Yes, I did… Its… very painful process to say the very least…
The Vernon Talisman VTR
Competing in Class VLN SPX
VLN_SPX_Micz244_-_Vernon_Talisman_VTR.car (479.8 KB)
Yorvik T-57 #6
Let’s start at the beginning. This is the Yorvik T-57, a purpose-built race car for GT1. Featuring a ground-breaking carbon fibre monocoque with a massive 6 litre engine from a Bramble group C project, the T-57 should have been a success. Indeed, it was…. when the engine worked. However, what usually happened was the T-57 shot off the starting line….and then the conrod would go. Or the pistons. Or the injection system. Or the…you get the idea. As a result, only seven of these ‘glass cannons’ were ever produced.
This is chassis number 6, found by amateur racer Simon Polter (GB) in a warehouse in Bologna on a business trip. After spending 3 years restoring it to race-worthy specification and adding more modern touches where needed (including upgrading the conrods so they don’t, y’know, spit themselves all across Eifel) it is finally ready to run. The car will be run by Retech Scuderia Bologna, driven by Polter and co-drivers Andrea Landi (IT) and Riccardo Deisler (DE).
1988 Morton Gambol TA
Originally built to contest the 1988 American Trans Am series and go head to head with the Audi 200 Quattro TA
Refreshed as recently as 2018 this car has been detuned to keep it on track longer as a historic display car
1977 Schneider 835 #286
FIA Group 5
Historic class H2
Original spec Group 5 car. Detuned to “only” 650hp, this flame spitting monster slurps fuel like no tommorow. Feared by both drivers and spectators alike, this machine has been known to explode in a shower of hot oil. Slow off the line, once the twin JJJ turbos spool up this car will almost snap the neck of the driver when the torque more than doubles in the space of 800rpm, reaching 43psi. The car features the original fiberglass body, glued aluminium chassis and 4 speed manual transmission.
Featuring the classic Gasol livery straight from the 1977 1000km of Monza.
2011 Carrera Cup winner and all-round cool guy M.Olsen
2002 BTCC winner and 2008 Le Mans runner up B.Craptree
Up and coming young Indycar driver J.Hill
2003 Kazuki Kita Sport BTCC
RWD touring car hatcback hours, bois!
JGTC driver, Hitomi Aruna
BTCC driver, Benjamin Nevis
psst, it’s not been JGTC since 2004
I wasn’t saying she’s pre-2004.
Glas Motoren Werke 460 “Hayek Spezial” - H2 - #44
Mike Hayek - Andreas Gülden
Details (The plan was to have more pictures with the writeup but apparently I can only upload a single pic right now)
Thomas Hayek is a household name in german racing cricles, with a career starting in the mid 1980s, leading him to victory at the Nürburgring 24h Race twice in the 90s and culminating in clinching the independent’s Trophy of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship. Always driving GMW sports sedans, later run by his own racing team. But in 2010 the “Super2000” regulations were replaced by a less open ruleset that only allowed for front wheel drive cars with four cylinder engines. “At that point I was done with professional motorsports, but we’re still running some TCR cars for customers.” Hayek says as he pulls the cover of a familiar silhouette.
“This a 1985 Glas 460, the same type of car I had back in the 80s. This shell was in the back of our shop for a few years, until a deal fell through and we suddenly had a few leftover Super2000-spec engines lying around as well.” A loophole allowed these naturally aspirated inline sixes to rev all the way to 9000rpm, with and output of almost 300hp out of just two liters. Fed through a sextette of independent throttle bodies, these high strung engines powered Hayek to many victouries.
“The car was built over last winter to run in VLN’s H2 class. We used TCR components everywhere we could, since these are our daily business. Brakes, electrics, the endurance spec fuel system, electric power steering, racing ABS, everything right off the shelf” he adds.
That seems to include an imposing swan-neck style rear wing.
Hayek can’t wait to hit the track: “It’s not just the car and its tech that’s intergenerational, the same can be said about my team of mechanics and drivers that developed it. This was a fascinating progress.”
For now, the driving will be done by Hayek’s son Mike and Nordschleife specialist Andreas Gülden.
I can’t upload a .car file, (not here or in a PM), and I can’t send a PM to Simmer so how did everyone submit their entry?
'Nother Edit: Sent via Discord
first time doing anything like this so this is going to be intresting
770 Celestial BSR-10 SP9
There were a lot of negative internet rumors about the longevity of Celestial V12 replacement so they took the damn thing endurance racing with the car showing up in the Sp10, Sp9 and class V. the engineering Teams took the existing SP10 and 9 cars and Dropped the V12 out and slotted the V8 units in there place Dieling in the performance appropriately for each car. For the Road car class the engineering team literally took one off the production line and made the bare minimum modifications to it to enter. Celestials’ only goal from this is to make it to the line at the other end of the Green Hell.
The Serafini SVS-07 Gr. 3 (Team RETECH #765) - SP9 (FIA GT3)
Showcase Video (w/ Music )
Final Fantasy 7 Remake OST - Tonight’s Corneo Cup
The Serafini SVS-7 Gr. 3 Race Car is an Italian-Fruinian Race Car Collaboration between Sunder (Car Design), @Ryan93 (Chassis & Engine) and @Quotex (Race Package Design, Livery Design, and Suspension & Brake Tuning)
Team RETECH will be bringing the first SVS-07 Gr. 3 to the Green Hell, entering in the SP9 / FIA GT3 Category with the following drivers:
Adriano Zarro (Gasmean Professional FIA GT3 Driver)
Ryan Stegen (Fruinian Professional FIA GT3 Driver)
Rena Hayami (Japanese-Fruinian Professional WRC, GT3, GT2, GT1 Driver & Former Ambulance Driver)
2016-2019 Markman Sabre Aussie V8 Supercar
This one in particular is the CometBar-PolyFuel Backed Marksman Sabre, acquired for use by Comet-Bar by the end of the 2019 V8 Supercars season and modified for use in VLN SP8, and to be seriously behind the pack.
Comet-Bar #57, Raced by:
Jack Kelly - V8 Supercars Driver, Australian Offroad racing Extreme 2WD (yes… you heard that right)
Rikuto Ken - Super GT driver (other driver unavailable, so we asked for one in the Marksman-Suisei Alliance)
Ray Kochie - V8 Supercars Driver
You’re not a regular user yet, but after a few posts, you will become one and be able to upload .car files via PM.
2020 Dabtushi Fodia (SP3T)
This car is surprisingly fast for it’s size, even with a 1.3 liter engine.
It is based on a 180 horsepower turbo version of the car.
drivers: (i just cant make some up, ugh)
VLN_SP3T_-sausageyeeter-Dabtushi_Fodia__20_1_3_turbo.car (106.6 KB)
.car file if anyone wants it for themselves
If you have submitted a car, you can continue making a showcase post on this thread. Thanks everyone for your entries, if I counted correctly, there are 26 entries!
There will be two parts to the conclusion, a grid walk, and then a fairly simplistic race overview.