ACC Front Engine, Mid Engine & Rear Engine Cars

In the incredibly competitive world of Assetto Corsa Competizione, even the slightest advantage can make all the difference.

That’s why eSports teams spend countless hours perfecting their car setups in an attempting to find those all-important tenths.

Today we will compare some biggest differences between front engine cars, mid engine cars and rear engine cars in ACC.

We’ll also include some of the biggest advantages and disatvantages for each car so that you can take informed decisions while choosing the best car to race on.

ACC Front Engine Cars List

Front engine cars in ACC include: the Mercedes AMG, the Lexus and the Aston Martin.

ACC Front Engine Cars Advantages and Disadvantages

Front engine cars are probably one of the most common type of cars in ACC.

They tend to be more forgiving than rear engine cars as they generally induce a bit of push understeer, especially as the tyres start to degrade.

They tend to have an heavy front end and therefore more entry understeer.

They also tend to have a light rear end, plus some exit oversteer (wheelspin).

One of the advantage is that these cars usually take bumps better and is way more predictable on the entries (thanks to the little understeer), especially in high speed corners.

Some of the disadvantages may include a more delicate throttle application while on throttle oversteer can help get you around corners.

Moreover, you might need to slow down earlier to get front end to grip and reduce the entry Understeer.

ACC Mid-Engine Cars List

ACC mid-engined cars include: the Lamborghini Huracan, the Ferrari 488 and Audi R8.

ACC Mid-Engine Cars Advantages and Disadvantages

A mid-engined has usually got a more balanced center of gravity allowing the car to be rotating nicely on the entry being the most predictable compared to front and rear-engined cars.

This precise front, though, might cause some entry oversteer issues at times, those on the exits it generally tend to give great traction and less oversteer.

Compared to front-engined cars, these tend to suffer more on bumps while if you learn how to deal with the entry oversteer you might find some tenths in your driving style by leveraging the extra rotation from the car.

All in all, these cars the to be the most balanced over the long race stints.

ACC Rear-Engine Cars List

An example of rear-engined GT3 car in Assetto Corsa Competizione is the Porsche.

ACC Rear-Engine Cars Advantages and Disadvantages

One of the common advantage of rear engined car is the extra traction you get of the corners thanks to the weight being placed more at the back.

This ensures a more stable car on throttle and less rear tyre degradation through the race.

On the flip side, the car tends to generate more entry oversteer as the car become less predictable though you could learn to use the extra rotation at your advantage.

Beginner sim racers normally prefer to have a more understeery car balance because it makes it more predictable and therefore the rear-engined cars like Porsche won’t be a good fit for them as the Mercedes is.

Which car should I use?

So that’s the big question, knowing what I now know about the differences between front, mid and rear engined cars; which one should I use?

The answer is not as simple as it may seem and it truly depends on what you’re looking for.

If you want a more stable car that is predictable and easy to drive, then go for the front engined cars like the Mercedes.

If you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge and want to learn how to deal with entry oversteer than mid and rear-engined cars like the Porsche will do the trick.

In the end, it all comes down to what you want and what you’re looking for in your driving experience.

There is no right or wrong approach.


So there you have it, everything you need to know about the different types of cars in ACC.

Now that you know the advantages and disadvantages of each type, it’s up to you to test them and find your favorite one.

We suggest trying all cars in the same circuit and then deciding yourself wich one to pick and invest more time on.

Good luck and we’ll see you on track! 🙂

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