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    The LeMans vintage track is the true star of the new DLC. who's with me?

    Everybody's celebrating the new cars. I get it, they're awesome. But as far as I can tell everyone's ignoring the vintage LeMans track. Even on this link http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/sho...of-Le-Mans-DLC which breaks down the DLC content - not a single mention of the track.

    And to me, the vintage track is the true momentous achievement featured here. Alongside with Spa and Monza vintage, it allows you step back in time. To drive something that is literally impossible for anyone to do anymore. Denied to professional race car drivers and fans alike simply because this version of the track doesn't exist anymore. It's lost to time and history. This track is a time machine.

    Even more so, I think it's the first time it's been feature in any sim that I can think of. There's been recreations of historic tracks in previous games. GP Legends covered a lot of the basics. Nordschleife, Monaco, Spa. Newer games have covered a lot of the same tracks - AC has classic Monza. rFactor's got mods for classic monaco. Forza 7 has versions of modern LeMans w/o the chicanes.

    But this might be the first time LeMans has been given the honor. To blast past the pits that are no longer there, to go full thruttle down the Mulsanne straight as it undulates up and down the hills with no downforce. To experience a sunset and sunrise as the true lunatics of motorsport did 40, 50 years ago.

    Bravo SMS

    EDIT- I'm not alone! I just saw another person make a post about this. Good! Let's merge the two threads
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    I'm with ya brother.....the film "LeMans" had an big impact on me and this DLC is a dream come true. rFactor had these cars and this track, but with all due respect, not on this level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaniceday View Post
    Everybody's celebrating the new cars. I get it, they're awesome. But as far as I can tell everyone's ignoring the vintage LeMans track. Even on this link http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/sho...of-Le-Mans-DLC which breaks down the DLC content - not a single mention of the track.

    And to me, the vintage track is the true momentous achievement featured here. Alongside with Spa and Monza vintage, it allows you step back in time. To drive something that is literally impossible for anyone to do anymore. Denied to professional race car drivers and fans alike simply because this version of the track doesn't exist anymore. It's lost to time and history. This track is a time machine.

    Even more so, I think it's the first time it's been feature in any sim that I can think of. There's been recreations of historic tracks in previous games. GP Legends covered a lot of the basics. Nordschleife, Monaco, Spa. Newer games have covered a lot of the same tracks - AC has classic Monza. rFactor's got mods for classic monaco. Forza 7 has versions of modern LeMans w/o the chicanes.

    But this might be the first time LeMans has been given the honor. To blast past the pits that are no longer there, to go full thruttle down the Mulsanne straight as it undulates up and down the hills with no downforce. To experience a sunset and sunrise as the true lunatics of motorsport did 40, 50 years ago.

    Bravo SMS

    EDIT- I'm not alone! I just saw another person make a post about this. Good! Let's merge the two threads
    Agree , this track is really nice .

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    Haven't done a full lap of the track yet but the whole DLC pack is incredible.
    The classic le mans stars, the modern machinery, the old track...
    In saying that, the old track now gives a real place for the LH/Long tail/ LM spec prototypes and GTs to really open the taps.
    For example I always felt the downforce spec Group C cars worked better at modern LM, not the LM versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaniceday View Post
    And to me, the vintage track is the true momentous achievement featured here. Alongside with Spa and Monza vintage, it allows you step back in time. To drive something that is literally impossible for anyone to do anymore. Denied to professional race car drivers and fans alike simply because this version of the track doesn't exist anymore. It's lost to time and history. This track is a time machine.
    For that highlighted reason I'm even more sentimental for Rouen-Les Essarts being in the game. That track is completely lost to time with the pits and grand stands completely gone, sections of track tarmac that are no more and whatever remains of it is used as a modern public road. There is an awesome video on YouTube where 2 Dutch guys on a motorbike go to France to check out where the circuit used to be. It's in Dutch, sorry for that, but might still be worth looking at:



    For all the other historical tracks in Project CARS 2, at least they are all still used as a racing circuit today, of course with plenty of changes to the layout.

    Back to the DLC, for me the historical circuit sure is the star of the pack as well, together with the 917K, 917LH, 512 M & 512 S to use on it. But I'm also very pleased we finally get the big 3 LMP1-H cars in the game as well. I don't even race LMP1 that much (2 fast for my taste) but it's great to have them, and with the multi-class system you can still enjoy them without even driving them. You can now create the combination of LMP1-H 2016 + LMP2 + GTE which is a really nice representation of Le Mans in the last couple of years without having RWD and Marek spoiling the fun.
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    The track is very nice. When the content of the DLC was announced I was a little disappointed and didn't really consider a vintage Le Mans as being a new track but merely a variant of an existing one, but have to say that it does look very different to the modern version. SMS have done a great job with this track, and the fact that the had added a couple of additional cars that was a nice bonus.

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    Agree! Love the classic tracks. Also Hockenheim
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    Love the track, sooo much better without those pesky chicanes
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    I like corners.(foot to the floor for what seems like ages = yawn). for me the new LeMans is a better track, but the old track is much more different in layout than I expected and will no doubt grow on me like the classic Monza & Hockenheim have.

    I like the corners with the berms on them. Interesting when you forget they are coming until the last minute and end up on 2 wheels getting round..
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    Its deffo the highlight for me. The modern LMP are meh for me, the vintage cars are great. The track is amazing. So much better to drive than the modern circuit (I don't even care about the lack of chicanes on the Mulsanne)!
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