Car of the Week 219: Red Bull X2019 Competition

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We begin a new year of COTW. Hopefully we will see another exciting year of rivalries, close races, maybe some new members and of course cars. This week our new member to the COTW Family was chosen to select the first car for the 2023 season. This week we are taking a look at the Peugeot RCZ Gr.4. This weeks car is chosen by @Jackattack-i

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THE slowest Gr. 4 entry of the 28 in total. It's really nice to drive though.
Driven stock on hard racing tyres without any driving aids, except ABS. First lap in third person view, second one in cockpit view and third one in cinematic replay view. All driven laps are the same lap.

Managed a 07.07.505 on RH tyres on the Nords with it.

Verdict: neutral in general, somewhat a beater in the Gr.4 section
 
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I already told everyone in our PS Chat group, but I figure I might as well share the news here anyway.

My 7 year old Logitech G29 wheel broke during race day when we ran the RCZ Gr.4. I heard two loud snaps from the wheel motor housing when I went off track at Suzuka Turn 1, and now my wheel can't turn left more than 90 degrees, which isn't even enough to Spoon properly. Local Logitech support tells me that repairing the wheel will cost about the same as a whole new wheel, and so I might as well just get a new one altogether.

Problem is I'm barely scraping by day to day as is, and so saving up for a new, (hopefully) more expensive wheel is going to take a while. I'm not sure how long exactly, but I'll be out of racing and writing for a good while.

I could try racing with a DS5, but because I've had my G29 for more than 7 years, I've also not driven on a controller for 7 years, which is also to say, "I've never driven on a controller in GTS". Not to mention, if I'm struggling just to keep the car on the track, I don't know how valid an opinion I can give you about any car.

The RCZ Gr.4 was a blast and a half to race wheel to wheel with, though. Instead of giving up on reviewing it, I most likely will just delay it massively.
 

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I already told everyone in our PS Chat group, but I figure I might as well share the news here anyway.

My 7 year old Logitech G29 wheel broke during race day when we ran the RCZ Gr.4. I heard two loud snaps from the wheel motor housing when I went off track at Suzuka Turn 1, and now my wheel can't turn left more than 90 degrees, which isn't even enough to Spoon properly. Local Logitech support tells me that repairing the wheel will cost about the same as a whole new wheel, and so I might as well just get a new one altogether.

Problem is I'm barely scraping by day to day as is, and so saving up for a new, (hopefully) more expensive wheel is going to take a while. I'm not sure how long exactly, but I'll be out of racing and writing for a good while.

I could try racing with a DS5, but because I've had my G29 for more than 7 years, I've also not driven on a controller for 7 years, which is also to say, "I've never driven on a controller in GTS". Not to mention, if I'm struggling just to keep the car on the track, I don't know how valid an opinion I can give you about any car.

The RCZ Gr.4 was a blast and a half to race wheel to wheel with, though. Instead of giving up on reviewing it, I most likely will just delay it massively.
Try to save up for a T300RS. worthwhile upgrade.
 
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I already told everyone in our PS Chat group, but I figure I might as well share the news here anyway.

My 7 year old Logitech G29 wheel broke during race day when we ran the RCZ Gr.4. I heard two loud snaps from the wheel motor housing when I went off track at Suzuka Turn 1, and now my wheel can't turn left more than 90 degrees, which isn't even enough to Spoon properly. Local Logitech support tells me that repairing the wheel will cost about the same as a whole new wheel, and so I might as well just get a new one altogether.

Problem is I'm barely scraping by day to day as is, and so saving up for a new, (hopefully) more expensive wheel is going to take a while. I'm not sure how long exactly, but I'll be out of racing and writing for a good while.

I could try racing with a DS5, but because I've had my G29 for more than 7 years, I've also not driven on a controller for 7 years, which is also to say, "I've never driven on a controller in GTS". Not to mention, if I'm struggling just to keep the car on the track, I don't know how valid an opinion I can give you about any car.

The RCZ Gr.4 was a blast and a half to race wheel to wheel with, though. Instead of giving up on reviewing it, I most likely will just delay it massively.

Seriously SUCKS to hear!
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(Not even kidding)
 
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This car originally started as a VGT project for Gran Turismo but in recent iterations of Gran Turismo has become the car of the World Championships. This car was created by Adrian Newey who is the Chief Technical Engineer for Red Bull Racing. Let's see what real championship players race with when they go for the coveted Gran Turismo Trophy. This week we are taking a look at the Red Bull X2019. This weeks car is chosen by @Nismonath5

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This car originally started as a VGT project for Gran Turismo but in recent iterations of Gran Turismo has become the car of the World Championships. This car was created by Adrian Newey who is the Chief Technical Engineer for Red Bull Racing. Let's see what real championship players race with when they go for the coveted Gran Turismo Trophy. This week we are taking a look at the Red Bull X2019. This weeks car is chosen by @Nismonath5

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Oh boy. Making this COTW after the utter havoc in Nations last Saturday at Road Atlanta? This will end well. /s



See clips #5 and #1 for the total mayhem this spawn of Satan will cause.
 
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In my testings it was the 13th fastest car of the game but it's rather difficult to move at the limit. I think it actually is faster, than all Gr.1 cars, but I just couldn't compeltely extract everything out of it.
Driven stock on hard racing tyres without any driving aids, except ABS.

Managed a 05.33.802.
 

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The way I see it, this car is the final boss of Gran Turismo.

Why?

Say you're Valerio Gallo. Or Igor Fraga, or whichever top GTWS driver you like. You're at the world finals, one race away from ultimate glory. That final race will always be run in the X2019.

That means that no matter what your opinion of it, whether you like it, hate it, or otherwise, you'll come up short of Gran Turismo's grand prize if you don't master it.
 
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It’ll certainly be a machine that’ll ask the most of you as a driver to try and tame it.

Despite packing slightly more power than the X2014 Standard with over 800hp from a 3.0 litre V12, it’s actually much slower than the X2014 round a track.

The X2014 Standard is for chasing lap records without needing the Fan Car assist, the X2019 Competition is for chasing opponents at high speeds in close proximity of each other.

In fact the RBX hierarchy would be like this if they all came back in the future.

Starting with the RBR 125 Kart, then moving to the X2014 Junior and then afterwards you jump up to the X2019 Competition.

The X2014 Standard will be the last step before getting into the RBX Fan Cars, which’ll be with the X2014 model, Then the X2010 Fan Car(The Vettel version for arguments sake.) and lastly the X2011 Prototype at the top of the RBX mountain.
👍

I mean it could do with an RBX car between the Junior and the Competition, but not much else. 😉

Take that all into consideration when we do race it and you find yourself just about hanging on to it through the turns, because it could be A LOT faster. :P