Finished Mazda Kusabi '03 At The New Suzuka - Race Results Added

Discussion in 'GT6 Single Races & Time Trials' started by JockeP22, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. JockeP22

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    When I first layed eyes on this beauty of a car I was immediately impressed by it's design.
    It looks brilliant and futuristic from all angles while at the same time appearing tidy, discrete and not too extreme.

    In fact, when I first noticed there were Vision GT cars in GT6 I thought the Kusabi looked better than any/all of them. Yes I'm serious. :)
    If you ask me Mazda shouldn't concentrate on developing and releasing their own GT6 Vision concept car
    because they already have one. They made it eleven years ago!

    To me it looks like the Kusabi has two robot faces, one in the front and one in the rear.

    Before GT6 I didn't even knew this car existed. I understand it was already in GT4 and GT5 but that flew under my radar. It's quite tricky and understeer-y to drive the Kusabi on the limit but that's only fun.
    I prefer oversteer though.



    This thread is an interest check to see how many would like to come to the 2014 layout of Suzuka and race the Kusabi.


    I'm a great believer in one-lap qualifying's because you can't afford to make any mistakes and therefore the pre-race qualifying session will only be five minutes long (solo driving).


    The only rules before hand will be a PP setting (max. 505), and a ban on Nitro Kit's.


    Room settings;

    Weather at Race Start - 0
    Weather Changeability - 0
    Surface Water at Race Start - 0
    Boost Off


    Penalty Strong
    Tyre/Fuel Depletion Very Fast
    Grip Reduction on Track Edge Real

    Minimum No. of Pit Stops 0 Time(s)
    Require Tyre Type Change Off


    Visible Damage
    On
    Mechanical Damage Light
    Slipstream Strength Real

    PP Limit 505
    Max Power Limit No Limit
    Minimum Weight No Limit

    Tyres Sports: Soft or less
    Nitrous Prohibited
    Vehicle Tuning No Limit

    Skid Recovery Force Prohibited
    Active Steering Prohibited
    Active Stability Management (ASM) Prohibited
    Driving Line Prohibited
    Traction Control Prohibited

    ABS
    Available


    This event will "borrow" a lobby in the Community section through The BMW Z8 Club (1001609).

    Leave a message below if you're interested and the time & date can be decided amongst us in the coming days.




    NetCarShow.com has some great photos of the Kusabi.

    Gran Turismo Wiki page.
    "One unique design feature on the Kusabi is the 'twin-lift hatchback' in the rear. Unlike normal hatches that only open upward, the two halves of the twin-lift hatchback can also open out like the wings of a butterfly, allowing easy access and storage."
    Check the video at 0:30




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    The Kusabi reminds me a little bit of the Iron Giant. :dopey:
     
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  2. Team_SWE_1

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    I´m interested :tup:

    The car looks very good.
    I must admit that I have never seen the car, atleast I thought so until I read that you said it was in GT5 and there I bought every car in the game so apparently I owned it but never used it :odd:
     
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  3. SmileyWRX

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    Nice looking car, never try it in game :) Today is the day to test :cheers:
    I am in mr. Jocke,:cool: hope there will be full grid
     
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  4. JockeP22

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    :eek: Have I found a car that neither GOOFY nor Smiley has tried? Never thought that would happen. :)


    Here's a better video;




    And some other angles;

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    It looks so angry, aggressive and robotic. I just love the design, one of the best I have ever seen and I think I like the rear more than the front.
     
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  5. JockeP22

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    Tested the Kusabi for a little bit;


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    The more I look at it the more brilliant I think it is.
    Do you agree on the PP I set? @Team_SWE_1 & @SmileyWRX
     
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  6. SmileyWRX

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    Yes prince Jocke :tup:

    Nice wheels
     
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  7. JockeP22

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    :lol:
    I borrowed them from @IfAndOr
     
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  8. SmileyWRX

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    Lool
     
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    I'll want them back some time. :)
     
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  10. JockeP22

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    How about Friday the thirteenth?
     
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  11. SmileyWRX

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    At midnight :D
     
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  12. copes24

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    I would be interested in taking part in this. I liked this car in GT5 but I haven't driven in it in GT6 yet.
     
  13. gkgamer

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    Suzuka...Kusabi...
    Did you really think I'd dodge this one?
    Count me in ladies, it looks like it is gonna be some debutante ball...
    Looking forward to it!
     
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    Hi copes, that's great.

    Did I get the Japanese right in the poster, gamer?

    I think I meant for it to say something like "Hello, come and drive..."
     
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  15. SmileyWRX

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    Kusabi is so alone in my garage.

    When do we go for some fun :cheers:
     
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    I'm thinking we should do two shorter races instead, Smiles.

    Instead of one 40-minute race how about we do two 15-minute races?
     
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    Sounds fun any race length mr. Jocke

    Kusabi ready ;)
     
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    I'm ready for this one too. I always liked the unique styling and it's fun to drive.

    My wheels are painted "Gran Turismo blau".
     
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    So should we go for it? Smiley, how about we do these two 15-minute races one hour before a Cappuccino Thursday?
     
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  20. SmileyWRX

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    Yes Jocke of course we could do it before Cappuccino event.

    Nice :)
     
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    Is this taking place this Thursday or on another day?
     
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  22. JockeP22

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    How about we race next Thursday. One hour before Smiley's Cappuccino races start.


    I have updated the race settings in the Community and to post #1 here in the thread and changed some things;

    * PP downgraded from 525 to 505.
    * Mandatory pit stop removed, though tyre/fuel is now set to 'very fast' so you might need to pit anyway. Optional.
     
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  23. JockeP22

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    So I just set the start time to 7pm GMT (thread title), sixty minutes before Smiley's Cappuccino races start.
    It's been so long since I tried the Kusabi I have completely forgotten how it handles.

    Lot's of understeer I seem to recall.
    See each other then maybe..
     
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  24. JockeP22

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    My entry;

    Dale Jr. will handle the driving duties.

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    Nice Jockusabi :cheers:
     
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  26. JockeP22

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    Room is up.
     
  27. JockeP22

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    Time will tell if we ever do this again. Thank you guys for racing the Kusabi. One experience richer :)


    Race #1
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    Race #2
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  28. buybon355

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    Aw man did I miss this? Give me a shout if you're doing it again, wee car handles great even at 525pp which I thought would be impossible lol
     
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  29. JockeP22

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    Yes I'm sorry you weren't there with us bb. :tup:
     
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