08-28-2012 10:17 AM - edited 08-29-2012 09:46 AM
This week starts a monthly format where in September, we'll take a car in its stock form and slowly mod it up to Racing Mod (RM) status over the course of the month.
Acura NSX '91 - Week One
GTdata.net has the '91 Acura NSX at the following hp and torque after break-in. We'll set the room to TUNING PROHIBITED, so if you want your car at peak performance, you'll want to break it in. (Break-in can be done using B-Spec races, especially shorter endurance races like the Grand Valley 300. Oil change before and after.)
Configuration) Power (HP) Torque (ft lb) Weight (kg) P/W (HP/kg) PP Stock 280 220 1,365 0.205 440
Acura '91 NSX
PP n/a (stock) HP
280 broken in
Tire Restriction Sport Hard Vehicle Tuning Prohibited Aero Kits Prohibited
Course Settings Date Track Laps 09-01-2012 3:00pm EST Fuji Speedway GT 26
Event Settings Start Type Normal Start Grid Order Normal Grid Boost Off Penalty Off Race Finish Delay 120 sec Visible Damage On Mechanical Damage Light Slipstream Strength Weak Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption On Grip Reduction when Off Track Real
Regulation Settings Skid Force Recovery Off Active Steering Off ASM Off Driving Line Optional TCS Optional ABS Optional
Please send a Friend Request to GT_Saturday to join in on the fun!
Meet up in the GT_Saturday lounge at 3 p.m. or early for practice.
(remember to break-in your car for those few extra horses. Oil change will get you part way there, then run laps until around 200miles and oil change again)
Other Rules- Race clean and courteous.- Minimize contact at all cost.-
No short cutting, keep two wheel within the track boundaries.-
Always re-enter the track safely, whether it be from the pits or an accident.-
-image courtesy Dan_Zitions
08-29-2012 07:11 AM
08-30-2012 01:25 PM
nice. I spent a lot of time around 2:00 or so, then broke the barrier a couple times, with my best so far at a 1:59.1xx
car still has like 3hp until full break-in too!
EVERYONE PLEASE READ --> A few notes about this course... Please do not use run-off areas as part of your lap. they are there for helping you to keep from totally crashing because you missed your line or approach to a corner. Use them only when you MUST, and do not take advantage of a better lap time from doing so. If you do leave the track boundaries due to an incident or a mistake, just get back on track in as uneventful manner as possible and watch for other triangles before doing so.
The car on the track has right of way compared to the car re-entering track. Don't jump back in front of a faster car just because you hate to lose position to them. You went off, they didn't. They win. Simple.
Obviously, no cutting by taking out a corner complete. Try to always keep two-wheels inside painted lines.
TURN #1 is a doozy. I brake only a moment after the red indicator light pops on to begin braking. But that's when time-trialing. On lap #1, let's all brake with enough distance so that we are not actually attempting to pass on turn 1. If a pass occurs, fine. But we should not be setting up our braking points to shoot out in front of multiple cars and win the race in turn 1. That almost never provides for a clean race start, which is all of our preference Also, it will cause you go cook the brakes and your tires to the point of not slowing the car the appropriate amount. On racing tires this is not as much of an issue, but with Sports Tires, it is a huge thing.
FOR ANYONE WANTING ADVICE ON DRIVING THE NSX OR FINDING GOOD DRIVING LINES AT FUJI
I suggest we practice Saturday in the hours leading up to the race. I plan to be online in the GT Sats lounge doing some practice by 1:00pm. I may also be in there practicing in the next day or so. I'm not claiming to have the BEST advice under the sun, but I may have some pointers that will work for some of you.
08-30-2012 04:16 PM
08-30-2012 09:07 PM
Hmm... Why do most people prefer the GT layout? The F layout offers a good overtaking oppurtunity, becuase the chicane essentially turns that corner into a hairpin.
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