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Assetto Corsa Tweets Support for the Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar

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The official Twitter account for Assetto Corsa has tweeted support for Peugeot and their forthcoming 9X8 WEC Hypercar and confirmed a collaboration between the racing sim and the auto manufacturer.


Today’s tweet has led many in the sim racing community to speculate on what a partnership between Assetto Corsa and Peugeot could entail long term. The video simply notes for now that the 9X8 was “PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH” Assetto Corsa.

The video showed close ups of a rain soaked 9X8 Hypercar, both at rest and in motion down a nondescript track. The presence of rain on the car was noteworthy, as rain was only added into the first Assetto Corsa via third party mods.

The tweet comes two days after Peugeot revealed its entry for the World Endurance Championship's Le Mans Hypercar series. The Peugeot 9X8 looks to be one of the entries in the inaugural season of the Hypercar series, battling cars from Toyota and Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The 9X8 features a hybrid powertrain, including a twin-turbo 2.6L V6 engine and 200kW electric motor. We should see the notably wingless car in action in 2022.

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The teaser didn’t give us anything to go on as far as what to expect of this partnership in the future, if anything. Fan speculation ranges from the WEC series being added to Assetto Corsa Competizione in an upcoming DLC, to Kunos’ involvement with Peugeot concluding with the 9X8 development.

The former is highly unlikely given that Kunos’ sights will be set on the development of the next title by the time real world data is available to develop a sim version of the WEC Hypercars. The latter is a more realistic scenario and could possibly even lead to Peugeot releasing an official mod of the 9X8 for Assetto Corsa, like what we’ve seen from manufacturers like Ferrari and KTM.

What do you make of Assetto Corsa’s tweet? Let us know in the comments.
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This car truly embodies Peugeot's aggressive three-claw look... I hope it will drive as good as it looks when it gets to Le Mans. Would be funtastic to have it in AC's stables too, eventually.
 
I hope this Peugeot runs well enough with no wing and looks as per rendering.
Somehow I think by the time it competes at its first race it will be fitted with some sort of skinny rear wing.It looks like there is space for it.........
 
Peugeot needs to get back to victory lane !! So much history !!! Hypercar era is truly an amazing time to live in
 
"by the time real world data is available to develop a sim version of the WEC Hypercars"

LOL!
This got me wondering too. From a technical pov:
The tweet indicates that Peugeot is probably willing to share their data?
Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just give Kunos their model and simulation data? I doubt measuring the real car would be more accurate than the calculations/simulations of Peugeot's own engineers..

Just a technical question since I know that you know quite some stuff.
 
This got me wondering too. From a technical pov:
The tweet indicates that Peugeot is probably willing to share their data?
Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just give Kunos their model and simulation data? I doubt measuring the real car would be more accurate than the calculations/simulations of Peugeot's own engineers..

Just a technical question since I know that you know quite some stuff.
they will never share real data, but only the specifications, weight, power, length, width etc. the base and then like many cars they will do it by feeling!
 
This got me wondering too. From a technical pov:
The tweet indicates that Peugeot is probably willing to share their data?
Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just give Kunos their model and simulation data? I doubt measuring the real car would be more accurate than the calculations/simulations of Peugeot's own engineers..

Just a technical question since I know that you know quite some stuff.
I assume Kunos will put up some values on it without any accurate data on hand. Feel free to say otherwise
 
Agreed, this collab/partnership may just be this single promo video, with Kunos keeping a foot in the door for whatever may come.

The former is highly unlikely given that Kunos’ sights will be set on the development of the next title by the time real world data is available to develop a sim version of the WEC Hypercars.
....this statement is a lot more speculative (and probably wrong) than the fan speculation it is based on.

Think it's more interesting that the used AC version is one using the full CSP treatment with rain and water on the car... bit of a step up from the "we hate what these guys are doing, but we will not interfere as our whole userbase is using it" reaction Kunos had to this mod's development, from a few years ago.
 
"Real world data", "Force Feedback", "Weight transfer", "Slip angle" - words that will convince everyone. :D

Congrats to Peugeot their car seems to be at least a bit similar to road car, unlike for example Toyota which totally looks just like a little toned down LMP car.
 
If it's another mod for Assetto i don't understand why Kunos released assetto competizione, until today there was more dlc cars for Ac1 than for ACC, something i cannot understand despite it's a finished game, not very logic if u launch a new game and released content for other
 

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