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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 218 – One for the road

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. Welcome to the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 218 – One for the road
    Featuring an Assetto Corsa Hotlap and a new, “Beat the pro!” Assetto Corsa Competizione challenge.

    Assetto Corsa Hotlap
    Car: Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    Track: Highlands
    My favourite car in AC, on my favourite bit of road.

    Shelby’s test driver Ken Miles drove and raced the the predecessor to the car we have in Assetto Corsa and pronounced the car virtually un-driveable, naming it "The Turd".
    So Shelby, with help from Ford, designed a completely new chassis for the Cobra. There was a standard model and a competition car - the car we have in the game.
    S/C stands for “semi-competition.
    Shelby fitted the new car with the most excellently named "side oiler" 427 cubic inch, V8, Ford FE engine.
    The 427 "side-oiler" produces a completely insane 485bhp and 465lbs/ft of torque.

    I’m sure 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 politician. There’s also a thunderous 465lbs/ft of torque, too. In comparison, around thirty years later, the McLaren F1 has only 10lbf/ft more!

    Highlands is a lovely road, with open sweepers and room enough to enjoy long seconds at full throttle.

    This is the last blast from me, a huge thanks to @Pretend racer who will be taking over. Hope you enjoy!

    AC Tyres and Fastest Laps:
    Recommended operating pressures:
    Vintage tyres - 43 psi all round

    Fastest Lap: 2:36.745 (RSR)

    Assetto Corsa Competizione – “Beat the Pro” Challenge
    10 mins Hotstint to get the Fastest Lap

    Car: Ferrari 488 GT3 2019 (not the EVO)
    Track/ Time: Misano / 14:00
    Weather: CUSTOM
    We're going for a 10 minute hotstint, but we're not looking for the overall time, just the single fastest (valid) lap in the stint, so we need a lap to get everything up to temp, the flat out for 2 maybe 3 laps before the tyres start to go.

    This showcases ACC's talent's nicely and gives a feel for what it would be like to try and get a qualifying lap in real life.
    As a target, we are trying to beat David Perel's blistering fast 1:34:79 as show in the below video:

    Remember, it’s the fastest lap, not the overall time!

    Recommended Tyre Pressures:
    Ideal GT3 dry slick operating pressures are between 27.4 psi and 28.0 psi

    How to take part:
    * Assetto Corsa Hotlap Challenges *
    To enter the Assetto Corsa Hotlap Challenge, select Hotlap, choose the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C and the Highlands Circuit
    Please setup the session as follows:
    Mode: Hotlap / Ambient Temp: Free / Time of day: Free / Controller: Free / Assists: Free / Stability: Free.

    * Assetto Corsa Competizione 30 mins Hotstint Challenge *
    1. Car: Ferrari 488 GT3 (2019 Season - non EVO version)
    2. Challenge type: Hotstint 10 mins
    3. Time of day: 14:00
    4. Track: Misano
    5. Weather: Custom
    6. Dynamic Weather: Disabled
    7. Cloud: 0%
    8. Av. Temp: 30c
    9. Grip level: Optimum
    10. Wetness: n/a
    The screen shot required to enter your time is in Timetables at the end of the session.
    Realism and Assist Settings are up to you. Ideally, please use PRO

    For ease of admin, please use the following format to post your times to be included on the leader boards:

    * Improvement (Only required if you have already posted a time)
    * Challenge – AC or ACC
    * Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    * Your time - shown as x.xx.xxx.
    * Number of laps - ACC Hotstint
    * Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    * Screen shot showing your time.
    (Optional but in the spirit) Your thoughts or any comment.
    Please post video clips and share information here as well.

    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, lap mode, weather and of course the car being used!
    You can run as many laps as you can manage and update your times as often as you like. It is all about taking part, pushing yourself and enjoying Assetto Corsa and Competizione. All Platforms are welcome.

    Deadline: Sunday 28th March 2021
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

  2. AC
    Totall Wrytoff
    I'll go first then!
    Default set-up save tyre pressures and transmission at 168 mph in top.
    Running at 10C, but I wonder if the Vintage tyres might prefer warmer.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2021
  3. TinPeach

    TinPeach Hardcore Simmer

    Blimey, it’s like a rock and a hard place for me this week. Useless on any of the highland tracks, so that’ll be interesting in Cobra. And 1:34:79 around Missano, pretty sure that is way out of my talent remit - but hey, they’re both going to be fun trying anyway.
  4. local_man1234

    local_man1234 Hardcore Simmer

    7 laps

  5. Rod100

    Rod100 Hardcore Simmer


    I set ambient temperature 15deg, tires were always green.

