Mercedes Brings The Thunder With 1.8 Release

Coach Dave Academy are proud to release the Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO updated setup bundles for GTWC/IGTC for V1.8 of Assetto Corsa Competizione.

We are pleased to announce that Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO setups have now been released from the team at Coach Dave Academy. 

This week, the GTWC/IGTC setup bundle will be available for purchase, with the BGT bundle coming next week. All available tracks are also now populated on the database for subscribers. 

Having had it’s fuel consumption lowered for V1.8, the Mercedes-AMG is a little less rear heavy. This means setup becomes slightly less of a compromise compared to before, even if still a little difficult. In general, the car’s main characteristics are still very prevalent. It has incredible traction and acceleration at slow speed, It has class leading ABS/TC systems that allow you to lean on the electronics on both corner entry/exit without losing time. 

Alongside that, there is a large inherent understeer in the car that allows drivers to push it fairly hard whilst remaining stable. The front axle is definitely the limiting factor when it comes to setup and something we worked hard to eradicate without losing its stability. 

It appears very strong at tracks it was before such as Bathurst, Suzuka, Zandvoort and Snetterton, whilst also not having many real weak tracks either. Thanks to the fuel consumption tweaks, it has also become a much more viable endurance car compared to V1.7. 

Overall, drivers that loved the Mercedes on V1.7 will still like it on the new CDA3 updates, we look forward to everyone trying the new setups out. 

How Do I Get The New Setups?

To access the new CDA3 setups that have just been released, all you need to do is to visit the website and select the new CDA3 Mercedes-AMG GT3 bundles under the ACC category.

If you’re an existing Mercedes-AMG customer enter the MERCEDESCDA3 coupon code during checkout to save over 50% on your purchase. You must be logged in for the coupon to work.

Alternatively, if you are a subscriber, all the new setups will be uploaded to your download area. As always, the new AMG GT3 EVO V8 GT3 setups made on V1.8 will have CDA3 in the title to differentiate them from the old and you will just need to search “CDA3 Mercedes” in the search bar at the top of the download area. If you wish to subscribe to the Coach Dave Academy ACC subscription, click below.

If you have any questions whatsoever about the Mercedes-AMG CDA3 release, check out the Coach Dave Academy Discord channel right here and the team will be able to offer their support as always.

We are continuing to work hard on V1.8 updates. The Audi R8 GT3 EVO will be started next week and should be ready in around 10-11 days time all things being well. The full list you can see here in order: 

  1. Ferrari Evo – Done
  2. McLaren 720s – Done
  3. Porsche 991.2 GT3 R – Done
  4. Aston Martin V8 GT3 – Done
  5. Mercedes AMG Evo – Done
  6. Audi R8 Evo – In Progress
  7. Lamborghini Huracan
  8. Bentley
  9. Lexus
  10. Honda
  11. Nissan

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