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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #138 – Along comes a Spyder

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

  1. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #138 – “Along comes a Spyder.” It’s the final round of the “Convertibles” Mini-series. As it is summer time, you should watch out for the spyders.

    The Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Porsche 918 Spyder
    Track: Monza 1966 Full Course
    There will be no shortage of power this week. We are in Porsche's weapon, developed for a hypercar battle with their Italian and British rivals.

    It was 2013 and it was petrol-head shock and awe! The leviathans of the supercar world treated us to the most awesome threesome! It was quite overwhelming. It was genius. The supercar manufacturers used ever increasing PC attitudes as an excuse and went head to head in a battle to produce the best/ fastest / most advanced, most super hybrid supercar. This is how to save the planet, supercar style! Pre-launch intrigue and excitement was too much, people went silly with comparisons. Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche in an all-out road battle! It had been so long since we’d had an occasion to pose man's primordial question – “which is fastest mate?”
    All three manufacturers took very different approaches, each car is very different, but all are very, very lust-worthy. Quite understandably there were people that bought all three! Envy is a cardinal sin but, come on, in this case, it’s just a reasonable emotion!
    When the trio were first revealed, I thought the Ferrari was a bit aloof, I wanted the McLaren P1 sooo badly. But oh my God, look (below) at what the Porsche does!!
    Look. at. that!
    I was really torn – really, really torn – by these little pups... ones that spit blue flame from just behind your shoulder. By the entire universe, that is so very, very good!
    And, it’s not just any old flame, this is not a bit of inefficient combustion, Macca. No, this is blow-torch grade flame, Bunsen burner-with-the-hole-open flame. This is the level of flame that obliterates normal metal. Yes, you can have that firing from your exhaust pipes, Sir.
    It is unimaginably cool.
    But incredibly, it actually gets better.
    Shuffling around for images, I found something that I hadn’t even considered!
    We are now travelling beyond unbearably cool and into the realms of personal fantasies being realised, for free, on a daily basis. The image below is not a piece of modern art… actually, it is! It's a photo taken by a surprised motorist on a motorway… Yes, Kleenex Man-size ready? It is the view of the back of a 918 Spyder - the red-hot motor flanked by jet-engine afterburners on full thrust. The thought of piloting a car doing this brings the hairs up on the back of my neck. This is why I want the Porsche Spyder. We should all have this!
    The Porsche 918 Spyder has a naturally aspirated, dry sumped 4.6 litre V8 that revs to 8500rpm and produces a comparatively modest 600bhp with drive sent to the rear wheels. The Spyder also has two electric motors, one on each axle, which adds drive to the font axle, more power and considerable, instant torque. The front axle motor disengages at speeds of over 130mph. So all up, there’s just under 600bhp from the combustion engine and around 290bhp from the electric motors. That makes for 890bhp and 950lbs/ft of torque, so even though the car weights a hefty 1650kg, those are numbers we really like!
    Porsche produced a standard car and a variant called the “Weissach Package 918,” which I think is the one we have in the game. It’s 90kgs lighter than the standard, de-limited and comes with special paint jobs.
    The car features two hybrid modes, Sport and Race and you have control over the amount of energy recovered/ battery recharged during braking. You'll need to have a play. There is also a push-to-pass button to deliver even more electrical power. I couldn't see much effect at higher speeds in a quick test, other than the battery bar emptying faster. Until things slow slightly in 5th, you're romping through the gears way too quickly to need it before then.
    We have used this track only once before, Moodyryder's WHC#57 with the Ferrari 312/67. It’s 10km all the way round so there’s plenty of space to stretch the legs but time flies by. You’ll crack 200mph no problem. Once again, Curva del Vialone will have you holding your breath. And you’ll need to manage your electrical juice and regen. There’s a big drop off in performance if your charge runs out before the end of the lap and a long distance between regen points.
    A BIG caution! There is the most horrendous bump of the way out of Curva Sud Alta Velocita, the final banked curve. You’ll see what I mean when it bites and spits you off into a horrendous high speed crash first few times round. 100% stability control and 100% TCS won’t save you! It’s a question of learning where to open the steering and lift slightly. Other than that, the car climbs the walls like a spider, really piles on the speed and handles the corrugated surface well. With a higher setting for regen/ recovery you can replenish the batteries in the big stopping areas then watch the climbing speedo munch the power down the straights. So line her up at Monza, light the afterburners and see what she’ll do. Avoid the nasty bite and let’s rip!

    The tyres are either Hypercar Road or Hypercar Trofeos, recommended pressures are:
    ..Road - Front 31psi, Rear 32psi
    ..Trofeo - Front 32psi, Rear 33psi

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Monza 1966 Full Course 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 28th July 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, pushing 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 and posted regularly.
    Specialist Challenges will feature from time to time. These run as monthly mini-series. These events will be announced in the WHC Thread.