    "Careful with that throttle, Eugene"[​IMG]

    Sent from my ASUS_Z012DC using Tapatalk
  6. HandyAndy1962

    HandyAndy1962 Hardcore Simmer


    Attached Files:

  7. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Mike Reynolds

    Dave Perel's 1:34 feels a long way away!

    ACC WHC Header.PNG
  8. Improvement
    Totall Wrytoff
    Twitchy fun!
  9. TinPeach

    TinPeach Hardcore Simmer

    You think that’s far, being 2 seconds off your time, not even a stronger prescription is going to bring the 1:34 into focus for me presently :)
  10. SlowGrayAudi

    SlowGrayAudi Hardcore Simmer


    Fastest lap 1:36.504



    Attached Files:

  11. SlowGrayAudi

    SlowGrayAudi Hardcore Simmer


    Had to adjust the setup quite a bit. Even the default aggressive setup is wayyy to understeering for me. Tires do get hot, gonna make more adjustments.


    Fastest lap 1:36.087


  12. SlowGrayAudi

    SlowGrayAudi Hardcore Simmer


    Made more adjustments. Less DF, more toe, more height. More rear bar. more cooling.


    Fastest lap 1:35.709


  13. SlowGrayAudi

    SlowGrayAudi Hardcore Simmer

    Really close for us ACC guys!!!
  14. Weekly Hotlap Challenge 218
    Thursday Timings

    Assetto Corsa Hotlap
    Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in the Highlands

    1. Totall Wrytoff - 2.39.663 PS4
    2. HandyAndy1962 - 2:43.583 PC
    3. Rod100 - 2.45.815 Xb1

    Assetto Corsa Competizione
    Ferrari 488 GT3 at Misano

    1. SlowGrayAudi - 1:35.709 PC
    2. SFR_rallimoilane - 1:35.772 PS4
    3. Mike Reynolds - 1:35:871 PC

    At the moment, everyone is on the podium this week! Congrats!
    As @SlowGrayAudi says, it is very close at Misano, but still a second off David Perel!
  15. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    pretend racer

    What a great combo! The Shelby is probably my favorite car to drive in AC. Its such a violent beast, you feel like a cowboy on a bucking bronco, bending it to do your bidding, while it tries to kill you at every opportunity it sees. So satisfying to get it right, and so terrifying when you get wrong! I spent a lot of time driving this car when I first started in ac. I think it made me a better driver for sure.

    The last time I ran this combo was in Feb of 2017, and I did a 2.41.09. I didn't know/care to tune my cars that well back then. So with a tune from the setup market and some more skills I was able to improve by 4 seconds in 4 years!
  16. Andrei228

    Andrei228 Gamer


    Newcomer here. I started sim racing 6 months ago and I am loving every moment of it so far, but boy is this car tough to drive. It feels like you are dancing on the limit with it in every corner(and even on the straights!).
    Looking forward to participating in more hotlap challenges in the future. :)
  17. Welcome to the WHC @Andrei228 !

    Thanks for joining in and what a great lap time! Even better if you've only been playing for 6 months.
    No doubt you'll get faster and faster and be heading the leader boards soon!
  18. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer



    Had a very quick go as it's @Totall Wrytoff last WHC at the helm.

    Changed fuel and tyre pressures, left everything else as it was. I also used TC and ABS (sorry :oops:) as I don't have time for anymore attempts to sort my braking points and get used to the car.

    This will be my last WHC until sometime in June I'm sad to say as I don't have enough spare time at the moment to do the WHC justice.

    Thanks for having me and keep going fast (not too fast though please).

    See you in a few months time :)
  19. Cheers @Peggy11 and good luck with everything in the meantime! :)
  20. Laughing Gravy

    Laughing Gravy Hardcore Simmer

    Laughing Gravy


    It was such a nice Spring day today I thought I'd take a ride around the Scottish countryside.
    Thank you TW!
    The King is dead, long live the King.

    Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk

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