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GRID Autosport car list

Discussion in 'GRID Autosport' started by Rob, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Rob


    The complete car list has been announced:

    Perhaps the most diverse selection of cars ever seen on the xbox 360. Although Forza had a bigger list, it did not have nearly the range of categories.

    A very pleasant surprise is the Tier 2 open wheel car: Lola B05/52
    It runs in a series that has its roots in the Euroseries 3000 and is now raced in the Auto GP Series: http://www.autogp.net/vettura_en.html. It is perhaps the best looking of the open wheel cars and spec built, reliable, and is almost on par with the IndyCar on road courses.

    And the Tier 3 Endurance Car: Lola B12/80
    It has a deep history in the American Le Mans Series -- "In the 2011 ALMS Dyson racing upgraded their B09/86s to LMP1 standard and started the season with the #16 car. The #20 car returned and they scored an overall win at the 2011 Baltimore GP. Even though they never won a race, the #16 car won the ALMS LMP1 championship."

    Also, folks may get a kick out of the Tier 3 open wheel car: Caparo T1 --
    It is a British mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat automobile built by Caparo Vehicle Technologies, founded by design director Ben Scott-Geddes and engineering director Graham Halstead, engineers formerly involved in the development of the McLaren F1. The T1 was inspired by Formula One design, and intended as a relatively affordable street legal race car. The T1 was scheduled for production in mid-2007 for a price of GB£235,000 with approximately 25 cars per year built....

    On November 11, 2007, the T1 surpassed the Top Gear Power Board leader's time of 1:17.6, then held by the Koenigsegg CCX, with a time of 1:10.6. Immediately after having declared the time and placed it on the Power Board, presenter Jeremy Clarkson removed the record because it did not meet the show's rule that the car must be able to go over a speed bump. However, Ben Scott-Geddes of Caparo has stated that, "the model we supplied to Top Gear was one of our final engineering vehicles without adjustable ride height and electronic active driver control systems which are standard on our production models. When drivers select the 'road' setting, the car is more tractable in slower speed conditions and the ride height is fully adjustable to bring the car up to 90 mm clearance, making it more than capable of driving over speed bumps."

    When driving the Caparo, Clarkson had stated that limited aerodynamic downforce is created at slow speeds, saying that it would be an excellent excuse for a policeman since "[he] has to take that corner at a thousand mph because if [he] takes it at thirty, [he'll] crash.
    --From Wikipedia
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014
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