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Jaguar XJ13 0.97

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. Emery
    Emery
    4/5,
    Version: 0.97
    I've gone back & forth on 4 or 5 stars because beautiful, but handling isn't quite right. I've decided my opinion will camp in "too-tail-happy" since the AI can't do more than a handful of laps without crashing at Le Grand Circuit, the one circuit it should at least provide a good showing.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Le Grand Circuit is a mod, so it most likely is a track issue. I'm a track modder too, so I know how hard is to make a proper AI for all cars. But the next update will have sligly less tail "happyness". And I have driving XJ13 in the LGC 1967 track, and it performs very well.
  2. NicoGTAF
    NicoGTAF
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    I don't care if the mod is unfinished. This is simply the best car mod currently avaliable for AC. Cars of this era (and earlier) definitely deserve more recognition in a world of sim racing dominated by modern, boring stuff. I reckon that even I didn't know about its existance before trying this mod for the first time. For a lover of classic content like me this is a must have. It's very fun to drive, and more challenging than the vanilla cars of this class and period (GT40, 908 LH and 330 P4). The sound is superb, but I agree is probably a bit too loud in the cabin. The inclusion of the pre-crash version was an excellent decision, the car was even prettier by then. It surely adds a lot of variety on my track day sessions in Le Grand Circuit (aka classic Le Mans). I would suggest adapting the racing liveries of the post-crash version to the pre-crash one. But other than that, excellent mod.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank as lot ! :) I also think that original body style is nicer, though both are very nice. Not going to do liveries for pre crash car, though simply color with gumbals and numbers would be nice. I hope we will do a tiny update for sound and physics soon.
  3. decipher
    decipher
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    another top notch AC car mod that deserves recognition. looks and feel are great, excellent work!
  4. betterstranger
    betterstranger
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Brilliant stuff. In terms of phx, looks, sound. Drives brilliantly (obviously none of us can tell how true to real life physic is because none did or will ever drive it) as you would expect of 60s LMP car (and feels on par with GT40, 330 P4 from new FP and 908LH).
    Only 2 things needs fine tuning for me for a 0.97 - driver's hands animation - driver don't handle the feel perfectly well and more importantly - engine sound's volume level is a little bit too loud in comparision to 330 P4, GT40, 908LH and other AC cars - it should be just a little bit quieter.
    Otherwise it is great and sounds fantastic. What a car.
    Despite those 2 little thing a/m, that's a 5-star quality mod for me. Many thanks for your effort!!!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you ! :)

      I agree about driver animation, as a modeler bugs me a lot too. There are quite a few difficulties in terms of driver animations, I don't see myself improving it for the next update. I agree about the sound, I would also like to hear tires better, I will be reaching our sounds guy, I hope he will make this improvement. As for physics I'm really happy about them too, but there were a few guys who was quite harsh on them, so physics guy "perfected" them slightly, don't worry it will still be awesome, and demanding. Also proper physics set will come for "pre crash" version.
  5. derhildener
    derhildener
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !
  6. asehauDLM
    asehauDLM
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Great car, thank you!
  7. Instevs36
    Instevs36
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Thank, as usual very good update
  8. A3DR
    A3DR
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Totally deserves 5 stars, I don't get what the fuzz was all about, people complaining! this car is exactly what you'd expect and more, it's too fast for it's own good but also rewarding when pushed hard at the right spots.
    Keeps you on the edge at all times, so it requires the right amount of throttle and braking at the right spot or expect serious consequences :)
    Excellent work, glad to see how good it turned out from the beginning.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks you, Daniel, the kind words from you are very appreciated ! Yes I'm quite happy about the results too, would be happy to redo some stuff, but maybe some time in more distant future.

      Regarding the negativeness in some of the reviews which pops up frequently lately, I think it is some kind of trend because of available content for AC single mods seems to be starting to earn less appreciation and sometimes for weird reasons. Like when classic car doesn't meet their expectations of how it should handle which is quite abstract subject when they can not even back-up their opinions in proper way, and pushes the rock on the modders shoulders. Same goes with tracks, for example if the real one is bumpy, and you recreate it to be bumpy, then someone eventually will dislike that it is bumpy. And will just call it as an issue of the mod, and will disappear with the wind lol

