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.
I was just about to do this, thanks for taking care of the R.I.F. raff... (Reading Is For everyone else)
A HUGE shout out to the last group of nominees, particularly the Aussie racers and "Trans Am" year Stangs/Camaros... My heart is beating faster now, thankyou. I can tell the doctor to put the paddles away. (...clear..!...)
As it's a new page...:
Cars should be posted with the following information:
Model and Year(s)
Race Series or Class if relevant
Country of Origin (some may be considered international)
Include a picture (please not too big)
Cars should be as manufactured or raced. No personal modifications.
Include a link to more detailed information if relevant.
Write a brief and sensible explanation that would help justify its inclusion. You should make reference to any of the following that are relevant.
Driving Fun Factor
Does the car fill a gap in the list of cars currently in the game?
Is the car desirable to collectors?
Would the car be at home on the racing track?
Is the car of particular importance to a racing series?
Does your car belong to an identifiable category such as (but not limited to) Vintage, Classic, Art, Concept, or Truck?
This information must be included in order for your nomination to be considered for the voting process.
See the Original Post in this thread for more information.
Cars with no link have had the post go missing since the forum migration.
(...also, Oz is on a mission, this list will be updated upon his return...)
Car (with link to thread post) Quote-UnQuote Manufacturer Year(s) Country R15 plus TDI 2010 Le Mans winner Audi 2010 Germany R18 TDI 2011 Le Mans winner Audi 2011 Germany E30 M3 Original M3 'nuff said BMW 1986-1992 Germany CTS-V High performance sedan Cadillac 2004-present USA Impala SS 409 Iconic muscle car Chevrolet 1963 USA Monte Carlo NASCAR breeding stock Chevrolet 1970-1988, 1995-2007 USA 202 GT, plus variations First modern sports car Cisitalia 1946-1952 Italy Charger SRT8 Charger vs. Challenger Dodge 2008-present USA Testarossa Iconic Ferrari Ferrari 1980's Italy 250GT Racing legend Ferrari 1962-1963 Italy SVT Raptor Lightning partner Ford 2007-present USA Monster Energy Mustang GT, Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drifting and racing Ford 2008-present USA Eagle i-Thrust Innovative and ingenious Hammerhead 2009 England Venom GT Extreme street legal Hennessey Motorsports 2012-2013 USA LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback , Holden Dealer Team #05 Aussie V8 history Holden 1979 Australia RA273 V12 at Monaco! Honda R&D 1967 Japan Agera R Hyper car Koenigsegg 2011-present Sweden Nissan Skyline RS Super Silhouette Formula - [Skyline 2000RS (R30)] Iconic Nissan Nissan 1980's Japan Road Runner Muscle car breeding stock Plymouth (Chrysler Corp) 1970 USA 944 Turbo Worth noting Porsche 1982-1991 Germany Alpine A110-50 Conceptual rebirth Renault 2012 France Renault 5 GT Turbo Pocket rocket Renault 1988-1991 France GTS-R Gorgeous exhaust note! SRT 2013 USA Ultimate Aero TT Race car for the road SSC North America 2009 USA TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype Toyota 2012 Japan Tyrrell P34 70's icon Tyrrell 1976 UK
Just a (somewhat) friendly reminder...
Anything NOT posted in the proper format will NOT be considered for the voting process.
(...this is now officially confirmed by SWERV, so it's no longer just "opinion"... ...)
Also, please keep discussions to a minimum... Voting threads will be created for everyone to discuss what they think about this or that car. Please save the "I don't care for" and "I'd rather see a" posts for the vote threads. This thread is for car nominations for vote consideration of the cars you want to see. We do want your input, your thoughts and your wants, but PLEASE save the discussions and opinions for the voting threads.
Provided all goes as planned. We are possibly looking at a first round legacy vote early August, so it won't long before you can post opinions to your hearts content without any issues there. Oz makes that call, so make it easy for him...
Thanks to everyone for understanding and keeping this thread as clean as possible for Oz to maintain.
Manufacturer: Star Race Cars
Model and Year(s): Formula Mazda Pro 2009-2012
Race Series or Class: Star Mazda (Road to Indycars)
Country: United States
Feeder series to indy car and soon to be, I hope, Formula 1. Andretti Autosports car 88, Sage Karam.
The idea behind this was to have a lower tier open wheel class car like the GP2 or GP3 cars that most F1 drivers get their training on. The US connection was important but also the Mazda association seemed to make it fit well in the game.
Car: SP1, Doran Racing Dallara-Judd '02
Race Series: Grand American Road Racing Championship
Historical Significance: Last true prototype to win Daytona 24hr. "Following Dallara's work in constructing the Toyota GT-One in 1998, Audi R8R in 1999, and Audi R8 in 2000, the company decided to use their expertise to develop their own Le Mans Prototype for the LMP900 class in 2001, specifically for use by customer teams as an alternative to the factory-backed efforts." The original customer/partner in development was Chrysler, which was looking to expand their LeMans program after success with the Viper. After Chrysler withdrew from the program, chassis #DO 001 was purchased by Doran Racing. The Chrysler 6.0 L V8 was replaced with a Judd V10, making approx 700 bhp / 375 ft lbs. This car met with success in the Grand Am championship, winning 4 races in 2002, including the 24 hrs of Daytona. It has the [arguable] distinction of being the last "true" prototype to take a victory in the historic Daytona race.
When rules changes in Grand Am made the car ineligible, Doran Racing turned its efforts to the American LeMans Series, which was just then coming under the dominance of Audi Team Joest Racing and the mighty R8. The Dallara-Judd, while considered an underdog at best, was one of the few privateer run cars with the speed to potentially offer a serious challenge to the Audi factory juggernaut. Oh sure, Cadillac offered some resistance with its Northstar LMP; but it was unspoken knowledge in the paddocks at the time that Cadillac was just not willing/able to commit the money and resources that were really needed to effectively beat the Audis. From personal experience - I can recall hearing one team principal [can't remember which team] in the paddocks at Petit LeMans: "Cadillac? Those guys might as well just be throwing money in a hole." Again, while it may not have been able to notch any victories in ALMS competition, Kevin Doran's Dallara did provide racing fans with an underdog to root for, and offer a glimmer of hope that privateer teams could [almost] stand a chance in the top echelons of American sports car racing, and run with the factory "big boys."