Kunos Simulazioni have confirmed today that the much anticipated Porsche 911 RSR 2017, due to be released as part of the third and final Porsche DLC instalment for Assetto Corsa, has been delayed until early 2017. Regretfully Kunos been unable to complete the new for 2017 911 RSR in time to meet the December 20th DLC release date, however to ease the disappointment of fans the car has been replaced by the very tasty 911 Turbo S. Additionally Kunos have confirmed the missing 2017 911 RSR will be added as a free update to Volume III, maybe as early as January next year. Of course the delay will be a disappointment to fans eagerly looking forward to take ownership of the Porsche Volume III DLC pack in just five days time, however the inclusion of a replacement vehicle and a promise to offer up the 911 RSR as a free update (to owners of Vol III) is a very fair compensation by Kunos, and will go some way towards alleviating community criticism following the announcement. For me the most interesting development from the announcement is the speed in which Kunos have been able to offer up the replacement 911 Turbo S. Does this mean the studio are quietly working behind the scenes on additional Porsche cars outside of the three already known DLC packages? Could 2017 bring yet more legendary machines currently not included in the known vehicles already confirmed or released for Assetto Corsa? Mmm, interesting... Check out the full Kunos statement below: "We’re aware that the Porsche 911 RSR 2017 is one of the most sought after cars in the Porsche Pack Vol. 3 DLC and we know how excited the community is after seeing it unveiled just a few weeks ago. Right now, we’re working incredibly closely with the Porsche R&D department in order to reproduce this car the best we can! The 911 RSR 2017 is not an upgrade of the previous model, but a totally new car. As we want to ensure the best experience possible from this amazing model, we... unfortunately need to spend a bit more time on it, meaning it won't be released as part of the Porsche Pack Vol. 3 DLC next week. We know this will come as a disappointment to our community but please be rest assured, the wait will be worth it! However, we wanted to find a way to apologize for the delay… Since we announced the Porsche Program, we noticed that some players were disappointed with the absence of the 911 Turbo S. Today, we’re pleased to announce that the Porsche Pack Vol. 3 DLC will now include the 911 Turbo S! As for the 911 RSR 2017, this will be available as a FREE upgrade of the Porsche Pack Vol. 3 DLC in January!" In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the thrilling performance of the iconic 911 Turbo S, while we work to complete the 911 RSR 2017. Not only will you have the best ending to 2016, but we’ll kick start 2017 with an incredible car! Porsche Volume 3 DLC Contains: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2017 * Coming as a free update in January 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 R 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016 Porsche 908 LH Porsche 917 K Porsche 911 R Porsche 911 Turbo S Free car Assetto Corsa is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC right now. Porsche Volume III DLC will release for PC on December 20th. The Assetto Corsa sub forum here at RaceDepartment is the place to go for Assetto Corsa news and community discussion. We have a whole bunch of mods to download, a specific area for modders to discuss their WIP projects and of course our epic Racing Club and League events. Head over and join in today. Are you disappointed at the news of the delay to the 911 RSR 2017? Looking forward to the 911 Turbo S? Let us know in the comments section below!