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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge #152 – No Pretending

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge #152 - No Pretending

    Quick reminder to all, please use the format prescribed below to post an entry.

    The Challenge: Hotlap
    Car: Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    Track: Spa Francochamps
    Last month I had the great pleasure of corresponding with one of the slidyest, fastest men in the world, to get some ideas for combis and for him to nominate his favourite. And this isn’t quite it! Unfortunately both Zandvoort and Mugello have featured recently, so it’s his choice of car at Spa, instead.
    The British built AC Cobra had been around for some time when, in September 1961, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby wrote to AC asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine, which Ford, to compete with Chrysler, had supplied him. AC agreed and exported modified cars, less engine and gearbox to Shelby, who then finished the cars in his workshop in Los Angeles.
    It appears the cars may not have been particularly well “modified” though.
    After an enormous amount of redesign and fettling Shelby produced the predecessor to the car we have in Asetto Corsa, the 390 Big Block Cobra. Surprisingly, the steering rack was borrowed from the MGB while the new steering column came from the VW Beetle. Un-surprisingly I laughed when I first read this - Shelby’s test driver Ken Miles drove and raced the Mark II at Sebring and pronounced the car virtually un-driveable, naming it "The Turd".
    So Shelby, with help from Ford, designed a completely new chassis and called it the Mark III. There was a standard model and a competition car, which is the car which we have in the game. S/C stands for “semi-competition. Into the Mark III, Shelby installed the most excellently named "side oiler" 427cubic inch V8 Ford FE engine with a single 4-barrel carburettor, producing a completely insane 485bhp and 465lbs/ft (626Nm) of torque, although Ford never released an official power rating for the FE 427.

    I’m sure most of you know that 427 cubic inches is seven litres.
    Seven litres. In a car weighing just over a ton, on old fashioned tyres and with a chassis that flexes more than a flexible gymnast. There’s also a thunderous 465lbs/ft of torque, too. In comparison, around thirty years later, the McLaren F1 has only 10lbf/ft more!
    It is Spa not Mugello, but there’s more room and it’s scarier. Spa is one of my favourite circuits. It takes a lot of learning and there is a great variety of corners. Thanks very much to Pretend racer for his time and input!
    Let’s have a go then…

    Recommended pressure for the vintage tyres is 43psi.

    How to take part - Hot lap:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C and the Spa Francochamps 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 you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 10th November 2019 - by 18:00 GMT.
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

    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 use the following format to post your times:
    Improvement (Only required if you have already posted a time)
    Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    Your time - shown as x.xx.xxx.
    Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    The screen shot showing your time.
    (Optional but in the spirit) Your thoughts and comment
    Please post video clips and share information in here as well, but without the correct format or session screen your time will not be included (placing the session screen in a video clip is acceptable).

    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 (C.L.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;
    100. 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. Nordschleife 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
    139. Spa Francochamps – Ferrari 812 Superfast
    140. Zandvoort – Mercedes Benz AMG GT3
    141. Silverstone GP – Porsche Cayman GT4
    142. Vallelunga Classic – Tatuus FA10
    143. Brands Hatch GP - Audi Quattro Sport Step 1
    144. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari 488 GTB
    145. Nurburgring GP (GT ) – BMW M3 E30 Group A
    146. Imola – Ferrari 458 Italia Step 3
    147. Laguna Seca – KTM X-Bow R
    148. Mugello – Ford GT40
    149. Vallelunga Club – Maserati Levante S
    150. Nordschleife - Lotus 98T
    150. Nordschleife - Nissan Nismo GT-R
    150. Highlands - Mercedes-Benz C9 1989 LM
    150. Brands Hatch Indy - McLaren P1 GTR (Race event)
    151. Barcelona Moto – Lamborghini Huracan ST
    152. Spa Francochamps – Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

  2. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    Seems like only 21 weeks ago I crashed this into a burning wreck..
    here goes

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  3. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer


    Gave it my best but I will see if anyone posted any settings to stop sideways Sid taking off!

