Getting really excited about the progress of the game!
I can’t wait for the part that caters to my tycoon loving side… in the meantime the creators are fun (and a good way to benchmark my pc at max graphics, heh) I’ve plugged in a few engines and real world cars and found the results to be both surprisingly similar to real world and on paper.
Though I’ve noticed that it tends to calculate more traction (grip g’s) than I would believe possible from such vehicles (A Hyundai Pony’s 155/80 R13 Hard tires with a mushy, rear sway barless, suspension setup, simply CAN NOT do 0.95 g) however all is forgiven once onto a test track and the vehicle performs as if the G-Rating is meaningless.
What I’m excited about is future engine developments. Really happy to see that Boxers are coming. I do hope they expand that to include Boxer 12’s like the original ferrari 512 BB (Boxer Berlinetta) and I hope with the I8’s come some nice V16s.
Excited to see diesel is coming. Though I’ve noticed I can cheat the stats out of the game by exploiting a really REALLY low compression. (Managed to get 7.5 L/100 Km from an in game car about the same weight and drag as my old Volvo 265 D24 Diesel M46 Manual Transmission. Same 78 Hp and 112 lb-ft too. I think I sucked it out of a compression ratio of like 6.2 )
I’m curious about a few things, naturally.
Will we see Inline 2 cylinders as well? Like fiats little bumblebee sounding 0.8 in the 500? or Citroen’s 2CV?
I know the little idea bug of hybrids is in their ear… but will we see just a glaze over version, or something more thought out? There are many kinds of hybrid, From Hybrid Synergy drive style that toyota makes, to the IMA system that Honda uses, Hyundai’s system is different too, and GMC Yukon’s system has proven stalwart despite the trucking world’s misgivings. (Also very effective in fleet vehicles such as the propane powered UPS delivery trucks)
I don’t mind that a lot of what I’m talking about will be DLC stuff.
I kind of like the idea of buying “the economy pack” for $7.00 with small cylinder numbers and diesel fuel options. Or the Behemoth package, for 10 Cylinder counts and up.
Final question in my wordy post:
In the real world, cars like my Hyundai Pony, which has a MacPherson strut front end and a Solid Axle Cart Springs rear end (Think wooden wagon) don’t have sway bars on the Cart Spring setup. I noticed that even choosing said suspension setup, when you get to the suspension adjustment page, there is a value for the rear sway bar. I simply turned it down to nothing, but I’m curious if it’s actually there if I decided to fiddle around?
Nuff out of me, gonna go play some more Detroit.