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Generic WHL 181 Evora Ever After

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by moodyryder, May 30, 2020.

  1. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the thread for the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 181: Evora Ever After

    Lotus Evora S
    Nurburgring GP (GT version)

    Our illustrious leader Mr Totall Wrytoff is a very organised man. He has a very nice spreadsheet of all the WHL competitions with all the cars used and how often the various circuits have been included.

    This week I am finally doing as I'm supposed to and I've chosen a car that hasn't appeared yet.

    We have quite a few Lotus cars left, so here you go, it's the Evora. (Cue howls of derision from the back of the class)

    Not the most popular cars in AC these. I've gone for the basic one with the manual gearbox.


    I know nothing about it apart from the front end looks like a crazy smiley Manga robot.


    Anyway, here it is in action. I enjoyed it to be honest, but then again I'm driving it slowly.


    How to take part:
    To enter, select Hotlap, choose the Lotus Evora S and Nurburgring GP GT
    Please setup the session as shown below:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Ambient Temp: 26 Degrees
    Setup: Time of day: Free / Controller: Free / Assists: Free / Stability: Free
    To qualify you must have the ambient temp set to 26 DegC.

    Deadline: Sunday 7th June 2020
    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:
    (Required if you have already posted a time)
    Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    Your times - shown as x.xx.xxx.
    Your platform (PC Xb1 PS4)
    The screen shot showing your time.
    (Optional but in the spirit) Your thoughts or any comment
    Please post video clips and share information in here as well.

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 Type 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 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 Miura 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 Francorchamps – 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 – Lamborghini 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 Francorchamps – 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 (Posted by Graveltrap!)
    150. Nordschleife - Lotus 98T (October 2019 - Posted by Totall Wrytoff)
    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 Francorchamps – Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    153. Brands Hatch GP – Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    153. Silverstone ’67 – Mercedes SLS AMG (Race event)
    154. Monza GP - Audi R8 LMS 2016
    155. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche Panamera Turbo (First thread by F1415182235)
    156. Silverstone International - Mazda RX-7 Tuned
    157. Highlands Short - Ferrari 599XX EVO
    158. Barcelona GP - Porsche 962C Short Tail
    159. Monza 1966 Road Course – McLaren 570S (Posted by Totall Wrytoff)
    159. Imola – BMW M4 Akrapovic
    159. Black Cat County Short – Lotus Type 49
    160. Mugello – BMW M3 E30 Step 1
    161. Spa Francochamps – McLaren 650s GT3
    162. Magione - Ruf CTR Yellowbird
    163. Highlands Drift – Lotus Elise SC Step 1
    164. Silverstone GP - Tatuus FA01
    165. Nurburgring Sprint - Guilietta QVLE (First thread by Pretend racer)
    166. Highlands Long – Ferrari 330P4 and Ford GT40 (Posted by moodyryder)
    167. Zandvoort – Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (Totall Wrytoff)
    168. Black Cat County Long - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2015
    169. Vallelunga Club – Porsche 718 Boxster S (Pr)
    170. Imola – Ferrari F2004 (TW)
    171. Brands Hatch Indy - Abarth 595 SS Step 2 (TW)
    171. Nordschleife Endurance - BMW Z4 E89
    172. Laguna Seca – Audi Sport Quattro (Pr)
    173. Red Bull Ring GP - Toyota Supra MKIV (Mdyrdr)
    174. Brands Hatch GP - Audi TT RS VLN (TW)
    174. Mugello - Mazda 787B
    175. Highlands Short - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder (DM)
    175. Black Cat County - Maserati 250F 12 cylinder
    176. Nurburgring GP - Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Pr)
    177. Spa Francochamps – Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Mdyrdr)
    178. Silverstone GP – Lotus Type 25 or Elise SC (TW)
    179. Laguna Seca – Praga R1
    180. Monza Junior '66 - Audi S1 & BMW m3 e30 step1
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  3. F1415182235

    F1415182235 Hardcore Simmer

    Street: 37 front 39 rear
    Semislicks: 32 front 34 rear
  4. Oh wow!
    The Unforgettable Fire!!!!
    (Which I had forgotten.)

    Talk about "a blast..," that instantly snatched me back 35 years!
    Where's the time all gone?:D
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  5. Totall Wrytoff
    Excellent combi, thanks @moodyryder and I'm fastest in the world!
    I can sleep happy!
    (I'm going to bed right away.:D)
  6. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer


    Lotus Evora.png

    Well I've had a quick go. This is one of my least favourite tracks, especially the stupid Mercedes Arena section at the start :mad:.

