07-28-2012 08:51 AM
See latest list below, updated as of July 28, 2012
PLEASE follow the requested nomination format to be included in the Parking Lot and eligible for future voting: click here to see a sample.
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.
|Car (with link to thread post)||Quote-UnQuote||Manufacturer||Year(s)||Country|
|DBR9 #58||To beat Stig's time||Aston Martin Racing||2005||UK|
|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|
|M1||Mid engine layout||BMW||1978||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|
|Camaro ZL-1, Bob Jane #7||Rare and desirable||Chevrolet||1969||USA|
|Nova SS||No racing game has it||Chevrolet||1971||USA|
|202 GT, plus variations||First modern sports car||Cisitalia||1946-1952||Italy|
|SP1, Doran Racing Dallara-Judd '02||Le Mans prototype||Dallara||2002||Italy|
|Charger SRT8||Charger vs. Challenger||Dodge||2008-present||USA|
|550 GTS||Privateer racer||Ferrari||2001||Italy|
|XB GT Falcon Coupe, #25||Aussie V8 history||Ford||1977||Australia|
|Mustang, Boss T/A||Golden ERA Trans Am||Ford||1969||USA/Australia|
|SVT Raptor||Lightning partner||Ford||2007-present||USA|
|Monster Energy Mustang GT, Vaughn Gittin Jr.||Drifting and racing||Ford||2008-present||USA|
|Mustang FR500C||Boy racer||Ford||2005||USA|
|Mustang||First pony cars||Ford||1965||USA|
|Matech-Ford GT3||Championship winner||Ford||2008||USA/Switzerland|
|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|
|Toyota Lola B12/60||LMP car needed||Lotus-Rebellion Racing||2012||UK|
|Agera R||Hyper car||Koenigsegg||2011-present||Sweden|
|Cougar Eliminator||Voted best looking||Mercury||1970||USA|
|Nissan Skyline RS Super Silhouette Formula - [Skyline 2000RS (R30)]||Iconic Nissan||Nissan||1980's||Japan|
|370Z Trial Car||GT Academy cars||Nissan||2010||Japan|
|Skyline GT-R (R35) Trial Car||GT Academy cars||Nissan||2010||Japan|
|Zonda R Evoluzione||quietly revealed||Pagani||2012||Italy|
|Road Runner||Muscle car breeding stock||Plymouth (Chrysler Corp)||1970||USA|
|Firebird Trans Am GTA||Forgotten generation||Pontiac||1987-1992||USA|
|Grand Prix SJ||Tiger in a tux||Pontiac||1969||USA|
|944 Turbo||Worth noting||Porsche||1982-1991||Germany|
|Alpine A110-50||Conceptual rebirth||Renault||2012||France|
|Megane 265 Trophy||Nurburgring record holder||Renault||2011||France|
|Renault 5 GT Turbo||Pocket rocket||Renault||1988-1991||France|
|Shelby Daytona Coupe||All time classic||Shelby American||1964-65||USA|
|GTS-R||Gorgeous exhaust note!||SRT||2013||USA|
|Ultimate Aero TT||Race car for the road||SSC North America||2009||USA|
|Formula Mazda Pro||Indy car feeder||Star Race Cars||2009-2012||USA|
|TS030 Hybrid||Le Mans prototype||Toyota||2012||Japan|
|Tyrrell P34||70's icon||Tyrrell||1976||UK|
07-28-2012 03:23 PM
Zytek Z11SN Nissan 2011-2012
Greaves Motorsport in England
2 of the drivers who drove these cars in the 24 hours of Le Mans were GT Academy winners. This not only gives the car significance to the game, but it could likely be added because of this connection to the game. It is a nice LMP car that has a good chance of being added to the game.
07-28-2012 05:10 PM
For my second recomendation i am sugesting the HSV-010 GT
|Manufacturer - Honda|
|Production - 2010|
|Predecessor - Honda NSX Super GT|
|Class - grand touring race car|
|Body - coupe|
|Style Layout - front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Engine - 3,397 cc (207.3 cu in) V8|
Power - 500 PS (370 kW; 490 bhp) or more,
Torque - 40.0kgm (289 lbs-ft; 392 Nm) or more
|Transmision - Ricardo 6-speed sequential manual|
|Wheelbase - 2,700 mm (110 in)|
|Length - 4,675 mm (184.1 in)|
|Width - 2,000 mm (79 in)|
|Curb Weight - 1,100 kg (2,400 lb)|
On October 23, 2009, Honda officially announced the end of the mid-engine NSX Super GT's participation in Super GT racing due to new Super GT regulations that allowed the use of only front engine, rear drive cars. On November 15, 2009, Honda announced that, despite withdrawing the NSX from Super GT competition, it would campaign a car for the 2010 season. Honda revealed that the car will be based on the cancelled 'New NSX' production vehicle. It is reported that although the Super GT normally requires racing vehicles to be based on production cars, the use of a production-ready car is also allowed.
Then, on December 22, 2009, Honda announced the HSV-010 GT as the successor to the NSX Super GT in the Super GT series. Unlike typical Super GT cars, the vehicle is not based on any production vehicle that is made available to purchase by the general public.
