KRB Lotus Tiga Esprit 2.0

small but vicious sister of the Audi

  1. AccAkut
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    Update is live!


    ... and here is the other one. The Lotus Esprit from team KRB Trading, another Gatebil regular and monster from viking lands.
    While the Audi was a true garage build, this car has a different origin. It started life as a Group-C C2 class car from Tiga, which was crashed, then bought and shipped to Sweden, where a tuner/maniac rebuild it and draped it in Lotus Esprit like bodywork, because why not. With a peaky Nascar V8 it ran in some national championships, switched hands a few times, before KRB Trading got its hands on it.
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    Engine is now a 4.2 litre Audi V8 with two large Comp turbos affixed, making roughly 1000 NM and 800 hp with a wide powerband (especially compared to their Audi S1). You can easily chase the 787B, 962 and C9 in this car ...until fuel runs out.

    This mod is the same deal as the Audi, I tried to replicate the car as best as I could do, which was made a lot easier when I established contact with the team.


    It comes with seven skins, three real life replicas of the cars at various stages (basically from both Speedhunters articles again plus how it looks during this 2018 season) and 4 additional liveries, among it a replica of the BPR GT1 Esprit (with restrictor you can drive this car among the RSS GT1 field... a lot of restrictor..)
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    Also offers:
    Scratchmade model with 4 LOD stages according to all final Kunos specs
    Scratchmade suspension and physics
    Scratchmade sound by IMrIMike
    "Nightmod ready"
    two PSDs for skin making

    Special thanks to:
    Team KRB Trading (the man Kai Roger himself) for the nice communication via facebook. What an enthusiastic bloke

    Soundbank: IMrIMike
    Shader help & rim model: Ben O'Bro
    Physics/testing & consultation: "that discord group" (Gary, JPG, Rigel) ; FiTech Motorsport Parts
    Driver position, steer & shifting animation: Stereo's Blender Driver rig and export plugin & Gary J. Paterson
    Testing: "that discord group" :p
    Racepak font: CALCULATOR by Artsy-Antics (antics.of.the.arts@gmail.com, http://artsy-antics.deviantart.com)

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    All the rest made by me, user AccAkut of (http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?members/accakut.236/) and (https://www.racedepartment.com/members/accakut.213775/), otherwise known as Matthias Neelen in the real world. No, not the one with the animal shelter.

    Possible questions:
    - when I open the car in Content Manager it shows that the collider is oriented wrong
    = yes, it does appear wrong. But that is due to something Blender does weird with fbx conversion (global vs. local coordinates), it does work fine ingame. Same issue with all my cars

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    - I want a fully adjustable transmission
    = real car does not have it
    - My turbo is broken, shows only half boost
    = the car has "boost by gear", and according to builder info the controller only allows full boost in 5th and 6th
    - Traction control does not work
    = it has no traction control, the boost controller was installed for this purpose
    - It has no dirt and scratches and rattling parts
    = no, it does not.. I may do this for an update, but it's pretty low priority for me

    Used tools:
    Blender 2.77
    Gimp 2.6.11
    Excel
    Dassault CATIA V5
    DXTBmp

    If you still like my cars you can buy me a beer :inlove: (or finance a replacement for my 8 year old CPU..)

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Recent Reviews

  1. Klabautermann
    Klabautermann
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Very nice work, makes a lot of fun to drive. Thank you!
  2. 1v4n94
    1v4n94
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    This car is powerful!!! :D

    Great skins, awesome sounds, nice handling, good physics, interiors are also good, although they could be improved a little bit more, I think.

    Thanks for your efforts, and thank you also for sharing it with us "car lovers"!
  3. Tardy Tony
    Tardy Tony
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    To anybody searching around for a super high quality mod that is a bit different...you found it! An absolute stunner. Bravo!
  4. somake
    somake
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    excellent update! i have input latence with onboard dash board when i shift do you know why ? thanks
    1. AccAkut
      Author's Response
      The latency is on purpose, it was pointed out to me that the connection between the dash and the transmission sensor/controller was very slow for some reason, meaning you'd need to be careful with your shifting and not 100% rely on the display
  5. Mickdrs
    Mickdrs
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Great fun car, bonkers but brilliant
  6. Caferacer88
    Caferacer88
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Great car, handles like a dream, monstrous power-plant, and that sound... Hmmmm..

    Job well done!
  7. mymisslaracroft
    mymisslaracroft
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Oh man wonderfull thanks for this!
  8. Ghoults
    Ghoults
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Car is great fun. With the first version I found the handling a bit strange at times but in 2.0 improved it a lot!
  9. PROPHET52
    PROPHET52
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    exelente, good job so power car
  10. rubencer
    rubencer
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Nice Work, good feeling. Thank You!!!!
  11. ONALOTRO
    ONALOTRO
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    excellent travail
    merci
  12. Phoenix77
    Phoenix77
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Awesome car mate! I haven't had much time driving it...
    But knew straight away this was something special.
    Enjoyed testing it on some Californian roads.
    1. AccAkut
      Author's Response
      that's the last place I would try it :D Much too narrow for the speeds
  13. Jim Liak
    Jim Liak
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Massive improvement.
  14. SunBro
    SunBro
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    This was already a very good mod but with this update, it's become one of the "greats" and imho, puts your name up there with the big shots.
    1. AccAkut
      Author's Response
      wouldn't have been possible without JPG/mclarenf1papa throwing keywords at my head :D I learned a lot regarding suspension geometry in the last weeks
  15. IMrIMike
    IMrIMike
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    Great improvements. Twitchy and requires you to work the wheel, all while being very controllable. Thanks for the update!
    1. AccAkut
      Author's Response
      that's really hard to judge for me, having gone through countless iterations. Good to read it from you
  16. greywulf
    greywulf
    5/5,
    Version: 2.0
    I love those special projects from the 80-90 era. Only suitable for race drivers with natural hunting instinct to tame the beast.
    Thx for implementation to AC!...
  17. MrTheRacer
    MrTheRacer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Great sound, good modeling, scary at high speeds, perfect car
  18. Danny kung
    Danny kung
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    awesome sound too
  19. Tardy Tony
    Tardy Tony
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Absolutely love this bonkers car. Very visceral and immersive.
  20. Isaac Chavira
    Isaac Chavira
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Well done sir!
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