Anti-Time Attack Fiat 500 Challenge

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 2' started by The Vanishing Boy, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. The Vanishing Boy

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    Forget high-powered cars in Gt2!!! Lets use the other end of 'performance', slow cars! This is a test without even using the brakes, but tests your patience while doing it. that gave me an idea. :idea:


    Now here's a twist:

    Venue: Autumn Ring (not the mini)

    Car: Fiat 500

    Modifications: none, especially the tires.

    Instructions: Go for a 5-Lap run around the ring as fast as you can, then stop at the 6th, lap. Then mark the fastest lap that you've made around the A-Ring.

    Are you up to it? :)


    -> My best lap: 2'06.190
     
  2. Neon_SRT

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    My best lap: 1:49.680, 76.37mph. :D
     
  3. The Vanishing Boy

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    ^ Nice, are you sure that thing is stock?
     
  4. Race Idiot

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    Ha, I did a 5 min lap at Grand valley with a stock 500. Although that was years ago.
     
  5. Nemo2

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    fiat sucks.
     
  6. DQuaN

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    ^ That post sucks, if you haven't got anything worth saying. Don't say anything at all.

    This sounds like a laugh. I might give it a try :tup:
     
  7. Neon_SRT

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    I'm very sure. Although the dealer might have added on a few hp without me knowing.(I never checked)
     
  8. Pupik

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    Here's what I got:

    1st lap - 2:32.608
    And I thought my lawnmower was hard to start. It takes about 5 seconds to move one car length. And the 500R ain't no limo. Well, the warm-up lap was no shock, my first car was a 500R, so I'm used to the 20+ second gap between the 1st and 2nd laps. Basically, I'm finding out where you have to lift (which isn't in too many places for "fast" times).

    2nd lap - 2:08.065
    I'm getting up to 59mph at the end of this lap. Even though I feel I'm going downhill going into the first hairpin, I'm actaully losing speed. The 500R suffers like an asthmatic in a marathon, and gathers speed like a 30-year Treasury Bill gathers interest. I down shifted on the steep grade run-up after the 270-degree turn, the speeds were dipping below 37, where a 3rd-gear upshift basically puts the car in hibernation for the winter.

    3rd lap - 2:08.866
    We're up to 60 at the end (well, 13/16 of the straight) before taking the hairpin too slowly than before. What is it about this straight...you're going downhill, yet you loose speed? Is a black hole forming at the Autumn Ring? Do the laws of physics on the straight get bent into a cataclysm that only Stephen Hawking can understand? And what's with that mountainous "sea stack" in the background? It doesn't look like it blongs on this wierdo track that should have been included in GT3. Oh, sorry...I'm hoping to make as little tire squeal as possible as to make up some time on this lap. In the end, taking the "TwoSeventy" in 3rd gear helped me down the next spot. However, I lost too much, and didn't beat the previous lap.

    4th lap - 2:06.832 - BEST LAP
    A good run-up from the previous lap means...61mph at the theoretic formation of a Black Hole in our beloved Autumn Ring. Hot damn! Pass me a body roll, I'm taking the hairpin in 3rd, and exiting at about 39mph, just enough to put the Hoover-upright-sounding-twin-cylinder-derby-hat in the sweet spot to grab 3rd gear. I'm straightening the cruvy bits as effortlessly as any car; mainly because you have a virtual eternity to plan each corner when you're only going 50 or so. I take the other hairpin in 2nd, and get a nice exit, taking the "TwoSeventy" strong in 3rd and never letting up, nearly losing all the previous momentum as I resist the temptation to downshift into 2nd when dropping to 40 thanks to the laws of gravity.

    5th lap - 2:07.259
    A shimmy from all the hard cornering (actually I forget GT2 cars are much harder to point in a straight line compared to GT3) means no better than 61 again, and hitting up the hairpin just as before. But as I approach the 2nd hairpin, I try to muster the courage to throw it into the corner in 3rd gear...but to no avail. I hit the kerb wildly, and lose the back end...reducing me to a slow, low-revving 2nd-gear exit. Blah. I make up what I can, but I can't beat my previous time.

    Conclusions:
    The 500R was my first car, and always has a place in my heart. Imagine if you will, beginning an actual game if GT2 with this as your starter car. See you in a week. Note the Compact Car Event logo; it sure looks like a 500R. The Fiat 500R better be in GT4...although it won't be my first car (hopefully the Honda Accord "Aerodeck" will be available as a first car, in silver).
     

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  9. The Vanishing Boy

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    ^ Nice run there! Complete w/ summary, you got a lot of time in your hands. :) :tup:
     
  10. Neon_SRT

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    We were supposed to use the Fiat 500R? :confused:
     
  11. Driftnewb110

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    lol!!i cant play video games on weekdays so ill try it friday b4 i leave for vegas
     
  12. 98cobra

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    :lol: that was harsh.
     
  13. Parnelli Bone

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    Yeah I was confused about this, too. Do we use the newer ‘sporting’ Fiat, or the old one?

    Damn Pupik, that **** was funny. I was eatin corn flakes and nearly spat milk all over my keyboard I was laughin so hard!
     
  14. The Vanishing Boy

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    The old one, the 22hp one. :)
     
  15. Sjenk

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    Well, I tried it 2 times: First with automatic gear and the second run with manual gear

    Best time Automatic: 2:02.514
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    Best time manual: 1:59.155
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  16. Driftnewb110

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    sad
     
  17. Firebird

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    Damn! I was hoping to crack 2:00.00, but the best I could muster was a 2:01.273.
     
  18. prisonermonkeys

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    Here's another fun one my brother did ages ago. You'll need an International-A licence, but that's a walk in the park, right? OK here we go:

    Get the Fiat 500R ad race it ... in the Rome 2 Hours Enduro. See how badly you go down - my brother lsot count of how many times he was lapped. Mind you, it's a waste of two hours. :indiff:
     
  19. Neon_SRT

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    :scared: True, it is a waste of 2 hours.
     
  20. Parnelli Bone

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    You probly get smacked around by the faster cars, too
     
  21. yokotapioka

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    .... hey the 500r ( in chile called " el Fito" ) isn't an incredible speed machine but.....Is better than that piece of s**t called ( toyota Prius) .

    ah ... my fastest lap is 2.00:559 .....


    pd: damn babelfish :sick:
     
  22. Driftnewb110

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    how much hp does it make wit full upgrades?
     
  23. Sharky.

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    Not much!!! :dopey:
     
  24. Sharky.

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    Woohoo! 2:06.147! In manual, at 100.88 kmh. :D

    Just in the interests of science, I did a 1:29.807 in a fully tuned 500, soft tyres and all. Reached 161.55 kmh, and got very oversteery (in a Fiat??? :sick: ).
     
  25. Sharky.

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    Anyway, its 138hp, and 4 hundred-and-something kg.