Welcome to DREAM PACK 1, the first add-on content pack for ASSETTO CORSA!
This package, that can be purchased here, adds the legendary circuit of Nürburgring-Nordschleife and ten new awesome cars to the Assetto Corsa racing game. Get it today to join the most thrilling virtual Nordschleife driving experience ever!
The Nürburgring-Nordschleife in Assetto Corsa
The level of complexity of the Nordschleife circuit production has been such, that required 2 years of hard work, making the Nordschleife one of the major and most important steps in the whole Assetto Corsa project. Furthermore, Kunos Simulazioni development team has reproduced the track paying particular attention to all those details and reference points used by real drivers in order to deal with the “Green Hell”. Considering the huge amount of details you can find on this track through its total length of 20,8 Km, the development team worked closely in cooperation with “RSR Nurburg”, the famous track car rental and driver instruction company based at the Nürburgring. Together we made sure that all the main reference points are in place. Thanks to the fidelity of the reproduction of the Nordschleife, RSR Nurburg already uses the Dream Pack every day in their offices, allowing their customers to get ready for the “Green Hell”.
For the first time ever in a PC racing simulation, the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit has been reproduced using Laserscan Technology. Ever single detail of the track has been reproduced with the maximum level of precision. A two centimetre resolution guarantees that each single bump, curb and slope is a perfect match to the real counterpart. The result of such accuracy, combined with the advanced physics model of Assetto Corsa, is an unprecedented driving experience that blurs even more the difference between virtual and reality.
The “Green Hell”
Since its construction (1925 – 1927), the Nordschleife has enjoyed a reputation as a terrifying and merciless route through the Eifel forests. An English journalist who visited the Nordschleife during the opening race on 18 June 1927 even concluded “that it seemed as if a reeling, drunken giant had been sent out to determine the route”. The Formula 1 pilot Sir John Young Jackie Stewart – after all a three time world champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973 – was so impressed by the circuit that he gave it the name which it will probably never lose: Green Hell (Grüne Hölle).
Racing and winning on the Nordschleife has always been very special for racing drivers, because the track is one of the most demanding in the world. Tricky corners, treacherous crests, steep inclines and gradients and constantly changing road surfaces demand great skill from the driver and put vehicles to a hard test.
The best-known event today is the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race, which is held on both the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit and which for four days transforms the entire circuit into a huge spectacle. Up to 800 amateurs and professionals in up to 200 cars take part in this race.
Three different layouts available
“Nordschleife” layout is the one often used by the car manufacturers for their private tests or when they try to do a new lap record. This is the best layout to try a “time attack”. Assetto Corsa also permits races in “Nordschleife” layout, with a starting grid optimally positioned after turn “T13″.
“Endurance” is the official 24Hours configuration that is held every year. Includes the Nordschleife (north loop) as well as part of the NürburgringGP circuit. Assetto Corsa permits races in this layout with a starting grid right at the NürburgringGP main straight, as well as the Grand Prix pit boxes.
“Touristenfahrten” is the most known and beloved configuration by all trackday and motorsports fans. Driving through the “Park” to enter the circuit towards the end of the famous long uphill straight of “döttinger höhe” and then, after a whole lap, exiting again following the indications for the parking lot. To let you experience the best virtual track day, we created this dedicated layout that is available in practice and multiplayer sessions and takes laptimes from the first lap under the bridge, until the structure at the start of the long straight of “döttinger höhe”. Just as in real life!
The car selection of the DreamPack 1 has been suggested by the gamers who voted their favourite manufacturers and models in our website. It consists of a perfect mix of vehicles of different classes, types and ages, ready to satisfy the racing instincts of Assetto Corsa fans!
Starting with the Nissan GT-R Nismo 2014 GT3 which introduces for the first time the Japanese car manufacturer in Assetto Corsa. Followed by the Corvette C7R GTE that is expected to be at least as successful as its predecessor. Those two cars are enlarging the already big family of GT racing cars of Assetto Corsa.
The epic almost mythological McLaren F1 GTR that won everything there was to win and the ultra-technological definition of the modern hypercar McLaren P1, represent the top of the McLaren production past and present.
The Mercedes-Benz C9 LM is the iconic racing car that won in the LeMans 24 Hours and couldn’t miss from the virtual garage of any motorsports fan. The minimalist and elegant design is in direct contrast with its power brutality that can release at any time, rpm, or gear.
Completely different the Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO II. The friendly handling touring car that was the major opponent of the BMW M3 E30 Gr.A that is already included in Assetto Corsa. Put them together in a race and be ready to witness the most epic battles ever seen in a racing simulator.
BMW continues the touring car tradition with the brand new BMW M235i Racing. The affordable racing car is already the car of choice for the 24 hours of Nordschleife, because of the excellent handling, balance and grip. An incredibly well balanced package.
Obviously, a Dream Pack wouldn’t be such, without “Italians”. The Alfa Romeo has been one of the most requested car manufacturers from our users. Starting with the brand new and lightweight giant killer Alfa Romeo 4C that already has astound everybody with an amazingly fast Nordschleife laptime for a street car. Follows the legendary 155 Ti V6 of 1993, german touring car champion and first ever car with 4 wheel drive in Assetto Corsa. Finally the beautiful “alleggerita” (lightweight) Alfa Romeo GTA of 1966. Another touring car champion. It might seem small and underpowered by todays standards, but drive it and despite the skinny tyres, you will discover a new meaning for the words “agile”, “balance” and “fun” through the never ending bends of the most beautiful and demanding circuit of the world, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Other brands and models have been already scheduled to be produced during 2015, to enlarge your collection even more!
Dream Pack car list
New dynamic model
Our users didn’t make our life easy when they voted for their favourites cars. Many of the new cars required the development of new features, physics models and great research. Our development team took the challenge and worked hard to deliver. From the rear live axle of the Alfa Romeo GTA or the 4 wheel drive system with 3 differentials of the Alfa Romeo 155 Ti V6, to the unbelievably high downforce and top speed of the Mercedes C9 and the extreme complexity of the McLaren P1 that incorporates both active aero and hybrid systems, we took no shortcuts and brought you all the necessary features needed to reproduce as realistically as possible the DreamPack1 cars, but at the same time also give modders the possibility to include all those features to their future creations. All the new features necessary for the DreamPack 1 will be also included in Assetto Corsa v1.1 available on Steam.