With a plethora of cars from which to choose, Assetto Corsa provides hardcore and casual players with a bevy of options regarding their driving preferences. While every car comes with unique pros and cons, many of them require extensive fine-tuning, and frankly, you'll spend more time working on your setup instead of driving.
We've narrowed down the best cars that require little tuning and offer a good balance between handling and speed, giving you the best chances against AC's tough realism.
A wonderful beginner car for those trying to acclimate to AC's hyper-realistic driving physics. The GT-86 will provide beginners with a semi-safe haven while starting their journey in Assetto Corsa.
With a top speed of 233km/h and great handling, you'll find that the GT-86 won't set the greatest lap times, but you'll have a lot of fun learning the ropes of the game.
BMW M3 E30
Much like the GT-86, the M3 30 handles better than most cars in the base version of the game while providing enough speed to keep things challenging. It's a great beginner car for players that want to slightly speed things up.
Do not take this car lightly, however. While it handles beautifully, the M3 has enough power to put you into a wall if you corner too fast.
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Lotus Exos 125
While it may look intimidating, the Exos is more of a track-day car that takes many elements from F1 performance and design and packs it into a more streamlined experience without the player/driver dealing with the true intensity of an F1 racer.
This car is for players looking to increase the challenge and intensity of their AC experience while maintaining a balance between straight-line speed and beautiful handling that keeps things from being too difficult.
The Zonda-R's blazing speed and starfighter design would have some assuming that this car might be too unruly and tough to control in AC. However, this brilliant car has just enough handling to tame its power through the corners.
Make no mistake, the Zonda-R is certainly another increase in challenge. While the handling will assist you in making it through turns without blasting a wall, it won't hold your hand too much. This car expects you to be somewhat adapted to AC's gameplay, and things may spin out of control if you aren't.
Scuderia P4/P5 Competizione 2011
This one-off sports car might be the best fun in Assetto Corsa without having to grapple too much with the intense realism of the game. It offers the best speed to grip ratio, giving you the best balance between good ol' racing fun and hyper-realistic track driving.
Much like the Zonda-R, you may have to spend some time with lower-tier cars before tackling the P4/P5, but once you're comfortable enough, this car provides a wonderful experience in both the racing and hot-lap modes of the game.
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