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Idea for mini-cup - Tinkerer's delight - Classic touring cars

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 4' started by Tom Moreno, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Hi Guys, wanted to propose a little mini cup and gauge response. Maybe three or so races in successive weeks (we wouldn't clash dates with the Clio Championship). Classic touring cars such as '91 M3, 190E, and any other from similar era that people suggest. Upgrades are to R3 because, let's face it, we're basically emulating those guys that build up a race car from stock and tuning would be allowed. I'd be happy to set up the points and tables and admin stuff if someone could help me out with hosting the actual events. We could either run longer 20 lap races or two heats of 10 laps with reverse grid for 2nd race (two races a night might be good for points as it will be a short cup). If there's enough interest I can get cracking on getting this running quickly so we could even try to get this scheduled in before xmas.

    Let me know what you think, or let me know if I'm mad...
  2. Gaz

    Steam: GazCBG

    I maybe intrested in this, I may even be able to host it, if no one else does.
  3. That'd be good Garry, since you've gotten the new router it seems the rooms have been really solid.
  4. i would join this :D if i can bring my Sierra :p
  5. Neat idea Tom.

    I'd be happy add my name to the potentials list and bring up the rear in the majority of races, lol.

    Be interested to see the car list you are considering for this.

  6. I could be up for this - depends on the nights - prefer 2 x 10 = 2 chances to come last!:)
  7. If only you could get the Alfa 155!
  8. Totally Dan! The Alpha's a big miss.

    I'm thinking along the lines of...

    1991 BMW M3
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
    1992 Lancia Delta Integrale EVO
    1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II

    Any other suggestions? These guys all seem pretty well matched up, they're all C-class as stock with loads of room to be creative with how you upgrade and tune them and they are all proven to be great race cars in touring car racing.

    I'm also thinking a series of European Grand Prix tracks, so maybe Silverstone (of course Silverstone, who are we kidding!?!), Nurburgring or Hockenheim, and Catalunya. If we have have a good turnout in this cup series, we could turn it into a world tour with further mini-cups in North America, Asia, and figment of the imaginationville. (I have a feeling these cars are going to be a bit fun!)
  9. Can all of those cars be tuned to R3?
  10. I think once you put racing slicks on the car and take out everything but the race seat it puts you up to A/S kind of level before you start mucking with the engine. I'll have to have a play later on- we can always reduce the PI to something more appropriate if needed, I just want to make sure there's the room to make it into a proper race car.
  11. Right I've done a (very quick) bit of experimenting and here's my thoughts on cars and upgrades...

    I picked up an M3 and slapped every upgrade I could onto it without changing out the motor or swapping the aspiration and could take the car up to S685ish (can't remember the exact number). I took it out on the track and the 495hp it was producing was really a bit much so I reckon we can probably set a cap at A spec. A allows you to get all the drivetrain, handling and weight reduction done and still leaves you some room to do some engine tinkering and seems like a more natural spec for the series and also requires you to make choices about your upgrades as opposed to just slapping the top of everything on.
  12. Paulo Ribeiro

    Paulo Ribeiro
    Animals and Racing Lover

    It sounds great. But please with tracks with full layout and full damage and 20 laps at least.

    To bring more choice and cars it could be add more 90's cars.
    If it will be possible to tune up to class A, the field would be brilliant with also,
    -1988 BMW M5
    -1990 Chevrolet Camaro I-ROC
    -1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
    -1990 Lotus Carlton
    -1980 Renault 5 Turbo
    -1992 Toyota Supra

    Variety, I can imagine the visual effect of all cars together.
  13. I like all of the ideas that have been posted and would be up for this.
  14. Paulo, I like these suggestions. The only one I might omit is the '80 Renault 5 as its year and size make it feel like it doesn't fit into the same class as all the others as much. I think enough people have shown an interest to go ahead and start putting something together. I'll get a framework together at some point later today or tomorrow. What day would be good for everybody? I was kind of thinking of Monday nights to not clash with the Clio Championship.
  15. i would like Sunday's
  16. BMW M5 1988
    BMW 635CSI
    BMW M3 E30

    Ford Mustang ~1990
    Ford Sierra Cosworth

    Lotus Carlton (Holden Commodore)

    Mercedes-Benz 190E

    Nissan Skyline R32 w/ RWD swap (Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R)

    Toyota Supra 1992

    Volvo 240 Turbo

    Here are the available cars that could fit in there :)
  17. WTM on Forza then :tongue:
  18. Oh yes, I'd be up for this. Any night for me, just hope I'm not on nights due to my stupid shift pattern, also I'm on hols from 16/11 till 02/12.
  19. Gaz

    Steam: GazCBG

    I have upgraded my net speed this morning.
    Download: 100Mb
    Upload: 10Mb

    I did a test at speedtest.net and here the results