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V8 Supercar performance in available cars?

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Hal Burns, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Hal Burns

    Hal Burns

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    I am enjoying the competition/trial of Bathurst with the wicked BWM Judd.
    Will seriously consider buying the track.
    I am running a lowly 2:03 after a few laps. The V8 Supercar record is around 2:06 I believe.
    I am wondering if any of the existing cars for sale would have similar performance/handling to a current V8 Supercar?
    I'm thinking Camaro or Mustang GT3. Any suggestions?
    I would be fun to try and do the track in a similar V8 car.
     
  2. Hal Burns

    Hal Burns

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    I bought the Mustang GT3 and am hooning around Bathurst in Amateur mode...badly I must say, but it goes pretty good and is a bit of a handful...heavy like I'd imagine an FPV to be. I'm usually a Holden man , but the Mustang appealled to me more than the Camaro. Bathurst is very tricky.......
     
  3. Kjell Eilertsen

    Kjell Eilertsen

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    Bathurst certainly is, but such FUN! :inlove:
     
  4. Sean Lander

    Sean Lander

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    I think the BMW M3 GT2 is the closest thing to a V8 SC in R3E. My best is a 2.06.5 in that.
    Can go faster but it's going to take a lot of laps.
     
  5. Bryan O'Connor

    Bryan O'Connor

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    What about the Corvette GT2?

    Corvette GT2
    RWD. 5.5 litre V8. 470BHP+. 2745lbs weight.

    V8 Supercar
    RWD. 5.0 litre V8. 635BHP+. 3086lbs weight.

    Power ro weight ratio is a bit out, but with downforce and tyres taken into account, don't think there would be much difference around Bathurst. Plus it sounds like a V8 Supercar :D

    Edit: Saying that the record for the V8 Supercar is a 2:07.xxx. GT3 Lap record is a 2:03.8xx :confused:
     
  6. Sean Lander

    Sean Lander

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    Haven't tried the Corvette as I tend to stay away from American cars as much as possible.
    I might give it a go. I do think the M3 does sound quite a lot like a V8SC though. And it's shape is a lot more similar being more saloon than sports car so it has more body roll etc.