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Thoughts on the Nationwide and NTM

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Will Marquez, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Any thoughts or opinions of the Nationwide / NTM post them here :)

    Whatcha guys think so far?
     
  2. I think I was expecting a bit more from the FFB to be honest. It's there but not as much as say NKar.

    The car itself with the tire model does seem different and have what seems to be grip for sure. I don't really see people doing the whole drift battles to stay up front and fast any longer. I know that I did three laps and spun once. After that I checked my tires and they were pretty tore up as far as percent left goes. Tire management baby!!!

    To be continued!!!
     
  3. I Like it like Joe said a lot more grip and you can go on the gas a lot sooner now,its all about the best racing line if you want to go fast and safe your tires,I joint a hosted session put up by the guys from Iracing and the where telling everybody that it needs more work so it might get "'more"' better ,its sure evening up the field more now
     
  4. try it on Watkins, feels perfect there, rewards smooth driving

    I like it so far, tried Homestead Oval, Road America and Watkins cup
     
  5. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    I am gonna love this once the full update reaches us. There is Sim Racing and then there is iRacing. This NTM is unbelievable. Already peeps are complaining. I on the other hand did not think about this until today. Its what I expected to be honest.

    The Aliens will still be upfront but being crazy fast lap after lap is in the history books.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Wow is all I can say. I will start off by saying I am NOT a Nascar driver and seldom drive cars with fenders if I can help it. Unless its the Riley of course :)
    But this new car is an adventure. It will stay under you for sure but I must be going way too fast into the corners at Michigan because the car just pile drives up the track haha.
    I am used to the regular cup car racing fun races and you can drive that thing into corner as fast as you want almost and keep it down on the track.
    I am sure this is more realistic and it sure seems like it going to make people drive a lot more careful.
     
  7. Comparing the old and new cars and tire models:

     
  8. Nice video Andras, thanks for sharing that with us. It is amazing how much more movement the old cars wheel needed to stay fast and striaght compaired to the new model.
     
  9. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    It is amazing how you can stay on track. I never drove the late model, and tried both the old and the new version tonight at Road Atlanta :)
    Let's say, I drove more on the grass then the tarmac :)
     
  10. I drove the impalla for the first time on Spa hosted.
    What an eye opener...Understeers like a Shopping Trolly....feels big and heavy. Lol
    Good time was had. Finnished half way up the standings.
    If you abuse the tyres then dont hold well in the next set of corners do they?
    An improvement for sure. Thanks iracing.
     
  11. Does anybody know what the optimal tire temps are for the Nationwide?
     
  12. Thanks Dario!
     
  13. It's funny after looking at that thread that everyone seems to be lost... lol... I don't feel so bad now...
     
  14. Did a 15.8 just after it was released. At infineon Cup.

    I agree with most assessments here.
     
  15. Excellent video comparison! I can only imagine how this is going to play out on the Skip Barber. :)