Ever since the V1.6 game update on Assetto Corsa Competizione sim racers have seen an entirely new Balance Of Performance (BoP) to kind of match the current GT World Challenge season results.
These changes could significantly alter how a sim car performs, leaving drivers to re-evaluate which cars are best for time trial or endurance races.
So, in this guide, we’re going to walk you through the strengths and weaknesses of the top rated GT3 cars based on actual lap time performance.
After listing out the best cars overallwe will then have a look at the best car for each specific track layout, being slow-speed circuits or high-speed circuits.
That’s because not all cars are created equal, some may excel on one type of circuit while others perform better on another type.
So without further ado, let’s dive right in!
What is the fastest GT3 car in ACC?
In prior versions of ACC, the Porsche 911 II GT3 R was previously considered to be the fastest car in ACC.
However, since the V1.6+ updates, there has been quite a big shift and the fastest 3 cars in ACC now seem to be: 1) Mercedes AMG; GT3 Evo; 2) BMW M4 GT3; 3) Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
Let’s now have a look at each of these three in more detail.
Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo
The best GT3 car in Assetto Corsa Competizione after the V1.6+ updates is considered to be the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo.
The Mercedes is a car that balances the best of both worlds between mid and front-engne cars, offering great performance without too much of a learning curve.
It’s become known as a car that’s easy to control but still able to deliver fast lap times while pushing to the absolute limit.
The car is also very predictable in the high speed corners and its optimal tyre degradation gives it another strong advantage.
It currently holds the highest number of fastest laps and it’s safe to say that the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo is currently the car to beat in Assetto Corsa Competizione.
BMW M4 GT3
Surprisingly enough, the 2nd fastest car in ACC after the V1.6 BoP updates is the BMW M4 GT3.
The BMW has always been a pretty competitive car in real-world GT racing and it seems that this has also translated over to the virtual world of sim racing.
The M4 is a very well-rounded car that’s capable of being quick on most types of circuits.
It’s not quite as good as the Mercedes in the high speed corners but it’s able to make up for this with its strong engine an mechanical grip.
According to some stats from CDA, it currently holds the majority fastest laps from the British GT DLC tracks including Brands HAtch, Donington and Silverstone.
Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
The 3rd fastest car in Assetto Corsa Competizione is probably the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
We’re aware that some people still think it to be the fastest overall but after the recent BoP updates it seem to have lost some of its performance compared to other cars, like the Mercedes and BMW.
Anyways, the Ferrari is a car that’s known for being very quick in a straight line and having great grip in the corners.
Additionally, it’s quite easy to drive compared to some of the other Evo cars like the Lamborghini or Audi R8 LMS.
Having said that, let’s now have a look at some of the best ACC cars for each track condittion.
Fastest ACC cars for Low-Speed tracks
We believe the fastest ACC cars for low-speed circuits are the Bentley Continental GT3 and the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo.
Low-speed tracks are generally the most technical, with kerb riding and acceleration being crucial skills.
The Bentley checks all of these boxes, making it ideal for a low-speed circuit as well as having an excellent BoP at the majority of these tracks on the list.
Just to be clear, we consider low-speed tracks to be the following ones:
- Brands Hatch
- Laguna Seca
Fastest ACC cars for Medium-Speed tracks
We believe the quickest ACC cars for medium-speed circuits are the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the McLaren 720S and the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo.
These cars tend to give you lots of confidence in medium to hgh speed corners which allows you to push your limits further.
In fact even driving on medium-speed tracks that have plenty of corners, it’s vital to have a car you can trust, and these cars just mentioned allow you to just that and still be fast thanks to their BoPs.
Just to be clear, we consider medium-speed tracks to be the following ones:
Fastest ACC cars for High-Speed tracks
Finally, we believe the fastest ACC cars for high-speed circuits are the BMW M4, the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo and the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.
In these tracks you’ll need to have high a top speed, strong aerodynamics efficiency and stability through the high speed corners.
All these cars seem to be particularly strong in these field, but the BMW and Mercedes, specifically excel in these tracks.
Again, just to be clear, we consider high-speed tracks to be the following ones:
- Paul Ricard
So there you have it, you’re now equipped to pick the fastest GT3 cars in Assetto Corsa Competizione for each different track condition.
Anyways, remember that new BoP updates can change things up a bit so it’s always important to check the stats before you commit to a race.
We’ll keep this guide updated with any changes that may come in the future so make sure to keep an eye out for that.
In the meantime, enjoy your sim racing!