For more information you can visit honda's official site on the car at http://world.honda.com/HSV-010_GT/
This would be a great addition to the game because there are tons of Super GT cars in the game, especially GT500 class cars. Plus the fact that it is wicked cool looking
07-28-2012 06:35 PM - edited 07-28-2012 06:36 PM
Model: 1963 Corvette Grand Sport
Race Series: SCCA/FIA
Historical Significance: The granddaddy of racing Corvettes. These cars were built in response to the success of Carroll Shelby's (small block) Cobras, which were cleaning up on America's racetracks at the time. They had to be kept secret, to avoid scrutiny from higher ups in GM management and skirt an unofficial ban on factory racing activity then in place. The primary goal of the program was aimed at extreme weight reduction, to get it down from the production model's 3100 lb curb weight. Special aluminum frames, ultra-thin fiberglass bodies, and a myriad of other measures were taken to create lightweight racing specials that could equal or surpass the Cobras' power:weight superiority. Power came from a 377c.i. small block, making 485 - 500 HP. The Grand Sports proved fast enough to best the Cobras at the SCCA Nationals at Watkins Glen in 1963, and again at the Tourist Trophy race at Nassau. When GM management learned of this, they ordered the program be stopped and the cars destroyed. Fortunately, the cars were rescued and sold off into private hands, allowing the Grand Sports to continue racing.
Heritage: Considered the ultimate racing incarnation of the Stingrays, these cars are highly coveted, and treasured by racing and Corvette fans. It could be said that the Grand Sports are part of the reason that Shelby's ground pounding 427 Cobra was born, in response to their surprising speed and success at the track.
Rarity/Desirability: Only 5 Grand Sports were built before the program was brought to a halt. Fortunately all 5 original cars still exist, and are highly valued. The Grand Sport is also a much copied car, with replicas built for racing and street duty by companies like Superformance and Mongoose Motorsports.
Driving Fun Factor: These cars enjoy a very high power:weight ratio, superior to that of the small block/FIA Cobras, and rivaling that of the 427s. But they had relatively narrow bias ply tires (eventually 9-1/2" wide wheels fitted), and somewhat limited braking power compared to newer racecars (1st racing 'Vettes to use disk brakes). Another noted characteristic was air pressure buildup in the engine compartment, resulting in a tendency for front end lift at speed; the trademark louvers and vents in the hoods/bodywork were the results of efforts to counter this and improve cooling. It should make for an interesting challenge, balancing handling and power characteristics to get the most speed out of the car.
more info here: http://www.racingicons.com/gs/index.html
07-28-2012 07:18 PM
RUF CTR 3 Clubsport
In April 2007, the CTR 3 was unveiled in Bahrain. While the first two CTR generations still had their engines in the rear, the new CTR 3 has a mid-engine design. However, one thing that the CTR 3 has in common with its two predecessors is that it is a pure driving machine. The CTR 3 is made to involve the pilot in the driving experience.
The mid-engine design provides exceptional balance and agile handling, while the longer wheelbase provides better driving stability at high speeds. The body of the CTR 3 is a completely new development which is not based on any existing mid-engine concept. It is aerodynamically designed for high speed. Galvanized steel is used for the front structure and the passenger compartment. The engine and transmission are fixed in a space frame and modular tubular frame construction. The passenger compartment is protected by the latest version of the famous RUF Integrated Roll Cage which is integrated into the A pillar and tube frame. The doors, with integrated side impact protection beams, and the front hood are made of aluminium. The body-shell is made of Kevlar-carbon composite.
The concept of this classic sports car was maturing in Alois Ruf's head for a long time. Together with his design and engineering team he now realized this idea. RUF has 30 years of experience with turbocharged boxer engines. The CTR 3's twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre flat-six cylinder engine has an output of 750 HP at 7,100 rpm. The maximum torque is 708 ft/lbs at 4,000 rpm. This engine design combines a compact construction with high performance. Each turbocharger is provided with an intercooler which is placed in front of each rear wheel.
The sequential shift 6-speed transmission in the CTR 3 is a new design and is mounted transversely. It can manage torque up to 855 ft/lbs. A shift indicator on the dashboard shows the gear in use. A limited slip differential is provided to maximize performance. The sport suspension is designed for high-level driving dynamics and safety. The front axles use MacPherson struts and an anti-roll bar. The rear axles utilize motorsport technology with horizontal coilover shock absorbers fixed over pushrods connected to the wheel carriers.
The brake system is designed to match the high engine and suspension performance. Both front and rear axles utilize 6-piston fixed light alloy calipers and ventilated, cross drilled ceramic composite disc brakes. Each brake disc is 380 mm in diameter. A specially designed Bosch anti-lock braking system comes as standard.
The CTR 3 rolls on forged aluminium wheels with center lock. At the front 255/35 ZR 19'' tires are mounted on 8.5'' x 19'' wheels, while at the rear 335/30 ZR 20'' tires are mounted on 12.5'' x 20'' wheels.
The interior can be designed to the customer's taste, reaching from a functional lightweight finish to a sports-luxury finish with leather and Alcantara. The aluminium gearshift lever for the sequential shift transmission is a central unit to the interior. In addition, the 260 mph speedometer shows the driver that the CTR 3 is meant for high performance.
The lightweight construction allows for an empty weight (according to DIN) of 3,086 lbs. The result is a power-to-weight ratio of only 4.4 lbs per HP.
The CTR 3's performance is incredible. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes only 3.2 seconds, and its maximum speed is 380 km/h (236 mph).
07-30-2012 06:28 AM
I would love to see the 1963-1964 and up Studebaker Avanti!!!!!!! R-1 R-2 R-3 R-4 R-5
Then do some goram Home Work and make a proper nomination per the Specs just a few posts above yours... !
Gee Whiz. I have a head injury already, and this constant *facepalm* posting is putting my life in danger...
Knock it off and learn how to read, and then make a proper nomination for beloved Avanti, K..?
@Audio... That is the single sickest looking race car I've seen next to that Caddy. I vote for it now.
@Oz... Please to count my vote for the Honda now please. And thank you... I won't be retracting it.
@Oz again...: Yes, I know, we're not voting yet. Please put it in the notes or something in case I have a memory lapse.