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Re: The Essential GT Car List

Jul 7, 2012

Manufacturer: Jaguar

Model: CX-75

Year(s): 2014

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

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Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_C-X75

 

Brief:

The CX-75 is a pioneer in the super-hybrid car category. This concept it powered by 2 turbines and 4 electric motors located at each wheel. It’s tested to release low emissions and have supercar performance. Production will be somewhere in 2014 and the William’s F1 team is a partner in developing this unique vehicle.

 

Historical Significance and Heritage:

The CX-75 carries recognizable design cues from the famous XJ13 race car as seen in GT5. This vehicle is important to the future of automobiles because it shows how cars can be designed to be supercars and still remain environmentally friendly.

 

Driving Fun Factor:

The CX-75 is a car everyone would want to drive. It is lighting fast and a new supercar from Jaguar since the 90’s with the XJ220.

 

Does the car fill a gap in the list of cars currently in the game? Yes

 

Is the car desirable to collectors? Yes

 

Would the car be at home on the racing track? Yes

 

Is the car of particular importance to a racing series? Yes, it is Jaguar’s new supercar hybrid.

 

Does your car belong to an identifiable category such as (but not limited to) Vintage, Classic, Art, Concept, or Truck? Yes, it would be considered a concept.

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Re: The Essential GT Car List

Jul 7, 2012

Manufacturer: Jaguar

Model: XKSS

Year(s): 1957

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

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Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XKSS

 

Brief:

The American actor Steve McQueen owned a Jaguar XKSS for personal use and painted it British racing green. He referred to the car as the "Green Rat".

 

Historical Significance and Heritage:

After Jaguar withdrew from racing, the company offered the remaining, unfinished chassis as the road going Jaguar XKSS, by making changes to the racers (the D-Types).

 

Driving Fun Factor:

Who wouldn’t want to be like Steve McQueen driving this iconic 50’s car with the top down? It is basically a D-Type made for street legal purposes.

 

Does the car fill a gap in the list of cars currently in the game? Yes

 

Is the car desirable to collectors? Yes, it is a rare vehicle. A fire on February 1957 destroyed many of these cars. Only 16 were made and sold.

 

Would the car be at home on the racing track? Yes, it was a race car (D-Type) turned production car.

 

Is the car of particular importance to a racing series? Yes, it was originally a Jaguar D-Type race car that was transformed into a limited production road car. The famous Steve McQueen owned and loved the XKSS.

 

Does your car belong to an identifiable category such as (but not limited to) Vintage, Classic, Art, Concept, or Truck? Yes, it would be considered vintage, classic, and art.

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Re: The Essential GT Car List

Jul 7, 2012

Manufacturer: Jaguar

Model: XKR-S

Year(s): 2012

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

 

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Link: http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2012-jaguar-xkr-s-photos-and-info-news

 

Brief:

The XKR-S is the most powerful race style production car based on the XKR model. It has a 5.0L 550 hp engine that propels the car to extravagant speeds and it was designed and tested to handle harsh racing surfaces at the Jaguar test facility at the Nurburgring.

 

Historical Significance and Heritage:

The XKR-S comes from a line of Jaguar sports cars. It also carries design cues from the classic E-Type and is Jaguar’s current sports luxury car. Currently this is Jaguar’s most powerful sports car cranking out 550 hp.

 

Driving Fun Factor:

This is one **bleep**-off cat. This car is scary to drive, but also extremely fun at the same time. It really does make you feel alive and you will not be able to drive normally because you’ll just want to keep hearing that engine roar.

 

Does the car fill a gap in the list of cars currently in the game? Yes

 

Is the car desirable to collectors? Yes, it is a limited production.

 

Would the car be at home on the racing track? Yes, it was made specifically for the track.

 

Is the car of particular importance to a racing series? Yes, it is Jaguar’s most powerful version of the XKR.

 

Does your car belong to an identifiable category such as (but not limited to) Vintage, Classic, Art, Concept, or Truck? Yes, it would be considered art.

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Manufacturer: Ford

Car: XB GT Falcon Coupe, Allan Moffat #25 1976 [and other liveries]

Country: Australia

Race Series: ATCC (Australian Touring Car Championship)

Category: Historic(?)

