- Allentown, Pennsylvania
I like this update so far. The text is larger and better spaced makes it easier to read on my phone. They added some color and simplified other aspects. It is a bit clunky though.I hate the GT Planet update.
What exactly is the penalty for hitting the wall in this race?? Racing is about going as fast as you can without damaging your car, in this race there is basically no penalty for hitting the wall, thats not racing, thats an arcade game. If we are keeping it realistic by using these unrealistic tires there needs to be a penalty for wall contact, heavy damage is not a penalty unless you have to stop immediately after it happens. I could live with that rule too.
Which brings me to a point that I have been wanting to make about these Sports tires and how unrealistic they are. A couple of weeks ago I installed a fuel system on a 2020 Mustang Shelby 500. The car is over 1,000 HP with tuning and aftermarket parts but a stock block and heads. I got to drive the car after I was finished, if real tires were anything like the Sport tires in the game I can assure you that this car would not have been drivable on the street with original tires. The owner has a youtube page that I will see if I can find if you are interested, apparently this particular car is a big deal in the Ford world.
I don't like using Wall penalties because it's not realistic. No real racing series that I know gives out penalties for hitting the wall. As it's supposed to be self-punishing. It's not my fault Gran Turismo didn't do a good enough job. However if I catch anyone taking advantage of these flaws or any glitches that give them an advantage they will be severely punished after the race. The only time I would consider using wall penalties. Is if I can't use heavy damage for the event.
I have been made well aware by many other sources that Gran Turismo's tire model need works. This sports soft tires are an upgrade since all N class cars are defaulted to sports hards. Expect the Asume S2000 tuner which is defaulted to sports softs.
Most likely the tires on said Mustang are not stock tires but high-grade street tires with just deep enough grooves to still street legal. The lap time set by production cars on race tracks around the world are set by with the car on their production tires. I know this because I can beat many of the real Nurburgring times with the car that set it on racing tires. And I'm a low B rated driver in GTS. Not a professional manufacturer test driver.