      A bit demotivating, but I guess gotta get used to those new trends. :/
  9. gaby55
    gaby55
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    nice work
  10. ctz_de
    ctz_de
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    woow
  11. Kasti
    Kasti
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Excellent car. A hint for all people voting 3 stars cause of reasons like "too loud" or "not easy enough to drive":
    It´s an extreme ´67 race car build for Le Mans - with an aerodynamics with only one goal: Top Speed and nothing else
    It´can`t drive like a modern GT3 or LMP 1! You have to drive it, like it was usual in it`s time. It has zero downforce, a big powerfull engine, tires and brakes of the 60ties. So don`t force it in the curves while still braking, break earlier and do everything with much more sensivity and it will work.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks for support, Kasti :) No point proving them anything, I expect some more of theyr mafia any moment now. Yes it is an old powerful racecar, what to expect... also a prototype. Plus it becomes not so difficult after a little bit of practice. We can possibly cure it a bit, but it will always be this kind of a beast, not for trolls :D
  12. AnklaX
    AnklaX
    3/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Needs a lot of work.
    braking is easier
    but
    sound still very loud.
    FFB a little vague.
    etc.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      please, trolls, go away
  13. Keith Gregg
    Keith Gregg
    3/5,
    Version: 0.97
    A good looking car but am I the only person here who thinks that this is a horrible car to drive?...I havent found it fun to drive on any circuit yet, even after turning up the FFB a ton to get some feeling into my wheel.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Some cars are not for everyone... If you have slow reflexes and low skill then drive less demanding cars. If the car can go fast it doesn't mean that you have to go fast everywhere. We aren't going to tame the car for the rookies. Can you drive GT40 ? Sorry to hurt your ego, three stars is for you.
  14. soliver68
    soliver68
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Very nice :D
  15. Alman
    Alman
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Heart and lots o passion in this project.
    Thanks mantasisg!
  16. unpierrot
    unpierrot
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Awesome. thank you for this piece of art.
  17. vash59
    vash59
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Just an awsome mod, perfect 3D and FFB. Thank you for this classic car and pls continue.
  18. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
  19. rosgillies
    rosgillies
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Excellent as usual. One small point, Using the S1 model when out on track behind another ai jag xj13 the body appears and dissapears just the driver skimming his ass along the track. Track used was Mugello and I was in VR oculus. Other ai fine. Most amusing but obviously not correct IMO. LOL. My hat is still off to you modding genius`s.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Maybe it was mistake to release S1 right now :/ I have taken out lods for that car, but I see now that I have left a value which controlls when the main LOD is switching off :/ Now thats not good haha it can be fixed by increasing "OUT" value in lods.ini. Thanks for the feedback :) I should have not included S1 for now.
  20. GTAce
    GTAce
    4/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Good mod, amazing car. I'd love to give 5 stars, but there are some things I kinda dislike. The physics seem to 'snappy' and the car is very nervous, while at the same time a bit too fast. I'm easily 2 seconds quicker than with the GT40 or 908LH, while driving much dirtier. Also the sound is too tame. It's a V12, it has to scream, just listen to the real car: https://youtu.be/VMP7fW7tj3w?t=3m2s
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      You either are genius with XJ13 or bad with GT40 and 908LH. 908LH is usually faster than GT40. Depends on track too. But they are all within 2s-1s of pace. 2s would be on a track with a lot of straights. Thats just how it is, if you want same pace you can add balast and/or restrictor.. If you want sound to scream, then maybe you could use more volume, previous version had louder sound, but it was much louder than GT40, so it was turned down a bit because of that reason.
  21. Cote Dazur
    Cote Dazur
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    What a great car and a great mod, thank you. I was fortunate to drive it in VR, the details of the cockpit and of the engine are amazing. A lot of hours went into this project, it shows and the outstanding graphic are matched to also outstanding physics. a must drive to any Assetto Corsa owner.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) Glad that so many hours of work gets appreciated.
  22. rallysmo
    rallysmo
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Superb, thanks to all the team, hope you guys keep updating this awesome car
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Originally I have planned this to be 1.0, and last update. But I am too busy to doo all what I think i should, so there will be at least one more update someday.
  23. dreamer al
    dreamer al
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Wooohooooo........she is a wildcat, but I will tame her! Loads of fun. Thank you for sharing.
  24. Eugene Abramoff
    Eugene Abramoff
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Amazing work! Now the car looks even more like a photograph, I was amazed when I looked at it after the update in the showroom.
    It drives even better now, the steering is more direct and intuitive, the rear is more loose, feels absolutely great.
    Sound is just insane, as it always was.
    Incredible attention to details, classic logos, all the research and even checking out the real car! Pre crash version is a cool addition.
    This always was one of my most favorite mods, and I have very few and it still remains on top its fantastic!
    I can't think of a better team to work on this car as well as 312 Berlinetta which I'm really looking forward to.
    Maybe you can make 365 Daytona Competizione for me? It's Ferrari year after all :D

    Seriously, a must have mod and well deserved front page article.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks for such a great review :) I also think that physics improved a lot. The pre-crash version was decided to be released the last second, it has a few issues though. It is kind of a bonus. I have W125 and a couple tracks higher in my priority list, so 312P Berlinetta will come later, I wouldn't predict when :)

      Thank you.
  25. beef
    beef
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    wow
  26. Brian Himmelman
    Brian Himmelman
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Outstanding MOD !!!! Can you do a modern F Type R
  27. Roderick Kennedy
    Roderick Kennedy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Thank you.all you guy's,only 5 stars i'm afraid.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks, 5stars might be good enough :D
  28. ronniej
    ronniej
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Fantastic mod! Thanks for your efforts, much appreciated!
  29. lero_93
    lero_93
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    Sublime, it pretty much sums it up
  30. Fanapryde
    Fanapryde
    5/5,
    Version: 0.97
    One of the best made cars in AC ! Sublime...
    One question though: can you make my Audi TT sound like that ? :-))