Hi, mates. I’m glad to announce new series of conversions for Assetto Corsa – Group C! Mainly will be beginning of “C” era, including racing cars some people don’t know.
It is more then 20 cars with even more variations. One-two cars will be released each week and will be on my Patreon page.
1 – played big attention to make cars competitive to each other, to have good play with friends or with Ai.
2 – Techical parameters, such as engine and power, weight, aero, tyre size – Absolutely yes!
3 – Working all Guages such as speed, rpm, oil temp, water temp, fuel level.
4 – Working lights
5 – animated wiper
6 – Shaders of body to make car look cpmfortable for eyes.
7 – All cars will have rain FX support and rain tyres when pack is finished – car released before 27.01.2021 have update in post here
8 – shifting animation for all cars will be released in the end of April 2021
About competitiveness of the mod. Cars have + – competitive characteristics. Compare to late Group C (Porsche 962, Mazda 787B) they have a bit less power. On the other aspects, unfortunately none of us drove thiese cars in real life, but i liked the result.
Porsche and Ford were first to join Group C regulations. It was Ford C100 (presented in this pack) and Porsche 956 (will be publiched later). Today we have chance to experience Porsche 936C! In an attempt to conform to the new Group C regulations, Joest racing built new bodyshapes that incorporated a roof onto their 936-replicas Joest’s car was designated as 936C JR005.
Porsche Joest 936C – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Porsche Joest 936C group C assetto corsa
- Porsche 935 F6 2100 cc Twin-Turbo heart
- and racing results here
Ford C100 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Ford C100 – with big natural aspirated heart
- Ford Cosworth DFL V8/90° 4v DOHC 3955 cc N/A heart
- March chassis
- more about Ford C100 group C here
- and racing results here
Lola T610 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Third car in pack is 1982 LM Lola T610 powered by Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3955 cc N/A (same as Ford C100). Same as Ford – is not very successfull car, but pretty one!
What about you? Lola is still a Lola, beautifull, well-shaped, with Ford natural aspirated engine.
Lola T616 Gr.C Junior – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Here we go with another rotary powered car, and on me oppinion one of the most eye catching car from C era – Lola T616!
Long-looking front lamps, front spoler and very low rear spoiler on LM version make this car looks so extreme and pleasent! Please enjoy it!
It’s interesting, that T616 Lola set slower lap time record during 1984 LM ther her sister Mooncraft Mazda 727C, but finally did her.
Based on the T600, Lola’s original GTP / Group C car, the new T616 was built around an aluminium honeycomb monocoque, which used carbon-fibre reinforcements. The engine served as semi-stressed member of the chassis with part of the load shared by tubular frames that ran from the rear of the monocoque to the gearbox on either side of the engine.
Mounted amidships was a Mazda supplied rotary engine, which was compact, light and relatively powerful. It featured two combustion chambers with a swept volume of 1,308cc, which using the equivalency factor for rotary engines, equated to 2,616cc. To further improve combustion, the twin-rotor engine was equipped with twin-spark ignition. It tipped the scales at just 110kg, yet produced in excess of 300 bhp. The howling engine was mated to a five-speed gearbox supplied by Hewland.
- powered by Mazda 13B Racing 2R 1308 cc Rotary
- and racing results of T616 here
Dome RC82 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Another car for Group C car collection for Assetto Corsa is Dome RC82
Such famous racing team, and super looser car. Zero finishes, zero success. But it is bloody beautiful! <3 Dome RC82
It has zero racing success due to mechanical failures, but many other “C” cars were the same. But we can enjoy it in our sim.
Lancia LC1 WEC – Group C for Assetto Corsa
About Lancia LC1 (chassis and model that came from Group 6 series) – physics of this car feels much more different from other Group C cars. her strong points are: ~200 kg ligher, better handling…..BUT her weak point is: maximum speed (it’s not fantasy, all according real data i found about this car)
Four different Martini liveries
Lancia LC1 LM – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Lancia LC-1 LM 1982 version, with front lights.
Basically it’s Group 6 prototype, which was changed by “C” in 1982 with new regulations.
I just can not imagine what driver felt driving old “spyder” chassis among new Group C monsters! Metal balls for sure.
Unfortunately both cars retired in 1982 24h of LeMan…but were 4th and 5th on the grid!
Porsche Kremer CK5 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
- Porsche Kremer CK5 ‘1982 (single turbo). Five different liveries
- Porsche Kremer CK5 ‘1983 (twin turbo, a bit different bodywork) Six liveries
Updated: Kremer CK5 chassis #003 of 1984 year in 1988 livery!
