Thanks guys - I haven't considered myself anywhere near good enough to enter the photomode competitions yet.
Here is the next batch of testing - I might have been kind to these cars and given them an oil change before hitting the track.
I would have started this next set with the Lancia Stratos that I forgot to upload last time but, well, it seems I can misplace things even on the computer I have another Stratos in my Used Car Garage somewhere so you will see me spinning out of every corner soon enough.
Starting with the Scion xA
I have renamed it the new Rolls Canardly
It rolls down hills but can 'ardly get up them
Presenting the Chrysler PT Cruiser
Soft suspension, no power...
and butt ugly! What where Chrysler thinking?
One of my Skyline GT-R tunes on a photoshoot
I happened to find the kitty!
I also tried to take the car to the Pit Stop photomode location without realising that you couldn't do that - so just took this shot while I was there
On the road again, in the MR2
I loved these cars in GT2 and GT3
I haven't found one in GT5 yet that doesn't want to whip the tail out all of the time
To Infiniti and beyond!
I was really surprised by the G35
It was a little tail happy but predictably so and therefore much fun to drive
I had high hopes for the Mirage, some of the other cute, old Japanese small cars have given me so much enjoyment on tight tracks
Not this one - horrific understeer
I thought this Prelude would be quite tame
How wrong I was! Stupid oversteer and a really wild rear end
I shall hide it in the tunnel and it will never see the light of day again!
The Brera Oh-la-la to be precise - a tune from RKM Motorsports
This was outstanding to drive
I recorded my fastest yet clean time on Nurburgring
You would think that all S2000's are alike
This one had grip in abundance
Yet this one, I tested just a day later
Was slipperier than a greased weasel
I had high hopes for the Audi S4, so much so I took it on the epic 24hr Nurburgring course
For a manufacturer that likes to hang all the weight forward of the front wheels it handled surprisingly well
Nimble and perky but with a throaty roar - really enjoyed this one
I would have called it the 'Desperado' but I guess it would not sell so well
Wild bucking rear end but a fun drive never-the-less
The Opel Ugly - as I call it. They usually kill me so I thought I would throw on some bling rims and full downforce with a rear wing
Oh it still tried to kill me
But was much more pleasurable in the process - it is still as ugly as sin though
Almost there - just this Toyota Yaris and it's bigger brother to go
Seriously good fun to throw this one around
However it was distinctly underpowered
Enter the Yaris RS Turbo
Much better - 14 seconds per lap more power
Actually a little overpowered for the amount of grip those tyres can provide, always on the edge... but great fun!
I hope you enjoyed this set and thank you for taking the time to peek through my post
The standard car testing continues (though quite slowly as I have a badly injured ankle and refuse to drive using the DS3 controller). Instead of posting the latest batch, which is quite small at present, I thought I would share some shots from a premium model photoshoot
Presenting the Honda CR-Z
Quite a 'looker' in my opinion
It even has a nice bottom!
I would happily have one of these IRL if I could afford it
Took the stock one for a trip around Nurburgring and loved the handling
This is my 'tuned' version though - I am tempted to paint it orange like the Mugen CR-Z
2.0 Advanced Competition - Reflections II - Reject #1
2.0 Advanced Competition - Reflections II - Reject #2
2.0 Advanced Competition - Reflections II - My first ever competition entry!
Oh my ankle has been a problem since I injured it in November, have been housebound and near immobile with pain. Going to see consultant tomorrow for results from MRI scan.
I miss driving so much that a couple times a week I break out the old plastic wheel and pedals. I can manage about half an hour on the PS3 on those before I am in too much pain - hence the photoshoot and not another string of standard car tests.
Just to update you all on why I have not updated this thread for a while...
I mentioned before about my ankle injury back in November last year, and that I had been more-or-less housebound since then. I had surgery on 12th April to reconstruct my ankle and am still not fully mobile nor pain free.
It was such a pain only being able to use the DS3 for the Academy as I know I could have got some really good times with the wheel/pedals if I could have physically used them. At least I managed to gold each event if nothing else.
Hoping that things will start to be better in the coming months as I really miss tearing around the virtual tracks.
Those of a 'squeamish' disposition please turn away now...