I’m quaking rn
Can I ask about why there’s a loudness limit?
I don’t really wanna shove a muffler in my racing engine but I’m gonna have to at this rate, I’ll change some things up so it doesn’t come to that but I’m just curious as to why theres a limit.
Use a Cat it’s a little more et and pu but it takes off way less loudness and power.
The loudness limit I’m pretty sure is there because of the trackside, residental areas and whatnot, a straight piped engine can be heard for miles which of course is alot of noise pollution
insert “why did you build your house next to a racetrack” here
it’s not usually that they’re built too close, it’s just a noise over 100db can travel quite far
Smooth Shuttle SR
V8 NA in GT1 class
I simply cant match times some of you guys are producing (regarding unofficial googlesheet), it looks like absent time shows (who would have thought). Let alone your designs…
Is it okay to turn in an entry with a very draft shell for pre-season testing? (Only aero fixtures)
Twin Turbo 3.4L Boxer 6 for the GT2 Class
I call it the 031
The lore is that someone stole the blueprints of the 911 GT1 engine, and put it in something that looks like a burnout version of a Honda NSX
Also this is the first time putting so much effort in to the exterior of the car. It took time but now it looks semi decent.
Sure, you can work on the visuals after the pre-season test.
Is there anything that can’t be changed after the pre-season test?
No, you can as far as updating your submission with a completely new car from a different manufacturer with a different driver.
- You won’t have any official data points to estimate overall performance, tire wear and fuel consumption.
- You are saving me a lot of time by not changing anything on your car.
Scene: A warehouse, somewhere outside Terberg.
The warehouse looks like a poorly-conceived rave. The music pounds and the alcohol is flowing - but only half the people attending have chosen to partake in the festivities. Of course, everything is going to plan - this warehouse isn’t just a party; it is also a media event.
After collaborating with another organisation to release the Yokai, Ares turned its gaze to the newly-opened Global GT Series. Somewhat unfortunately for the manufacturer, their brand new Yokai platform was found to be illegal on technicality. Reports citing anonymous sources claimed that the car’s chassis, aerodynamic geometry and silhouette were all to blame. With the upcoming season fast approaching, the team reportedly contracted the Hudson Motor Car Company to perform certain work on their entry. This generated some controversy, given Hudson’s existing entry; an Ares spokesperson issued a statement that Hudson’s work was purely visual, and all aspects impacting the car’s performance had been handled completely in house.
Tonight, of course, was not a day for controversy - today is a day for information. It is the first unveiling of “Project Artemis Mk 1”. The car is reportedly set to enter GT2, with Ares lacking the resources to mount a full GT1 campaign. The curtain is drawn, and… People are shocked. Stunned even. The livery is…
Well, the livery is harsh on the eyes, to say the least, and the lighting makes it even harder to see everything. An executive grabs the microphone, to clear stuff up.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I know what you must be thinking. Who would drive a car looking like this? Well, we don’t want to give everything away yet. We have worked with some of the finest artists available to create a ‘testing-only’ livery. This livery has been designed to make it harder for other teams to copy our design, like the camoflage used on ships! Space-age stuff, people, trust me.”
The event continues on. Some journalists are skeptical of the livery. Others comment that it hardly looks like a grand-tourer, and seems to be designed as a race car much more than as a road car. In an unexpected twist, however, Ares announces, however, that the car will be road-legal, and that they expect to sell it to consumers. The base model will be sold at an eye-watering 60 thousand dollars per car, with “option packages” reportedly doubling the price. Their target market is rather clear, just based upon the price. When asked how closely the road version would match their track version, they stated that some features have been added and subtracted to ensure a comfortable and suitable driving experience, and that some features on the road model are not legal in competition.
Finally, the team revealed its driver and number for the season. Donald O. Mapstora, from Colombia, would be driving the car. He had gained quite a controversial reputation - he was an extremely fast but inconsistent driver, and rumours swirled around the paddock that he was connected to drug money. Ares was quick to squash those rumours, of course, focussing solely on his pace and talent.
PROJECT ARTEMIS: GOOD HUNTING
(As an aside - the testing livery is only for testing, and a proper one will be displayed at a later date. Donald O. Mapstora is an anagram for another famously inconsistent driver, from a real series. The Yokai was unusable - despite how much I loved it, the body was too old to enter. The car’s aesthetics have been designed by @hudso but all engineering and aerodynamic tuning is all my own work.)
Pre-season testing deadline approaching: 13.6 hours to go!
If you want to have testing results and an option to adapt your car afterwards, get your car in before Tuesday 5th, 6 a.m. CEST. All cars received after this deadline will directly be considered as final entries and not part of the pre-season testing (even if I need some time to generate the testing results because of many last-minute entries).
- only .car export + team registration required
- no livery needed for pre-season testing - can be updated after the pre-season test
- scrutineering only happens after the final submissions: if violating the rules or slower then 107%, you are still part of the pre-season tests. I will send out a list of violations detected on the pre-season cars though.
The final deadline for the race cars (currently on January 13th) may be postponed to exactly 1 week after the release of the pre-season test results, in case I need a few days to process all cars.
So we just send you a car export and the team registration bit? (:
The answer is in the post above… For the pre-seaon tests, that’s it. There is a step-by-step instruction in the first post.
The 1996 Bahama NSR. Forged on the Automation Test Track, this car will now have the chance to prove its mettle on the circuits of GT2. With revolutionary carbon body panels and a mid-engine twin turbo, six-carburetor V12, this racing variant of the Bahama NS1 is holding nothing back.
Bahama. Born for the streets, raised on the tracks.
Here comes The Husar NRX7 powered by 2.7L Turbocharged 6 cylinder boxer engine, pretending to fight for podiums in GT2 class.