GT3 racing cars are some of the most popular on the planet, with the type of cars now making up the field in the German DTM series.
Assetto Corsa, one of the most moddable racing simulation games in history, has a wealth of GT3 cars. So here, we’re going to take a look at some of the very best available for the game.
1. Audi R8 LMS
The Audi R8 is already a fantastic road car, but the GT3 version is on another level. In real life, the R8 LMS is the top product in the Audi Sport customer racing programme, can be predominantly seen in the IMSA sports car series, and is very much a staple of the Blancpain racing series.
Kunos created the LMS 2016, found in the Ready To Race DLC pack, and LMS Ultra for Assetto Corsa. Both are delightful cars to drive, being among the smoothest and most controlled cars in the simulator.
2. BMW Z4 GT3
Whilst BMWs, at the moment, seem to be getting bigger and bigger, there is something quite extraordinary about driving the tiny BMW Z4 GT3 in Assetto Corsa.
The Z4 GT3 has evolved massively in the years since its inclusion into Assetto Corsa, but can be found in the British GT Championship, with the car first hitting racetracks around the world back in 2010.
It is an agile little car that looks sensational in the classic M colours and produces a pleasing sound. A highlight is certainly throwing one of these cars around a classic track like Imola, or going all-out around the Nürburgring.
3. Lamborghini Huracán GT3
Any time that you step into a Lamborghini, you’re going to get goosebumps, be it a Countach or the awesome Huracán GT3. The Huracán GT3 was introduced to Assetto Corsa as part of the Dream Pack 2 DLC for the simulator and is one of Kunos’ finest post-launch products.
That screaming V12 engine is just unbelievably good, which is a good enough reason alone to drive the car. It is a wild thing on the track and is an absolute blast to drive – even if you perhaps aren’t on the pace of those around you.
4. Ferrari 488 GT3
A list of GT3 cars in Assetto Corsa wouldn’t be complete without a look at a Ferrari. The Ferrari 488 GT3 is a fantastic car to drive simply because of the sound that it makes and the fact it’s a Ferrari.
In real life, the Ferrari 488’s most famous iteration is probably the 488 GTE, which has, of course, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans – something special for any manufacturer.
The 488 GT3 was introduced back in 2011, and despite now being ten-years-old it is still fantastic fun, especially around an Italian circuit such as Mugello in Assetto Corsa.
5. McLaren 650S GT3
A slightly newer GT3 car here: the McLaren 650S GT3. This car came to Assetto Corsa as part of the Dream Pack 3 DLC, and it is, again, a fabulous addition to the simulator.
McLaren GT3 cars are some of the best in the business. They look fantastic, drive really well, and will do everything that you want them to do, and more.
6. Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
Mercedes GT3 cars are mostly found in the Blancpain GT series as well as the IMSA sports car championship. They have, however, started to appear in the DTM, and the SLS AMG GT3 is an all-time Mercedes GT3 classic.
It is certainly one of the most spectacular looking cars on this list of the best GT3 cars in AC, and one that makes a great rumbling noise. It’s always fun to take the German giants of Mercedes and Audi against each other around German tracks like Hockenheim or the Nürburgring.
7. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017
Also part of the Dream Pack 3 is the excellent Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017. Whilst not quite as enjoyable to drive as some of the other GT3 cars on this list, or its Le Mans counterpart, a lot of fun can be had when throwing this car around the track. Plus, it would be wrong to not include a Porsche on this list: everyone loves a Porsche 911.
So, these are what we think make up the very best GT3 cars in Assetto Corsa, and, as you can see, you don’t need to get any modded cars to have fun with a GT racer.