Ken Block’s Official Hoonigan Facebook page posted an interesting video today from the Los Angeles Auto Show, displaying a fully functional 2015 Dodge Viper hooked up to a large racing simulator setup powered by Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa. Created by Sigma Integrale, the Los Angeles-based company has been using Assetto Corsa as a basis for their simulator throughout the 2015 Auto Show campaign, first appearing in Shanghai.
Digging through their official website, and after watching some videos of the impressive setup in action on their YouTube page, the simulator appears to include the standard array of Assetto Corsa default content, as the 1966 version of Monza can be seen in the above video from Facebook, and below the laser-scanned Nurburgring Nordschleife.
In its current iteration, the touring simulator uses the 2015 Dodge Viper GTC, and judging by the car model alone is of extremely high quality. This is the first we’ve seen of what appears to be a Kunos-modeled 2015 Dodge Viper.
It’s pretty fucking awesome, and I want it.
The simulator is impressive when it works, allowing your average exhibition attendee to step into the seat of a physical 2015 SRT Viper and drive the car on a virtual track, however Sigma Integrale’s latest Assetto Corsa YouTube video is anything but impressive. Currently, the boys at the shop are dumbfounded over a glitch appearing to multiply the speed of the game into an unplayable state, as if someone’s messed up configuring Project 64 and somebody for got to check the limit framerate box:
Hopefully, the bugs get worked out, and we’ll see this car in the retail version of Assetto Corsa at some point.