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Re: The Essential GT Car List

Aug 3, 2012

I read the post but I got confused. If my nominated car was on the Parking Lot, would I have to nominate another one? Thanks. ;-)

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Re: The Essential GT Car List

Aug 3, 2012

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Uh....really hate to say it but. I'm new to this thread. How many times do I have to request a new car? Please help me. I'm not getting used to this kind of wish list.


Just once.

 

The first post is pretty self explanatory about what to put into the nomination concerning the car.

 

Once nominated, IF it's got a proper post nomination, your car will be parked in the "parking lot".

 

As the parking lot fills up, a group of cars will be selected at various times.

 

A vote will then be held to determine which of those cars should go on the Finalist.

 

That list will be given to PD as "officially vetted and voted on by the community as HEY, WE REALLY WANT THESE CARS...!" cars.

 

You need only make a nomination once, unless you did not post the correctly. Cars not posted according to the guidelines are ignored.

 

Given the successful test of the legacy vote, and the number of cars currently nominated, I would expect OZ to be thinking of putting something together soon, though he may wait until after August as many people are on vacation and such. That's totally his call, and I'm sure he'll let us all know if and when with a vote thread announcement. Or he may bug me to finish that second legacy list instead to pass the time till fall, again that's up to him.

 

The biggest mostest important thing is that you make sure you make a "proper" nomination.

 

Follow the 1st post instructions or your nomination won't count.

 

The Cheetah post above is nicely done, so anything like that should be OK to go.

 

You can nominate more than one car, but you may want to do one or two at a time, that way you have a horse in each race so to speak instead of all your eggs in one basket. You have a better chance of seeing your car in the Finalist that way.

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Re: The Essential GT Car List

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rolandodelrosaro wrote:

I read the post but I got confused. If my nominated car was on the Parking Lot, would I have to nominate another one? Thanks. ;-)


You don't have to nominate anything...

 

But if you want to nominate something else, go for it...!

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Aug 3, 2012

2012 BMW M3 CRT SPECIAL

 

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Manufacturer: BMW

Model: M3 CRT

Year: 2012 (limited to only 67 worldwide)

Country of Origin: Germany

 

Link to more info:       M3 CRT Info Page

 

This is a "special edition" model of BMW's M3 Sedan. I've always had a thing for the 4 door version of this M3 and this upgraded model makes me love it even more. They will only produce 67 of these exact cars worldwide so it is a big piece for collectors all over. This car would be a great competitor for the Mercedes C63 AMG that is currently in the game. This car would fit right in with a new online series: "The Sports Sedans Cup" or any other name you could think of. I would imagine this car would be just as much fun as the M3 coupe that we have in the game. 

 

With 450hp and 324ib/ft of torque, this lighter and more agile version of the M3 can reach speeds up to 180MPH! We all know BMW's racing heritage and they have put forward their best efforts at a car that deserves to be noticed in the world of GT. 

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tguns, I give that a 1% chance of making it, you pessimist you.  :smileywink:  Of course that's a joke, 2% tops.




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tguns, I give that a 1% chance of making it, you pessimist you.  :smileywink:  Of course that's a joke, 2% tops.


LOL, maybe my assumption was a little off...:smileywink:

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See latest list below, updated as of August 4, 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:

Manufacturer

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.

Historical Significance

Heritage

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.

 

