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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #118 – Mechanical symphony without mechanical sympathy

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #118 – Mechanical symphony without mechanical sympathy
    This is also Round One of the second mini-series “The Family Man,” which will run to the end of March and feature cars that I think would be good for ferrying the wife and kids whilst putting a smile on the face of Dad. March will be a bit less frantic than Feb, but no less challenging!
    The Challenge:
    Car: Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    Track: Spa Francochamps
    Not yet used in WHC, the Maserati Quattroporte GTS is a very big car so we need a big circuit!

    The Quattroporte GTS is the top of the range, flagship Maserati and easily the biggest, most powerful, fastest saloon they have ever built. Except that it is built by Ferrari. It weighs just under 2 tonnes, without the family and luggage and is powered by a 3.8l turbocharged V8, which gives just over 520bhp from 6500rpm to the red line and a chunky 524lb/ft (710Nm) from 2250rpm.

    Having owned a few powerful, big saloons, I know they really munch through the “consumables.” Anytime you go near a track, you have to be feeling financially on top of your game, or accept that you are going to nurse the car around to be gentle on your brakes and tyres. Luckily we don’t have that concern. But still, I thought I would have a quick look at the cost of a track day at Spa in your Quattroporte GTS, if you just went for it.
    Conservatively, you would need at least two sets of tyres, (Pirellis x8, approx. £2170 with fitting,) using just under a litre per km, you would need to refill the 90 litre tank every 12 laps, (£120 super-unleaded) and you would need to visit your dealership at the end of the day, if they last that long, to replace worn pads and warped discs (approx. £1800 parts and labour.) So, conservatively, excluding travel, accommodation and cost of the track day, your bill could be around £4,500.00….
    Have a smile about that as you mash it though O’Rouge, then stand on the brakes into Les Combes. It makes me laugh aloud!

    Spa is an epic circuit, a great place to visit, but not much fun to walk around, I hope you enjoy the drive.

    The recommended “Street” tyre pressure is 38psi all round but, trust me, if you were paying, you would be running them at around 28 and driving carefully!

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Drive > Hotlap, choose the Maserati Quattroporte GTS and Spa circuit. Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Time of day: Free
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Free
    Controller: Free
    Assists: Free
    Stability: Free
    To qualify for WHC you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 10th March 2019 - 21:00 GMT.

    You can run as many laps as you like and update your times as often as you like. It is all about taking part, testing yourself and enjoying Assetto Corsa. All Platforms are welcome.
    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.

    From now on: Weekly Hotlap Challenge Championship League
    How it works:
    1. Enter the Weekly Hotlap Challenge as posted every Sunday evening and you will be automatically entered into the league table.
    2. Your ranking in the final standings, posted on Sunday evening, will earn you points, as follows:
    Place Points: 1st 14 2nd 13 3rd 12 4th 11 5th 10 6th 9 7th 8 8th 7 9th 6 10th 5
    3. Every player taking part in a WHC, but finishing outside the top 10 will get 4 points.
    4. Every player who is in the table, (ie has entered a previous WHC) but does not play that week will get three points each week.
    5. Players that join WHC after next week's WHC#114 will be awarded 3 points retrospectively for every WHC missed. For example, if you enter WHC for the first time at WHC#124, your name will be added to the table, with 27 points, plus whatever you score in WHC#124.
    6. Each week 3 bonus points may be awarded at "the judges' discretion". Criteria for earning the Bonus Points are not fixed but will include:
    *An amusing pic or amusing post
    * Any "very excellent" contribution to the forum/ group
    *Significant effort and improvement (so either lots of times submitted, or a big improvement between the first time submitted and final time)
    *Posting a brilliant set-up
    *Continuous participation - loyalty to WHC
    * Correcting mistakes by the administrator
    * Having a disastrous Valentines
    * Liking the leaderboard posts
    OR anything else the judges decide worthy.

    The updated Championship league table will be displayed in a new post in the Console Lounge each week.

    7. Specialist Challenges will also feature throughout the season. These will be as monthly mini-series, for example Formula 1 February or Muscle Car Month, or nominated car types, for example the best driver in road cars. These events will be announced in the WHC Thread. The winner of each Specialist Challenge will receive 5 bonus points.

    At the end of the year, the WHC before Xmas week, the winners will be declared -
    * Championship podium
    * Mini series Challenge Winners
    * 1st place Contributor (the most Bonus points)
    * 1st place Loyal Lapper (who has entered most regularly, most often, if there is a draw, Bonus points count, then Champ points)

    Weekly Hotlap Challenge History
    1. Mugello - Praga R1 Posted by John Gordon 3rd Oct, 2016 (Console Lounge P55)
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12 Posted by GravelTrap 19th Oct 2016 (Console Lounge P54)
    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 Posted by HavanaB0B, 1st May 2017 (Console Lounge p28)
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack Posted by by Graveltrap 21st May 2017 (Console Lounge p25)
    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 Posted by Hugo Catarino,9th July 2017 (Console Lounge p21)
    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 Posted by Graveltrap 13th Aug 2017 (Console Lounge p19)
    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 Posted by Moodyryder 23rd Oct 2017 (Console Lounge p14)
    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 Posted by Hugo Catarino 25th Feb 25 (Console Lounge p7)
    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 Posted by Totall Wrytoff 11th Nov 2018 (Console Lounge p2)
    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
    113. Highlands Drift - Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
    114. Barcelona Moto - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder
    115. Silverstone GP – Ferrari F138
    116. Laguna Seca – Lotus 72D
    117. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari SF15-T
    118. Spa Francochamps - Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2019
    StyleF1re, 365gt, sissydriver and 8 others like this.

  2. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    I'll kick us off then....

    I'm utter pants in road cars....

    72D LS.PNG
  3. DonZmeuheu

    DonZmeuheu Hardcore Simmer

    Oh yes...great combo:) This car on this track will be a lot of fun.
  4. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    last week : ~ 4.7s 0-200 :D
    this week: 4.7s 0-100 :cool:
    my car (touran) has after 4.7s ~ 50 km/h....lol :p
  5. Gijon

    Gijon Simracer

    2.52.792 Xb1
  6. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    2.52.950 - X1X


    Me and these type of cars just don’t get along......basically I’m sh*t with em.
    I’ve gone for bonnet cam so it feels a bit faster when driving.
  7. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien


    2.52.431 -X1X

  8. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    2.51.204 - X1X


    What a nice and relaxing combo
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
  9. Improvement size small
    Further to my thoughts in the opening post, I've got a nasty feeling and looking at the very kind wear indicators here, that if you were properly going for it on a Spa trackday in this car, you would only get about five or six laps out of a set of road tyres, the bus is so heavy.
    In which case, 2 sets of tyres per am/pm session and the estimated cost of wear I mentioned above, could rise to around £8k, just for the day. I think you would also have to change the pads and possibly the discs at lunchtime too, but it's getting too silly too consider! Twenty six laps round Spa could easily cost you over ten grand, whatever the currency!:D
  10. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    In which case you spend the 8K on a Abarth 595.Dad hoons around in the Abarth while the other half and the kids watch a few films in the Maserati. NO I'M NOT A SEXIST,its just a bloke thing:p:D:confused:;)
  11. DonZmeuheu

    DonZmeuheu Hardcore Simmer


    This car behaves brilliant for how big it is:)
    Andy-R, sissydriver, 365gt and 4 others like this.
  12. DonZmeuheu

    DonZmeuheu Hardcore Simmer


    Andy-R, sissydriver, 365gt and 4 others like this.
  13. Improvement
  14. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

  15. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer


    This thing seems to go where I want it to. Makes a nice change. Unfortunately now the Phantom of La Source is obscuring my view so further improvement is unlikely.
  16. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 2.50.578 Moodyryder PS4
    2- 2.51.204 Lewisxbone XB1
    3- 2.51.341 DonZmeuheu PC
    4- 2.51.757 Total Wrytoff PS4
    5- 2.52.792 Gijon XB1
    6- 2.54.590 mike reynolds PC
  17. StyleF1re

    StyleF1re Hardcore Simmer

    2.52.785 / PS4

    Assetto Corsa_80.jpg

    Wow. This thing can go pretty fast considering it's over two tons. Then again, Maserati themselves promote the Quattroporte as "the race-bred luxury sedan." Quite the statement if this simulation is anything to go by! Anyway, this month is going to be tough on me since I'm not wanting to think about a wife, kids, or being a dad. But to those involved with any (and especially all) of those, big salute!
  18. ddsmak

    ddsmak Hardcore Simmer

  19. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    started a new job on friday and now my time to race is much more limited. :(
    and the new WHC with one month the same cars fits my needs not so much as the diversity before. so i participate but the family cars are not my first love. have fun everyone!

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