The Nurburgring of Japan: Toyota's New Purpose-Built Country Road Test Course

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. floydant

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    Given PD's new special relationship with Toyota, it would be awesome if this appeared in a future update!
     
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    '' but also a conservation project. Roughly 60% of the 1,600-acre site is the original trees and greenery''

    As far as conservation projects go I would consider cutting down 40% of the greenery a bit of a failure.

    As a humanitarian I only kill 4/10 people I meet!
     
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    You're assuming that 100% of the site was trees and greenery to start with? There's certainly a lot of forest around there, but it's definitely not 100% green land.

    Toyota has left 59% of the site untouched, with 24% going to buildings and facilities, 1% to the tracks and 16% is new, managed nature areas (13%) and a reservoir (3%). For a £2.1 billion vehicle test facility, using 25% of it for that purpose and allowing 75% to remain natural seems pretty decent.
     
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    It's a start to an Open World... ;):sly:
     
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    The World, open! :lol:
     
  7. kikie

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    I hope they didn't replicate Belgian roads. :ouch:
     
  8. R1600Turbo

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    We have a Belgian block road here at Nissan. It was paid for by another manufacture (to be unnamed) to use for their testing but now that they have moved out, we use it.
     
  9. mickoafna

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    PD and Kaz, please, give us this track.
    I'd be willing to pay 10 euros for it. I promise I will pay for it just give it to us :)
     
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    What name does it get? Land of the Rising Sun Hell? Azure Hell?
     
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  11. LaSupra

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    Random shot of overthinking and dreaming but WHAT IF.... PD used their power to persuade Toyota to make a real-life High Speed Ring? :mischievous:
     
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  12. floydant

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    Nice aerial view from the Toyota Website
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    Based on this image, importing it into CAD and a country road course length stated as 5.3km, then the Eastern Section long straight is approx 2km, with the ends being approx 200 and 220m radius.
     
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    My respect for Toyota is currently hitting 100%!


    :bowdown:
     
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  14. Famine

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    It's on Google Maps.
     
  15. Dr.Boss

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    Looks like a great track from Google earth, winding through the hollows of surrounding hills. A real deep forest.

    Now we just need it in GT to supplement my Ring & Bathurst track time.
     
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    Yeah I need someone to mod this into Assetto Corsa like two seconds ago.
     
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    i was thinking the exact same thing
     
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  18. z71L28

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    Hopefully It will come next update in GT sport! Prefer this one over the Goodwood.
     
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    Didn't the road already exist?
     
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    That wiggly road that crosses straight across the course vertically looks like fun.

    It doesn't look like it judging by Google Street View looking west from the small wiggly road that now goes beneath the course
     
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    Cool :tup: I really like the idea of this being in Gran Turismo eventually :tup: *hint hint* ;)
     
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  22. 05XR8

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    Looks like a "controlled" course, to test out Supra updates. ;)
     
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    So it´s shorter than the nurburgring? The country road part I mean.
     
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    I like the idea of this being in any race sim. :D
    And as you said, Gran Turismo.
     
  25. floydant

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    Yes, the Country Road course is similar in style to the Nordschleife but similar in length to the GP track.
     
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  26. Doubledealer

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    I got to go on a tour on this track! It was as a group and we got driven around the track by bus. One of the engineers I believe it was gave a presentation on its development and we could ask questions at the end (in Japanese). I love toyota so this was great. At the time I really was thinking it's like the nurburgring of Japan and was surprised to find so many articles comparing it so.
     
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