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Assetto Corsa: Dream Pack #1 Preview

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Kunos Simulazione has released some new in-game screenshots of the soon to come BMW M235i Racing, which will be included in the Dream Pack DLC for their popular Windows PC racing simulator Assetto Corsa.

The Italian developers mentioned the following on their game's Facebook page:

"We introduce you the new BMW M235i Racing, that will be included in the Dream Pack currently under final development and betatesting. The first additional pack will come with some updates of the main build of Assetto Corsa and will introduce some new features, improving also the existing code. Other details will be revealed once the scheduled process will be completed and tested."​

The M235i Racing is powered by the most powerful petrol engine developed for a BMW M Performance Automobile to date. The twin turbo, inline six-cylinder engine cranks out 333HP (245kW). That shouldn't scare off the beginner drivers, however, thanks to motorsport-specific driving aids - ABS, DSC and traction control make the car easy to tame, even on the ever challenging Nordschleife.

"The exceptionally efficient yet forgiving handling, is a perfect match for the Nurburgring Nordschleife and the car already delivers laptimes on part with much more developed racing cars. The BMW M235i Racing is the perfect car to learn the demanding track for beginners and a mighty weapon for a full racing attack." said Kunos.​

Personally, I'm quiet excited to get more news of the Dream Pack DLC. This car, among others, will certainly add a lot of great content, not to mention the astonishing Nurburgring Nordschleife. Assetto Corsa promises to have a large content selection, with something for everyone. So far, it appears that is exactly what the sim will bring.

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Bram Hengeveld

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Can never have enough BMW's :)

However I'd like to learn a bit more about the timeline when league tools will be available. Are they coming with this update as well? We have been patiently waiting now for months but I am impatiently wanting to race in our series that are still parked in a pitbox because the game isn't ready for it.
 
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I'd ask for them to add a BMW Sauber F1 car to the pack but I cant help but worry that BMW would just take it off after a couple years because they got bored.

So far so good - cant wait to drive the P1!
 

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Just watched an onboard lap of this thing around the ring. Holy jeeze! It's practically as quick as a GT car!
It looks beautiful and it's quick too! Can't wait!
 

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i really hope you're just kidding with your statement
could it really be that long?!
Not sure why he might think that we're going to get a car preview once per week for the next 9 weeks. I'd love to see a source of that if it is true, but he's most probably being pessimistic for the sake being pessimistic.

I'm betting it'll come at some stage in February.

In fact, the BMW above isn't even part of the "Dream DLC" car list, as the 10 cars have already been announced. It's just content post 1.0.
  • Sauber Mercedes C9
  • Corvette C7R GTE
  • Nissan GTR GT3
  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Alfa Romeo GTA
  • Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
  • McLaren P1
  • McLaren F1 GTR
  • Ruf RT 35 S
  • Mercedes 190 E 2.6-16 Evolution 2
 
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The M235i race car is a proper 24h racing customer car. There are a bunch of them running right now in the Dubai 24 hours.


Oh, and there were no BMWs even listed as post-1.0 or Dream Pack content back in the press day:
http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/experience-the-assetto-corsa-press-event.94161/ so this is extra-extra content.

I guess it's in line with their statement here: http://www.assettocorsa.net/assetto-corsa-1-0-is-out-now/
"One journey ends, another begins ; version 1.0 by no means indicates the end Assetto Corsa development, on the contrary, this is now just the beginning of a long journey. The development team is already working on new cars, tracks, features and content that will improve the Assetto Corsa experience even more. As a preview of what to expect, take 50 of the most highly anticipated sport cars and five new tracks, all produced and released as official licensed content in 2015, either in DLC packs or as free bonus content."
 
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