Beater or Sleeper? GT6 Car of the Week Thread

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 6' started by McClarenDesign, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Niku Driver HC

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    I'll be there when I can. By the way, is oil change required for the cars we use? As I did not change oil on my Kar-Ghia...
     
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  2. Baron Blitz Red

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    Not required but is recommended as most people do it...

    Cheers
     
  3. JackRyanWMU

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    Keeping up with the Karmann Ghia, so easy even a Fiat 500 (with 20% of its power taken away) can do it.

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    A lot of ideas were tossed around during the races regarding engine swaps to try and improve this car's power, but I think I've got the problem licked. I've found a way to make it immediately faster.

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    Now I just need to figure out how to mount a trailer hook on the front bumper of the VW.
     
  4. ALeftRighter

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    Just put it in the bed, go fast, take a sharp corner let it slide out, and ??? Then profit
     
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  5. Vic Reign93

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    Apologies for my sudden disappearance guys, after the moncaco race every house on my street had a power outage. :crazy:

    Anyways, I'll be making an important announcement when I post my review of the Ghia, but what it's about isn't 100% guaranteed at the moment and won't be happening to me immediately, sometime next year probably, but I figure I'd keep you guys in the loop. :D
     
  6. Baron Blitz Red

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    Tell me they're getting rid of Maldonado and you'll be taking his place... you would save them thousands of dollars on insurance alone!

    Thanks to all that showed up today btw... @tarnheld , @Niku Driver HC , @Vic Reign93 and of course @McClarenDesign ... I'll take everything suggested with me to make things better next time. If I'm allowed that is. :)

    Cheers
     
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  7. Baron Blitz Red

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    Let's try it this way @McClarenDesign ...


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  8. McClarenDesign

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    No dice.
     
  9. RobboGTAddict

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    Why's that?
     
  10. Vic Reign93

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    Sadly that's not the case, but I like your way of thinking. :lol:

    The announcement I gonna make is that if everything falls into place, by this time next year I won't be Victory_Reign ,The British Bullet",

    I'll be Victory_Reign, "The American Anti-Hero" ( sorry @McClarenDesign :D)

    Yep, I could be moving out to North Carolina with my mum, it's all still up in the air at the moment, but it looks promising.

    It'll be a fresh start for me, but don't worry because whilst the flag may change, I'll still be the same. ;)

    Ok, back to regular programming. :p

    'KARMANN GET SOME!' :cool:


    This weeks chariot for the COTW regulars was the '1968 Volkswagen Karmman Ghia Coupe (Type-1)'.

    It's quite simply, the slowest car we've ever tested. :ouch:

    Packing 45hp, the Ghia is painfully slow, in fact it took the downhill section at Sierra and a slipstream just to hit 100mph. :crazy:

    It doesn't weigh much on the other hand at just 840kg.

    The Handling does sometimes show its rear engined characteristics when pushed and thanks to its stock Comfort Mediums, it can get sideways heading into turns.

    Whilst this all that sounds bad, it does encourage the driver to be smooth so as to keep his momentum up and not rely on the brakes as much which also brought some close racing too which is always a plus.

    But the unanimous thing we all agreed on is its just too damn gutless in stock form, fully tuned it'll make around 175hp and weigh less than 735kg.

    We discussed engine swaps and whilst some went the Small Block Chevy route, I thought I keep it in the VAG family and went with the 2.7 V6 out of the Corrado VR6. :D

    If you tune the Ghia for at least 100hp, it'll make a decent cruiser, but in stock form it's just too slow.

    Verdict: Beater :tdown: (shame, it's not a half bad looking car either)
     
  11. McClarenDesign

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    Still can't login to the GT6 web interface on gran-turismo.com. No clue why.

    If this does happen, hopefully your mum will let you join us for the USGP in Austin, TX. Everyone here is, of course, welcome to attend!

    - Special Announcement -

    1. Euro-friendly races will now be weekly, so we will have two (2) Car of the Week races each week- Tuesday @ 10p CST and Saturday @ 3p CST. If you can't make one, aim for the other. If you can make both, so much the better!

    2. @Baron Blitz Red will be creating a new GT Club event on our GT6 Club Community - Playing with TTs! This week's event is already available! You'll have ten (10) minutes to get the best time at a selected track using the current week's car. This week it's at the Eiger Nordwand.

    3. This Tuesday we'll attempt to incorporate voice chat into our Car of the Week races in preparation for when we're able to broadcast on Twitch. If you've got headset, please hook it up and chat with us during the races!

    Now, on with the show...

    Congratulations ALeftRighter! You've been chosen to determine our collective fates. Be gentle.

    His choice...

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    It's the 1966 Renault R8 Gordini!!!

    Erm, yes, quite. I'd like to point out that this is the hipster R8... Before Audi, this was THE R8... before it was cool.
     
  12. MidFieldMaven

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    Who?
     
  13. Niku Driver HC

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    I'm sure someone may find out the answer to such a mysterious question... :sly:

    On the plus side, MC managed to find a car picture with a woman and the actual right model in question. Well done, Mr. Mcclaren. :tup:
     
  14. McClarenDesign

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    Dunno who the driver is, but women drivers at the time weren't uncommon in France.

    And if we're going to complain about accuracy, it's McClaren.
     
  15. Niku Driver HC

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    Quite, let us not forget that one of those French women once won a FIA-sanctioned rally, and then went on to win at Pikes Peak...

    Point taken, I bypassed that one as I was writing on my smartphone.