Significance:   ATCC Championship Winner, 1976.  Another integral part of Aussie V8 racing heritage, and natural competitor to the "sample" nominated Torana A9X.  The big Coupes were Ford's weapon of choice in contention for top honors in that country's most prestigious production-based racing series, the ATCC.  The #25 XB GT is the car with which Moffat secured the ATCC Championship for '76 [also wore #2]. 

Desirability/Rarity:  XB Coupes were produced in much lower numbers than American musclecars, XB GT's are extremely rare.  Production was from 1973 - 1976.  "Ford didn't keep detailed production records for all body styles but we can tell you the Hardtop numbers: 5,400 XB Falcon 500s; 3,382 XB Fairmonts and 949 XB GTs."

Driving Fun Factor: the most common accolade given the XA - XC series coupes by drivers who raced them in-period has been: easy to drive fast, as opposed to the Toranas which were said to be much more of a handfull at speed, i.e. "you gotta get 'em up on 3 wheels to go fast."  The Falcons' big wheelwells could accomodate wide slicks [eventually fitting 10" wide wheels rear AND front], providing for prodigious cornering power.  In the days before dry-sump oiling systems were allowed, these cars' handling was more than their stock oiling systems could keep up with, leading to the dreaded "oil-surge" phenomenon! 

Anectdotal evidence has it that the Coupes won fans Stateside as well.  In 1974, Allan Moffat spent an intensive 4 week period building and developing an XB at Ford's facilities in Ohio, for his assault on that year's Bathurst 1000:  "An interested spectator was all-American champion Mark Donohue, a long-time friend and Trans-Am rival of Moffat, who was testing the new Penske Formula One racer at the centre.  Donohue was invited to drive the Falcon and give his opinion - he is one of the world's top development drivers. He stayed out on the track so long that he had to be finally black-flagged in!   His comment: "That's a great little car. I was having a ball out there. It sure as hell beats the 'stockers' I used to drive." 

This says a heck of a lot for the big Coupes, considering the ATCC rules [at the time] were more restrictive than those that Trans Am cars in America ran under.  The Aussie Tourers ran at a level much closer to stock, restricted primarily to production homologated parts for their performance gains, with notable exceptions like roll cages and racing slicks [as evidenced in added vid link, of an XA replica]. 

Fit/Fill With Existing Cars: These [and the Toranas] would make a great fit pitted against existing classic muscle racers like: Camaro Z28 RM '69, Challenger R/T RM '70, Shelby GT350R '65, and other RMs of the period. 

 

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Manufacturer:  Ford

Car: GT, Matech-Ford GT3 2008

Country: USA/Switzerland

Series: FIA GT3

Significance: Championship winning car(s) in FIA GT3, 2008 season.  This car has done a great deal to lend provenance to Ford's new GT through success in motor sport, as well as venerating the original design of the GT-40 on which it is based.  Although Ford had no official intentions of racing the new GT when introduced in 2002, that didn't stop Martin Bartek and his Matech Concepts team of Switzerland from developing it into a real world-beater, showing the cars' immediate potential when introduced in 2007 and capturing the series championship in 2008. 

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ed: as I understand it, isn't the Ford GT a personal favorite of Yamauchi-san's?  If so, I'm surprised he wouldn't want to include a real world racing version of the car--especially considering its championship winning provenance. 

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Jul 8, 2012

Gran Turismo needs:

 

2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1

2012 Ford Mustang GT500 Super Snake

1968 Chevy Camaro SS

1983 Chevy Camaro

car customization features

2012 Kasey Kahne NASCAR

2009 Corvette Stingray concept

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Manufacturer: Ford

Car: 1969 Mustang, Boss T/A

Country: USA/Australia

Significance: The most successful racing Mustang EVER.  This car has an incredible record of 101 wins from 151 starts during its competition career from 1969 - 1974, and is the car that essentially established Allan Moffat as Australia's first truly professional racing driver.   For Mustang enthusiasts and racing fans in general, the first generation Boss T/A's are usually what come to mind first when Mustangs are mentioned in regards to motor sports 

Driving Fun Factor: Trans Am racers from the "golden era" of the series [1966 - 1971] were actually quite capable performers, able to generate 1+ g handling, even with the relatively hard bias-ply tires of the day.  These cars helped fire the first volleys in what was to become the "pony car wars" between Ford and GM, and eventually Chrysler and AMC.  The Boss Mustang is the epitome of Ford's efforts at bolstering its performance image with young buyers with the "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" ethos, and this is arguably the finest example of the Bud Moore T/A cars.

