View Full Version : Car suggestions for learning the Ring?

27-05-2015, 11:10
I'm wondering if anyone has any good car suggestions for learning the northern loop. Preferably a slower car from whichever league so if I set a time with it the time won't be unreachable in the other cars (until the leaderboard gets filterable).

Thanks for any suggestions and/or tuning advice for that track.

27-05-2015, 11:12
GT4 and GT3 cars work quite well at Nords IMO.

More of a general advice: Learn tracks in a car that you're already comfortable with and vice versa.

27-05-2015, 11:13
I have found the most driveable and stable car in the game to be the Formula Rookie, not too slow or cumbersome as the hatches and some road cars but not as twitchy as other formula or GT cars, good for learning tracks without too much stress :)

27-05-2015, 11:15
cool, thanks to both of you. ill check those out. ive been using the bmw 320 turbo and the lotus 72d. fun as hell but they both get a little slippery under different circumstances.

Martin G Webb
27-05-2015, 11:19
If you're looking for, (please excuse my phraseology here) a stable rear end try using the Alpine/Oreca LMP2 cars, they're stable and quick. Down force levels are pretty good and you may even hold tyre temperature through an entire lap.

27-05-2015, 11:29
Yeah those LMP2 cars are good too or if you want a GT car I found the Aston Martin GT4 to be really solid.

27-05-2015, 11:37
I would also recommend the Formula Rookie. Or, if you want some downforce but not too much power, the Radical SR3 RS.

If you're looking for a good line trough the ring, you can take a look at this one.


27-05-2015, 11:43
My suggestion would be the GT3 Maclaren 12C - to me it's a dead easy car to drive, but also quite fun.
The only time it's spinnable really is accelerating+turning while going over a bump.
It took me about 2 hours to learn Nordschleife from scratch using that car.

I'd also suggest learning stage 3, stage 2, stage 1, then do the whole thing - worked for me.

27-05-2015, 11:55
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 would get my vote, fast but pretty easy to drive and would perhaps give you the best feel for cornering speeds.

27-05-2015, 12:18
i started messin w the forumla rookie and im really liking it. ill start trying out the others in a bit. i love how different all the cars feel.

27-05-2015, 12:46
Ariel Atom V8. All day long :)

27-05-2015, 15:41
Mercedes 190e cossy. Not too fast that you can't react to the corners, not too slow that you are bored. Enough grip to make you want to push, but can still whip the tail out on you if your not careful.

27-05-2015, 15:44
just got a clean 9:03:xx in the formula rookie. some sloppy stuff but i was hittin some early corners nicely

27-05-2015, 15:46
Formula Gulf, Gt4 or Gr.A for sure, probably the easier cars to drive.

Alan Dallas
27-05-2015, 15:57
Did countless amounts of laps in the Formula Rookie here myself on the Green hell during pCARS development. Nice stable platform with respectable power that isn't going to punish you too much for little mistakes. Do enough laps and you'll soon find yourself visualising the track 2 or 3 turns ahead of where you are. :)
After the FR I like to use the Formula C with my maximum grip setup. Loses some top end speed on the faster parts of Nords but makes up for it with deeper braking points and higher cornering speeds. :)

27-05-2015, 16:58
I went to the Formula gulf after the rookie. but the gulf is a pain to tune for Nords. It bottoms out a lot!

28-05-2015, 09:15
Haven't tried it at the ring (yet), but I used the Ginetta GT3 to learn the California Highway. Quick, plenty of grip & a nice engine note to listen to for 7+ minutes :)