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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #133 – A swan song -The last gasp for natural aspiration

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #133 - The last gasp for natural aspiration? and the Final Round of the themed mini-series, The Anglo-American Challenge.

    The Challenge:
    Car: Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    Track: Highlands Long
    This week we’re doing a 24 Heures du Mans lite.
    We’re taking one of the best sounding cars out there, pure American muscle, the Chevrolet Corvette C7R, built and developed for the 2014 season with US engineering firm Pratt and Miller. Pratt & Miller teamed up with Chevrolet in 1999 to develop the Corvette Racing program. This year is Chevrolet’s 20th consecutive year at Le Mans and they have been impressively successful with eight class victories in 19 attempts.

    Sadly 2019 is the final season Team Chevrolet is running the C7R. It was launched in 2014 as a successor to the C6, but it’s time has come and in Chevrolet’s own words; “it’s time to face change.”
    So, next month Chevrolet will be introducing the C8....
    Now, you may smirk and think that eight sounds like the number after seven, but the engine in next year's car will NOT be naturally aspirated!! It will be turbocharged and that clearly weighs heavy on the good ol’ boys in Deeetroit. That's big change. The thought actually gives me goosebumps, but we must be sensible - we are at the end of an era, the music must change. Burning fossil fuel isn’t sensible anymore. Having said that, I do think, as I rip-up up to the redline and slot the next gear to do it over again, a pukka combustion engine is the most fantastic way to burn it. Like crack-cocaine, you know it does no good but you can’t help it, I imagine.
    We last used the C7R at Monza in WHC#35 and it looks like we have the 2014 spec car in the game. (There were substantial aero upgrades from 2016 onwards and the front splitter was much more elaborate.) The C7R is powered by one of the last of the naturally aspirated V8s, Chevrolet’s trusty 5.5 litre small-block, pushrod V8. The all-aluminium, dry sump, 90deg V8 with 2 overhead valves per cylinder featured new, direct injection for improved economy. It has a 6-speed sequential gearbox with drive to the rear and it thumps out around 500bhp, masses of torque and a thunderous, bellowing rumble.

    The air is clean and fresh in the Highlands, there is very little pollution. All the better for the V8 to breathe then. The Highlands Long layout is as close as we get to La Sarthe – it has a very long straight, fast sweeping bends but also tight corners and the circuit is a public road.
    So let’s have a big rumble in the glens!
    Let’s have a swan song for American cubic muscle and the last of the naturally aspirated V8s!

    A full set of racing slicks from Super Soft to Super Hard is available, the recommended tyre pressure, whatever your choice, is 26psi all round.

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Chevrolet Corvette C7R and the Highlands Long 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 23rd June 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.

    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 15 2nd 14 3rd 13 4th 12 5th 11 6th 10 7th 9 8th 8 9th 7 10th 66
    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 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. 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 updated Championship league table will be displayed in a new post in the Console Lounge each week.
    At the end of the year, the WHC before Xmas week, the winners will be declared -
    * Championship podium
    * Specialist 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 2o18 (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
    119. Zandvoort – Toyota AE86
    120. Silverstone National – BMW M3 E92 Step 1
    121. Silverstone 1967 – Ford GT40
    122. Nurburgring GP - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016
    123. Highlands Drift Circuit – Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
    124. Nordshleife Endurance – Porsche 962C Long Tail
    125. Red Bull Ring National - Audi R8 V10 Plus
    126. Imola – Ferrari 330 P4
    127. Monza 1966 Road Course - Pagani Huayra BC
    128. Mugello – Ferrari GTO
    129. Vallelunga – Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    130. Black Cat County – Shelby Cobra 427S/C
    131. Laguna Seca – Lotus Evora GTC
    132. Brands Hatch GP – McLaren MP4 12C
    133. Highlands Long – Chevrolet Corvette C7R

  2. 3.30.496
    Did one lap on the softs, changed the transmission and lowered aero, then did this lap on the Supersofts.
    Top speed was 189mph, sixth gear was set at 196mph, aero at 1 and 2, front to back.
  3. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer

    I'm really looking forward to driving this car, even just for the sound!
    Need to learn the track though as I've only ever done a handful of laps around here. Best get practising :D
  4. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer


    Loving this track and the car but I am really slow. 1.30 Totall. Wow..
    I did a race with Aliens to learn a bit more but I still don't see where I can find that much time. Feel like I am pushing a good bit. I have TC 2 but not sure it's right. Anyway I'll try later again to find 7 seconds..

