failboat SuperDork
1/26/14 8:07 a.m.

Track: Trial Mountain Circuit
FF Production Sedans only.
(a few exclusions, list of eligible cars below)
Tires: Sport Soft max.
PP: 450 max
Weight: 1100kg minimum. No Ballast permitted.
Tuning: No Nitrous. No Aero. Only 95% power limiter permitted. Anything else goes.

Eligible Cars
Alfa Romeo 166 2.5 V6 24V Sportronic
Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 V6 24V
Citroën Xantia 3.0i V6 Exclusive
Citroën C5 V6 Exclusive
Opel Vectra 3.2 V6
Vauxhall Vectra 3.2 V6
Volvo S60 T-5 Sport
Honda ACCORD Euro-R 00
Honda ACCORD Euro-R 02
Mazda Familia Sedan Sport 20
Mazda Atenza Sport 25Z
Mazda Protegé
Mazda Atenza Sport 23Z
Mazda Mazda6 5-door
Nissan PRIMERA 2.0Te
Nissan PRIMERA 20V
Nissan PRIMERA 20V (EU)
Toyota CARINA ED 2.0 X 4WS
Ford Taurus SHO
Infiniti G20

Same as the other challenges post up a photo of your time to enter.
Also should post a photo of your car in the garage to share its specs.

Lets just say a deadline of February 8th. Around 2 weeks just like the seasonal events.

Spoolpigeon SuperDork
1/26/14 2:46 p.m.

I'm totally using the Protegè. I love those cars. It'll probably be later this week before I can post a time though.

Rufledt SuperDork
1/26/14 3:17 p.m.

I may try a G20/primera since that's what my wife drives. also probably later on, though. Classes start next week and I already have homework!

Rufledt SuperDork
1/26/14 4:20 p.m.

I did some preliminary practice. I don't understand how I can know a track so shockingly poorly, despite it being in every gran turismo ever. I'm much better on some of the newer tracks.

Also the G20 is pretty understeer-tastic, even with 1 degree of toe out. 1:36.288 best so far. my 'official' entry may be in a different car.

failboat SuperDork
1/26/14 4:35 p.m.

I think thats better than the lap I turned in the carina earlier this morning, by a couple seconds. And I thought I was going reasonably quick lol. These are all probably going to be understeer-tastic.

Rufledt SuperDork
1/26/14 4:38 p.m.

gonna put up a practice room for this challenge.

room is up. edit- closed

failboat SuperDork
1/26/14 4:42 p.m.

oooh I will join after dinner. which is almost ready

Spoolpigeon SuperDork
1/26/14 6:09 p.m.

I only had enough time for 2 laps in the protege. No suspension adjustments yet, and it was 1.37 flat with a controller. The car feels surprisingly good with out of the box settings and hopefully I can fine tune it a bit better. Of course the wheel will help too.

Fun challenge!

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
1/26/14 6:26 p.m.

No RWD cars? Crap. I'm going to have to suck on a new platform.

If I can chase the wife off the tv I might give it a rip tonight.

Do any of these cars NOT suck?

Rufledt SuperDork
1/26/14 6:48 p.m.

hey failboat did the room drop after I left? I thought the leader role would just shift to you? I opened another one - closed

Rufledt SuperDork
1/26/14 7:23 p.m.

note to everyone, don't bother with the G20. the mazda whatever (it's a premium car) can pull 1:34's

failboat SuperDork
1/27/14 11:10 a.m.

Mazda Atenza (Mazda6)?

I am still trying to get anything lower than 1:38's. will give it a shot again in a few days.

Rufledt SuperDork
1/27/14 11:30 a.m.

I think that was it, the other ones looked like standard cars maybe but I didn't try those yet. I did the lap in an online room, so I couldn't save a ghost replay, i'll probably get to that this weekend, will be busy non-stop until then.

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