Kunos Simulazioni has announced that the Lotus Type 49, a real legend of motorsport, has been officially licensed for Assetto Corsa, a racing game developed exclusively for PC. The Lotus 49 embodies Colin Chapman's original philosophy of simplicity and lightness in an elegant form. In a single leap the Lotus 49 moved Formula One technology several notches up the evolutionary scale, and can now be seen as a pivot about which F1 technology turned and refocused. Not only was the 49 a state of the art design, but it would be driven through several tumultuous seasons by some of the world's greatest drivers including Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt and Emerson Fittipaldi.
Assetto Corsa is due to be released later this year.