It has slight difference on front arch bodywork, compare to older chassis and probably one of the prettiest livery i ever seen with double-zero!
Also: “Chassis #001 and #002 are built from round Aluminum tubing, as was the 936, but chassis #003 is built from square steel tubing. The first two cars were originally built with a 917 gearbox but #003 was built with a Hewland gearbox, probably both for cost and reliablilty reasons.”
One day the #003 car was shipped to the USA around 1986 and raced by a gentleman named Norbert Przybilla. This livery took part in 27.11.1988 “GTE World Challenge of Tampa” event. Team started 16th, and finished 9th. Not bad! More race details here
Big thank to NeilB1971 for his efforts to make this version of the beauty!
- Porsche 935 F6 2v 2827 cc Turbo heart (Porsche 935 F6 2992 cc Twin-Turbo from mid of 1983+)
- Porsche chassis
- more about CK5 here
- and racing results here
Kremer is absolute high class racing car (very close to Joest 936C in previous release).
WM (Peugeot) P82 + 83 + 86 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
WM Peugeot P82 and P83 (according the year produced). Wild German car, with high top speed, but tricky handling and downforce. It’s a good choise for high speed track for sure.
Same as most of Early Group C cars, this one did not have big success, but definetely was one of the diamonds on the grid. Good era of racing cars that looked different to each other!
As highest stage of evolution of the WM P83 model is WM P86, here we go with 1986 year car configuration. Visually it has different rear wing.
*** Despite of high speed characteristics, model was unlucky in Le Mans racing ***
Grid S1 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Another race car is a child of Giuseppe Rise and Ian Dawson – Grid S1. The name was about Super pole on the Grid, but it was not it real. Another well-shaped unique unicorn, with far from excellent results in racing. Simulator is best way to remember these rare prototypes from the past.
- Ford Cosworth DFV V8/90° 4v DOHC 2993 cc N/A
- and racing results of Grid S1 here
nice photo of Grid with Grid girls
Mazda 717C 1983 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Mazda 717C made debut to prototypes with this big “toy” car in LeMan and won it easily! First place in Gr.C Junior class, 12th overall. Rotary powered beauty was as a next chapter of Mazda after racing LeMan in 1982 on Silhouette RX-7.
What is Group C Junior? This class was made by FIA to allow team with lower budget to take part in prototype class. Engines were 2-3 liter (Mazda rotor was 1.3 Wankel engine). Fuel tank was limited 50 lites (compare to 100 liters in gr.C class), power was also decreased because of it. Main point was fuel efficiency, and Japanese team made it perfectly.
Some say it could reach 300 km/h on Mulsane straight, but i doubt this car could do it, if you look at her lap time. Read more about 717C on Drivetribe
Anyway, it’s good car for beginning your Journey in Group C era and practice skills before moving to bigger cars.
- Mazda 13B Racing 2R 1308 cc Rotary
- and racing results of 717C here
Mazda 727C/737C ’84-85 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Two Mazda 727Cs were entered in the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 4th and 6th in the C2 class. However, a pair of Lola T616s (in the next post) run by B.F. Goodrich Company used the same Mazda engine and were successful in beating both 727Cs, claiming 1st and 3rd. Mazda 737C was final evolution of this base, with very slight changes and same 2-rotor 13B Wankel engine.
The power slightly increased compared to 717C.
Harrier RX83 1983 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Harrier RX83C Gr.C Junior. English bullet with rotary heart. Despite of huge potential, the car was not very successful in racing, except Spa race. But just see how pretty it is. Especially in Monza livery.
The RX83C was the brainchild of Englishman Lester Ray who, in the previous Group 6 era, had built the Vogue, a two liters sportscar raced mainly in UK. It was based on an aluminium sheet monocoque and was first equipped with a Mazda two rotor, carburetted, 13B engine.
- Mazda 13B Racing 2R 1308 cc Rotary
- and racing results of 717C here
Sauber SHS C6 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Sauber SHS C6 1982 built by Swiss manufacturer Sauber and engineering firm Seger & Hoffman.
In LeMan 1982 despite of excellent qualy of #20 car, both retired.
In 1985 Bassaler team bought the car, swapped to BMW M88 engine and participated in Group C Junior (C2) class. And even managed to finish. However results were very poor.
But we like it for crazy aero rear wing and good looking design.
