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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    Well, I prefer Mobil 1 Rally Championship, but that's not a bad old rally game either. Oh, and that Peugeot is a 306 Maxi, not really a 106. Still, I can see why would that give you 106 vibes...

    Oh, and the Rallye has been with us since the GT2 days. However, the GT2 version is labled as a 1999 version, with the full name of "Peugeot 106 1.6 Rallye". Case in point;

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    (Credit goes to IGCD, and their great GT2 car database. Be sure to have a look if you want to remember old cars from all sorts of racing videogames.)

    So yes, our little 106 is a GT veteran, and a good one at that. Also, notice how there aren't any foglights... Peugeot really tried to strip the car as much as the could, without having to remove the whole body. :lol:
     
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    Huh, you know, funny how the 106 was nominated on the 106th page of the thread. :lol:
     
  3. Niku Driver HC

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    We here at COTW like to pride ourselves on subtle yet funny comedy, and boy do we know how to use it... :lol:
     
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  4. McClarenDesign

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    #CakeConspiracy

    By the way, did someone say...

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    BONUS RACE?
     
  5. Niku Driver HC

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    Ah yes, how could I forget, such infamous "conspiracy"? Nothing gets people quite riled up like a cake, and don't you deny it.

    Also, yes and please for the bonus race. Even if PD might ruin the Bug(atti)'s perfomance and handling capabilities, it'll be worth it just to see a plethora of beautifully-shaped racing cars tearing it up. Although I do hope that it'll come in more than one color, otherwise it'll be the R8 Gordini Conspiracy all over again, haha.

    And I'm not sure if our estemeed "Bug 16" (I'll call it the EBX160 from now on, because apparently brands forget to name these cars properly) will be released during this week or the next, since it does not have a release date set yet...

    Oh, and don't forget about another possible new guest;

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    Korea is watching you, gentlemen... And they have a new kind of nuclear weapon waiting in the wings this time. :sly:
     
  6. McClarenDesign

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    Has anyone heard from @Baron Blitz Red ? It's been a few days now, and I'm starting to get worried.
     
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  7. Draggon

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    Not since Sunday afternoon....
     
  8. McClarenDesign

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    He missed Tuesday and hasn't responded to any messages, both very unusual.
     
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  9. McClarenDesign

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    1. No "Playing With TTs" club event this week, possibly next. I still haven't heard from @Baron Blitz Red on here, the PSN or Google+. Aside from the silence I have no evidence to suggest anything bad happened, but I also have nothing to the contrary either. I'm open to discuss the "how long should you wait before you REALLY get worried" topic privately on my G+, but not here. The possibility of missing a notification does exist, so I'll allow more time with the hopes that I'm making it worse than it really is.

    2. If still no word by Saturday, I'll host the weekly race.
     
  10. Niku Driver HC

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    So, will tonight's races still go ahead per usual standings? As it seems that Baron has gone MIA (I just hope everything is ok with him)...
     
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    I'll join
     
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    Jumping in late on this one.

    Ah yes the 106 Rallye. This very car was featured in the Forgotten Cars Thread (Week 29 I believe) and it was a cute little car to drive. The 101 HP motor drew out an enormously great time especially on the dirt and snow courses. One of my past friends on PSN did laps around the Nordshliefe in the 106 just because he loved it so much. Beater or Sleeper? Definitely a sleeper.
     
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    So another week, another low power car to review. Let's get this out of the way first and foremost, the car flunks what I've begun to call "The Honda Fit Conundrum." With a PP so low, a car really needs to distinguish itself from the car you get marched off to buy right out of the gate in GT6 to get my attention. The only thing this car really distinguishes itself from the Fit is the fact that it's French. Not exactly a strong selling point. I was really hoping for sharper handing from a car that's supposed to be "Rally focused", but I found it reluctant on turn-in and that it understeered like a car trying to handle far more power than the 106 is tasked with.

    And then we come to another trouble for this car, the "Better Car that previously was a Car of the Week Problem."

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    Reacquaint yourselves with the '01 Volkswagen Lupo GTi. Yes, it does weigh more and cost twice as much as the Peugeot, but you also get more power, more eager handling response, and a car with the full loving premium treatment. With all this, I must judge the 106 a Beater.
     
  15. Niku Driver HC

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    A message via which part? PSN? Because I do not see any GTP Private Message alerts... I do guess it bypassed me, my apologies.
     
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    Yeah, it was on the psn when I noticed you were online. You missed out, the feed is on my Twitch. 3+ hours.
     
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    Argh, I feel dumb for missing that notification... :ouch: Such a shame, I was eagerly waiting for these races.
     
  18. ALeftRighter

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    Sorry for not making it, it was 11 over here
     
  19. McClarenDesign

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    With tomorrow being a holiday in the US, I'm going to attempt hosting some races during the day. That said, I had issues connecting with a few players (host not compatible, wtf?), so we'll see how it goes.

    Congratulations rehdogg15! We're glad that you had a good time, so much that you've been elected to determine next week's Car of the Week!

    Actually, you are right, this was a mistake. In looking over my notes, the winner should have... sorry, it's fun to prank the newcomers. What'll it be?

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    ...it's the 2002 TVR Tamora!

    In GT5 we bid farewell to TVR when it was announced that their production would be ending. It seems fitting that we welcome them back now that they'll once again resume production, and apparently their new car is already sold out. Hopefully we'll see it in GT7, as both will likely be released about the same time (2017).
     
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  20. Cowboy

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    Wierd as it sounds, I was just thinking of this car a few minutes ago :lol:
     
  21. McClarenDesign

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    I'm psychotic psychic.
     
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    Sorry for being anal, but the pic shows the T350C, not the Tamora:
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    Actually, i saw a black one passing by just the other day... :eek::tup:
     
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  23. McClarenDesign

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    I know, believe me, you aren't going to be the only one to mention it. Couldn't find a decent pic that fit the weekly criteria so I went with the next best option. And then I blamed Bing and Google.
     
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    Would this fit all criterias?
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    I mean every COTW car picture has to have a dragon in it, right? :p
     
  25. Draggon

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    Hey! How'd you get my pic? I was trying to go incognito!
     
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  26. Niku Driver HC

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    It is glue snifitting time, gentlemen...

    No, really; while sadly the typical and standard odor of glue is missing from GT6, you can always pick up a tube and pretend that you are inside the Tamora. :sly: :lol:

    And what a fitting time indeed, with a British man planning to bring the madness back alongside a legendary fellow compatriot and car designer...
     
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  27. McClarenDesign

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    The only one I could find of this was too damn small. Updated, and thank you.
     
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  28. Niku Driver HC

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    That might be a COTW first; a non-Mcclaren picture being approved by Mcclaren himself for use as the main picture. Good job, sir tarnheld, you deserve a pint of beer. Or orange juice, if you are not a fan of beer.

    Also, rather than a video this time around, I'd say this interview is quite fitting for both brand and car in question; why did TVR refuse to add ABS and airbags in their cars regardless of those pesky safety laws? Peter Wheeler was kind enough to answer that question;

    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/exclusive-the-wheeler-interview/8303
     
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  29. tarnheld

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    I prefer the chilled hop soup! :cheers: Sorry oranges...
     
  30. Niku Driver HC

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    Surely you must mean "hot soup", good sir. Unless you are refering to some sort of magical soup, which hops around like a bunny on acid and LSD (the drug, not the car part, silly people) at the same time... :sly: :lol:
     
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