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Bugatti type 32 1.1

The 'Tank de Tours', 1923

  1. Nicecuppatea
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    This is still a bit of a WIP but I feel like I could go on tinkering and polishing for months so here it is. It's drive-able and the model is mostly complete so I thought I'd release it for anyone who shares my fascination with this era.

    Physics are largely guesswork, partly through lack of information, partly through lack of knowledge on my part. I went so far as ordering a back issue of 'The Automobile' from March, 1983 because it had an article from Paul Foulkes-Halbard about his type 32 but aside from the wheel size and some pictures showing a bit more detail I didn't find anything I didn't already know. Frustrating but I think it's better to have something you can improve and make more accurate if the chance arises than not to bother at all.

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    I've added an invisible front wing that you can set if you want to experience the lift the car was said to generate at high speed, it's off by default because I've always felt a little dubious about that story but it's there if you want to try it, makes every fast corner a little adventure :laugh: Also made a riding mechanic as that was the way at the time but I couldn't find a good way to give him some movement, make him look less like you're taking a corpse for a drive so I've removed him for now. Might add him back and make it a set-up choice if that seems more immersive.

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    Skins are the race numbers and reg. plates of the Bugatti team in the 1923 French Grand Prix. Sound is from actual Bugatti straight 8 engines, although I don't feel I've quite captured how vicious and snarly they sound in action.


    Little silent vid of the actual race.

    My first mod, learnt an enormous amount in the process but I still have a lot more to learn so I know it's not perfect. Hopefully, people will find it as fun and immersive to drive as I do but I'll be happy to hear any constructive criticism and make changes to future versions.

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    P.S. I've been working on some opposition too. Got carried away and started this not long after the Bugatti so it's nearly done now.

    Liam (Nicecuppatea)

Recent Reviews

  1. somake
    somake
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    thxs good job
  2. roviet
    roviet
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Wow, is very very very funny to drive. thx
  3. bjs
    bjs
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    this is amazing, and the competition looks fun as hell to. cant wait
  4. mtjam
    mtjam
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Sometimes these older cars are a bit hit and miss but this one is excellent. Fun to drive. Thank you for this, great work.
  5. Lee63
    Lee63
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Great work. Thank you.
  6. Nitro Knight
    Nitro Knight
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Now this is what sim racing is all about! Thanks so much for casting a light on this era of motorsports. Can't wait to try this out against your upcoming Voisin C6!
  7. JOtruba
    JOtruba
    4/5,
    Version: 1
    Impressive!
    i can not imagine the amount of work that went into this and so i at least wish to express my gratitude in text form:

    Thank you very much for the upload, 30s is finally getting some body to it.
  8. db_1973
    db_1973
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    nice little car.... The shift sound reminds me of an old arcade game called pole position. Showing my age here.
  9. Vintagedriver01
    Vintagedriver01
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Finally a real old car in AC, it was a delight to drive this car.
    One thing should be corrected, only one carburetor is always backfires, that should be on both.
    Further it would be awesome if the maindrive axes could seen turn during the ride and hear the crashing sound of the gears when changing the gear.
    Thanks I do hope we will see more cars mods from the same period.
    1. Nicecuppatea
      Author's Response
      Got a Voisin C6, that I started not long after the Bugatti, coming soon. Just got to add a few more bits and bobs, make a lod B and it should be done in a week or two, touch wood.
  10. tonydean2
    tonydean2
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Great work, I love these old cars can't wait for the next one. Thanks for sharing
  11. archer_hell
    archer_hell
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    great work!
  12. elloLeo Kinnunen
    elloLeo Kinnunen
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Just like to add my thanks as well. Really nice model and sounds and very believable handling. Pre-war motorsport fans can't be too choosey but today you make us feel like simracing was invented just for us!
  13. rvieira
    rvieira
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Awesome for a WIP! Nice to see cars from that era on AC! I hope you can present more legends to us!!
  14. wombat999
    wombat999
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Great choice and a nice mod. As mentioned, this is just the type of subject that makes AC so enjoyable.
    Thank you indeed!
  15. Alan Jones
    Alan Jones
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Absolutely love it! Many thanks for this great addition.
  16. FrankN2O
    FrankN2O
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    As has been said in the post below, this kind of mod make you back in AC with a big smile on your face. What a lovely funny thing this is! Thank you, Sir.
  17. PortuguesePilot
    PortuguesePilot
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    Awesome! Thanks!
  18. Nico
    Nico
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    This is the kind of mod that makes it worth playing Assetto Corsa. Even if it doesn't handle like the real thing, I love it. One of my dream AC mods would be the gorgeous road-going 57C Atlantique.
  19. Ferry_76
    Ferry_76
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    A Bugatti and a Voisin; Excellent!
    1. Nicecuppatea
      Author's Response
      Not to tease but hopefully a Sunbeam too in time. Seems to be even less info available about the Sunbeam than the first two so more guesswork needed but that'll then be all the cars that finished the race.
  20. themission2
    themission2
    5/5,
    Version: 1
    WOW!!! HAHAHA, ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! ;-/)
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