Question About Karting in AMS

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by newbert, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. newbert

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    Or perhaps this is a question about Karting in general (which I admittedly know nothing about).

    With the "less-than-overwhelming" praise for yesterdays early-access release of KartKraft, I decided to take a look at the Karts in AMS instead. Although I have controls set for manual gearshift (using a Logi G29), I never get it out of first gear.

    So, do karts not have multiple gears, or do I have something set up wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gringo

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    It depends on the kart you choose.

    As I recall the only AMS kart that has gears is the shifter kart.

    All the other models are CV type transmissions. Like a snowmobile or scooter.

    If you are new to karts then use the CV types to start out... the shifter kart is ultimately faster but its is a bit harder to drive and the required driving style is a bit unusual.

    Karts in general are quite a different beast compared to an open wheeler or tin top. It takes some getting used too, but the rewards come quickly once you get the hang of it.

    Cheers
     
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  3. newbert

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    Thanks for that info!
     
  4. TrumpetReich

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    Interesting, I always found the opposite true. I feel like the shifter karts drive more like regular cars and the direct drive karts are harder to learn.
     
  5. Gringo

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    Karts are unique in many respects. No suspension, high power to weight ratio, extremely low CG, and a 1:1 steering ratio. Not typical race cars for sure. The shiftier kart adds a complexity to an already unusual driving challenge. The driving demands are very different compared to other racing cars to get the most out of the kart. IMHO


    Cheers
     
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