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oppolo
13-02-2016, 19:28
what's your opinion on these 2 cars? there isn't at all a turbo kick...320 and zakspeed in raceroom have another temperament

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
13-02-2016, 19:38
Don't know what's up on your end, there's definitely a hefty turbo kick on my end. Have you tried turning the wastegate pressure up?

oppolo
13-02-2016, 19:45
Err...no..I didn't know about it....I'll check. Thank you

bradleyland
13-02-2016, 19:59
The two cars definitely have a different character. The Capri is dead in the low end, but really comes alive above 5,000 RPM. The 320 Turbo power comes on in a much more linear fashion.

IMO, the 320 is the more balanced of the two cars, which makes sense. BMW's motorsports efforts always focus on drivability and balance. The 320 Turbo gives up some power (lots if you boost the Capri to the moon) to the Capri, but the 320 Turbo is (for me anyway), a much easier car to drive on long stints.

In general, I'm a huge fan of the Group 5 cars. They're a lot of fun to drive at full pace, even if I'm not particularly fast in them.

bradleyland
13-02-2016, 20:02
As a general tip, I'll crank the wastegate pressure up in qualifying to throw down a hot lap time, but dial it back for the race so that I get improved drivability. If I don't do that, I find myself experiencing more spins after the laps start to wear me down. Then again, I prefer longer races than some people. I try to set my races up for 45 minutes of racing. The number of laps depends on the typical lap time at a circuit.

oppolo
13-02-2016, 20:17
excuse me, I can't find the commands for wastegate pressure, where are they?

Mahjik
13-02-2016, 20:44
excuse me, I can't find the commands for wastegate pressure, where are they?

The wastegate is in the setup options for the car. You will have to page left or right to get to the page with the wastegate settings. Higher wastegate settings lower engine reliability so don't expect to run an endurance race with the wastegate set at it's highest level.

oppolo
13-02-2016, 21:19
thank you, I didn't know of these pages of setup.I bought pC only some days ago

Boskapongen
13-02-2016, 22:06
My favorite car, the 320 gr 5 :) Hard to master but tons of fun when you learn it.

Tip if you drive without assists, brake pressure around 80% and 60% on front brakes.

oppolo
13-02-2016, 23:04
My favorite car, the 320 gr 5 :) Hard to master but tons of fun when you learn it.

Tip if you drive without assists, brake pressure around 80% and 60% on front brakes.

no no, no assist and brake pressure always at 100%, I like keep the car in control while my right foot is modulating the maximum braking torque possible

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
13-02-2016, 23:21
The two cars definitely have a different character. The Capri is dead in the low end, but really comes alive above 5,000 RPM. The 320 Turbo power comes on in a much more linear fashion.Yeah, that's a pretty accurate description. The reason the Zakspeed is so sluggish at lower revs is probably because it only has a teeny tiny 1.4 liter engine and gigantic turbo, whereas the 320 has a 2 liter engine with a much more reasonable turbo.

And the rear suspension on the Capri being a live axle doesn't do it any favors in the corners, it can be tricky to get the springs balanced nicely for cornering and heave motions. =)

hkraft300
14-02-2016, 11:01
My RL car is 1.4L
No, its not turbocharged :(

Plage
14-02-2016, 12:49
I only know and can therefore compare the E21 with another one from a GTL-mod and there it's much, much more of a beast and quite more difficult to drive than the one we've in PC but that's the same with other "slower" cars like the Escort Mk1 for example. I've always thought that PC cars are actually quite tame compared to their counterparts in other games but I'm not really sure if they actually have it right while other games exaggerate a little too much simply for "spectaculary" reasons.

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
14-02-2016, 14:40
One of the biggest failings of sims has historically been making tyres way too slippery and hard to control on the edge, and something the racing drivers who played pCARS during development (not just Ben, Oli and Nic who were actually properly involved with the development but people like Rene Rast and others who got it just because they wanted it) specifically praised was that the feeling of grip was much closer to reality than other sims they'd tried.

Boskapongen
14-02-2016, 15:32
no no, no assist and brake pressure always at 100%, I like keep the car in control while my right foot is modulating the maximum braking torque possible

I race you any day :) But for sure, we all have different taste, and you have to try whats best for your style.

Paciaman
03-10-2018, 23:50
Hi! I have serious problem to setup Capri at Fujii, have you got any tips? Tnx :)