What I can't get my head around is the fact that the NTM works on some cars and not others. if it was all that good, it would work on all cars, or none?
And tweaks made to cars all the time? In my book that screams "fudge" long and far.
Everyone who has tried various tweaked cars in LFS knows that a car with over 700bhp and rwd is not fun for very long. While fun at first it is a very tiring car to drive. Tons of ooompf but very hard to drive especially if they get the iracing slick tires on it instead of realistic slick tires...
Imho the RUF RGT-8 would be perfect. Nice amount of controllable power, rear engined and rwd. Something closer to porsche cup car. Even if it doesn't have 6-cyl boxer engine. Or maybe iracing wants to leave the door open and room for a real porsche cup car so the ruf should not be too close to it spec-wise? But even then the 4wd ruf road car would be nice specialty vehicle imho. I know I'd want a trackday car in iracing. But not a 700hp rwd beast
I don't want to complain but 700+bhp rwd "porsche" is a very niche type of car. In lfs I think for a FZ50 the upper power limit where it is still fun is at 600hp. The same for XRT. But with 700+hp the car starts to become a chore to drive.
EDIT: wait, does this mean the lotus 49 is delayed?
By the same logic, I always keep thinking that each car on iRacing has it's own tyre model because they are able to update one car to a newer tyre model but leave others on an old tyre model.
In regards to the NTM VS OTM, it's like they only wrote NTM for oval racing, because on the NTM oval racing is alot better and more realistic, but to my, driving NTM on the road (excluding high downforce cars like HPD and FW31) feels like playing a totally different game almost.
So im having a shit time in A class and i keep having bad races...i have a tendency to spin myself while racing D class races. Cause theres never anything higher going. So if i get demoted what does my SR start at?
And wow i never actually realised just how bad the NTM was the Mazdas are stupid slippy. And the Skip just breaks loose when ever it wants to and even when it is sliding you cant save it. SAH STUPID! Regret putting money into this now....Maybe iracing will give me a refund lololol.
Not really. Tire models aren't quite as cut and dry as that. Everything (especially tires) is subject to garbage-in/garbage-out to an extent. The model could be perfect, but the stiffnesses or load sensitivity or anything else could still be a little too far off just because of the input data you used in an attempt at recreating a particular tire. A set of tires on one car is bound to be closer to the real set than it is on another. There's always room for a little bit of improvement on any given car or tire, so I take the updates to tires on various cars as a good thing. It means they're paying attention.
The split between front and rear tires on a particular car is especially critical. Changing the grip or lateral stiffness on one end or the other by only 1% can have a noticeable effect.
I think hyper is right. They need to go for the 4wd version or a toned down 2wd RUF. 700bhp will be to much of a handful.
edit: Has anyone else found that paypal/iR like to keep the dollar they take of you as a credit check?. I'm wondering if they keep everyone's $1 payment?? (yeah its a small amount, but take a small amount from 25,000 people!!)