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  5. lemans86400

    lemans86400 Racer

    Hey, Emmanuel, we're driving Highlands Long! Just saying so that u won't get focused on the wrong track! I just did 3.54.743 in my first relaxed attempt, so not even posting screen :-D I've never even drove this car!
  6. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    That's a good one. Thanks. It's not the first time I do that I think. Sorry guys it's of course 3.37.759..
  7. lemans86400

    lemans86400 Racer

    Ah now i get it , i didn't check your screenshot (i didn't mean to be sarcastic or sth!) I thought u did what actually happened to me once - drive a shorter variant of the track (for the whole evening, of course :D )
  8. Emmanuel Tubbiolo

    Emmanuel Tubbiolo Hardcore Simmer

    When I saw your post I was actually hoping I was on the wrong track but no...
  9. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    3.39.050 PS4[​IMG]

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  10. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 3.30.496 Totall Wrytoff PS4
    2- 3.37.759 Emmanuel Tubbiolo PS4
    3- 3.39.050 Laughing Gravy PS4
    Pretend racer, Biner, LXM323 and 5 others like this.
  11. I'm at the top of the leaderboard!
    Sprinting towards the screaming crowd, arms in the air and my shirt over my face!
    "Get in there.....!"
    What a feeling! Possibly short lived.
    Great post Tibor. :D:D:D

    The best time on RSR is 3:21.549, :eek:, so there's masses of time available around the lap.
    I'm hoping for a low 3.28 by the end of the week.;)
    Pretend racer, Biner, Peggy11 and 3 others like this.
  12. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Real ChaosChris xb1 posting a 3.45.54
    I’ll be honest I was thinking about missing this one when I saw highlands long. I don’t know many tracks that well and the longer the track the bigger the deficit I give to the top drivers in the group, but I enjoy. The challenge so I gave it a go. Tbh I was struggling to break the 4 mins barrier for half hour but gradually worked out the mistakes and pushed a little harder so delighted with my 3.45 ! The car really is a delight to drive although I think I need to give up the downforce if I want to make the time up on the long straights, but I like the cornering!!
    Ps I know track grip is low it really seems like pot luck to get 100 maybe next time..

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  13. Very well posted Chaos_Chris.
    WHC is about having a go, improving and being satisfied with the improvement.
    Track grip shouldn't be pot luck, it is found on the first page of settings, once you have selected the car, track and then "continue." Highlight the box and scroll to "optimum" and you will gain chunks of time on every corner.:)
  14. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    3.28.626 - X1X


    I did this Monday but didn’t post coz I saw I was 7 seconds off pace.
    Hopefully, fingers crossed the wheel will be back out later to try and improve a little.
  15. Improvement
  16. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien


    3.27.014 - X1X


    A 3:21 is absolutely impossible for me.
    Even at the first split I’m down 2 seconds already.

    I’ve tried aero at 0 but couldn’t handle the car on most corners, plus it only gained me 2mph on the long straight.
    2 rear 1 front seems nice.
  17. Tibor Sólyom

    Tibor Sólyom Hardcore Simmer

    Current standings:

    1- 3.27.014 Lewisxbone XB1
    2- 3.29.469 Totall Wrytoff PS4
    3- 3.37.759 Emmanuel Tubbiolo PS4
    4- 3.39.050 Laughing Gravy PS4
    5- 3.45.654 ChaosChris XB1
  18. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    I always select optimum on track settings but still get random grip?? Must be an xb1 bug . It seems to vary with time of day so will try 2pm next time!!

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  19. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    With 100% grip I reckon 3.33 is possible. I am coming for you gravy!!!

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  20. LXM323

    LXM323 Simracer


    I just couldn't resist and had to have a go :) I still feel bad that I couldn't participate last week.

    About the car now... I just had 40min run.. I can't say anything about settings.. I have used TC1 and superslicks but they were in red all the way. Other than that I haven't made any additional settings

    Hopefully I will have another go on the weekend as I feel I can still gain 1-2s no problem.

    Another quick word of advice for those that are afraid of big gaps.. Just do not get intimidated by the length of the track.. It is easy to learn and in the end we are all here to learn.. It is just ones learn quicker than others, no shame in that [​IMG]

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