I CREATED A TOURING CAR MOD OUT OF RAGE AND I WANT YOU TO PLAY WITH ME
Lockdown, working from home and rage against bad players made me create this Touring Car mod to find other players to play with
Lockdown in Melbourne turned out to be quite a lot longer than expected.
That gave me the opportunity to play a little more Forza Motorsport 7. And after not long, I started HATING IT again.
Offline playing is painful, online multiplayer is stuff that makes serial killers! Bad drivers, boring "serie" and all those iterations of the Virginia International Raceway that keep popping out! There cannot be a day of play without a few laps on "Patriot", "Grand East", "Small West", "Turnip"... HATE IT!
Then I started pondering on cars. There are some nice cars. And a lot of potential for touring cars! So I decided to create some tunes. I did some research for each and every model. Find out how much power they need and what weight they have... and then sprinkled some of my OCD and decided to stick to a general rule of thumb: sport tyres, standard width, standard size wheels.
I called my tunes "FYTC" from the name of a famous Facebook page that inspired me to choose which era of touring car racing was better.
In the end, it came out as a medley of group 2 and group A cars from 1963 to 1995, plus some "cup" cars that used to mix with touring cars.
I also created a group, called "FYTC touring car appreciation club". I haven't, yet, done all the cars that I planned, but I'm now asking some of you to join me in some old style, fair played, period liveried, touring car racing.
The plan is obviously to race "full simulation", "full circuits" and avoid all the leagues where "DriftKing2002" drives a Dodge Durango with the sole purpose of ruining your racing time.
These are the cars that have been tuned so far
1959 Jaguar MkII 3.8 BTCC, 187kw, 1502kg
1965 Mini Cooper S BTCC, 88kw, 608kg
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA 1600 gr.2, 126kw, 760kg
1965 Ford Mustang GT BTCC, 226kw, 1200kg
1966 Ford Cortina Lotus BTCC, 108kw, 801kg
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Trans-Am, 327kw, 1530kg
1969 Ford Mustang Boss gr.2, 321kw, 1449kg
1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Trans-Am, 327kw, 1530kg
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 group 2, 267kw, 1510kg
1973 Mazda Rx-3 group 2, 176kw, 866kg
1973 Ford Escort Mk1 group 2, 137kw, 792kg
1973 Ford Capri Rs3100 group 2, 222kw, 1022kg
1977 Ford Escort Mk2 group 2, 201kw, 850kg
1979 Opel Kadett Gt/E group 2, 137kw, 851kg
1979 Chevrolet Camaro DPM, 296kw, 1600kg
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco group 2, 118kw, 766kg
1983 Volvo 240 Turbo gr.A, 229kw, 1181kg
1985 Holden VK Commodore gr.A, 309kw, 1325kg
1985 Mazda Rx-7 gr.C, 220kw, 994kg
1986 Honda Civic division 1, 132kw, 829kg
1986 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 gr.A, 160kw, 1084kg
1986 Bmw M635 Csi gr.A, 276kw, 1234kg
1987 Nissan Skyline R31 gr.A, 296kw, 1180kg
1987 Ford Sierra Rs500 Cosworth gr.A, 274kw, 1052kg
1988 Holden VL Commodore gr.A, 302kw, 1325kg
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup, 216kw, 1180kg
1990 Alpine GTA Turbo Cup, 206kw, 1001kg
1990 Jaguar Xjs gr.A, 280kw, 1428kg
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo DTM, 244kw, 1161kg
1991 Honda Cr-X div. 1, 147kw, 829kg
1991 Bmw M3 E30 gr.A, 225kw, 1055kg
1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti gr.A, 145kw, 935kg
1992 Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 gr.A, 204kw, 1137kg
1993 Ford Mustang 5.0 DTM, 344kw, 1175kg
1993 Nissan Skyline R32 Gt-R gr.A, 407kw, 1260kg
Obviously there still are about 20 cars to be made, and I'm working on them as the lockdown seems to be continuing for at least another week.
If you guys want to race, please carry on. Let's meet and bring back touring car racing!
My suggestion would be: 50km race, reversed grid (PP based) and, most of all, a lot of FAIRPLAY! Find the tunes looking for FYTC on the tune search.