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Lotus 72D - anyone like this car?

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by SnappyDEe, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Presently, I am loving this car. It was terrible before the 1.4 patch. It is definitely a handful but very satisfying to drive . I especially like to run around at the following tracks:

    Watkins GP
    Spa
    Oulton
    Monza
    Dubai GP
    Zolder

    I know the game is still buggy for most and I agree that it needs some work but please don't turn this into a simcade/console/i hate Mr B spank fest. I genuinely like the game, when it's working, and would like to see if anyone is into this car.
     
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  2. Arne Dopudja

    Arne Dopudja
    Leader of the infamous Chevy Gang.

    Very enjoyable formula, but 78 is dor me the best of them. I dont know why, just fell in love with itbthe first time I saw it. And I saw it first in pcars a week ago.
     
  3. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Yes,I love the 72 D it's bonkers!.I'm still enjoying the game also.:)
     
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  4. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    This is also a cracker:thumbsup:
     
  5. Keith Dixon

    Keith Dixon
    Premium Member

    I'm really enjoying the older formula cars, the 72's a nice drive but I lean more towards the 78, I'm loving Pcars atm, R3E's disappeared off my drive and AC is gathering dust

    Looks like they just released the patch as well, it's incoming now at 1.4gig
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015
  6. Tommi Saari

    Tommi Saari
    Moving chicane Premium Member

    Yeah 72 is a lot easier after the 1.4 batch. Like it a lot, but prefer 78.
     
  7. I like the 78 as well but there is something about the 72D...maybe it's that silly snorkel. Lol Anyway, I'm wondering if we could get a regular race with either one of these cars. Looks like we've got guys from all over the globe that might be interested. This is assuming today's patch helps to stabilize the game and MP experience.
     
  8. Arne Dopudja

    Arne Dopudja
    Leader of the infamous Chevy Gang.

    72D looks cool and is fun to drive, when you get that rear out a little bit. But something is on the 78 that plays with my mnd. It's not overpowered, it looks modern yet historic, drives very clean. I don't know. it's like that weird girl that isn't the prettiest, but the quirks make her beautiful.
     
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  9. Tommi Saari

    Tommi Saari
    Moving chicane Premium Member

    I think the ground effects of 78 are portrayd pretty well in the pcars context. Not perfect but stands out against the other single seaters.
     
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  10. 72D is far to easy to drive now
     
  11. I thought that at first but it is still much better than before. The car still gets unstable pretty easily compared to other cars. It was really just undrivable before.
     
  12. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    It ain't easy if you take all the diff out of it.:)
     
  13. Emerson Fittipaldi said the 72D was his favorite F1 car. Mario Andretti had 4 wins to Niki Lauda's 3 in 1977 with the Lotus 78, too many retirements though.
     
  14. Raced the Lotus 78 at Spa tonight. I set up a lobby and, to my surprise,.....about 13 other drivers joined in! So, I was on pole after a 15 minute quali. The race went nicely and I had a great battle for the first 6 laps against a chap with the Steam ID-TonyMontanaPR. Great racer. We went back and forth a couple times but then he lost it coming through Eau Rouge and onto the Kemmel Straight. I held on for two more laps to grab the win. Go to watch the replay to see if I could make a video to post here and guess what....?....that's right - TonyMontanaPR is nowhere to be found in the replay. WTF?!

    I hate this replay glitch/bug!:thumbsdown:

    Believe me guys. It was a good race. I'm not telling a fishing tail here. :unsure:

    I'm really liking both cars now. For very different reasons, though.

    The lobby was pretty stable but there were still funky things going on with the cars behind me at the start.
     
  15. just default setup, so not much diff anyway, max 20%?
     
  16. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    After reading this thread I though tI better have a good old test in these cars. I am enjoying all the Lotuses now, you can really feel the difference between the non aero and aero cars. I especially like driving the nuts of the 78.

    Aero is something I think PCARS does exceptionally well. You can really feel the effects of it at work and subsequently drive accordingly to maximise it's effects.

    http://www.racedepartment.com/media...ssic-team-lotus-all-cars-donnington-gp.10156/
     
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  17. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    ;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2015
  18. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Wow you must be really really good.I wish I was as good as you.
     
  19. Dennis

    Dennis
    RedShift Racing Staff

  20. I could make that if it was an hour later. Also, 10 laps is too short (IMO).

    Would love to race though. Oh, I found another great combination: The Mercedes DTM C Coupe at Spa. Fun! That car is very very nice.