Racing game Assetto Corsa’s Dream Pack 2 of add-on content is pretty special: not only does it include the Circuit of Catalunya, but now you can race a car with the Jalopnik bump, right there, in the game. We’re right there on the Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003’s rear fender.
Assetto Corsa doesn’t have the name factor that Gran Turismo or Forza do, but apparently it’s a pretty decent racing sim. They claim that their laser scan of Catalunya is the most faithful in-game representation yet. Additionally, the list of cars included in Dream Pack 2 is pretty impressive. The 2014 Audi R8 Ultra, Ford GT40 Mk I, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 and the Lamborghini Countach 5000 QuattroValvole are in the pack, along with two versions of the BMW M4 Coupe street car (regular and a louder, rowdier Akrapovič Edition) and two versions of the RUF RT 12 R (rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive).
That’s all fine and well, but perhaps the best thing about this pack is that you, too, can race with the Jalopnik bump from the comfort of your own home. It’s only on the side of the naked carbon fiber SCG 003 as far as I can see, but let’s be honest: that’s the one you want, anyway, as it makes the most use of Assetto Corsa’s beautiful graphics.
I didn’t think it was possible to one-up photobombing a race broadcast, but we just pulled it off by photobombing an entire video game. Race with our bump, enjoy and dominate.
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