The Following Challenge is heavily inspired by Simmer22’s VLN Endurance Challenge Challenge
With the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival both cancelled for this year due to COVID-19, and replaced by a virtual Speedweek combining elements of both, this historic Automation racing showcase is a great way to fill the void.
Class Regulations have been added to the original post, and they are now up for debate on if things need to be changed, removed, or added. Many of the limits for engines were pulled from the official regulations, except for Group 4, as that is very vague online.
I’ll open entries once everyone is fine with how the rules have been laid out!
Are the cars going to be fully invented by the creator or could they also be inspired by “real cars” that can be replicated in Automation but never took part in the various classes?
For example… can I replicate a Lancia Thema 8.32 (which never took part in one of these championships if I’m not wrong) and then modify it in order to make it suitable for Group A?
The Use of real companies is discouraged.
Group C is getting a minor shake-up. Thanks to the kindness of @MrChips, a fuel burn calculator has been constructed. This means, you have to focus a bit more than just purely power. A link has been added into the Group C regulations, so make sure you’re damn legal, kids.
I might be stupid but what is meant to go here? the units don’t make much sense to me. I assumed it was fuel consumption but units are weird.
The second value of the Economy % in the summary tab
ok, so am I doing something wrong? I don’t think this is quite right.
472hp with 23mpg isn’t really bad imo, yet i’d have to get my lb/hph down to 1.3 from 395.3.
I’ll just cc in @MrChips here, he’s the one who made the calculator, so I’m not the right one to be asking about it unfortunately
One more thing: There is no mention of a ban on active wings and cooling flaps anywhere in the rule book, but I believe they should both be outlawed altogether.
@Fayeding_Spray Can I submit a car into the Super Touring class that I have submitted into the British Rivals: Comeback challenge? I’ve put a lot of time and work into the car and it would fit right in to the Super Touring class.
As long as it meets the rules
Make sure you’ve selected the correct units from the green-coloured drop-downs in the spreadsheet. The above example is what happens when you enter in a specific fuel consumption in grams per kilowatt-hour with pounds per horsepower-hour selected.
With no other complains I can see coming in, I am prepared to open entries from now, until the 22 August 2020 11:59pm (NZST) [UTC+12].
Iramitsu UK is happy to announce the presence of 4 Iramitsu cars from the Iramitsu Museum
Iramitsu Iwazama IIRC
This is an official Iramitsu International Racing and Competition prepared Iwazama. The “C-Type” V12 engine has been bored out to 3.0L, achieving now just under 300hp. It took part in the 1964 Le Mans 24h and Fuji 24h. The Iwazama IIRC really proved to be “the Japanese car to win them all”, as one of our old slogans said
Iramitsu Koi IIRC
This little Koi is based on the docile 1.4L coupe, but don’t be fooled by its friendly and unoffensive appearance, the 1974 Koi IIRC was a real performance machine. IIRC mechanics swapped the small A-Series 1.4 and changed it with a more powerful 1.8L B-Series unit, making the small Koi a great car both on road and off road, giving us a podium in the 1974 Safari Rally
Iramitsu Koi Shōri VSR
The 1994 Koi was an inoffensive sedan, but the Super Touring version is totally another beast. This car gave us plenty of wins all around the globe, from the BTCC to the JTCC
Iramitsu Starfire Shōri VSR GT1
The Starfire has always been one of our finest cars, and this GT1 verison was even better. The 3.0L “H-Series” boxer 6 is now turbocharged and capable of almost 620hp, making it one of the most powerful GT1 cars of its time.
We hope you have fun watching these wonderful cars running around a circuit like Donington
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I hadn’t noticed before, but why is Group B skipped over? Is it because it was cancelled half-way into its development?
There are a lot of classes that existed that aren’t covered here, but there are already 8 classes covering 5 decades, adding more would only add to that insanity. Also, Group 4 is the direct predecessor to Group B and had similar rules, so if that’s the type of vehicle you’d like to make, it could be included there.