    Also, if it happens, good luck for the moving into Cally, @Vic Reign93. Hopefully everything will go well to both you and your mother. :):tup:
     
  16. MidFieldMaven

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    Renault R8 Gordini '66

    1.3L
    101 hp / 7,000 rpm
    86 ft-lb / 5,000 rpm
    850 kg (1,874 lbs)
    344 pp

    Max tune:

    313 hp / 7,800 rpm
    219 ft-lb / 7,300 rpm
    763 kg (1,682 lbs)
    515 pp

    The only non-German car in the game with RR layout as far as I know. How does it compare with other cars from its time?

    1:36.549 - 364 - Daihatsu Storia X4 '00
    1:36.627 - 339 - Nissan Exa Canopy L.A.Version Type S '88
    1:36.652 - 349 - Fiat Punto HGT Abarth '00
    1:36.668 - 338 - Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale '63
    1:36.669 - 348 - Peugeot 106 Rallye '03
    1:36.723 - 342 - Isuzu 117Coupé '68
    1:36.839 - 349 - Isuzu Piazza XE '81
    1:36.842 - 348 - Toyota Celica 1600GT (TA22) '70
    1:36.918 - 343 - Mini Cooper '02
    1:36.918 - 344 - Renault R8 Gordini '66
    1:37.019 - 347 - Isuzu Bellett 1600 GT-R '69
    1:37.168 - 352 - Peugeot 307 CC Premium AVN '04
    1:37.215 - 351 - Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR '70
    1:37.284 - 342 - Toyota Vitz RS 1.5 '00

    So there you have it. It's as quick as the more powerful Mitsubishi Galant and Isuzu Bellett. It puts up a great fight against the Toyota Celica, Isuzu 117 and Alfa Giulia Sprint Speciale.


    ^ Top speed 102 mph

    For me, it's a sleeper. It's got a small engine and is low on power, but being RR helps it get around corners with ease. Weight distribution is 46/54. I can't think of anything wrong with this car except that it could use more power!
     
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  17. Vic Reign93

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    *cough* Delorean DMC S2 :sly::tup:
     
  18. ALeftRighter

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    My absolute favorite car, fully tuned it's 300ho
     
  19. Baron Blitz Red

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    @SuzukaStar


    Don't forget about the:

    Mazda Carol 360 Deluxe '62
    Subaru 360 '58
    Any of the older Fiat 500's
    The Alpine cars
    Fisker Karma Ecosport '12
    Tesla Model S Signature '12

    Cheers
     
  20. Niku Driver HC

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    The only other problem I have with the R8 is the strange choice of tires; why Racing Hard compound? Surely any R8 Gordi owner doesn't really think about using this against any race car, much less a classical one... Besides, tire compounds with lesser grip fit the car's character much better in my opinion, as its RR personality feels more accurate (ergo, it's more lively at the rear).

    And here is a new segment which I like to call "Ways to prove that a R8 is better than a Kar-Ghia". Picture #008 will lead the way;

    Silverstone National Circuit.jpg (Although just barely. And yes, that is an Integra Type-R behind it, therefore proving that I beat not one but TWO Type-R cars.)
    What better way to prove my Sleeper rating that doing something which would require God's miracle to happen with the Kar-Ghia? I'd say this is a pretty good one, gentlemen... ;)
     
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  21. eran0004

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    It's Leena Brusiin from Finland, miss Europe 1968 :)

    The license plates on that car are Finnish too (two letters, a dash, 3 digits, on a black background). The first letter (A) means that the car is from Helsinki city.

    As for the car, it's one of my favourites! Can't go wrong with an RR drivetrain!
     
  22. McClarenDesign

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    Why can't you guys be more like @eran0004 , huh? There's a winner if I've ever seen one. Well done, @eran0004 , well done!!!
     
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  23. Niku Driver HC

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    Oi, it's not like I'm a specialist in Swedish female models, my knowledge is that not comprehensive! The sexiest model I know from Sweden is an IKEA table, to the best of my knowledge... Well, my knowledge about female models in general is not really incredible, but still. And last time I checked, not even you knew about her true identity, so I'll have to ask you to step down from your high horse and join us in the "corner of non-knowledge", Mr. McClaren. :irked:

    I'm only kidding around, for those who may not understand it. I feel that I must state that when I do this sort of thing. ;)
     
  24. Raymond_Racer

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    There's a reason why the gordini comes equipped with RH tyres as standard:

    This car is actually classified as a rally car. If you go into the "Rally" section of "Recommended Cars", it'll be on the second page.
     
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  25. Niku Driver HC

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    Still, it's an odd decision. I am aware that most Rally cars come with Racing tires stock, but why do they not come with Dirt/Spiked Snow tires instead? And the R8 does count as a production car, you can use it on the Classic Sports Car and even the 400PP races... So it's a rally car with a production car license.
     
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    It's because if a car comes with gravel/snow tyres as standard instead of racing tyres, it's only runnable on gravel/snow events instead of vice versa.

    Think about it. Would you rather have a rally car come with gravel tyres stock and spend around 16k on RH tyres to use it in IA events? Or come with RH tyres as standard and need to spend only around 4k for gravel tyres to run the Dirt Trials events?
     
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  27. Niku Driver HC

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    Fair enough, your point is a valid one. It is indeed more useful for a car to come with Racing tires than with Dirt/Snow ones, as there are more races for Racing tires than actual Rally races. And since GT6 doesn't really offer many single-player rally racing, well...
     
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    Oh no... I heard of the accident of course, but was hoping for a better outcome.

    RIP
     
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    I was watching the broadcast on TV when it happened, so very sad for Justin and his family. RIP.

    My thoughts are also with Sage Karam tonight, to go from leading the race with a great shot of winning as a rookie to something like this, the poor kid must be devastated right now.
     
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