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Palatov D4: Now Available

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Gijs van Elderen, May 13, 2015.

  1. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Third-party Palatov D4 (Hillclimb AWD) Now Available

    The D4 is an evolution of the Palatov Motorsport modular platform. It follows the design of the first prototype Palatov dp1, and shares most components with the more powerful Palatov D1. A version of this design was entered in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb and took first place in the Unlimited class, with David Donner at the wheel. A replica of the 2012 PPIHC livery is included with the rFactor 2 version.The design goal of the D4 was to put as much power as possible into as small and light a package as possible, while still being able to use it, and still provide a high level of safety. The Hillclimb configuration is the ultimate D4, with over 350hp in a AWD chassis weighing just over 425kg. Even the base Trackday configuration is still potent, with over 170hp, packaged in a car that weighs slightly more than 400kg.
    Despite the light weight and small size, the D4 is designed to share the track with much larger cars, and is overbuilt for a car of its weight class.

    Profile: http://rfactor.net/web/rf2/cars/palatov-motorsport-d4/
    Download: http://rfactor.net/web/rf2/rf2dl/ (click order by date last updated to quickly find it).

    Or download via the rF2 launcher.

    Mr. Dennis Palatov provided a lot of data and advice to ensure best possible correlation in the sim model vs. the real car. Much testing has been carried out on virtual circuits to compare data and performance with the same circuits of the real world.
    To further facilitate this we built a private version of the Oregon Raceway Park Circuit, where Palatov Motorsport conduct most of their real world testing. This has enabled direct comparison with logged data and video from the real car.
    We would first like to thank Jonathan Frost, the Palatov Motorsport Factory Pro Driver, who will drive a supercharged D2 at the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in June, 2015.
    3D remake and new spare parts by Alessio Contardi & Chris “redapg”
    Original driver and driver/steering wheel animation by Alex Coutie
    Skins, Helmet & Suit by LcR & Juergen-BY
    New engine physics by Nicola Acciarri RFE and Chris “redapg”
    New native turbine by Chris “redapg” & Nicola Acciarri RFE
    Physic Consultants: Nicola Acciarri RFE & Chris “redapg”
    Promo Video by Racefreak1976
    Graphic, Physic and overall structure by Slow Motion RFE
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
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  2. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    Sounds impressive. Cant wait to drive that beast with nearly 400hp and no weight :D
  3. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Steering is a bit odd. It's has the steering ratio of a go-kart. :whistling:

    A 352 bhp turbo 4x4 shifter go-kart. :geek:
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
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  4. sort of fun but I like the Osella PA20 more...
  5. Exactly and when driven like one, wow that's where it shines. Absolutely adore cars driven with the rear.

    That Osella, man I'd probably agree if it was updated. It's such a great drive now but I'd love to see it finalised with the new tech.
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