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Car   (with link to thread post)Quote-UnQuoteManufacturerYear(s)Country
DBR9   #58To beat Stig's timeAston Martin Racing2005UK
R15   plus TDI2010 Le Mans winnerAudi2010Germany
R18   TDI2011 Le Mans winnerAudi2011Germany
Cheetahextreme racecar   engineeringbill Thomas/Chevrolet1963-65USA
E30   M3Original M3 'nuff   saidBMW1986-1992Germany
M1Mid engine layoutBMW1978Germany
M3   DTMrepresent the DTMBMW2012Germany
M3   CRT SpecialSpecial editionBMW2012Germany
CTS-VHigh performance   sedanCadillac2004-presentUSA
Impala   SS 409Iconic muscle carChevrolet1963USA
Monte   CarloNASCAR breeding stockChevrolet1970-1988, 1995-2007USA
Camaro   ZL-1, Bob Jane #7Rare and desirableChevrolet1969USA
Nova   SSNo racing game has itChevrolet1971USA
Corvette  Grand SportRacing grandaddyChevrolet1963USA
Chevelle   SS"bleeping"   fast apparentlyChevrolet1971USA
202   GT, plus variationsFirst modern sports   carCisitalia1946-1952Italy
SP1,   Doran Racing Dallara-Judd '02Le Mans prototypeDallara2002Italy
Charger   SRT8Charger vs.   ChallengerDodge2008-presentUSA
TestarossaIconic FerrariFerrari1980'sItaly
250GTRacing legendFerrari1962-1963Italy
550   GTSPrivateer racerFerrari2001Italy
288   GTOgreatest of eraFerrari1984Italy
XB   GT Falcon Coupe, #25Aussie V8 historyFord1977Australia
Mustang,   Boss T/AGolden ERA Trans AmFord1969USA/Australia
SVT   RaptorLightning partnerFord2007-presentUSA
Monster   Energy Mustang GT, Vaughn Gittin Jr.Drifting and racingFord2008-presentUSA
Mustang   FR500CBoy racerFord2005USA
MustangFirst pony carsFord1965USA
Matech-Ford   GT3Championship winnerFord2008USA/Switzerland
Zytek   Z11SN Nissan LMP2GT Academy winner   driversGreaves Motorsport2011-12UK
Eagle   i-ThrustInnovative and   ingeniousHammerhead2009England
Venom   GTExtreme street legalHennessey Motorsports2012-2013USA
LX   Torana SS A9X Hatchback , Holden Dealer Team #05 Aussie V8 historyHolden1979Australia
HSV-010   GTNSX SuccessorHonda2010Japan
RA273V12 at Monaco!Honda R&D1967Japan
79Gound effectsLotus1978UK
Toyota   Lola B12/60LMP car neededLotus-Rebellion   Racing2012UK
CX-75Super-hybrid pioneerJaguar2014UK
XJRFast sleeperJaguar2004UK
XKR-SSports luxuryJaguar2012UK
XKSSGreen RatJaguar1957UK
Agera   RHyper carKoenigsegg2011-presentSweden
CX-5Technology promisesMazda2012Japan
SLS   AMG GT31-2-3 at 24 hours of   DubaiMercedes Benz AMG2011-presentGermany
Cougar   EliminatorVoted best lookingMercury1970USA
Nissan   Skyline RS Super Silhouette Formula - [Skyline 2000RS (R30)]Iconic NissanNissan1980'sJapan
370Z   Trial CarGT Academy carsNissan2010Japan
Skyline   GT-R (R35) Trial CarGT Academy carsNissan2010Japan
Zonda   R Evoluzionequietly revealedPagani2012Italy
Road   RunnerMuscle car breeding   stockPlymouth (Chrysler   Corp)1970USA
Firebird   Trans Am GTAForgotten generationPontiac1987-1992USA
Grand   Prix SJTiger in a tuxPontiac1969USA
944   TurboWorth notingPorsche1982-1991Germany
Alpine   A110-50Conceptual rebirthRenault2012France
Megane   265 TrophyNurburgring record   holderRenault2011France
Renault   5 GT TurboPocket rocketRenault1988-1991France
CTR   3 ClubsportPure drivingRUF2007Germany
Shelby   Daytona CoupeAll time classicShelby American1964-65USA
GTS-RGorgeous exhaust   note!SRT2013USA
Ultimate   Aero TT Race car for the roadSSC North America2009USA
Formula   Mazda ProIndy car feederStar Race Cars2009-2012USA
TS030   HybridLe Mans prototypeToyota2012

Japan

Tyrrell   P3470's iconTyrrell1976UK

 

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Winners from VOTE#1 have been added.

