Kunos Simulazioni deploy build update 1.12 and add new free content in the form of the fictional Highlands track and the venerable Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2. Today Kunos Simulazioni have deployed a substantial update to the PC version of Assetto Corsa, bringing a vast quantity of fixes and enhancements to the game as well as adding the recently teased Highlands track and the mighty Group B Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 as free additions for the title. Build 1.12 is one of the more substantial updates for Assetto Corsa in recent months and has a number of impressive highlights, not least of which is the update to the latest V10 tyres for all remaining cars not currently sporting the new technology. This is an improvement not to be underestimated as many seriously enjoyable cars have now been given the V10 treatment, something I've personally been waiting on for a quite some time. Other notable highlights from today's update include the new inclusion of brake fade on the many vintage vehicles found in the game, a cryptic update to "cars handling and chassis balance and inertia" across all the cars in the sim and improved tyre wear and tyre graining algorithms, which now take into account the load operation for each and should make a significant difference to the way tyres behave under racing conditions. In terms of the free content included in the build 1.12 update, players of the PC version of Assetto Corsa can now lay their hands on a brand new fictional race track and an incredibly successful rally car from back in the era when danger was all part of the spectacle of Group B rally. From the release notes: AUDI QUATTRO S1 E2 Introduced back in 1984, the Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 revolutionized rallying. Just like the other manufacturers, Audi used the lenient homologation requirements to create a new rally car. All the car maker needed for homologation was a production run of a mere 200 cars. Blomqvist's spectacular, sideways driving style suited the Sport quattro perfectly. By flicking the tail out, the Swede overcame the natural understeer of the nose-heavy Audi. He won five of the twelve rounds and was crowned the 1984 World Champion. Mikkola and Roehrl also won a round, which was enough to clinch the constructor's trophy. HIGHLANDS LAYOUTS Highlands - The original layout, 8152 meters long, filled with fast flowing path with curves and several jumps. Highlands Long - An extension of the original layout, 12191 meters long and has all the characteristics of the original layout. This layout features some slower curves, a fast series of left and right turns, after a passage between rocks and the distinctive 3km long "Cabhag straight" Highlands Drift - A configuration born to create long powerslides with supercars and hypercars. At 5167 meters long, this layout features long, flat and smooth curves, perfect for holding a constant power slide. The "tower lùb", guards the surroundings at the top of the hill. Highlands Short - The shortest configuration, only 1714 meters, but based entirely inside the city. Incredibly intense and requires the concentration of a pro. All four layouts share the same starting positions and pit lane, as well as the first corner and final 2 corners Build 1.12 Update Notes WARNING: this update resets assetto_corsa.ini, we advise to check values for gyro, free camera etc New Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 group B rally car New Highlands track in four layouts Removed on screen Fuel Indicator for cars except the player's one Fixed Setup Tab sorting Added online Timed Races (with and without additional lap) Added online ResultScreen time Tweaked all the system apps regarding Timed Races Fixed online pit crew locations Added pressure meter color on Tire App (based on compound ideal pressure) Updated minimum pressures and optimum pressures for various cars New v10 tyre wear algorithms more sensitive to load for all cars Graining is now reducing when driving in good temperature conditions New and updated V10 street, semislick, vintage, and race slicks tyres for all cars. A total of 151 cars updated. Updates for cars that already had V10 tyres as well. Updated chassis balance and inertias for all 151 available cars. Updated engine coast braking for street cars Updated antiroll bars for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car as per suggestion of Porsche that asymmetrical antiroll bar settings are not advised, so now settings are back to 7 in setup screen. Updated rear wing aero for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to allow for lower rear wing at high speed tracks like Monza Added rear vertical fin for Lotus 98T Updated Brake temp for: Shelby Cobra Lamborghini Miura Alfa Romeo GTA Abarth 595 Ford Escort RS Ford GT40 Lotus 25 Lotus 49 Maserati 250F 6C and 12C Lotus 72D Ferrari 312T Ferrari F40 Fixed penalty detection Online cut reporting (Throttle Cut disabling) Added acServerManager 1.12.0 Added timed race management Added result screen management Track with 2 pits are allowed Added option for online cut reporting (with Throttle Cut disabling) Pitstop: Suspension repair will automatically fix body too Added Tyre compound on race_out.json and server result Fixed Gt3 AI crashing at Nordschleife Added DigitalLed Tyre lock/slip script implemented in the latest Porsche racing cars, GT3 Cup, GT3 R and 919 Hybrid 2016 Added Decimals to DigitalItem Fuel script Added local velocity to Shared Memory FF_SKIP_STEPS now defaults to 0. Wheels with problematic FF can have it set back to 1 if necessary Added new [FF_SKIP_STEPS] VALUE=0 optional parameter in controls.ini Added Fanatec leds support (system/cfg/fanatec.ini) Added Pitstop to Qualify session Tweaked confusing "Drive through penalty" message Fixed Pitstop times for Porsche race cars Tweaked M4 Akrapovic engine volume Fixed Porsche 911 GT3 RS coast volume Assetto Corsa is available now on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 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. Have you tried the new update yet? What part of the update most excites you? What do you think of the Audi and Highlands? Let us know in the comments section below!