism they can deliver on this DLC!
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  13. So you want entry level racing cars... while completely disregarding all the entry level racing cars in game...

    As well as saying you dont like all the high powered racing cars with slicks in the game... but want the m235i to have a better racing spec with roll cage and slicks? :poop:

    Might as well completely disregard all the entry level racing cars in every game then :rolleyes:

    The off topic nonsense is insane in these AC threads. :poop:
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  14. Helmut Skrdla

    Helmut Skrdla

    The only thing I'm not happy with (still going to buy the DLC) is that again we see a lot of interesting race cars from different eras... But we have neither the tracks nor the competition for them. RF2 finally woke up and now promises "series DLC" - I'll never get back to ISI but that move may give Kunos food for thought.

    Wonder what happened to the DRM mod, they also planned a Porsche...
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  15. Andreas Knöpke

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    Keep dreaming. :roflmao:
    Where would they take the money from to license a meaningful series? :roflmao:

    Anyway, let's not get too OT here.

    I am sooo looking forward to the GT4 Clubsport and tons of battles at the Ring. :inlove:
  16. Seriously? And I'm not picking on you now just because it's you. What makes you say that we don't need more content like the cars listed? What's wrong with replicating Trofeo Maserati, Lotus Cup, Global MX-5 Cup, BMW Sports Trophy M235i Racing Cup, Trofeo Abarth 500, Formula Abarth, Superlights Challenge, etc. series online? If you don't want want to race at all, fine. But I fail to see what's wrong with that kind of content itself?
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  17. Emerson Meyer

    Emerson Meyer
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    Porsche is coming back! :geek:

    And even so, people find reasons to complain.... not even Freud explains that.
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  18. samcar304

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    I think this sums up all the articles about this DLC...

    On another note, I can't wait to tear around in the Panamera. It seems like one of those cars you could have a blast powersliding!
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  19. Do yourself a favor :
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