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CSR74: Back On Track


#41

Make sure you have hidden folders unchecked


#42

Make a new folder named ‘Tracks’ and unzip the file in there. The folder only gets generated on its own if you launch the old Kee version of the game.


#43

Thanks a lot, I really hope this works


#44

Worked perfectly :slight_smile:


#45

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#46

The 2005 CMV SC32 has got high performance for a low price. Lets start with the engine. The SC32 has a naturally aspirated 3.2 V6 which revs to 8600 rpm thanks to a fully forged bottom end and produces 336 hp at 8000 rpm. All that power is transferred to the rear wheels through a six speed manual transmission.

The 32 stays glued to the ground with 255/275 high performance tires front/rear and sport-tuned suspension which also manages to be surprisingly comfortable. In addition to the wheels and tires setup, the 32 has a downforce producing carbon fiber front splitter and duck tail rear spoiler. And when you get to speed, you can trust the 4/2 piston front and rear vented disc brakes to slow you back down.

And for the majority of time when you’re on the street rather than the track, the 32 still shines through. It uses premium interior materials and has a navigation system, which gives it a much better interior than many of it’s competitiors.

So now you’re thinking, “what a great car, but it’s a shame I can’t afford it.”
But you can! This 2800 lbs masterpiece is yours for under $30,000!


#47

It’s time we enter the future.


#48

I wonder wether our car shopper wants a truly dedicated (though street legal) track car, a GT3 version, or rather a more balanced one. I know I would not pay 6 more grands, lose heavily on comfort and everyday drivability, to shave two seconds on my Laguna Seca track time…

Own the car that owns the roads

Meet the new 2005 Turini Berlinette.
50 years ago, Amédée Turini started developping what would become the first Turini Berlinette.
Now, 50 years later, the Berlinette is the icon of the light sports car, having won on every track, every stage on the planet.

At only 1100 kgs for more than 250 hp, the 2005 Berlinette is faithful to its heritage, raising the bar even further for its imitators.

Yet, this track demon does not forget to take care of you, using state of the art safety devices and electronic aids - that you can switch off with the flick of a button.

No need for a trailer, you can just grab your keys, seat comfortably in your Berlinette and have a spirited and safe (*) ride to your favorite track course.

Then you can switch to track mode and improve on these lap times.
For hours, and hours.
The light weight of the Berlinette not only means you’ll have more grip than any other car on the track, it also means greater gas returns, and less wear on the tires and brakes (**)

But don’t think this comfort and economy comes at the price of performances. A fully stock Berlinette runs easily under 1:47 at Laguna Seca (***)

You want more ?

For 28582$, you can get yourself the radical experience of the new GT3 championship with the Berlinette 250 GT3. Extensive usage of carbon fiber helped us pushing the weight below the ton, while the removal of electronic assistances make you feel even more directly connected to your car, while remaining completely legal for road use.(****)

You can also sign in for our enthusiast package option when buying your standard Berlinette, entitling you to two driving week-ends each year on a 250 GT3 Competition Client, with instructors helping you to get the best out of your berlinette.(*****)


( * ) 5 stars NHTSA rating for its category
( ** ) 24 MPG, 1728$ average maintenance costs
( *** ) 0-60 mph in 4.5, 140 mph max speed, 13 on the quarter mile dash, using a standard berlinette, as presented.
( **** ) 4.0 0-60 and 12.5 on the 1/4 mile for the GT3 in standard trim
( ***** ) Check with your local dealer for availability and eligible track courses near you


#49

An interesting conundrum, indeed. Personally, I sacrificed some of the comfort, but only because this esteemed owner feels like someone who relies on his steed as a secondary racer role.

And besides, most Laguna-bound track monsters are hardly known for cruising on the I-95 without breaking your spine on the way there…

Anywho, very nice car design. Very Alpine, looks like what the new A110 would’ve been had it been launched a few years prior. Also, why does the name “Amédée” sound familiar…?


#50

I-95 runs along the East Coast; the West Coast equivalent would be I-5.

And I understand why this line rings a bell for me:

In real life, there actually was a famed race car driver named Amédée Gordini, who made a name for himself tuning various Renaults - however, Turini reminds me more of Jean Rédélé, the founder of Alpine, which I am certain Turini is based on.


#51

Hmm, fair enough. In my defense, my knowledge of the American freeway system is limited at best. Better say I-95 than Route 66, right…?

Also, so that’s why Amédée’s name sounded familiar! No wonder the Alpine-esque looks and blue color suit the car so well, then.

Well, might as well throw my own sports car into the mix now that a new post came after mine;

Meet the Hibiki RS, our personal track steed. To some, power is the only answer to racing prayers. Others bank on a small weight scale number to do the damage. The Hibiki RS is CSM’s proof you can have a bit of both, blending a high-revving engine with a 55/45 weight distribution.

A trackday car’s heart needs to elicit the response of a racing car, but without resorting to expensive race-bred parts. Everything about the RS’s 2.7-litre V6 is street-compliant, designed on the architecture of CSM’s long-lasting V6 family. This engine delivers over 280 horses, perfectly allowed on any road inside and to the track. Not only that, the RS’s redline only stops at 8,100RPM, giving you the pure, unbridled feeling only a naturally-aspirated V6 can give.

