Ferrari 296 GT3 Car Being Added To Assetto Corsa Competizione

It is official. After such a long wait, we are getting new cars added to ACC. The Ferrari 296 GT3 has been confirmed as being added to ACC. Here is all of the info.

Ferrari 296 GT3 Added To Assetto Corsa Competizione
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It has been confirmed, that we will be getting the first new content for Assetto Corsa Competizione for 2023, in the form of the Ferrari 296 GT3 car. This car will be available to download and race with in ACC very soon. In this guide, we’ll look at all of the details so far.

What is the Ferrari 296 GT3 car?

Motorsports fans were able to get the first glimpse of the Ferrari 296 GT3 car running in Assetto Corsa Competizione in the reveal trailer where we saw the car rendered in game.

2023 is the first year that this new Ferrari 296 GT3 is taking part in competition. It is seen as the successor to the Ferrari 488 GT3, although during the 2023 GT World Challenge, both the Ferrari 488 GT3 and the 296 GT3 are taking part.

We first saw the Ferrari 296 GT3 on track during the pre-season testing at Paul Ricard, where the 296 GT3 didn’t set any particularly special lap times.

Despite this, the Ferrari 296 GT3 will be a welcome new addition to Assetto Corsa Competizione, giving sim racers their first piece of ACC DLC since the American Track Pack in June 2022.

There are an additional two other cars that are new entries to the 2023 GT World Challenge. These are the upgraded Porsche 911 992 GT3 and the Lamborghini Huracan Evo2. We may just see these two cars being announced as further DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione soon. Fingers crossed.


When will the Ferrari 296 GT3 be added to ACC?

We have had a release date confirmed for when the Ferrari 296 GT3 will be added to Assetto Corsa Competitizone. And that date is the 19th April 2023.

From the 19th April, sim racers will be able to buy the Ferrari 296 GT3 on Steam. Although if you race Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox or PS5, we haven’t unfortunately had a date confirmed for when it will be available to buy on these consoles.

Typically, both Xbox and PS5 sim racers have to wait a fair bit longer for DLC to be added to ACC. Hopefully, that wait isn’t too long this time round.


How much will the Ferrari 296 GT3 cost?

There hasn’t been an official announcement of just how much the new Ferrari 296 GT3 car will cost when it launches, although we do know it will likely cost money to buy rather than being a free download.

In the past, Kunos has released car packs with multiple cars included in each DLC bundle. These have ranged from a couple of cars per pack, to more substantial packs including a large number of cars.

As an example, the most recent Challenger Pack included five new cars, and cost £9.99 on the Steam store.

This leads us to think that there may be new cars that will be added alongside the new Ferrari 296 GT3. Or the other alternative is that the new Ferrari 296 GT3 will be released as an individual car pack, and cost much less than £9.99.

We’ll update this article once we have further confirmation.


Kunos’ official reveal of the Ferrari 296 GT3

If like us, you like to scroll through Twitter often, you may have seen the official announcement Tweet for the new Ferrari 296 GT3. If you didn’t see it, we have attached it below for you, which includes the first look at the Ferrari 296 GT3 in ACC.


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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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