    Only need to find another minute and 1 second to be ahead of @Totall Wrytoff o_O
  7. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    2:19 is really a good time I must say. I need to get used to the car. Went one lap out and did a 2:21.xxx. The track is really hard and I prefer the old layout instead of , as Peggy says, that stupid Mercedes Arena :rolleyes:

  8. Correction!

    Totall Wrytoff
    (screen pic above)

    It was getting late!:)

    I'm really no expert at all, but I think key to a good lap is in the front tyres.
    After quite a few laps of washy understeer on default, I increased the front camber to -1.2 (console value not actual) and pressure up by 1psi. I also changed rear toe to zero (actual value.)
    This transforms turn in (for me:D.) It feels quicker and so much more confident into the apex.
    These tweaks gained me 1 second around the lap.
    Last edited: May 31, 2020
  9. Oh, that is GREAT to watch. :)

    Murray Walker adds at least 50% to the excitement levels.

    It's not the same now.
    (And just look at the ars*y, self-labelled pro-social-media "F1 Management" notice when you click on.....!):p
  10. Pretend racer

    Pretend racer Hardcore Simmer

    pretend racer

    Setup at the end of the vid, which should be up soon.

    I hadn't driven this car before but I was able to find a few tunes from the setup market. I used Scnipp's tune for this track. I changed the tires to semi slicks and adjusted psi, and fuel levels. After a few laps to get familiar with the combo, I was surprised to find myself really enjoying this car. This car handles the way I thought the elise should. It understeers a little bit, but its manageable, it can hold a drift relatively easily, and it still rails around corners if you can balance it properly. Fun car.

    I think this is a great track for this car, or for any car really. Its got good flow, some tricky bits, a good combo of low and high speed corners. It is hard to pass on though.

    Schnipp's tune had quite a bit of rear toe dialed in, so I took a page out of TW's book, and I lessened the rear toe a few clicks. That help loosen the rear end up and made it easier to control the car for me. I left about 2 tenths on the track because I messed up the second sector a bit. I'm sure someone (cough, cough - @GoodGame.eXistenZ ;)) will be able to find them for me. :p
  11. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    @Pretend racer I am here, I am here.... :p
    Like many of you I do not like the Mercedes-Arena. Like the old ayout a lot better, but the track is surely nice. The Evora is ok, but as you know, it feels too spongy comparedd to the Elise. Too heavy and gears are wayyy too long :D

    Video here is done at 10°, time 2:15:021
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
  12. P308R

    P308R Hardcore Simmer

    Bastian Boillot


    Lotus and I aren't friends. What a terrible car to drive. Not a lot to add :p
  13. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer


    Lotus Evora.png

    Sadly I think that's it for me this week. The combination of my dislike for this circuit, and now my dislike for this car have sapped any lingering motivation to improve further. :(
  14. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    I can understand your dislike. I learned to overcome a certain dislike for some cars and try to learn something from it, this way I am able to improve my knowledge and my driving. Everything is a chance. While it is up to everyone to see a benefit here or not, it surely does not harm your driving, as the turn in is quite something on this car to get right.

    In the meantime I am waiting for my 2080 ti to arrive. The new monitor is simply a blast to game on. Getting 100-120 fps with SOL and shadows + cubemaps off on MP with the 2080, so I am positive to get stable 120 with the 2080 ti.
  15. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer

    Yes I see your point, I won't get any worse driving this thing. It may well drive me round the bend though (no pun intended)!

    Lets hope the new 2080ti doesn't make you any faster :p
  16. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    That sounds like a modest but rather expensive upgrade! Maybe the 2080 will have held onto a good fraction of its value for a resale though?
  17. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    I got the 2080 quite cheaped used on ebay, so I can make a small profit of it. The 2080 ti is used too, so yes, it is an expensive upgrade for 20-25% more performance. But, you see, I spend quite some time on my computer, so I see it as an invest in something I like. Besides, I am pretty serious about racing (as you know), so I am a person to not let faith decide over anything and try to get the most out of something I possibly can. For me a random stutter can be a game breaker (result in a crash) so I really take no chances.

    @Peggy11 I have cars that I simply dislike, too, and of course I try to not drive some cars, but the lesson learned remains true :).
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
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  18. @krambulle - the post you wrote on Sunday at 3.47pm has just appeared (in last week's thread.)

    The WHC deadline for you is Thursday 6pm BST!:D

    Does anyone know how we can resolve this?

    Also, @krambulle , for future, we need to see all of the details in the screen pic, (Ambient Temp/ Hotlap Mode etc etc).
    P308R, Mustang 500, krambulle and 2 others like this.
  19. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    Well, I don't hold out much hope of it making a difference but I just reported the post in question with a request to the admins to consider changing the settings to prevent future posts by @krambulle from getting stuck in moderation (since he's clearly not a spammer).
    P308R, Mustang 500, krambulle and 2 others like this.
  20. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    OT: So as some might know I am running World Sim Series. Second round was VIR circuit. During qualy I was blocked in all my three qualy runs, robbing me of the pole. In the race I had a perfect start and was side by side with the leader and was hit from the back, sending me to the last position. Fighting my way back through the field, I was hit again and went onto the grass. I was able to finish 2nd anyway, but man I am pi***d right now. This would have been pole and win for sure... This is just not acceptable for a league with some actual prize money to win.
    P308R, Mustang 500 and Totall Wrytoff like this.

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