And while the Hibiki RS may not be designed with fancy metal composites, everything blends together to deliver a sub-1.5-tonne weight, more than enough to maintain the 55/45 weight distribution we have mentioned before. The nose won’t overtake the slides, the slides won’t overtake the nose. Coupled with a suspension setup featuring an all-new pushrod design at the rear, as well as a stability control which can be switched off, this is a car for all racing environments. The Hibiki RS is designed to be as neutral as it can be, without unsettling the driver.

The opponents may be unsettled by the RS’s race-inspired design, however. Featuring an adjustable rear wing as well as front and rear lips, the Hibiki RS also throws in side cooling vents and the rear end cooling flaps, designed to trigger at high speeds for better air flow under long driving stints.

And in the end, all of this is delivered for less than $24,000. Leaving plenty of room for any post-purchase adjustments… Come to your nearest CSM dealer, and experience the blend of elegance and exuberance.

(By the by, many people here had troubles with the engineering time, but I had some real problems with fuel consumption. The Bikki had a much bigger engine than this, but as soon as I switched the ingame measurements to MPG, the numbers were certainly not adding up. Cursed imperial measurement units…)


#52

There is a remote, totally incidental possibility that Amédée Turini came from some mix between those two eminent characters closely tied to Renault, a company who was nationalized postwar (which also reminds me of something) :wink: :wink:

In history, Gordini is mostly known for its engine tunes (though he did some race protos), while Alpine is known for the cars and outsourced its engines from Renault (mostly… The Gordini tuned engines). Gordini was bought by Renault in '69, Alpine in '73 (and both brands went only downhill from there)

Hopefully, though, the Turini subsidiary will survive the 70’s better than either Gordini or Alpine did

Thanks a lot - that was plainly the intent indeed, as explained by @abg7.

Actually, this has more to do with the currently limited options for rear engines (both in terms of bodies and available chassis options to get as close as possible to a backbone chassis) :slight_smile:


#53

Albatross Motors presents, the somewhat new and slightly improved 2005 Albatross 300S. This car features a mid-engined, rear wheel drive layout, coupled to a naturally aspirated 3 liter Inline-6 cylinder engine now making 256 horsepower. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission, and the 4-wheel double wishbone suspension provides best-in-class handling without breaking the bank. When you’re not racing through the back roads, the Albatross 300S will even get 27.4 Miles per Gallon. The best bit - you can drive yours home for only $17,160. See your local Albatross dealership to learn more.


#54

Quite, both his previous explanation and yours pretty clarified the entire thing 120%. Thanks a lot for said clarification, by the by.

Going by what you said, Amédée is pretty much the pupil and the master, all in one cohesive package… Obviously he makes bolder decisions, like the mid-engined layout of the Berlinette, right? :wink:


#55

LLA Is Back Baby!


’05 LLA Minx 2


With a history of making affordable yet fun sports cars, LLA proudly presents the final edition of the Minx 2. With the Minx 3 in development the last of the Minx 2 family combines a perky 1.6L inline 4, rear wheel drive and a 6 speed manual transmission for the ultimate drive. Will plenty of factory performance parts available LLA offers a starting price of $20523 we believe that the Minx 2 could make the perfect track day car or country lane cruiser for you.


Link Luke Autos - Putting Pleasure Back In Driving


Been away for a while due to college work, but hope to start entering a few more challenges here and there.


#56


This is the new and improved Caveron Vastra (RCE) Rally Competition Edition.
Now before I tell you about this masterpiece of engineering I would like to address a topic close to our chest at Caveron. As many of you heard at last year’s Antiyita International Motor Show we announced that Caveron, are withdrawing from the WRC at the end of the 2005 season. We would like to thank the fans for supporting us in our venture into rally-sport and we hope to be able to come back in the future. We have had a blast competing and it is a truly sad event for all of us at Caveron to have to withdraw from rally for the foreseeable future. So from the company and the team behind the WRC car’s would like to thank you all for the years of memories we shall never forget. As to commemorate or time on the WRC stage, we shall be building 7500 of these cars with a very special one of a kind powerplant built especially for this very special vehicle.
Now some more information on this powerplant. This engine is derived from one of our Group B prototypes from 1985. The 3.9L V6 is built on a base of true rally heritage. This engine may share the block with its 1985 prototype brother but it has been totally recreated in the spirit of old with modern technology and with fully forged internals to make sure it can handle the power it has bestowed upon it.
In its naturally aspirated form it is produces 349hp, 286 lb-fp of torque giving this car the ability to have a 12.9s 1/4 mile time. The stats don’t lie this car is built to be fast but its not just fast. This car achieves 22.1 MPG(US) and a 0-60 time of 4.6s. This is a super saloon and with it all coming for the price of $20562 this is truly not worth passing up.


#57

I see all you people making sensible cars. That’s nice.

Get ready for a real meme machine.


#58

So every time you use the car the engine has to be replaced? Or do you get a 2nd engine free that will last longer? :rofl:


#59

Probably they found a shed full of unused NSU Ro80 rotaries…


#60

The voice of reason, building a meme machine? Can’t say my body is ready, but I’m certainly curious…

But wait, you don’t consider the SuperCouch a memetic machine? I mean look at it, I’ve seen less glass at a carnival fair attraction! :laughing: