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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #112 – Lots Of Thrills, Usually Sensational

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #112 – Lots Of Thrills, Usually Sensational

    The Challenge:
    Hotlap
    Car: Lotus Exos T125
    Track: Vallelunga Club
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    We’re staying in Italy this week, but heading 500km south to the home of Kunos, The ACI Vallelunga Circuit, Autodromo Piero Taruffi and we’re going to have a single-seater-on-slicks work-out around the short Club circuit, so recalibrate those synapses!

    The Lotus Exos T125 is a mythical beast born of a bonkers marketing idea.
    It was designed as the ultimate track day car for the private enthusiast by the now defunct Lotus Motorsport, in the days when the management lived with the fairies and Lotus stood for Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious. Intended to be as close in performance to an F1 car as possible but without the need for a team of technicians and high maintenance, the T125 is powered by a Cosworth 3.5 litre GP V8 engine producing 640bhp linked to a six-speed, paddle shift, semi-automatic gearbox. It weighs 560kg according to press reports and 660kg according to Kunos.
    In 2010 a select number of VIP Lotus customers got sent an invitation to an exclusive launch event. Lotus was hoping for 25 sales, apparently not even one deposit was received.
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    This description from Lotus as to why the car is so named helps you get onto the wavelength of those who conceived the programme:

    “Exos is for Exosphere, the earth’s outer atmosphere, where space begins and G-forces lessen, where atoms are on ballistic trajectories and the lightest gases including atomic oxygen reside.”

    Reportedly only two prototypes were ever built, one in the weird blue and one in a JPS replica black and featured in a series of “Top Gear.”

    This is only the second time, (I’m fairly certain) that we’ve used the Club Circuit at Vallelunga, the first being way back in WHC#9. The circuit is named after the Italian racing driver Pierino Taruffi who was born in 1906, started his first F1 race in his 40s and got his only win at the Swiss GP in 1952.

    Recommended tyre pressure for the medium slicks is 24psi all round.

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Drive > Hotlap, choose the Lotus Exos T125 and the Vallelunga Club Circuit. Please setup the session using the settings below:
    Mode: Hotlap Vallelunga Club
    Time of day: Free
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Free
    Controller: Free
    Assists: Factory
    Stability: Free

    To qualify for WHC you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 27th January 2019 - 21:00 GMT.

    You can run as many laps as you like and update your times as often as you like, it’s simple All Platforms are welcome, it is all about having fun and enjoying Assetto Corsa.
    To submit a time, pause the game and select 'session' from the menu and screenshot this page or take a photo of your screen and post it in this thread - Note all the information from the screen is required including temperature, mode heading and of course the car being used!
    Please post video clips and share information in here as well, but without the session screen your time will not be included (placing the session screen in a video clip is acceptable).
    Please use the following format to post your times:

    Your time, to be shown as x.xx.xxx.
    Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    The image or screen shot showing your time.
    Your thoughts and comment

    Please mark updated times with Improvement.

    A leader board is collated regularly. Unfortunately editing of posts gets locked on this forum so this post cannot be updated.

    Weekly Hotlap History

    1. Mugello - Praga R1
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12
    4. Magione - Lotus 2 Eleven
    5. Silverstone International - Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    6. Zandvoort - Pagani Huayra
    7. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
    8. Spa - BMW M3 GT2
    9. Vallelunga Club - KTM X-Bow R
    10. Barcelona - Moto - Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    11. Silverstone 1967 - Lotus 72D
    12. Nordschleife - Porsche 911 Carrera S
    13. Black Cat County - Ferrari LaFerrari
    14. Monza Junior 1966 - Alfa Romeo GTA
    15. Redbull Ring GP - Lamborghini Gallardo Sl
    16. Zandvoort - Ford Escort RS1600
    17. Imola - Mazda Rx-7 Spirit R
    18. Brands Hatch GP - Lotus Exige V6 Cup
    19. Monza - Ferrari FXX K
    20. Barcelona - Moto - Ferrari 488 GT3
    21. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
    22. Silverstone GP - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017
    23. Nurburgring Sprint GT - Toyota AE86 Tuned
    24. Magione - Maserati Levante S
    25. Spa - Lotus 98T
    26. Vallelunga - Classic - Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick"
    27. Nordschleife Endurance Cup - M235i Racing
    28. Silverstone 1967 - Maserati 250F T2 12C
    29. Red Bull Ring National - BMW 1M
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack
    33. Black Cat County Long - Lamborghini Countach
    34. Imola - Mercedes Benz 190E Evo II
    35. Monza - Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    36. Nurburgring Sprint GT - BMW M3 E30
    37. Magione - Mercedes SLS AMG
    38. Spa - Porsche 917/30 Spyder
    39. Silverstone GP - Nissan GT-R Nismo
    40. RedBull Ring GP - Alfa Romeo 4c
    41. Brands Hatch GP - Audi R8 LMS Ultra
    42. Highlands Long - Ford GT40
    43. Vallelunga - Lotus GTE Carbon
    44. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 Turbo S
    45. Nordschleife - Ferrari 312T
    46. Mugello - BMW M3 E92
    47. Black Cat County - Short - Ford Mustang 2015
    48. Imola - Maserati MC12 GT1
    49. Silverstone 1967 - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    50. Barcelona Moto - McLaren 570S
    51. Magione - Mazda Miata NA
    52. Spa - Ferrari F40
    53. Vallelunga - Corvette C7 Stingray
    54. Brands Hatch GP - Tatuus FA01
    55. Highlands - Lotus 3 eleven
    56. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Toyota Celica ST185 4WD Turbo
    57. Monza 1966 Full Course - Ferrari 312/67
    58. Nordschleife - Porsche 962 C Short Tail
    59. Zandvoort- Nissan 370Z Nismo
    60. Silverstone GP - McLaren F1
    61. Vallelunga Classic - Ferrari 250GTO
    62. Imola - Lotus 98T
    63. Highlands Drift - P4/5 Competizione
    64. Mugello - Lamborghini Aventador SV
    65. Spa - Porsche 911R
    66. Black Cat County - Lotus 2-Eleven GT4
    67. Barcelona GP - Ferrari SF70H
    68. Nordschleife Endurance & Highlands - Porsche 917k
    69. Zandvoort - Lotus Exige Scura
    70. RedBull Ring National - Maserati Alfieri
    71. Laguna Seca - Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
    72. Brands Hatch - Mclaren P1
    73. Imola - Porsche 911 RSR
    74. Nurburgring GP - Ferrari F2004
    75. Barcelona Moto - Lamborghini Huracan Performante
    76. Silverstone 1967 - Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
    77. Magione - BMW 1M Stage 3
    78. Highlands Long - Mazda 787b
    79. Black Cat County - Toyota GT86
    80. Spa - Toyota TS040 Hybrid
    81. Vallelunga Classic - Nissan Skyline R34 V-Spec
    82. Mugello - Ferrari 458 GT2
    83. Silverstone International - RUF R12 R AWD
    84. Highlands Long - Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2014
    85. Monza - Pagani Zonda R
    86. Nordschleife - Lotus 3-eleven
    87. Zandvoort - Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
    88. Redbull Ring GP - Mercedes Sauber C9
    89. Brands Hatch - Lotus 25
    90. Highlands Short - Abarth 595 SS
    91. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Audi TT Cup
    92. Monza 1966 - Road Course - Porsche 908 LH
    93. Vallelunga - BMW M3 E30 Gr.A 92
    94. Laguna Seca - Alfa Romeo Mito QV
    95. Nordschleife - RUF Yellowbird & Ferrari F40
    96. Barcelona GP - BMW Z4 GT3
    97. Highlands Drift - Ferrari 458 Italia
    98. Spa - Lotus Type 49
    99. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 GT1-98
    100. Silverstone - Nissan GT-R GT3; Brands Hatch - Lotus Exige V6; Vallelunga - free car
    101. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    102. Silverstone National - Mazda MX5 Cup or Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    103. Highlands Short – Ford Escort RS1600
    104. Black Cat Short – Porsche 917/30
    105. Monza 66 Junior Course – Ferrari F40 S3
    106. Magione – Toyota Supra MkIV
    107. Brands Hatch Indy 5 lap - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    107. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    108. Nordschleife - Abarth 595SS
    108 Laguna Seca 5 lap - McLaren F1 GTR
    109. Brands Hatch - Ferrari FXX K
    110. Highlands – Lamborghini Muira P400 SV
    111. Imola - Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003C
    112. Vallelunga Club - Lotus Exos T125
     


  2. sissydriver

    sissydriver Hardcore Simmer

    41.602 pc

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    medium tyres, pressure lowered and more aero - this whl is about automatism - when you think you have to brake, accelerate, turn the wheel, than you are to late - something very different, but after 10 laps or so - fun fun fun ! :)
    good choice @Totall Wrytoff - first i thought - what the heck? :confused:
    but its nice!!!!!:cool::cool:
     
  3. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    That's good to hear Sissydriver, thanks! I was intending to use a much lower powered car, but because my pedals weren't working when I was testing combis, it was just frustrating. So I tried the Exos and it was completely manic. As you say, you have to radically adjust your normal parameters for braking, turn in and acceleration. Thanks for your support:D
     
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  4. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    40.301 - X1X - TS-XW

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    Another brill combo and I can tell it’s gonna be very addictive




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  5. sissydriver

    sissydriver Hardcore Simmer

    40.846 improvement

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    no soft tyres :confused:
    and i thougt - lewis - this time i get ya! :D

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    a tiny little bit too much curbs.......:eek:
     
  6. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement

    40.069 - X1X

    [​IMG]


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  7. DonZmeuheu

    DonZmeuheu Hardcore Simmer

    40.808
    PS4 Pro

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    Really Great combo:)

    In the next few days my new PC will arrive, cant wait to try all the great mods in AC:) and do my first few laps in ACC. I'm like a little child waiting for his birthday present:)
     
  8. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    40.679
    PS4
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    It's going to be a close one this week, until Tibor pops in a 35 point something!
     
  9. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 0.40.069 Lewisxbone XB1
    2- 0.40.679 Total Wrytoff PS4
    3- 0.40.808 DonZmeuheu PS4
    4- 0.40.846 Sissydriver PC
     
  10. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Haha, don't think so...
    Please don't forget, I can only play in the weekends, when I go "home". So the first time when I can try the challenge is usually Saturday, the whole week is waiting for that :)
     
  11. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Thank the cosmos for that! If you had all week the rest of us would have no chance!
     
  12. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement
    40.129
    PS4
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    Getting onto the power through the bumpy exit of Viterbo, the first corner, is a knife edge of delight but it's so easy to spin it. Conversely, the awkwardly tight Tornantino corner (the one before the final chicane) is an agonising test of braking and patience. I haven't perfected either, although this lap felt quite good.
    I think the cloudy day helped.
     
  13. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    39.838 - XB1
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    FYI, there's DRS available down the main straight.
     
  14. sissydriver

    sissydriver Hardcore Simmer

    40.799 improvement (forgot to post this time yesterday)

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    really close, only 9/1000 :p
     
  15. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement (slight)

    39.915 - X1X

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  16. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement

    39.711 - X1X

    [​IMG]


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  17. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    I'm still looking into a gaming PC but with the new RTX gpu's and now the expensive GTX 1080ti I have no idea what to do.What are The specs of your new toy?
     
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  18. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement

    39.610 - X1X

    [​IMG]


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  19. DonZmeuheu

    DonZmeuheu Hardcore Simmer


    To be honest it's not a toy it's a beast.:) I bought it from Mifcom and it has the best GPU in it you can find. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 ti. I looked that I have enough SSD Capacity;)

    A few specs:

    Intel Core i7-8700K, 6x 3.70GHz

    ASUS Z370-A II, Intel Z370

    RTX 2080ti

    16GB DDR4-2666, Corsair LPX

    480GB Kingston A400 SSD

    2TB Seagate BarraCuda

    The GPU is awesome. It can do Raytracing and DLSS (Deep Learning) when it someday exist games which can do that.

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
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  20. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    Those are really nice specs,i'm excited for you;).Raytracing certainly looks very cool.Many thanks for the info.Look forward to your first impressions.
     
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