- Ford Cosworth DFL V8 3955 cc N/A in 1982 (Group C1) / BMW M88 L6 3500 cc N/A (85+ Group C2 Junior)
- Wiki about it
- and racing results of SHS C6 here
SEHCAR C830 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
As a bonus addition to Sauber SHS – here we go with rebranded version called SEHCAR C830. Mister Walter Brun bought one of SHS (chassis #03) to rule the party. But it was disaster the whole 1983. On LeMan car didn’t even start due to lack of preparation.
In 1984 it ran few races with another “great” result. What i do like about this outsider car is unusuall extra front wing and it was Powered by Porsche engine (same was on CK5 ’83). In sim i’ve enjoyed it more then original SHS. How about you? =)
- Porsche 956 Type 935/76 F6 4v DOHC 2649 cc 2xKKK
- and racing results of Sehcar C830 here
Sauber C7 1983 Group C Assetto Corsa
The Sauber C7 was a Group C prototype race car built by Swiss manufacturer Sauber for competition in the World Sportscar Championship.
Meant to replace Sauber’s previous effort, the SHS C6, the C7 would continue Sauber’s initial failed development of the BMW M88 3.5L I6 engine in the SHS C6. Debuting at the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans, the fourth round of the World Sportscar Championship, the Sauber C7 finished an impressive 9th, behind eight Porsche 956s. The C7 would appear again at Fuji, where it would finish 10th overall.
- Then the car moved to USA with engine swap to Chevy V8
- This mod car is Powered by BMW M88 L6 3497 cc N/A
- All racing results of Sauber C7 here
Rondeau M378 #001 – pre-Group C for Assetto Corsa
Here we go with NON group C car, but older and a bit slower, but not less hot – Rondeau M378 chassis #001 from 1978 year…
Work of Jean Rondeau and Gerard Welter on the Jean’s backyard. Some time later this car won the GTP class for the third time and placed 9th overall with Bernard Darniche and jack Haran in M378/001. It would be the first of 10 appearances in 10 years at LeMans for this car.
Can read more about story of this car here
Rondeau M379 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Rondeau M379 built by legendary privatee Jean Rondeau!
Same as Lancia LC1 (that we can race already) M379 came to Group C from previous LM era. And same as LC1 it was very light. No wonder Jean Rondeau made some big success on this car!
Same as lot of others car it was powered by engine from Cosworth with F1 engine. During the years it was few variations of the Cosworth on M379. I’m sure teams were seeking for better durability during the long races. Because it was precedents about reliability of this V8 heart…
In 1980 before Group C this car won LM! It won 2 laps from Porsche 908/80 Turbo #936/80-004 and it was super result!
Another M379 finished trird. Next year 1981 it was third again. Later the car became uncompetitive, because comptitors were also moving forward. So Jean Rondeau built another car…coming in next posts =)
All racing results of this car can find here
Rondeau M382 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
lets move on with French legend and his next car – Rondeau M382 1982. Nice try, pretty bodywork, good on the paper, but didn’t worked out.
Like its predecessors, the new Rondeau M378 used a steel tubular spaceframe with aluminium sheet reinforcement as the chassis. Used as a stressed member was the Formula 1 sourced Cosworth DFV V8 engine, which in the back of the Inalteras had proven remarkably reliable (Joking? Looking at results, can not say so…). In endurance trim, it now produced in excess of 450 bhp. Results of M382 can read here
Rondeau M482 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
last car of mr. Jean Rondeau – M482.
it was created with the help of aerodynamicist Max Sardou. His involvement was crucial to the project as sophisticated ‘ground effect’ aerodynamics would become a key part in the design of all Group C cars. Can read more about it here
Visually, distinctive feature of the car was doubbed rear. And fron part, that was very defferent to previous Rondeau.
But after all, among all Rondeau, M482 set the fastest lap time in LeMan 1983. Unfortunately, non of three cars finished the race. Two of them thanked to reliability of Cosworth engine.
Jaguar XJR-5 1982 IMSA – Group C for Assetto Corsa
This time we ride the Group C (IMSA) car that was fully American built GTP prototype, and only flew to Europe for LM 84 and 85 (in 85 even got nice result) – Jaaag XJR-5!
“epitomizes everything that is best about American racing design, construction and preparation combined with the best of British international racing heritage and pedigree from Jaguar.”
Thank’s to modern technology, we can put this beauty on the grid with other Group C cars and have a good time!
URD C81 1982-83 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Discovering new cars is always interesting thing, expecially if it’s about non-ordinary Group C ride – URD C81.