 

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Manufacturer: Ford

Car: Mustang FR500C, 2005 - ?

Significance:  Winner of 2005/2008/2009 Grand-Am Championships.  Codenamed "Boy Racer" by Ford, these cars marked a concerted effort at improving the Mustang's motor sport heritage at the grassroots level.  Offered either as a turnkey racecar, or buildable from an existing Mustang GT using specified parts from their racing catalog.  "Powered by a 5.0L "Cammer R50" engine, it delivers 420 hp (313 kW). It includes a Tremec T56 6-speed transmission and other race-spec parts including a Grand Am-spec rollcage. It is permitted to be used in the Grand Am Grand Sport (GS) Class.[1]  This model won the manufacturers title in the Koni Challenge racing series in 2005 & 2008. This was after several attempts to slow the car down- such as a rearend gears change and additional weight."  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_FR500C)

Fit/Fill with existing cars:  This will make a natural competitor against cars such as the Camaro SS RM '10, and Challenger SRT8 Touring, make for a "Pony Car War II."  The Mustang GT '05 is ALREADY in the game--it's only natural that a racing game should include the option to upgrade to the RM of the car.

 

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Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Car: Camaro ZL-1, Bob Jane #7 '69

Race Series: ATCC [Australian Touring Car Championship]

Heritage:  One of the rarest and most desirable optioned Camaros ever, the COPO [Central Office Purchase Order] ZL-1 was originally aimed squarely at NHRA super stock drag racing classes.  Only 69 original cars were built, equipped with an all aluminum 427 c.i. engine based on ones used by Can-Am Chaparrals.  "It was similar in design to the most-potent iteration of the aluminum-head L88, but it was the first production Chevy engine to also have an aluminum block. It shared the L88's 430-bhp factory rating, but actually had over 500 bhp -- making it likely the most powerful engine Chevy ever offered to the public. And it weighed just 500 pounds -- about the same as Chevy's 327-cid V-8." 

Historical Significance:  In 1970 Aussie businessman & racer Bob Jane saw the cars' potential in more than just a straight line, purchased 2 of the original 69 cars built, and took them road racing down under.  The car's big block power in combination with small block weight made for a potent package;  the car would earn Jane the ATCC title in 1971 and '72, and become a legend of Aussie motorsport in the process: 

 

""It was a fantastic car; it just had that much power. It had 600-plus horsepower (448kW) and 600-plus ft/lbs (814 Nm) of torque. The problem with the 427 was it used to eat gearboxes. It was so powerful there was no gearbox built in that era that would stand the torque.”

The Camaro was an instant success, with Jane winning the 1971 ATCC title after scoring wins in three of the seven rounds, two seconds and a third place. He finished six-points ahead of the 1969 Trans Am Mustang of arch rival, Allan Moffat.

The first win at Sandown proved the value of such a strong engine.

“I went around Peters Corner (onto the back straight) and second (gear) disappeared,” said Jane. “It didn’t matter, third was fine. Next time around the first corner I’m leading, I go back to third gear from top to go past the pits. Third disappears. I’ve got one gear left – top. To go around Peters Corner in top it would go splutter, fart, jerk, jerk and I still stayed in front. This thing went half the race in top gear, which is totally amazing, but that’s what torque can do for you.” "

 

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ed: and oh yeah--PD needs to FIX the Camaro Z28 RM '69 that's in the game.  The model that's in game is a '67 - '68 body, with a '69 grille and taillights cut & pasted on it!  What--you telling me no one else has noticed that? 

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Re: The Essential GT Car List

Jul 8, 2012

Grinder5150 wrote:

Gran Turismo needs:

 

2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1

2012 Ford Mustang GT500 Super Snake

1968 Chevy Camaro SS

1983 Chevy Camaro

car customization features

2012 Kasey Kahne NASCAR

2009 Corvette Stingray concept


Try reading and following the rules of this thread. Otherwise your "requests" are immediately discarded. Reading is your friend.:smileyvery-happy:

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