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Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 6' started by McClarenDesign, Dec 29, 2013.
Who wins this week?
The winner has yet to make a selection. Looks like it'll be up to me.
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Congratulations Robbks! Robbks?
No word from this week's winner, but the show must go on! @Robbks just contact me and we'll set you up for next week, maybe?
In the meantime, how do we follow up a Ferrari? With another horse, of course, of course!
No? Well, maybe this will change your mind.
It's the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1!!!
Yeah, I though that might do the trick. (Ed. note: "Illusion", not trick. Tricks are what hookers do for money. Or coke.)
Again, @Vic Reign93 leads the Time Trials with a lap of 1:33.472. This week's "Playing With TTs!" event is at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!
Laguna, huh? Finally a step away from the course maker tracks (the one last week had too much banking on the chicanes)
Also @Vic Reign93 teach me to be an alien please!
Hopefully the mobs wouldn't throw stones at my green 'Stang.
Oh silly Obelisk, Vic's alien skills aren't things one can simply "teach"... All one can do is practice. A whole metric ton of practice, patience and zero procrastination. Having passion for driving can also come in handy, one would say.
As for the Mach 1, well, it's not a muscle car that I pay a lot of attention to most of the time. Being a Bow Tie man may have something to do with it, but there are also other Mustangs (something with the name "Shelby") that do a better job of being high - power Mustang versions. Whether or not this Mach 1 can out entertain the Nova in terms of driving pleasure, that remains to be seen...
As said by Niku, Practice, patience and passion go a long way to improvement and I definitely didn't get to where I am in one week.
On to the Mach 1, as stated, the Mustang was brought back into the limelight when Top Gear went on a very infamous trip to Argentina ( and all the fallout from it )
But that wouldn't be doing the Mach 1 any justice so here's the Mach 1's real claim to fame..
(Apologies if any swear bombs are dropped )
That is the original "Gone in 60 seconds" absurdly long 40 minute car chase in which scripted and unscripted moments are put together in a rather excellent piece of cinematic brilliance.
Heck reading the Wiki for the movie and all the interestings that happened in this chase is also something I'd recommend.
And the cherry on top of all this? come race night I'll be officially joining the 23 year old club.
Ah yes, Gone in 60 Seconds, in the days before Nic Cage took a Shelby GT500 and treated it like a woman (in more ways than one)... A fine movie, but that ending chase scene is definitely its highest point. Bullit isn't the only movie that made a Mustang chase seem credible and exciting at the same time.
However, being the buzzkilling guy I am (), I do have to state one thing; the Mach 1 used by Sir Not-Cage is a 1973 year model. If we want 100% accuracy considering "our" own Mach 1, we must call another man. A man who is quite the famous personality in Britain, well-known Martini lover and Walter P38 user. A man Vic must know down to a tee, and one who should be familiar to just about everyone else here;
The name's... actually, you already know this bit, complete it for me will ya?
Also, here's an early and belated welcome to the "23yrs Driver Club". Don't go Motoharu "Gan-San" Kurosawa on us now, old man...
The name's Vic, Tricky Vic?
I know the 1973 thing was gonna get brought up, but I do have a nicely prepared retort.
'Eleanor' is a customised 1971 Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof ( redressed as a 1973 model) -Courtesy of the Wiki on the 'Eleanor' Mustang.
Time to enter an alley leaning one way and come out leaning the
(I'm just gonna ignore the fact that Niku got to posting this before me)
That's pretty funny considering that James Bond uses a PPK and not a P38.
EDIT: You also made another mistake... it's Walther btw.
I think his original pistol was related to the P38. /OT
Oh no you don't, I called dibs on that just by posting the video. You can't escape my (somewhat inaccurate) cowboy eye...
In my honest defense, my gun knowledge is mostly limited to mainstream FPSes, lesser known FPSes (Fistful of Frags) and this. Of course I'd make mistakes regarding James Bond's gun, right?
Silly Vic, it's Speedy Vic, not Tricky. Being Tricky would require you to be in difficult situations often, and you aren't that slow to be in such situations. Am I right?
Well spotted, I eventually realized that after taking a look at the Wiki article myself. It may not be accurate 100% of the time (like myself), but you cannot underestimate the Wiki god...
He had a Beretta in the beginning of Dr. No, which M forced him to switch to a PPK as part of, "standard issue."
He used the PPK until Tomorrow Never Dies when he lost the PPK, and replaced it with the P99, which was used through the end of Brosnan's tenure. Craig marked the return of the PPK.
Where is the TT? I'm trying to do an in-character voice review.
A couple of consecutive races from the end of the night that I thought were worth uploading.
I checked before and didn't see it.
The Ferrari Daytona, it's hard to believe it was considered obsolete when it first released in the early 70's as the mid-engine craze among the European exotics was just starting to take hold. But much like human babies have no shortage of teething problems, the early mid-engine efforts from Lamborghini (the Miura and Countach) and from Ferrari itself (the 512B) had shown that while the drivetrain layout may have been ideal for all out speed, it was often a Widowmaker for drivers not prepared for the unpredictable sudden oversteer of those early designs.
The Ferrari 365 on the other hand, which kept the tried and true philosophy of "engine up front, wheels driving at the back", feels like a far more reliable steed. It's still possible for the rear end to get away, but it takes far more throttle input and g-loads to make it happen. As a result, the car not only handles as good as any car in its time period, it handles as good as any car ever, period.
Simply put, I regard the Daytona as the best road car Ferrari ever produced. Not the F40, not the Enzo, not the LaFerrari. No other car encapsulates the mythos of what the Prancing Horse Brand is about quite like this does. To call it a Sleeper would be an understatment. What I have to call it, is simply wonderful.
Fixed. I think the start time may have prevented the previous save. Sorry about not double-checking.
More to come...
I have temporarily misplaced my USB stick. Boo. Here's a condensed review of this Mustang.
This is pretty much an adequate recreation of what the Mustang I chose looked like.
Mustangs are kind of love/hate for me, with the overall decision coming from what generation it is. To sum it up:
Notice I left out the 71-73 like the one we're testing this week? That's because I literally don't know how to feel about it. I really love the aesthetics of the model, the look is very fitting with muscle cars of the time, and I like the stripes and two-tone paint of the Mach 1 and Boss 351 models. However, the rest of it just doesn't move me. Especially considering it comes right after the best iteration of the first generation Mustang.
This is a Boss 351. However, the badging is literally the only thing that differentiates it from the Mach 1 on the outside.
I was hoping this review would help me decide once and for all where it stands on my list. But, well...
Things I like:
Straight-line speed is as good as always. It is a 70s muscle car after all.
Long, wide bends are a walk in the park.
The noise...god the noise.
Things I don't like:
Brakes were quite spongy in my eyes.
Tight corners were next to impossible.
There's really no difference between this and the Cougar from a few weeks back in terms of driving.
It gave me a lap time of 3:25.011, which is dead in the middle when compared to other muscle cars I've tested here. Yeah, maybe I just don't like this thing all too much, however, perhaps there's room to grow from it. I'll give it a neutral for now.
I'm too busy to bother with writing a review so...
Been away most of the week, thought I would join you all tonight but it seems that nobody is online.
So there will be no racing tonight? It's a shame, but it seems that nobody is near their PS3s at the moment...
Well actually guys, we're live right now.
Starting late tonight, eh? Nearly had us fooled, I can say that much...
It was pointless trying to race anyway, the servers just won't let you. Hopefully next Tuesday will be better, perhaps we can try an alternate host to see if it helps.