VVL really helps with taming the turbos And some “turbo magic” which I once did, but now don’t remember - one of the ways harmed fuel efficiency a bit and created less impressive torque curve, but it improved drivability significantly (even without VVL).
I’m still not fully understanding the factors that make up the drivability rating vs sportiness rating, and what’s low, medium or high in relation to real world scenarios. Because I think the drivability number for the dragon is more than sufficient seeing that it’s quite sporty. But what does it really mean exactly? I genuinely would like to know what defines drivability and sportiness in the game.
Phale pointed this out: both drivability and sportiness are metrics composed from calculations involving many many stats, often not the same, so comparing two stats that are calculated in different ways makes no sense. You can have a car have 60 drive and 10 sportiness while also having a car with 60 drive and 20 sportiness. It comes down to your choices.
Well you don’t measure things like that in a similar way in reality right, so it’s again not very accurate to compare a game to reality. There’s of course a correlation as you will have realized: harsh torque curves make a car undrivable both IRL and in the game. If you want to know what makes up a stat, try looking into the tooltips for everything, experiment, watch tutorials, and definitely look into the detail stats page.
@DoctorNarfy Yeah, it’s a problem, still though, even with 650 hp, you’ve managed to minimalise the impact well.
@szafirowy01 I’d really like to learn about this if you were willing to spill some beans on it, I’ve done my best to understand VVL with Turbo setups but I still don’t think I’m fulling exploiting it.
@doncornaldie Drivability is the ease with which you can drive a car and not crash it. The Dragon’s drivability is certainly sufficient, it’s just that me personally would go for a higher score for a GT car. But, like I said, that’s my own personal standard and I’d like to hear what others think is right for such a car.
Sportiness is (I think, at least) literally how ‘sporty’ a car is; how fast it is, how sharp it is, whether it handles precisely or loosely, whether it rolls in the corners or not, how quickly it can accelerate etc. The higher the sportiness, the ‘more’ of a performance car the car is.
Thanks for that. I’ll look into it some more.
@DeusExMackia I thought as much but really just needed a little clarification. So thanks!
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The Adirondack is a great work truck - but is there any scope for development specialized variants (high-performance, off-road, etc.)? And since the body it uses is also available as an SUV, will you create a wagon variant as well? Also, I would like to see the design tab.
A high performance variant could definetly be a possibility, seeing as how it uses the same engine as the Dragon, where it makes 650 horsepower. Although an SUV version is highly unlikely. Even for SUV buyers, it’s a bit massive. It would need several tens of thousands worth of ammenities before it’d be worth it.
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Calvinator would like to compete. We have the XC Series, but with all the Hate going on at the WHQ of CAC, we will build a new truck series to compete with you.
I will post tomorrow. Its 9:35 pm where I am at. I just finished my new 2 ton truck (the XC Series would of been a bit fast, but here is the link if you want to build something better)
Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
2017 LA Auto Show
#A Motoring Man’s Meanderings
###Shromet Vs Cavallera: GT Car Shootout
(Shromet Dragon GTA vs Cavallera Okuma Lux)
“~£50k to spend, 2 door GT car in mind - which to choose?”
Splendid Auto Monthly - A Motoring Man's Meanderings (Gavin Anderson's Blog)
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Your remake of the Radiant in UE4 is, quite frankly, stunning. It would be logical for you to do the same thing with other Shromet/Nickel models, such as the Adirondack.
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More than ever, the Dragon lives up to its name, especially after being remade in UE4. I expected that after the Radiant received the same treatment.
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