Assetto Corsa is considered one of the best sim racing games ever made. Even though there are much newer sim racing games such as Automobilista, Forza Motorsport, or even Gran Turismo, nothing can beat the customizability of Assetto Corsa which can boast with an incredible modding support, and passionate community that just keeps creating more and more mods.
Right now, there are more than 19,000 mods for Assetto Corsa which can be downloaded from specialized websites, such as RaceDepartment. From graphics to tracks, AI, HUD, and even sounds, anything can be modded in Assetto Corsa. However, Assetto Corsa is all about cars, which means there are also plenty of mods that add new cars and car liveries. In this article we’ll show you the 10 must-have car mods for Assetto Corsa that you should download right now!
1. Formula 1 Hybrid 2021
Every true racing fan knows how Formula 1 cars are awesome. These state-of-the-art racing machines feature 1.6L turbocharged engines that can generate up to 1,000 HP and can glide down racing tracks at speeds of up to 340 km/h. Assetto Corsa already comes with the Ferrari SF70H F1 car, however, if you want to stay up to date and drive the latest Hybrid 2021 F1 cars, then be sure to download the RSS Formula Hybrid 2021 mod, as well as the Formula Hybrid 2021 Community Skin Pack.
The first mod adds 2021 Formula 1 car to Assetto Corsa, while the second mod adds car liveries from different Formula 1 teams which you can apply to the F1 2021 car. If paying couple of dollars for the RSS Formula Hybrid 2021 car mod is too much for you, then be sure to check out the RSS Formula Hybrid 2018 mod which you can download for free.
2. Koenigsegg One:1
Only a small number of humans have had a chance to sit behind the wheel of the Koenigsegg One:1, however, with this mod, everyone can now drive this incredible car in Assetto Corsa. The Koengisegg One:1 is considered to be one of the most exclusive production cars ever envisaged. The car can boast with an HP to curb weight ratio of 1:1, hence the name “Koenigsegg One:1”. It is also the world’s first homologated production car with 1 megawatt of power, and it features a 8,250 RPM rev limit, as well as custom made Michelin Cup tires. Installing this car mod in Assetto Corsa is quite straightforward and easy, especially if you have the Assetto Corsa Content Manager. You can download the Koenigsegg One:1 from here.
3. Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage”
Designed by Giulio Alfieri, the Maserati Tipo 61 is one of the most unusual racing cars ever built. The car earned a nickname “Birdcage” because it featured an intricately structured chassis assembled with around 200 tubes that resembled a birdcage. Under its hood, the Tipo 61 had a 2.9-liter engine that could deliver 250 HP at 7,000 RPM. The car weighted around 600 kg, and could reach a top speed of 285 km/h. Thanks to a modder called “Pessio”, the Maserati Tipo 61 can now be driven in Assetto Corsa. You can download this beautiful old-timer from RaceDepartment.
4. Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2020
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2020 is one of the wildest and the best-sounding GT3 cars that are currently in existence. Featuring a mighty 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2020 is able to generate 550 HP and produce an incredible sound that will give you goosebumps.
This mod for Assetto Corsa adds an impressively detailed 3D model of Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2020 to the game, and can also boast with fantastic car handling and in-game sounds. The mod also comes with additional liveries for Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2020, so you can easily create your own DTM or GT3 race with different racing teams and AI players.
5. RSS GT Pack for Assetto Corsa
Made by Race Sim Studio, the RSS GT Pack for Assetto Corsa is a 6-car pack featuring fictional and/or modified versions of real-life Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Doge GT cars. All cars in this pack feature highly detailed 3D models, as well as enhanced animations, enjoyable and comprehensively detailed physics, and powerful V10 and V12 engine sounds. The cars also come with multiple liveries for additional customization.
Total price of this mod pack is around $15, but you can often find it at lower prices thanks to frequent discounts. In our opinion, this is one of the best paid car mods for Assetto Corsa, and is well worth the money if you are aiming to recreate a true GT racing experience.
6. Porsche 911 GT America
Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic high-performance sports cars ever made. Playing Assetto Corsa without one such gem feels almost like a blasphemy, so be sure to enrich your car collection with this Porsche 911 GT America car mod. Created by a passionate team of modders, the Porsche 911 GT America mod for Assetto Corsa can boast with an impressively detailed 3D model of the 911 GT America, as well as with enhanced engine sounds, extra car liveries, and new driver animations. Driving this car in Assetto Corsa simply feels incredible, and if you are looking for a worthy alternative to the stock Kunos 911 Cup car, then be sure to check out this mod.
7. Toyota Supra JZA80 GT500 2005
List of the best car mods for Assetto Corsa wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include at least one JDM car. This is why on the seventh place we have the legendary 2005 Toyota Supra JZA80 GT500. According to its creator, this beautiful 3D model of Toyota Supra JZA80 was carved in 3ds Max, and it features animated doors, shifter, unique interior design, and working pit lights. The mod also includes ten different car liveries, and when unpacked it weighs around 1.5 GB in total. Speaking of handling, the car feels simply amazing, and as such it’s one of the top 10 must-have car mods for Assetto Corsa. You can download the car from RaceDepartment.
8. BMW M1 Procar
Some cars, like the BMW M1, are born legends right from the start. Designed for a life on the race track, the BMW M1 established its reputation very early when it entered the record books as “Germany’s fastest sports car” in the late 1970s. The car featured a six-cylinder power unit which was heavily modified to deliver just shy of 500 BHP. Despite its rather minimalistic interior, the car could boast with a futuristic exterior design thanks to Lamborghini who partnered with BMW and made the car’s chassis. In 1979, Niki Lauda won the first Procar BMW M1 Championship, which was held by BMW Motorsport to support the development of Formula One cars. You can download the car mod from here.
9. NISMO Skyline R33 GT-R LM
The NISMO Skyline R33 GT-R LM is one of the rarest and the most iconic Japanese cars ever made. Nissan made only 188 examples of this car since 1996, with 86 wearing the GT-R badge, and the other 102 adorning the V-Spec badge. Every car was finished in Championship Blue paint, featured unique GT-R decals, and had a carbon fiber rear spoiler. The Skyline R33 GT-R LM had a curb weight of 1,150 kg, and was equipped with the N1 specification engine that could produce around 400 horsepower.
Thanks to a modder JeezyCreezy, the NISMO Skyline R33 GT-R LM can be driven in Assetto Corsa, so be sure to download this mod, and add this amazing car to your Assetto Corsa car collection.
10. Rimac Nevera
Although there are hundreds of car mods for Assetto Corsa that are worth including in this list, we thought we should include at least one electric car mod on our list of the top 10 must-have car mods for Assetto Corsa. Our top pick for this category was the all-new 2021 Rimac Nevera, which is currently considered to be the fastest-accelerating production car on the planet.
The Rimac Nevera can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in mind-blowing 1.85 seconds, a has a top speed of 256 mph (412 km/h). The car also features the largest carbon-fiber monocoque made out of one piece in any production car to date, and can boast with a whooping 1900 HP. According to its manufacturer, the Nevera also features state-of-the-art NVIDIA Pegasus operating system which is in charge of monitoring and optimizing car’s performance in real time.
Thanks to a group of modders called EX-MODS, you can now drive Rimac Nevera in Assetto Corsa. All you have to do is become their patron, and you’ll get access to this incredible car mod. Here is a link leading to EX-MODS’ Patreon page.