The Best GT3 Car In Assetto Corsa Competizione: All Cars Ranked

Finding the right GT3 car for you in Assetto Corsa Competizione can be a process of trial and error. But to get a quick step up, here are the fastest and very best GT3 cars in ACC ranked.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione is without a doubt one of the best sim racing titles, and possibly the best recreation of GT racing available today. It includes a wide variety of GT3 and GT4 cars, each with its own driving characteristics, strengths and weaknesses.

With so many cars in ACC, it makes finding the best car for you a tricky process. In this guide, I’ll run through the best cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione. I’ll look at the outright fastest car in ACC, as well as rating each car individually to help you narrow your search.

What are the best GT3 cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione?

The best cars in ACC have to be very good in a range of categories. They should be very fast, but remain easy enough to drive and stable across a wide range of conditions.

For those reasons, the best car may not be the absolute fastest car across a single lap, but don’t worry, we will look at the fastest cars in ACC in the next section. So keep reading to find out which cars are the absolute fastest.

But before we look at the absolute fastest, below are the best cars in ACC, with each car excelling in a range of categories.

Best car for beginners: Lexus RC-F GT3

The Lexus RC-F GT3 is an often overlooked car in ACC, however, it provides one of the most stable platforms to learn from. The front engine placement gives it a very stable, if not a little understeer prone feeling throughout an entire lap. It is incredibly fast in a straight line thanks to its 5.4 litre V8 engine allowing it to keep up with all cars in ACC. This is one of the best places to start if you’re new to ACC or GT3 racing.

Best car for overall pace: BMW M4 GT3

The BMW M4 GT3 is one of the newer cars to be added to ACC, and it certainly made an entrance. It provides stunning performance, and great stability making it relatively easy to drive fast and push to its limits. In the right hands, the M4 GT3 can run away from the majority of the competition in ACC.

Best overall car in ACC: Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

The updated Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo quickly became one of the best overall cars in ACC. It featured upgrades across the board over the original 488 GT3, and these serve to make it one of the best cars in ACC. It has excellent mid-corner grip, especially during high-speed turns thanks to its balanced weight distribution and improved aerodynamics. It’s also rather easy to jump into and start lapping quickly.


What is the fastest GT3 car in Assetto Corsa Competizione?

Finding the categorically fastest car in Assetto Corsa Competizione isn’t such an easy task. Some cars are better suited to certain tracks and conditions than others, making it hard to find an overall winner for the fastest car in ACC.

Below are the cars that are the fastest across the widest range of tracks in ACC. These are the cars that are quickest on average across each track. Later in this guide, I’ll look at more specific categories, such as the fastest car in a straight line, the best endurance car in ACC and more.

1. Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo is an excellent all-around performer in ACC. It features decent top speed, and a great aerodynamic platform allowing it to perform well on almost all tracks in ACC. Its real advantage lies in its mid-corner grip and high minimum speeds, allowing it to take the top spot as the fastest GT3 car in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

2. BMW M4 GT3

The BMW M4 GT3 is a surprise addition to this list given its front engine placement, and tendency to understeer. However, the M4 GT3 utilises a fantastic platform allowing it to remain incredibly stable throughout all areas of a lap. This allows it to excel and always run towards the front of the grid as one of the fastest cars in ACC.

3. McLaren 720S GT3

The McLaren 720S GT3 is similar in its approach to the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo despite it taking a little more time to master. Like the Ferrari, it really excels in higher-speed corners and has potentially the highest downforce of any car in Assetto Corsa Competizione. This allows it to always post consistently fast lap times once you learn to master its unique driving style.


Pros & Cons of Each GT3 Car in ACC: All cars ranked

Now we have shown you the three cars that we think are the out-and-out fastest in ACC, I thought it would be good to rank every single car in ACC, showing you each car’s weaknesses and strengths. This will allow you to quickly skim through the entire GT3 car list, and see how each car performs and compares.

I’ve organised every GT3 car in ACC below in order from best to worst.

Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo takes our top spot as the best car in Assetto Corsa Competizione thanks to its fantastic pace at most tracks, especially high-speed tracks. It is relatively easy to drive allowing you to push it to its limits easily.

Pros

  • Fantastic aero platform
  • Great mid-corner grip
  • Easy to drive

Cons

  • Lack of acceleration

BMW M4 GT3

The BMW M4 GT3 is a great addition to Assetto Corsa Competizione and is one of the consistently quickest around many tracks. It is easy to drive fast allowing drivers to lap towards the M4’s full potential without too much worry of instability.

