Surprise Update: McLaren 720S GT3 Evo Comes to Assetto Corsa Competizione for Free

After its big v1.9 update that introduced three new cars and a new circuit, Assetto Corsa Competizione has received additional content seemingly out of nowhere - and completely free for all players! The McLaren 720S GT3 Evo is part of the latest update that brings the sim to v1.9.3 and also introduces small fixes and changes.

It had been known since the 2022 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps that the latest GT3 weapons of Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini would be coming to ACC - but at that time, the Evo version of the popular McLaren race car was not yet on the horizon. The updated vehicle was only announced in February.

The British manufacturer has updated the 720S GT3's front and rear bodywork to achieve more downforce and better stability compared to the first iteration. To improve tire management and better adjustability, parts of the suspension have been reworked, which supposedly also makes them more durable even if there should be contact with the barriers or other cars.


It is only fitting that ACC sees the addition of the car, as it has been racing in the GT World Challenge since the start of the season, joining the Ferrari 296 GT3, the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) and the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo II as a new car for 2023. Optimum Motorsport finished in 11th at the Monza season opener, while Garage 59 scored a 16th place at the first Brands Hatch race, improving to fourth in the second race at the legendary British Circuit.

BOP Changes​

Apart from the new car, the ACC update also fixes an issue with pitlane detection at the new Valencia circuit. Additionally, small adjustments to select cars and tire model values have been made, as well as BOP changes for Bathurst and Paul Ricard. You can find the full list of changes below.

Update 1.9.3​


GENERAL
  • Added new McLaren 720S GT3 Evo 2023.
  • Fixed an issue at Valencia with pitlane detection.

PHYSICS
  • BOP fine tuning for Bathurst.
  • BOP fine tuning for Paul Ricard.
  • Honda and Bentley performance improvements.
  • Audi R8 LMS GT3 EvoII aeromap during yaw rotation improvements.
  • Tyre model consumption tweaks.
  • Tyre model slick tyres at very cold/wet temperatures tweaks.
  • Ferrari 296 GT3 steering lock set at 400.
  • Ferrari 296 GT3 number of ECU maps fix (no other changes).
  • Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 fuel consumption relative to engine braking ecu maps fixed (inverted).

Your Thoughts​

What do you think of the free Assetto Corsa Competizione update? Have you tried the new McLaren already? Let us know in the comments below!
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Comments

I don't think so, I'm nowhere near as quick with this car. Maybe it's a setup issue.
I'm going to concentrate on this one, it caught my attention.
 
I don't know if there was a "glitch" with the combo Mclaren 720s+controller, but I was easily ovetaken on Monza's main straight, which doesn't happen with the Audi Evo 2 nor Ferrari 296. Guess I'll have to try this new 720s then :)
 
is it exactly the same car model? just with a few physics tweaks?
"The British manufacturer has updated the 720S GT3's front and rear bodywork to achieve more downforce and better stability compared to the first iteration" I suppose there are few updates to the 3D model as well.
 
bring it on, part of update anyway, so naught to complain about. Looking forward to the promised new skins after the Spa 24h, Kudos to Kunos!
 
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