Nurburgring tales (Post your cool nurburgring stories here!)

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo PSP' started by Lancia stratos, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Donfuy

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    ...yeaah, this works in most cars. With the Yellow Bird, all you can do you is hope - hope your thumb doesn't detach from your hand because of the furious corrections.

    (that said, yellow bird is so fun to drive)
     
  2. alaingeronimo87

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    I admit the Yellowbird is fast, but once you slam the accelerator, the oversteer will ruin the fun if you are a grip-happy racer. Due to this, it's suitable for drifting. And that is why I prefer the newer RGT or the legendary four-wheel drivey CTR2. On the 'Ring, of course.
     
  3. Lancia stratos

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    The driver in that youtube video a few posts ago made it look so easy to drive a yellowbird on the ring. But the bigger challenge is driving the yellowbird with no aids and with the normal N1 tires. I accomplished driving the ring with N1's but that was with, of course, all driving aids applied. I'm still in the process of making a clean lap. I've been trying this since yesterday. Maybe this oughta occupy me as I'm waiting for old cars to arrive at the dealership.
     
  4. Donfuy

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    :sick: oh my god i just did that. it's mostly clean, except for two little touches on the walls and a little trip on the grass.

    It's even harder than driving the Renault 5 Turbo (Rally version) on dirt. Most of all, it's frustrating to have 480hp and not being able to use them.

    I did 9:13:935 (obviously it could be improved, but this was my first try)
     
  5. peterjford

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    I recently tried both the Jaguar E-Type Coupe and the MB 300 SL Coupe. In the Jaguar I was all over the place. I must have gone off half a dozen times the first lap. This usually happens in a new car as I adjust my driving style to it, but this was worse than usual. I just couldn't seem to handle the car. First lap was a 9:21. On my second lap I can usually shave a few seconds off the first. Not with this car, second lap was a 9:23. I may have to give the Jag another try.

    The MB felt so much better. The steering seemed much more responsive and direct. The power delivery was smooth and steady. I actually battled for the lead a bit. I did have 2 big offs in the later stages of my first lap, but was back up fighting for the lead on the straight. I crossed the finish line and felt very satisfied with my time of 9:21...

    Wait, that was the same time as that Jag that spend as much time as a beached whale and a lawnmower as a sports car.

    Oh well, I won't let that bother me and really do a great second lap...

    9:21 again!

    Ugh. I need to practice with these cars and the PSP some more. I think having a wheel with GT5 has hurt my d-pad and button tapping skills.

    Surely someone here can get some respectable laps from these cars. I might try them on the PS3 in GT5 to see if its the controls, the cars, or just me.
     
  6. CrashBurner

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    I was leading with my RX-7 efini, then 2 tires touched the grass and suddenly I lost all traction which caused my car to spin 3 times and the other cars passed me. Thankfully I was able to recover and still got first place. :)
     
  7. 66'Roadster

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    Oh the E-type is a dog on the psp because you cant tune it properly. Yet to try the 300 >SL tho- its a beaut in gt5!
     
  8. alaingeronimo87

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    All aids off?
     
  9. alaingeronimo87

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    bump
     
  10. alaingeronimo87

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    Looks like no one's interested posting here again.

    My Honda NSX Type-R '91 spun out at Pflanzgarten at the last lap. All because someone tried to spook me behind in a Spoon S2000!
     
  11. red ice

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    I have so many RING stories, I really don't know where to start. Lately I was running Time Trials with the Hachi Roku, and its rather hard to control the oversteer on almost all corners.
     
  12. Detroitbb

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    My last run at Nurburgring was with the 1970 Honda Z ACT... and it was pretty fun (and a bit slow at 12'40)!
     
  13. Korza

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    My last run at the 'Ring was a rather bad 5'26.321 in the Ferrari F2007 against 3 FGT's. It was quite fun and it is quick money.
     
  14. Petrolhead1

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    well, I tried the Yellowbird on the Nurburgring, but I went too fast on one of the corners, and spun out, even with R1 tyres and the TCS on 5!
     
  15. Petrolhead1

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    There was one guy on GT4 who took an 1886 Daimler Motor Carriage round a lap of the 'Ring. Took him 20 hours and 47 minutes:O
     
  16. alaingeronimo87

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    Tried that before. I was nearly asleep that time against a Benz Patent Motor Wagen.
     
  17. bonobo4

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    I tried it with a Benz Motorwagen, but couldn't get up the first hill. 20hrs is crazy, how'd he even do a lap (B-Spec?) and more so get up the hill?
     
  18. Petrolhead1

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    he posted the story on the internet somewhere, but i can't remember where.