A little while back, I made a super/hyper/whatever car called the JPA Zingara. It was inspired (and, indeed, based) on the GMA T.50, and was surprisingly successful. At the time, I was having a little challenge with a few friends of mine to make a Pikes Peak car, with initial testing being held at the Automation test track for all of us.
My first car hit a dead end, and after some failed attempts at new ones, the Zingara came along. It seemed to be a good fit for conversion, so I went ahead - and created a monster.
Before I move on, I should explain my build philosophy. In almost every car I make, even the idiotic ones, I stick to the most realistic and / or reasonable lines I can (see also the post for the Molida on JPA’s Instagram). This car is no exception; every element of it has justification for being there.
- 4,8L low-boost TT V12
- 6-speed sequential
- 410KM/H top speed
That said, I think I might have something amazing on my hands. I’ve been lapping the car a lot, and my fastest time thus far is a 1:31,675 around Automation. Now, I’ve been looking, but I can’t seem to find anything close to that… anywhere. Could this be a world record? If not, PLEASE let me know. I’d hate to be unjustfully claiming such a thing.
Now, I have not yet completed a run of Pikes Peak with this car - and I know there are Automation cars with 8 tonnes of downforce that have gone up there in BeamNG, which I do not suspect I can defeat - all in due time, though. But, within the realm of reason… I do honestly think I might have smashed a record here, and the car is nowhere near done with development yet. Safe to say, I’m excited to see where this goes. I’ll try to keep you posted.
Note for the picture of the time: the car used is an older model. It has since undergone visual changes, but has not yet set a new personal record, hence the difference.