FITT Car of the Month - May '14 - Spyker C8 Laviolette '02

Discussion in 'GT6 Tuning' started by DigitalBaka, May 1, 2014.

  1. DigitalBaka

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    We've had some great cars and better tunes for the CotM so far, but I wanted to really get back to what this was intended to be in presenting a car that it little used or tuned. In the tune directory maintained by @XS there is, currently, no entry for Spyker because nobody has tuned it yet. Let's change that.


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  2. SGETI

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  3. XS

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    Cool, freakin stoked for this car!
     
  4. DigitalBaka

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    Awesome, thank you!

    I encourage everyone to try out the "new" tune database that @Jordan put together. That in conjunction with the tune directory should be a great combo.
     
  5. oppositelock

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    Spyker C8 Laviolette '01
    - 254,660

    Oil Change - 250
    Improve Body Rigidity - 22,500
    Tires: Sports Soft - 9,750
    Height-Adjustable, Fully Customizable Suspension - 19,000
    Racing Brakes - 8,500
    Fully Customizable Dog-Clutch Transmission - 19,500
    Twin-Plate Clutch Kit - 3,350
    Fully Customizable Mechanical Limited Slip Differential - 7,350
    Sports Computer - 2,000
    Semi-Racing Exhaust - 7,500
    Catalytic Converter: Sports - 1,750

    Total Investment - 356,110


    PP: 550
    544 HP @ 8100 RPM
    398 LB-FT @ 5600 RPM
    1070 KG
    1.96 KG/HP
    Weight Distribution: 52/48


    Quick Tune Settings (v4.2):

    Suspension Level: 3
    Corner Entry Balance: 0
    Corner Exit Balance: -2
    Base Camber Angle: 0.0
    LSD Strength: 1
    Spread: 100.0%
    Scale: 100.0%


    Ride Height: 75 / 81
    Spring Rate: 9.30 / 8.59
    Dampers (Compression): 7 / 7
    Dampers (Extension): 7 / 7
    Anti-Roll Bars: 4 / 4
    Camber Angle: 0.0 / 0.0
    Toe Angle: -0.06 / 0.58
    Brake Balance: 5 / 5


    Transmission Instructions:

    Set Final Gear to 4.300
    Set Max Speed to 174 MPH (280 KPH)

    1st Gear: 3.146
    2nd Gear: 2.146
    3rd Gear: 1.605
    4th Gear: 1.249
    5th Gear: 1.000
    6th Gear: 0.820
    Final Gear: 3.200


    Initial Torque: - / 6
    Acceleration Sensitivity: - / 15
    Braking Sensitivity: - / 8


    Power Limiter: 100.0%
    Ballast: None


    ABS 1, all other aids off.
     
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  6. XS

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    This car is a :censored:. Understeer then oversteer, then understeer, then oversteer. I don't think I'll be tuning this one. It's a really frustrating car! It would be cool if some tuners could give this a go, because I really want to like it. Right now it's usable, just extremely annoying to drive.
     
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  7. Thorin Cain

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    Now that pretty much sums it up:)

    I had a little mess about with this last week as I was sick and tired getting stuck behind it in the twisty bits. It seems to be one of the goto cars in some of the rooms I've found recently around the 575pp mark and it's quite frustrating getting to the first corner behind it and having to wait for it to make up it's mind how it would like to kill the driver before rolling round the corner very very slowly. No sooner have you passed it in the bends and it flies straight past you on the straight just to start the fun all over again at the next corner. :banghead:

    I think the main reason that it is so bad is to do with the weight distribution, 52:48 in a MR with a 4.2L V8 behind the driver...I think not, either that or the front wheels are made of lead.:lol:
     
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    It's funny because this car handles EXACTLY how Jeremy Clarkson described it! Of all cars for PD to get the physics correct on LOL...... It is insanely fast in a straight line, and frustratingly slow in the corners. I messed with the suspension for nearly an hour and got it to turn in nice, but in my attempts also increased snap oversteer on corner exit.
     
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    Lol, that's pretty much exactly the stage I'm at with it right now. Fine going in to corners, good balance mid corner, touch throttle on exit and it's backwards into the sand/wall we go.
     
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    Hahaha, I'm spending more time with the Spyker than this month's Difficult Car! :lol:
     
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  11. MAXXI

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    Very good setup !!! In High speed ring it was the fastest car in 550 pp with my driving style and my poor steering wheel : Thrustmaster ferrari 430 cockpit.......
    Also the grip was good , what else ?

    welldone oppositelock

    bye
    Massimo
     
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    Spyker C8 Laviolette 550 PP S:S

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    NOTE:looked like it would be easy to tune but ta hard and have little patience to work today:banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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