Pros

  • Easy to drive fast
  • Great straight-line speed
  • Stable under most circumstances

Cons

  • Rear traction can be an issue
  • A little understeer-prone

McLaren 720S GT3

The McLaren 720S GT3 features some of the aerodynamics and highest downforce levels of any car in ACC. This means it is one of the best cars through most corners, allowing it to have an incredibly high minimum corner speed.

Pros

  • Great aero efficiency
  • Incredibly responsive
  • High mid-corner speed and grip

Cons

  • Trickier to drive than the Ferrari
  • Harsh over bumps

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3

Thanks to its front-engined layout, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3 is one of the easier cars to race with in ACC. It features a very stable platform allowing drivers to push it hard, and the rear end stays in check and doesn’t oversteer horribly like some other front-engined cars.

Pros

  • Stable and easy to drive
  • Great under braking
  • Can push it hard before it bites back

Cons

  • Doesn’t excel in any single area

Lexus RC F GT3

The Lexus RC F GT3 is inconspicuously fast and is a car that I would recommend in a heartbeat for beginners and those new to ACC. It excels in its straight-line speed, and remains stable throughout most corners and situations. It does have a tendency to understeer though.

Pros

  • Great acceleration and top speed
  • Really stable over bumps
  • Fantastic for beginners

Cons

  • Prone to understeer
  • Can feel heavy when not setup correctly

Mercedes AMG Evo GT3

The Mercedes AMG Evo GT3 is a very capable car and is one that many sim racers choose as their weapon of choice. It is incredibly powerful and can handle bumps and kerbs better than almost any other car in ACC. Its stability and speed make it a great choice but beware of its tendency to oversteer when driven hard.

Pros

  • Very fast in a straight line
  • Stable and easy to drive
  • Handles bumps and kerbs well

Cons

  • Sometimes feels heavy
  • Can understeer on corner entry
  • Will oversteer when pushed hard

Nissan GTR Nismo GT3

The Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 is firmly in the category of a solid, but not spectacular car. It has many features that it shares with other mid-engined cars, such as good stability and great braking potential. This is a very solid car and is enjoyable to race with in ACC.

Pros

  • Very stable
  • Great braking performance
  • Fantastic acceleration from low speed

Cons

  • Lacks aero
  • Not the best minimum corner speed

Bentley Continental GT3

The Bentley Continental GT3 is often looked at as one of the best cars in ACC. This is due to its fantastic speed during long stints and endurance races. It is incredibly efficient on tyres and handles similarly to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 over kerbs.

Pros

  • Great tyre & fuel preservation
  • Great over bumps and kerbs
  • Endurance specialist

Cons

  • Not as fast overall as other cars
  • Lacks high speed corner grip

Audi R8 LMS Evo II GT3

The Audi R8 Evo II used to be considered one of the best in ACC. It has since featured some BoP adjustments which move it back into the midfield. It can be a little tricky to drive and isn’t the most stable of cars to learn. While it excels under braking, it can oversteer when pushed hard.

Pros

  • Fast out of corners
  • Great braking performance

Cons

  • Tricky to drive
  • Can understeer and lose downforce mid-corner

Porsche 991 II GT3 R

The Porsche 991 II GT3 R is without a doubt one of the trickiest to master in ACC. The rear engine placement makes it quite a handful, especially on corner entry, with the back of the car wanting to oversteer when lifting off the throttle. But if you can understand how the car behaves, and learn to use its flaws to your advantage, the Porsche 991 II GT3 R can be one of the quickest in the game due to outstanding traction and brilliant mid-corner speed.

Pros

  • Turns into corners better than any other car
  • Great braking performance
  • Can carry high mid-corner speeds

Cons

  • Hard to drive
  • Lacks top speed
  • Balance changes drastically as fuel goes down

Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT3

The Lamborghini Huracan shares a lot of similarities with the Audi R8 and Porsche 992. The Huracan has a solid base to work from with great aerodynamic and braking performance. However, it is certainly one of the harder cars to really master in ACC, despite having great performance under braking and top speed.

Pros

  • Good under braking
  • Good top speed

Cons

  • Hard to drive across longer race stints
  • Very prone to oversteer

Honda NSX Evo GT3

The Honda NSX Evo GT3 is another mid-engined car that is tricky to drive, much like the Audi R8 and the Huracan. But like both of those cars, it excels under braking and is stable throughout corners. Where it falls down is in its tendency to understeer, especially when following other cars.