Even at first sight you notice small wheelbase and body size compared to it’s big rival from “C” class. Second thing, URD C81 99% of the time was equipped by BMW L8 M88 engine, same as Gr.C Junior Sauber SHS from posts earlier. Car jumped to C2 Junior regulation since 1984.
Anyway, 82 Leman was failed thanksfully to engine, and ’83 they took 14th place overall. Sauber C7 with same engine finished 9th, and tiny Mazda 717C made it 12th, just to compare. But i guess V. Bertapelle team budget was also smaller.
The best finish of URD was 4th place during 1982 DRM Hockenheim event.
It’s not much information about this car, and i have not found what is the differece between C81 and C83 one.
- powered by BMW M88 L6 3500 cc N/A
- More C81 racing results
Lancia LC1 1983 coupe – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Here we go with another Group C beauty – evolution, ig it can be called so, of Lancia LC1 of 1982 (was posted previuosly) – 1983 Coupe version.
Making shelf over the driver did make sence, but unfortunately LC1 Coupe both cars were not as successful as in 1982 year. During 24 hours of Le Mans both cars were not classified at all.
- powered by Ferrari L4 1425 cc Turbo
- More LC1 racing results
Lancia LC2 ’83 – 84 all versions – Group C – Assetto Corsa
LC2s were able to secure multiple pole positions during their three and a half seasons with the factory Martini Racing squad. However, deficiencies in reliability and fuel consumption hampered the LC2s’ efforts for race wins against the Porsches. LC2s earned three race victories over their lifetimes in the hands of Italian drivers Teo Fabi, Riccardo Patrese, Alessandro Nannini, and Mauro Baldi, as well as German Hans Heyer and Frenchman Bob Wollek.
- Used engine: Ferrari 308C 2599 cc/3014 cc V8. Twin-turbocharged mid-mounted
- more racing results of LC2 here
De Cadenet Lola coupe ’83 & A.D.A 01 Lola ’84 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Another Group C Junior car, tiny and fun to ride – DeCadenet Lola ’83 and 84!
The car based on very old chassis from 1977, built by Alain de Cadenet – privatee team owner and car enhusiast.
Nimrod (Aston Martin) NRA/C2 B 1983-84 – Group C for Assetto Corsa
Here we go with last child of Nimrod Racing Automobiles after which they went bacnkrupt. wel…what about the car, NRC/C2 B presented here is a finished racing car based on 1982 year test model. It was also model without “B” letter, different for front lamps. For an engine, Aston Martin turned to their tuning arm Tickford for the development of a racing version of their production V8 engines seen in the V8 and V8 Vantage models. This engine, becoming known as “Development Prototype 1229” (DP1229), retained the same basic displacement of 5340 cc while being strengthened in order to handle the increased output.
Eric Broadley of Lola Cars International designed the chassis of this new car, since he had experience already with the Aston Martin V8 engine.
Feature of the car is extremely wide look and big engine, that makes it run really fast. But you shold be carefull with this beasty 🙂
Unfortunately 1983 and 1984 Le Mans were a failure of this car.
- powered by Aston Martin DP1229 Tickford V8/90° 2v DOHC 5341 cc N/A
- See the racing results of Nimrod NRA here
Alba AR2 / AR3 / AR4 big pack – Group C for Assetto Corsa
This big pack is about Pretty and different car – Alba in few different amplua.
But what is Alba? let’s take some german article and make translation:
Alba Engineering was founded in 1983 by Giorgio Stirano, who had worked for Osella for many years as a chassis engineer
In the same year he was commissioned by the wealthy Italian racing driver and industrialist Martino Finotto to develop and build two racing cars for the new Group C junior class of Group C. Finotto wanted to use the cars together with his friend Carlo Facetti in the sports car world championship. Under the direction of Stirano, two monocoques made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic were created. The motor was developed in the CARMA company operated by Finotto and Facetti. The 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine developed 410 hp. Since the FIA
only allowed registered engine manufacturers in the world championship, which CARMA was not, a contract with Giannini Automobili was concluded without further ado and the engine was named Giannini Carma FF in 1984.
Since the AR2 was well above the weight limit in 1984, the chassis were revised in early 1985. The vehicles received bodies made of synthetic resin reinforced with aramid and carbon fibers and new chassis parts made of titanium. The astonishingly stable engine was also improved and developed 460 hp in 1985. The cars were used by the Italian Jolly Club team, which was closely linked to Finotto.