    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
    134. Monza GP – Lamborghinis Gallardo SL S3/ Countach S1
    135. Magione – Mazda MX-5 ND
    136. Nordschleife Endurance Cup – Ferrari F2004
    137. Barcelona Moto – Lotus Exige S Roadster
    138. Monza 1966 Full Course – Porsche 918 Spyder

  2. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Oh this is gonna be fun. Real ChaosChris xb1 posting 2.23.009

    Reckon top time will be 2.05?? (Not mine)


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  3. AB770577

    AB770577 Hardcore Simmer

    2.13.283 PS4

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  4. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    2.12.970 pc


    So many crashes lol! That last damn curve is a killer. It wasn't till I had about 20 spins in the same spot and I could see all the skidmarks, that I was able to finally drive around that stupid bump.

    I probably should spend a bit of time learning which parts of the track are best to use the power button on, as it was I only used it near the end of the lap. My split 3 time is 1 second slower than the wr, so I must be doing something wrong in that section. Ill try to upload the vid later today.
  5. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    Yep I just built up a similar cache of skidmarks at that spot, made me chuckle reading this :)

    I can't figure out how to stop all my electrical energy being delivered automatically, is it even possible in this thing? I have tried all three MGU-Delivery modes and each still seems to consume energy when I am full throttle but not pressing the boost button.

    Better put this time down now and hopefully improve soon!
    2.14.821 Leif PC

  6. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    There are two bumps, they are depressions where the concrete slabs meet, due to the road angle flattening off the banking. I've shown the first in my intro, tough to spot at 200mph though. The second is two slabs later.:D I reversed up to check them out!
    I braked too late for turn 1, lost time in this lap, but made it through the bumps twice.
    That's a feat I haven't been able to repeat in the last 40mins!o_O
  7. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    A few mistakes in last sector. I downshifted too early and lost some speed on the last corner, but maybe thats why I was able to make it around that corner...
  8. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    2.13.677 - X1X


    Great minds think alike!!
    After being spat off the track again and again I decided to leave loads of skid marks near the bump so I could prepare for the bump, the bump still won.

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  9. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    Jesus! You weren't joking about those bumps. I can't even start a flying lap!
  10. Totall Wrytoff

    Totall Wrytoff Hardcore Simmer

    It's even worse when it chucks you off as you try to finish a good lap!
  11. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement 2.18.063
    Into the 2.18’s in a big way. Always aiming to be in 5% of the top guys so fairly happy with this. Need to figure out those 2 right handers before the bridge keep skimming the barriers which is costing me time..
    any videos yet?
    Happy with this at the moment though.
    Yes I know grip is not 100 but set at optimum so not sure what else to do?

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  12. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer

    I am soooo far behind the learning curve on this...I think I drove it when it was first introduced in AC. I just drove 3 laps around the track (I have quite a few laps of intimate experience with those nasty bumps on the banked curves) but have no idea if I am in Sport/Hybrid and no idea of PTP button...I suspect I have to do some reading and learning before I will be able to post a proper time. Unfortunately, I have a bit of time tonite and tomorrow and then I am away from the rig for the rest of the week. I did turn a couple 2:20's in my tire pressure setting runs so I suspect once I open up the 918s' bag of tricks a bit I will be able to get into the teens. What a gorgeous machine to drive though...I like it.
  13. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2019
  14. Biner

    Biner Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement 2:16.759
    Starting to do the happy dance! After watching Pretend Racers video (thx mate!), I noticed his shift indicator app showed the battery bar...checked my Sidekick and it has an option to show the battery so now I have that info but no control over it...still looking for that Go Fast button (Kers?). TC off, Hotlap mode and man is it hard to thread the needle and miss those $#@!!!&^ bumps!
  15. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    I experienced the same issue.
    The fix is simple: select something other than Optimal grip, then switch back to optimal and continue.
    I'll try to put up a short video showing how to do it if my instructions didn't make sense.
  16. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    It cooled down enough to have another little go at this; haven't touched the setup yet but managed to find a line where I can hold it flat through the dodgy bump so that was pleasing. I found I can only have one lap before the kers runs out so just have to restart after that, quite annoying as prevents getting into a nice flow and actually having a chance of beating my time.



  17. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    2.16.519 PS4
    I love the fact that this high tech work of engineering has a classy, retro look, analog tachometer that dominates the middle of the instrument cluster.[​IMG]

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  18. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Improvement 2.15.641 [​IMG]
    I took in board some tips from last week about trail braking still no expert but moving in the right direction. Just about got the flat hairpin sorted before the bankings but more work needs to be done in turn 1 3 and 4 . I see how the 2.12s are being done. Tried an alien race but bizarrely I got fastest lap at 1.17 I guess due to the hybrid delivery..
    anyway onwards and upwards. I can’t believe it’s taken a year to learn About trail braking!!!

    I love this thread.

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  19. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Thank you for this by the way. Worked a treat and been dealing with it for a year!!

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  20. Mustang 500

    Mustang 500 Simracer

    2.12.776-XB1 IMG_0765.JPG
    Really fun combo but that bump is devastating. I hit the bump and I lost control yet again but instead of being sent off the track I was sent in the track.o_O:D
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