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Which open wheeler: Lotus Exos or Formula Abarth?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by Strummer, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Strummer

    Strummer Simracer

    I have become fond of the FAbarth but I wonder if the Lotus will now be the more popular choice for those wanting to drive open-wheelers. It is faster and sexier, I guess. What do you think?
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  3. f_deutsch

    f_deutsch Hardcore Simmer

    It depends. I like almost all kind of openwheelers. Each of them represents a different challenge. I definitelly will enjoy the Exos, but for sure will be back and drive the Abarth. Still I think would be nice to have a lower formula car, like a Skip Barber or trainer.
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  4. more power is always better :D
  5. Ales Nocar

    Ales Nocar Hardcore Simmer

    FAbarth is a baby. :)
  6. maeckie

    maeckie Gamer

    for us non-pro´s and online racing, yes. lower power is always better.

    the young speed addicts might disagree, cause they lack the experience ;)
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  7. CTR69

    CTR69 Racer

    Isn't this the purpose of the F abarth? To train racers before going into higher tiers?
  8. f_deutsch

    f_deutsch Hardcore Simmer

    At some point. The Abarth is a proper race car, on the range of a F3 I think. Still a difficult car to be competitive for novices. That is why I think a trainer car would be a good addition. Also, for online events, that type of cars usually provides fun races.
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  9. Mogster

    Mogster Alien

    The FA only has a 1.4 turbo 160(?..)bhp engine. It's similar to a Formula Renault so less powerful than Formula 3, Formula 3 is 2 litre 200bhp.

    Like Formula Renault it's intended as entry level, the next step after Karts I think. Formula Ford seems to be being skipped by the rising stars these days.
  10. Temeter

    Temeter Gamer

    Formula Abarth is one of the Sub-Formula 5-Classes, it's really aimed at karting graduates.

    Both the Lotus and Abarth have their unique feeling. The Lotus is far more stressful and susceptible for driving mistakes.
  11. Robin_NL

    Robin_NL Alien

    To me the faster/more powerful one is more of a challenge. This counts for any sim or real life car (the latter not being a fat pig with 700BHP ) But maybe it's just me.

  12. Robin_NL

    Robin_NL Alien

    I understand, but I don't lack the experience(trackdays, driftdays for over 10 years now in 300-400BHP cars) , but I always choose the better one which is 9 out of 10 times the more powerful /faster one. If you first try the more powerful one for some time , the slower one is more driveable as well. Think about that. :D

    Edit: BUT I fell in love with the lower powered than normal Macca GT3 because of it's manners and superb handling vs the streetversion. So sometimes principles just change.

    In simracing choosing the Macca GT 3 over the 458 S3 is another story: No.

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014
  13. GeraArg

    GeraArg Simracer

    OW? Lotus 49...
  14. OffAgain

    OffAgain Simracer

    When it comes to racing the things multiplayer, I agree 100%. Getting a more competitive, safe, and just generally, er, racey race between normal drivers is always easier in slower kit.

    Or, to put it in terms of the FAbarth and the new Lotus, I prefer driving the Lotus (so far, that feels like one heck of a well implemented car!), but I'd much, much, much rather race in a FAbarth.
  15. League racing or hot lapping = T125
    Public server racing = Tatuus FA
  16. Just wanted to say, Shinobu is awesome, 'nuff said.
    Desteban and おしの しのぶ like this.

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