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Jaguar XJ13 0.95

60's prototype which was aimed to take down GT40s

  1. mantasisg
    Jaguar XJ13 prototype


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    This is virtual recreation of Jaguar XJ13, car which could have raced at Le Mans 1967. Unfortunately it didn't happen.


    In 1971 car was being filmed for E-type commercial. Being driven by Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis it heavily crashed at highspeed. Dewis walked away unhurt. Car body was destroyed.

    In 1973 car was rebuilt. Apart from few changes, like fender "brows", it was the same. This mod currently represents rebuilt body.

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    The Team:

    @aphidgod - physics
    @iRider5 - sounds
    @iVG - official test driver
    @NightEye87 - skins
    @mantasisg - model and test driving


    Special thanks (community members of official AC forum):

    @Dauntless - for multiple and very valuable help
    @Stereo - for multiple help, faces textures
    @stuka - for doing tires normal map, helping with tires and steering badge
    @DrDoomsLab - for helping with driver animation
    @AlBahner - who suggested me to start it (suggesting to go for a cup at first, but gone for a car lol). Thank you, you really motivated me :)
    @Nahkamarakatti - for very valuable test driving
    @Seria17hri11er - for all sorts of things - from test driving, to helping with shaders and a lot of motivation
    @Sovers - for helping with textures
    @LilSki - for valuable test driving
    @nighteye - for valuable test driving


    This project wouldn't have been possible without Neville Swales, director and owner of "Building the Legend" project (visit ww.xj13.eu). Also the book "XJ13 - The definitive story of the Jaguar Le Mans Car" by Peter Wilson. Thank you.

    And of course our lovely simulation software - Assetto Corsa. Thank you Kunos Simulazioni, for your awesome software and brilliant modding support.


    I want to thank these people as well:

    @ga2jo
    @Lluc21
    @John514
    @Julien Schaffo
    @mclarenf1papa
    @AccAkut
    @Crunchie
    @jjmaxxracing
    @RSanchezPaz
    @Yohny240
    @Deswribilator thanks for a video
    @Rolf_Kazamba thanks for pictures

    And finally thank you for all the good words and all the likes, these things and all the help kept me motivated.



    Known issues:

    This is second release of my first model, and it still can improve. How much ? It really depends on your feedback, and interest in this car :)

    1. Issues pointed out by the feedback from you :)
    2. Damage and dirt
    3. Animations. Doors, throttle links, engine bonnet.

    I'm not going to rush final release. I'd like to collect good knowledge of issues and gain more skill and apply it then. Maybe I'll start to do next car at this moment for that reason.

    The team hopes that you will like the car, we sure think it has incredible physics and nice sounds.

    Feel free to comment

    You also can find a thread here: http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/jaguar-xj13-1967-w-i-p.122728/

    If you really like the car, and would like to support me. I would appreciate it a lot, also it would motivate me a lot. Here is a donation button :)

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    Images

    1. preview.jpg
    2. preview_original.jpg
    3. preview_originall.jpg
    4. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_imola_8-8-116-23-50-31.jpg
    5. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_ks_nordschleife_3-9-116-0-57-56.jpg
    6. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_ks_vallelunga_25-8-116-23-22-49.jpg
    7. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_spa_25-8-116-21-54-20.jpg
    8. Showroom_jaguar_xj13_19-7-2016-22-54-44.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. funkstardeluxe
    funkstardeluxe
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    such a nice car and the sound is a killer
  2. mister dog
    mister dog
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Only some mod cars get close to Kunos physics, but dare i say it.. this one is on par or even better. I can feel the tires and the suspension perfectly. Handling is tricky but manageable because you relate to whats going on with the car so good. Pure enjoyment and that's aside from the great looks and sounds. You guys did a stellar job here this one's a keeper. Thank you!
  3. Opel-King
    Opel-King
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    One of the best mods! This car is pure fun!
    Sound quality is like Raceroom. I never heared such amazing sound in AC! I love it!
  4. Michael Hornbuckle
    Michael Hornbuckle
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    AAA Mod
    Thanks to all involved
  5. ALB123
    ALB123
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    What can I say? Absolutely beautiful work. There are plenty of great modders in the AC Community. But every now and then you come across something that the modders went that extra mile, getting the details right. This is one such mod. Beautiful work. Thank you to everyone on the project. You all did great work!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks, I'm glad you like it. It has been an extra miles right from the beginning haha almost for all of us, as we all were rather fresh. Mostly. Personally, I still see an extra mile or two for visual part. Thanks for good words and ratings, it really motivates to go for the best. :)
  6. Eugene Abramoff
    Eugene Abramoff
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Fantastic, one step better than previous version. One of my favorite mods. The sounds are just insane! I really miss cars of this type in AC, so this is a perfect addition.

    Where do you get data on a car like this?

    After update, it seems that the car has a lot more grip, it has huge tires, but the grip is almost unbelievable for '67 car, if its accurate, then the engineering behind this machine is sublime.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Awesome, I'm happy that more and more people accepts this car. Aphidgod has bought an awesome book by Peter Wilson. Also blog by Neville Swales in which he is docummenting his recreation of XJ13 was/is very important. You can ask him about physics in Support forum of this mod, for more detailed answers.

      P.S. I think car actually has a little bit less grip now. I'm not entirely sure now. But yeah it is a soft car and Jaguar were really kicking with C-D-E types, XJ wouldn't have been different.
  7. cerebralvortex
    cerebralvortex
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    I like this car so much ! Huge congratulations to all involved !

