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What is the fastest GT3 car in ACC V1.9?

What is the fastest car in ACC V1.9? Our data reveals some insights.

When a big change happens to a sim racing game, it completely reshapes the pecking order. With the V1.9 releases for Assetto Corsa Competizione giving us 4 new GT3 cars and an entirely new handling model, everybody from the rookies to the pros is trying to get to grips with the new cars and how to get the most out of them. Here at Coach Dave Academy we have crunched the numbers, run the tests, and come up with our definitive answers to which cars are fastest in V1.9.

How Do We Collect Our Data?

Here at Coach Dave Academy, we have a team of incredibly talented drivers and engineers who spend countless hours turning laps and analysing every car in Assetto Corsa Competizione. 

This process of data analysis and pace extraction is what allows our team to find a car’s boundaries, and therefore it’s performance relative to its competitors. It’s during this same process that our team of engineers can bring you such incredible setup bundles for your very own use, so the process used to calculate where these cars lie is no five-lap affair.

What is the Fastest Car in ACC?

ACC’s fastest car changes often with the frequent release of updates and subsequent Balance of Performance adjustments. However, with all of the changes to the handling model with the V1.9 update as well as new challengers emerging in the sim, there is naturally going to be a significant change in the pecking order. 

With that being said, Coach Dave Academy’s pick for the fastest overall car right now in V1.9 of Assetto Corsa Competizione is the Ferrari 296 GT3.

Our Top 3 Picks for The Best Car in ACC 

Ferrari 296 GT3

Fiorano’s finest have done it yet again. Following on from the much-loved Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO that was our weapon of choice back in Version 1.7, the Ferrari 296 GT3 made its competition debut in 2023 and has already impressed on racing circuits the world over. With an all-new V6 engine positioned firmly in the middle of the car, fantastic aerodynamic balance, and a forgiving yet rewarding handling model, the Scuderia has well and truly blown the competition out of the water when this car arrived as part of the newest 2023 GT World Challenge DLC for ACC.

We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the 296 when it first landed in the sim and we didn’t waste any time in making the most of the opportunity. 

BMW M4 GT3

Since it arrived for free as part of the GT World Challenge 2021 update, BMW’s M4 GT3 has long been a dependable starter car for any sim racing rookie. With its front-engine layout, Bavaria’s best will never do anything unpredictable to its driver as you push to the very edge (and sometimes over the edge) of the limit.

We took a look Under the Hood of the largest GT3 currently competing here at Coach Dave Academy, and we liked what we saw. It is an easy car to get to grips with, boasting a dependable weight distribution that allows its driver to use all of the track and the kerbs without running the risk of the car being unsettled. 

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2

Another recent arrival from the 2023 GT World Challenge update, the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 is a long-awaited update to the Volkswagen Group’s Italian contingent. Following in the footsteps of Audi’s offering which was released in 2022, it features the beautiful V10 soundtrack that any motorsport fan loves to hear in their ears and the aggressive styling that you can expect from Lamborghini.

What makes the Lamborghini such a competitive car overall is interwoven into the DNA of the car. With a sleek design, mid-engine configuration, and the same aerodynamic efficiency that its predecessor was renowned for, this car is a cornering weapon. Expect wonderfully consistent cornering through all types of corners when you’re behind the wheel of the third-generation Huracan GT3.

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The best ACC cars for high-speed tracks 

Falling under the high-speed track category is:

The best car for this type of track is the Audi R8 GT3 EVO II. A consistently strong contender since it arrived as part of the Challengers Pack DLC, the latest car to carry the famous four rings to join the GT3 party is still in a class of its own in the high-speed tracks.

What works really well for the Audi is the aerodynamic efficiency it has at high speeds. With most of the weight concentrated in the middle of the car, with a mid-engine V10 powering it along, the car is incredibly consistent and dependable at high speeds without bringing the risk of spinning easily.

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The best ACC cars for medium-speed tracks 

The tracks classified as medium-speed are:

The best car for this type of track is the all-new Porsche 992 GT3 R. Joining the Ferrari and the Lamborghini as one of the newest cars in the sim, it is also the latest in a long lineage of frontrunning Porsche GT3s both in the real world and in the sim. 

The rear-engine-flat-6 formula is quintessentially Porsche. It’s part and parcel of getting a Stuttgart GT3. And it really helps out the car in the medium-speed corners too. With the weight being over and behind the rear axle, the car does really well with corner turn-in and the naturally aspirated way of delivering power gives it an almost otherworldly exit out of some of the corners such as at Misano.

The Porsche is a fantastic car, however, its unique characteristics can be challenging at times and daunting to new drivers. Luckily for you, we offer professional coaching here at Coach Dave Academy that helps rookies and F1 drivers alike hone their sim racing talents.

The best ACC cars for low-speed tracks 

The tracks that fall under the low-speed category are;

The best car for this type of track is the Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO. The oldest car on this list, first arriving as part of the 2020 GT World Challenge DLC, the traits that make this car the top of its class at low-speed tracks have carried across successive versions of Assetto Corsa Competizione

The dependability and consistency of the Mercedes-AMG is part of what makes it such a world-beater. Whilst many of its rivals in the category have faltered with successive updates to the in-game Balance of Performance, the fantastic turbocharger and the ability to comfortably negotiate any kerbs that you might throw the car at are talents that this GT3 has consistently been able to deliver.

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