In 1983 the AR2 dubeted as a winner of the C Junior class for the first two events on Silverstone and Norschleife. Unfortunately greates race of that time – Le Man 24 – was not same succesfull for them. Chassis problems made the car retire after 158 laps. BUT. the best lap time was much much faster (20 seconds faster) then it’s competitor – Mazda 717C, which won the race in Gr.C.Junior class. (Mazda was released before on our Patreon).
Finally after all races in 1983 with big wins and unpleasent retirenments, the Alba AR2 won the Junior class championship.
More races and results of AR2 can be found here
Success continued in 1984 year championship. In 1984 the Jolly Club team consistently used both chassis (second chassis #002 was finished in the end of 1983 season) in the sports car world championship, in which class C-Junior became class C2. In the first race of the year, the 1000 km race in Monza , Facetti and Finotto (chassis 002) had to compete behind Jim Busby and Rick Knoop in a Lola T616 and Ray Mallock, Mike Wilds and David Duffield on an Ecosse C284 be satisfied with the third class rank, which at the same time corresponded to the eleventh overall rank.
Although the competition in the small Group C-Class was much higher than in the previous year, the team, and with it the manufacturer Alba, again secured the world championship title. Outstanding results were achieved in the 1000 km race in Mosport. Guido Daccò and Almo Coppelli finished the race third in the overall standings, behind the works Porsche of Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass and another Porsche 956 driven by David Hobbs, Rupert Keegan and Franz Konrad. Carlo Facetti, Martino Finotto and Alfredo Sebastini finished the race in sixth place overall. But it was the end of glory way.
From 1985, the successor models AR3, AR4 (presented in the mod), AR5 and AR6 were used in international sports car races and the AR2’s appearances became more sparse. Class wins could no longer be achieved with the racing car type. The best result in 1985 was the eighth place overall for Facetti, Finotto and Daccò in the 1000 km race in Mugello
Some AR3 painted in red, have different front part or nose, whatever, so you can distinguish them very easy. And also they were fitted with Cosworth V8 engine.
More AR3 results are here
AR4 of 1985 year was some kind of gem for now. Malibu racing team Alba was powered by Wankel Mazda Rotary 13B R2 engine, same as Mazdas 717 etc. But it was quite old by that time. Only one win in California GP was archieved.
More results of AR4 are here
>>> This pack includes <<<
14 skins, 12 bodies variations, 3 different engines, 1 long story and passion for racing
powered by Giannini Carma FF L4 4v DOHC 1840 cc 1xKKK
- Alba AR2
LM83 / LM84 / WEC83 / WEC84 / WEC85
powered by Ford Cosworth DFL
- Alba AR3 with long nose
LM85 / IMSA
- Alba AR3 with classic nose
LM86 / LM87 / WEC84
powered by Mazda 13B rotary engine
- Alba AR4 for IMSA85
Sthemo SM01 1983 – Gr.C Junior “beast”
This tiny proto was powered by BMW M12 L4 2190 cc N/A, under Group C regulation, to meet fuel economy standards accordind the rules.
It’s said that Hubert Striebig (main driver and team owner) is the only Driver to have driven at full speed in the straight line of the Hunaudières, completely letting go of the steering wheel to adjust who knows what. This was observed by several journalists while we know that at this speed, well over 300 km / h, a number of vehicles would have immediately left the track.
EMKA Aston Martin C83 & C84 – Group C Assetto Corsa
The EMKA Aston Martin was a Group C racing car built for EMKA Production’s owner Steve O’Rourke by Michael Cane Racing and powered by an Aston Martin engine.
It was second car after Nimrod that used Aston heart.
The EMKA C83/1 was initially introduced in 1983 and competed in the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing a respectable 17th overall. The car was modified to C84 index for 1985 and raced at the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished in 11th place after briefly leading the race in the opening hours.
The EMKA Aston Martin failed to finish any of the other races it appeared at in 1985, and Steve O’Rourke of EMKA Racing decided to take a break from international motorsport.
Me, personally, like C83 car for it’s cute front shape.
- Powered by Aston Martin Tickford V8/90° 2v DOHC 5340 cc N/A
- Racing gallery of C83 1983 here
- ///The car did not race in 1984///
- Racing gallery of C84 1985 here
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By the way, we already have most of the cars from that race in game! For me personally, i like to mix racing grid with DRM revival mod cars and Japanese Super Silhouettes. For the last one, here i upload Japanese silhouettes with my data fix for Skyline R30 (converted by Lu Thua Kein) and Bluebird (converted by legion). Originally these two cars are 100% technically the same. But mods are made by diffrenet people are alway different. So i try to make it balanced to have a really good race with Ai and friends. (all this you can find on patreon as well)
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