Massarutto teasers Porsche 911 RSR 2017 image for Assetto Corsa, development in Pre-Alpha stage. Marco Massarutto of Kunos Simulazioni has confirmed the much anticipated 2017 specification Porsche 911 RSR for Assetto Corsa is now in a pre-Alpha state of development, with an anticipated release expected during February. If we cast our mind back to early December last year we will remember the RSR 2017 was due to ship as part of the third and final Porsche DLC instalment. However due to delay's in the production of the car Kunos were forced to replace the vehicle with 911 Turbo S, with promises to ship the RSR as a free addition for Vol. III owners as soon as January 2017. "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!" was the sentiment from the studio at the time of the delay announcement. Of course January has now been and gone with no sign of any updates, until Massarutto popped up on Facebook today with an (admittedly rather distant) shot of the new car and confirming they have reached pre-Alpha development status. You can see the latest reveal image at the top of this article. With 2017 now well underway and the real life version of the machine having already made it's race debut at the recent Daytona 24 hour, a race in which the car performed remarkably well as it finished in second place overall in the hands of factory drivers Pilet, Makowiecki and Werner, Massarutto has seen fit to give fans a little teaser of what is to come for the sim. With the additional production time added to the real world data taken from the Rolex 24, the new car is now in it's final laps of development and should be made available very shortly. I appreciate it must come as a disappointment to fans having to wait for the car, but with an additional free model in the 911 Turbo S and the extra time afforded Kunos to ensure the car is made right, I'm sure it will all be a worthwhile wait in the end. EDIT: Massarutto has just posted a video on YouTube with the RSR on track... hidden behind a sideways competitor...! Assetto Corsa is available now on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Porsche 911 RSR 2017 should be made available during February as a free addition to those with the Porsche Volume III DLC. 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 looking forward to trying out the 2017 RSR? Do you still enjoy the Porsche DLC volumes? Would you like to see more Porsche cars in game, and if so, which ones? Let us know in the comments section below!