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Top Speed Limit


#1

So I builded a beast of a car with around 3.300 hp. It is a top speed build but I can’t pass 520kmh which sucks cus I know that engine is not the limiting factor cus I literally see it on graphs that it’s only using 2.400 hp while it’s at 520 kmh and it’s not using the boost as well. Is there a limiter for the cars in the game. Btw I test cars in beamng because automation generally shows wrong. If anyone wants the car file I can send thru discord.


#2

Automation doesn’t “show wrong”. The calculations used by both games are different.


#3

I would test your gearing, if it’s not using the boost, it’s not at the right rpm. There is a speed limiter in the .jbeam, sometimes it affects things sometimes not. Other things could be that the engine is overheating / turbo overheat so it doesn’t work well in beam, not much you can do about that apart from more jbeam editing.

Also:
BeamMOD


#4

Oh okay I didnt know that


#5

I can send the files from discord if you want


#6

Check you didn’t damage the engine at all doing top speed runs, I’ve made many high hp engines that burn out their turbos so only pull full power for a few seconds.


#7

How do you check that? I was not even aware that the turbo could burn out on beam.


#8

It’s a damage marker like when you damage a bumper. The turbo image flashes.


#9

It’s not the case cus I changed the enviromental temperature to -120 Celsius and it didn’t changed anything.


#10

Why would that change it? If the engine is making a tonne of the heat and the radiator is too small, it’s going to roast itself regardless. Just do a run and see if the damage indicator comes up and flashes yellow or red


#11

https://what-if.xkcd.com/155/ “Would a toaster still work in a freezer?”


#12

that’s not the case as well the engine is not overheating in any circumstances you really work hard to overheat that engine. But I get the turbo overheating warning which is not showing up at -120 celsius. Plus when I push more air into the engine(for cooling) it makes the car slower somehow even though the engine is not maxing out.


#13

Btw nice info but thats not the case you can look my reply to kyuu77 if you want detailed info.


#14

This is a drag issue. The engine will have different beam stats from Automation, but it goes down from it’s beam maximum if the turbo burns out.


#15

Ok, thanks for the help. Btw I think they should make it so we can use the maximum potential of w16.