    It looks awesome, sounds brutal, drives fantastically..

    The David Hobbs time is quite easy to achieve on optimal grip, 26C. Well, I barely improved but only did a few laps and made a big mistake on that lap. Any ideas under which circumstance the lap was done ?

    With the plate behind the steering wheel it feels like I stole the car from a museum ;)
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks :) Hobbs did that lap with 19degreesC, with damp patch at Becketts, with not properly working brakes and some troubles with wheel bearing (if I remember correctly). He and R.Attwoods reported that car could be ~3 seconds faster. Aliens.... :D
  8. rollpap
    rollpap
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Awesome , just awesome ! Thank you so much !
  9. ronniej
    ronniej
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Great mod! Thank you, much appreciated.
  10. GS300470
    GS300470
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Bravo, magnifique travail !!! Un régal à piloter !
  11. After_Midnight
    After_Midnight
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Great car !!! THANK YOU !!!
  12. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
  13. Instevs36
    Instevs36
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Thanks for the update
  14. antirussia81
    antirussia81
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    There are many good car mods for AC - Fulvia, Primera BTCC, Oreca FLM, just to name a few... But this one, IMHO, is the very best one. Thank you, sir!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) Well there are quite some very well made car mods, some may be better than XJ13. But this Jaguar is very good by itself, we just have to do justice for it :D
  15. Blame73
    Blame73
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Thank you
  16. Fanapryde
    Fanapryde
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Since I am not allowed to give more than five stars, five it is :-)
    Sound is great, makes the hair on my arms rise haha... happy to have the complete package again.
    Great job !
  17. sab00000001
    sab00000001
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Great model, great sound! Riverside's a gas in this beasty... Thanks!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you ! :) Speaking of sound - update is coming soon. It will include slight improvements for model and physics too.
  18. bk81
    bk81
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    The more cars from Gran Turismo, the better. Much thanks for your labor of love.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) By the way, I'd like to mention that sound update will come in a few weeks, I have also begun improving the model. Physics are really good, but aphidgod still finds some little bits to improve, mainly because AC improves.

      Yeah AC is slowly getting like GT in terms of car selection.
  19. somake
    somake
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    really good job
    amazing original car
    pure driving pleasure
    sound great

    my omp gt kubik wheel is a shame to your mod!
    thxs congratulation
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you, glad you enjoy it :) Yeah, I'm driving standard G25, and always wanted matching wheel. For example, like Niels Heusinkveld is using in this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxEiFitFo9Y. But, I think, G25 has too weak FFB for wheel with diameter like that :D
  20. Rafa Sanchez
    Rafa Sanchez
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Amacing Car!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks :) I'm glad that it brings good emotions. A lot of hours was spent for that :)
  21. Holiace
    Holiace
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    I'm a big fan of vintage cars in general, so I may be biased.

    But this car is just fantastic. Not perfect, but really enjoyable. I feel like it's almost a bit too "good". It's almost too easy to drive. Perhaps it was just that good when it was built, who knows? It's really fast and sounds fairly good, especially for a mod.

    All you can do with it now is small improvements here and there.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you ! :)

      Yes I agree, it feels almost too good, but it certainly still keeps you very busy and requires respect at the edge, physics are really honestly made, and I'd expect it not to be far off. The car should have been that good. A lot of people still find it hard to drive though. This is more sideways going car than GT40, but easier to catch, a bit more predictable.

      Gathering skill, ideas and motivation for improvements. If you have anything particular to suggest, suggestions would be appreciated in support tab/forum. :)
  22. Fanapryde
    Fanapryde
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Awesome car, awesome sound, nice skins. Dashboard lights work now (thanks), side window supports look a lot better. I will probably not race her on a daily base, but I surely like the car...Kudos !
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot ! And your welome :) It is unlikely to drive any car daily in AC, because there are so many good ones :D Mods and, of course, official AC cars. But I love to see few lap times in RSR app at some tracks, it means that somebody actually did some proper driving, that feels good. Car is worth it. :)
  23. tolyaska2
    tolyaska2
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Thank you so much for this car. Very nice ride on it. Pleased textures and skins in the latest update.
  24. scimitarboy
    scimitarboy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Excellent. Had the chance to see the real thing a few times. Lovely. Top.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you a lot :) I wonder how you feel about the color, and rims, if you remember. I've spent a lot of time tweaking shaders. It is a bit tricky to do from photos, because different white balance, exposure, filters... and some of the weathers could be not exact :)
  25. Instevs36
    Instevs36
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks, and thanks for the video. I'll add it to the overview of the car. I see you had your gears were a bit short for Mulsanne Straight :D
  26. GTman1988
    GTman1988
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Beautiful car ! work done very nicely. thank to share
  27. Zuc
    Zuc
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Perfect with hopefully a handbrake yet to come. Feel so selfish requesting something when you have done such beautiful, dignified and detailed work as an artist, with the appearance, sound and physics. Handling is is very nice and well balanced with an honest and real feel to body loading. A very enjoyable experience, one that commands a sense of driving with respect. Well done. Thank you!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you ! :) I feel the same about handling. As for handbrake, I don't think real car has handbrake. But rough downshifting without heel and toe could work as a handbrake :D
  28. gepponoia
    gepponoia
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Thanks!
  29. jerry090460
    jerry090460
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Looks Awesome , thanks for sharing !
  30. masarumasaru
    masarumasaru
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    incredibly good, thanks !!!