 

2009-2010 Jaguar XF   Touring Car Racer
1968-1973 Opel GT (the infamous   "mini vette")
1970-77 Mercury Capri 2.8l V6 (Imported   from Germany, also known as the Ford Capri/Cortina in Europe)
1955-57 Chevrolet Impala, Bel Aire,   Biscayne.(incl Stock Car Variant)
2008-09 Radical R8 Racer
2005-12 Gumpert Apollo
2007 RUF CTR 3 (mid engined Super Car)

 




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Manufacturer: Ford

Model: 1973 XB GT Falcon, Main Force Patrol - Pursuit Special

Country: Australia

Series: Mad Max films

 

Historical Significance:  One of the most recognizable & influential film cars EVER.  30+ years after the first Mad Max film debuted, the Pursuit Special--or BoB--can still turn heads, and is the subject of curiosity and awe wherever it is seen.  The Mad Max films set the standard for dystopian-future and post-apocolyptic film genres; the movies--and the car--have inspired copycats, homages and tributes ever since.  Even today, when a custom/muscle/show car gets any sort of black-on-black treatment to make it more agressive & intimidating, it will invariably draw comparisons: "...like Mad Max."  Pretty amazing, considering the car attained its immortality from only about 9 minutes of screen time, between TWO movies. 

Desirability/Rarity:  THERE IS ONLY ONE.  One Pursuit Special was built/used in the first movie.  A second "double" car was built for the 2nd film, but was destroyed in the spectacular crash scene in Mad Max II [The Road Warrior].  The original film car still exists, and is currently in a car museum somewhere near Miami, FL.  ALL other Pursuit Specials on the road today are replicas--anyone saying different is either misinformed or LYING.  There are about 2 dozen replicas in [mostly] the US, Australia, Canada and Japan. 

Driving Fun Factor:  It would make an ultimate "stealth" or prize car.  The XB GT that served as the base for the BoB was already a pretty potent muscle car, for its day.  Power came from an Aussie built 351C, rated at 300HP / 380ft-lbs, probably conservatively.  Aussie Falcons also have a proven race history, in the ATCC.  The movie was made on a shoestring budget, and back then there was no practical way to rig up a sophisticated on/off supercharger for a big V8 like the 351C, so the blower was a bit of movie-magic, a prop.  The biggest potential debate would be: should it be modeled based on the actual prop car as used for the film? or as it is portrayed IN the movie?  We do know that Aussie 351C's are capable of making that kind of power without breaking a sweat.  There IS a replica with a REAL supercharger; and it does make over 600HP, just like Barry the Mechanic claims in the 1st movie [see add'l vid links]. 

 

history of the car here: http://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max-interceptor/index.html

 

ed: I wasn't initially going to suggest this one, as it's not a racecar, per se.  But its influence on car culture in general is without debate.  There are certainly less-influential cars already in GT5.  You park this one next to say: the Jay Leno Tank Car; and I guarantee you the Pursuit Special will get MORE attention, smiles and thumbs up.  It is BADA## personified on film.

 

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Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Car: HHR SS 2008-2010

Country: USA

This 2.0L 260hp turbocharged version of the HHR set the "small van" record on the Nurburgring of 8 minutes, 43 seconds. Considering its rank of 193 on this track and the limited run of the car, it deserves a look for inclusion in GT5.

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Mordgeld wrote:

 

Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Car: HHR SS 2008-2010

Country: USA

This 2.0L 260hp turbocharged version of the HHR set the "small van" record on the Nurburgring of 8 minutes, 43 seconds. Considering its rank of 193 on this track and the limited run of the car, it deserves a look for inclusion in GT5.

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I like the look of these, especially the "panel vans", but I'd like a bit more info on the car, as well as some pics/possibilities for driving them as "racers". Given the rally part of the game has all but been ignored, I don't see a whole lot of demand for these as RM's or anything. Kind of like the albatross Dodge Pick Up being the 4x4 instead of the 2WD V10. No way to have any real competition between all the trucks with the difference of 2WD vs 4WD. The same goes for this... What exactly would it compete against..?

 

Play car salesman and sell me on it, if you don't mind... :smileywink: <-- added to display light hearted nature of post...

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