Pros

  • Great braking performance
  • Good straight-line speed
  • Stable on corner entry

Cons

  • Very prone to understeer
  • Hard to drive fast
  • Not overly efficient on tyre wear

What Makes The Perfect GT3 Car

Now we have looked at all GT3 cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione, I wanted to touch on a few points that make for the perfect GT3 car. While the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo is possibly as close as we can currently get to the perfect car in ACC, it doesn’t excel in all areas.

  • Stable platform: Whichever car you choose to drive, one of the key attributes is that it should be stable and consistent to drive. This will lead to consistent lap times, less mistakes and an overall faster race time.
  • Easy to drive at the limit: Being stable carries over to being easy to push towards the limit of the car. This is the only way you’ll be able to improve your lap times. If a car is fast but twitchy, you may be able to put in fast lap times, but consistency could be a real issue.
  • Good braking performance: One of the most important areas where you can find lap time is under braking. A car that is stable and performs well under braking will naturally help lead to faster lap times.
  • Good minimum corner speed: Minimum corner speed and mid-corner grip go hand in hand, and allow you to push your car with confidence through a corner.
  • Great top speed: Top speed is a vital part of almost any motorsport. Without it, you’ll lose valuable time along every straight, and be dropping time to competitors around you.
  • No tendency to understeer or oversteer: Both understeer and oversteer are the enemy of all racing drivers. A little bit of each is OK and can even help improve your time in some cases. But too much of either will have a huge impact on your overall lap time.

The best sprint car in ACC

Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo has to be considered as the best car for sprint races. It took the top spot in our overall best car in Assetto Corsa Competizione, and that is apparent here.

Its responsiveness and stability make for an almost perfect car across race stints. It isn’t hard on its tyres and be driven close to its limit for a full sprint race distance. The 488 Evo has great speed at almost every track thanks to its fantastic mid-corner grip and speed.

View our Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo setups


The best endurance car in ACC

Bentley Continental GT3

While many cars are equally as competent at endurance racing as they are during shorter sprint races, the real king of endurance racing has to be the Bentley Continental GT3.

It is a fantastic car to drive, with excellent stability, and it rides over kerbs and bumps with absolute ease. One of the most important parts of endurance racing in ACC is tyre wear and fuel preservation. And it’s in these two categories that the Bentley Continental really shines.

View our Bentley Continental GT3 setups


Fastest straight-line speed

Lexus RC-F GT3

This category isn’t the most important of all, but is a good measure of just how good a car is in a straight line. And the crown goes to the Lexus RC-F. Although this was a very close call with the Bentley and Mercedes-AMG.

With great top speed, you have a small advantage over cars around you immediately. Other than top speed, the Lexus RC-F has great acceleration and is an incredibly stable car.

View our Lexus RC-F GT3 car setups


Best mid-corner speed

McLaren 720S GT3

The McLaren 720S GT3 is a car which boasts incredible mid-corner grip, and in turn extremely high minimum corner speeds. The 720S has excellent aerodynamic balance allowing it to attack corners better than almost every other car in ACC.

View our McLaren 720S GT3 car setups


Best braking performance

Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3 is a car that hasn’t been mentioned much in this guide for the best cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione. It has been just beaten out by other cars. However, it is one of the best all-around cars in ACC.

It features incredible braking performance allowing it to make up time on almost every other car under braking. Along with its insane braking performance, it is also incredibly stable making it a perfect choice for longer races and endurance racing.

View Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3 car setups


Most stable GT3 car

BMW M4 GT3

There are many cars that could win this category, including both the Lexus RC-F GT3 and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3. However, I’m giving this win to the BMW M4 GT3. The M4 is a car that is incredibly competitive, featuring a really favourable BoP at most tracks.

It is a car that can be driven hard before it bites back, and its really stable almost all of the time. It may not be able to handle bumps or kerbs as well as the Bentley or Mercedes-AMG, but it more stable than those cars when being driven hard.

View our Mercedes-AMG GT car setups.


Overview

Hopefully, this guide has helped you see quickly which cars are the best in a wide range of categories. There are many cars that are competitive in ACC, allowing sim racers a wide choice of machinery when competing online.

If you choose any of our recommended cars above from any category, you can’t really go wrong. But if you are looking for ultimate performance, then look in the direction of the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo or the McLaren 720S GT3.


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Article written by Mjolnir

Mjolnir is one of the main setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. He has had years of experience in sim racing, both competitively and casually. After a decade of sim racing experience, he co-founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.
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