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  4. Bobby Situkangpoles

    After weeks of failing to show up through none other’s fault but my own, I’ve finally got the time to enjoy this awesome combo and show everyone how rubbish I am with old cars and tyres :)

    Thank you Mr. Wrytoff for keeping this party of ours going!
  5. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien


    2 49 632 152.jpg

    careful driving

    beast 153 _2.jpg

    needs a little polish

    beast 153.jpg

    what a beast!
  6. ivann_11

    ivann_11 Racer

    such a long lap in this... car...
  7. Totall Wrytoff
    Left foot elevated, so did a few laps using the paddleshifts, which feels weird in this car.
  8. Improvement
    Totall Wrytoff
    Too uncomfortable for a prolonged session. Only two whole hours to wait before the F1 highlights programme for me! Has he...hasn't he... Please don't let it be like the rugby!:eek::D:(
  9. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    Ooh can’t wait to have a go at this one! Fantastic combo :)
  10. DriverModFTW

    DriverModFTW Hardcore Simmer

    I found the stock setting almost undriveable. This will take many laps to fine tune this car to make it lap this course quickly. I tried to tune it some and ended up with this so far. It's more of an adjustment for me to adapt to the driving style required to be quick with this beast. Very fun though!
  11. Chaos_Chris

    Chaos_Chris Hardcore Simmer

    If you find anything that doesn’t sent it straight into barriers when i breath at the throttle, please feel free to share

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  12. DriverModFTW

    DriverModFTW Hardcore Simmer

    Ok, just a quick disclaimer though, I am not an "alien", I have only been sim racing on Assetto Corsa for maybe a year now..I am not great at tuning. Tuning really comes down to driver preference as well. My best advice is to use this car as a training tool to calibrate your muscles/mind on how you should be treating throttle application in any car, especially a vintage wild race car. But with that aside, here is what I did so far..still not how I want it.
    20191103_180055.jpg 20191103_180052.jpg 20191103_180049.jpg 20191103_180047.jpg 20191103_180045.jpg 20191103_180041.jpg 20191103_180030.jpg
  13. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    2:44.474 - X1
    Had to alter the suspension quite a bit. Stiffened virtually everything, slammed the ride height, etc.
  14. DriverModFTW

    DriverModFTW Hardcore Simmer

    What did you do with camber and alignment?
  15. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    For the moment:
    CAMBER: -0.5 F, 0 R
    TOE 30 F, 12 R
    Front toe is maxed because of the low front ride height (480 F, 0R). I set the height that way to level the car as a baseline and keep it as low as possible. Still messing around with the damper stiffness, although I've got them way stiffer than stock.
  16. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    pretend racer

    Thank You TW! Best combo in a while IMO lol.

    Last time I did this combo was June 2017, and I did a 2.43.695 back then. I used the same setup which was based on a setup by schnipp downloaded from the setup market. I upped the brake pressure to 100 percent. I probably put the bias back a click or two as well. Put a couple clicks of positive toe in the back, adjusted the psi to suit and attacked the course again.

    Looks like after 2 years I was able to gain about 2 seconds which is pretty cool. Still about 3 tenths of the record, for now....

    Attached Files:

  17. LeiF

    LeiF Alien

    Mega lap J! Knew you were going to come out strong for this one :)
    I hope I can also gain 2 seconds though not likely lol - it’s not on rsr but my AC tells me I did a 2.42.8 some time in the past.
  18. Lewisxbone

    Lewisxbone Alien

    Current Standings:

    1. pretend racer - 2.41.682 PC
    2. F1415182235 - 2.44.474 XB1
    3. DriverModFTW - 2.45.030 PC
    4. Totall Wrytoff - 2.47.087 PS4
    5. Sissydriver - 2.49.632 PC
    6. ivann_11 - 2.51.121 PS4
    7. ChaosChris - 2.51.596 XB1
    8. Bobby Situkangpoles - 2:51.828 PS4

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  19. What’s wrong with the left foot, Mr. Wrytoff? Hope everything’s okay!

    *didn’t get to watch the Gran Prix myself, 2 AM is just way too late to start my week, but happy to see Lewis clinched the title. Impressive driving at the beginning from him. Looking at the highlights, it reminds me just how good he could be when he’s got the right car under him.
    With that said, can we skip 2020 specs and have a go with the gorgeous 2021 cars next year?
    Emmanuel Tubbiolo and Lewisxbone like this.
  20. I had a mid-tarsal joint sprain, I think it's better, pain has gone, limp has gone.
    I thought I had done it in training, doc said it could be caused by stamping - ie; jumping onto a Fanatec brake pedal too hard!:D

    I'm having a go this evening, using all feet, see how it goes!:)

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