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Race Cars VS Road Cars

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Hi all,

I have been playing GT5 now for about 8 months or so and it is a fun game to play. But when I go to play online I mostly find "Road Cars only" or "Comfort tyres only" servers and to me this is a bit funny. It can sometimes take me up to an hour before I can find a server that I can use my Race cars in.

I hear often from people that there is no skill involved when using race tyres and race cars, I would say that it is just different skills used. I use a GT2 wheel with no driving aids and some cars can be very tricky to dive.

I was wondering how the good people in this forum feel about the different types of cars and tyres and what you perfer to race with and why?

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This is a very interesting question that is true in a handful of sims. I think that Gt5 is a great road car game and there are actually fewer race cars to choose from. It might also come down to the road cars are generally less expensive and that means that everyone has them. Get into expensive cars and you need to have spent more time with the game. great question though and I am also wondering what more people think about that.

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Now that it is so easy to "grind" credits in the game (500.000 credits under 4min) and with more race cars coming available in the online dealership I hope that more people starts to use them. I have been using the remote race grinder for a while now and everyday I go to work I just start an app. on my computer that runs b-spec remote races for me so I have not had any issues with credits and getting race cars (120+ race cars so far). But not everybody does this and that I can understand of course.

Would love to hear you opinion on this Shaun, if you rather use Race cars or Road cars for online racing and what tyres you would pick. If you and the guys (and girl of course) race each other what do you normally pick?

And the question about the skill level needed for race cars with race tyres, I hear this so often that it is to easy and no skills needed. But I have raced some people with race tyres+race car and can not come close to their times so for me there is loads of skill involved, it is just different type of skill.

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I agree entirely with you, c0rn: The skill required for either of the type of cars is very different.

Although I do feel anyone who can handle a race-car with most aids off, can tackle a road car on any type of tyres/tires very very easily and also be faster than most people who claim they are "road car - specialists" and dont like to drive race cars as they're easy. I find that funny and rubbish.

Putting on Race-tyres on a stock car though, is a little bit wrong, IMHO. I wouldnt suggest that in real life, unless you have advanced level modifications in your car spending that kinda money on race-tyres without any mods is foolish. (which to be very honest, is what I do in GT5 :) Just to have that 'edge' over the AI drivers, atleast initially in the game with real slow cars).. Although I never went race tyres on production cars, in any form of competition, having "comfort" tyres to race with is also very wrong, in real, atleast equip your car with sports 'hard' tyres. Hard because as an individual race-driver, you dont want to change tyres every few laps! :P

Another theory according to me is, most people who play GT5 (or Forza for that matter), want to "tune" their loved cars and race online and with the vast library of production cars at your disposal, it only makes sense to race them instead of "race" cars... It's more about the choice or ego of your favorite brand / manufacturer VS it's rival brand, which isnt the case with race-cars, i believe..

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You needs skills to drive both road and race cars online competitively. It's a bit like asking which needs more skill, Call of Duty or Battlefield? They both need high skill levels to succeed.

For me, I don't mind which I race, as long as it's an even playing field and fun.

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Honestly I never find good races online, maybe I'm unlucky, I only find the ones that have a 13 year old's voice shouting in the background....

I also use all aids off with racing tires and almost on all my cars....is that cheating ?

I don't find it hard to get credits, the seasonal races pay very well if you spend time in them, even if you don't win you learn about car control and get great $$$

Cool idea would be to have an SRT Lobby with a weekly car selection for members to race each other !

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I like using road cars on race tires because thats mainly what I do in real life. I like using cars I have or am planning on buying. Only prob is that I enjoy running Lamborghini cars and when I went to the dealer to look I didnt fit inside I am just too tall at 6'6" so buying one is out of the question, the salesman said it was odd because he sold to 6'5" basketball players but I am guessing they were all legs. I kind of fit in my brothers Lotus Exige S but thats a tight squeeze. Anyways back on toppic. An SRT lobby would be awsome.

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Hey Drag Racer....can I politely tell you to F...Off.....

It's just me being jelouse of those cars and the possibility of actually driving them

You are Blowing smoke or one hell of a lucky dude

Hope your a lucky dude !

:)

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I didnt drive the lambo I just sat in it because it was way too tight in it. but My brother does have an exige S that he let me take for a spin, its tight inside but I can squeeze into it, it drives like a shifter cart. you look in the rear view mirror all you see is the intercooler. I am lucky guy.

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When it comes to choosing my favorite car to sim race I tend to jump around a bunch. I love to race in a variety of cars anything from Formula one to off roading or rally. If I really had to pick a favorite it is probably like stated earlier, racing real life cars setup for the track. I am also a huge fan of GT Racing cars which are pretty close to that as well. I really also agree that each type of car is a different type of skill set and not actually any easier or harder to drive just takes a slightly different talent.

For example driving a F1 car is about precision and timing. Talking about milliseconds between movements on the wheel. On the other hand gt cars tend to drive a bit more tail happy and learning trail braking and counter steering is what is most critical. Sideways out of a corner might be very normal but in an F1 car might be slow or deadly.

I love driving sideways and that is why I prefer the gt type or street cars if I had to choose.

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I do love driving Touring cars or Rally cars (has to be R.Burns) my self in any sim.

And it is nice to hear that the good people in here agree that its not "no skill" driving race cars with race tyres in GT5. I didnt really mean to compare one type of driving to an other, just think I was frustrated after a long day of people online telling me when I asked if we could use racing cars/tyres that I was "stupid" and was without skill and thats why I wanted race cars/tyres. Sorry for taking that out on you people =)

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Well let's look at it from another point of view

- If you had the chance of living near a track

- If you had the funds to have a track car

- Would you run street tires ?

- Nope

No, you'd run the sports tyres Like Toyo R888s or some of the v70s (in soft, medium or hard compounds). Unless you have a full cage and stiff suspension slicks aren't that much fun / a good idea / they also cost a bomb and are only really needed for racing were every millisecond counts. Horses for courses, loads of people love running slicks regardless it seems :(. For me it's cheating and boring! Like Shaun I'd rather be in GT / Road cars with balanced tyres and some sideways fun and games :D.

Thankfully there is shuffle racing, then stick to racing my friends in other cars / similar setups and PPs. Sometimes on the publics you get a dream lounge / some great racing. e.g: lupo cups at the ring limited to 197 bhp or no limit racing at the ring and all of us having race cars on soft slicks. But it is rare :(.

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Personally, I prefer keep most of my cars in GT5 in there stock form with the exception of the fixed suspension upgrade and comfort soft tires. However, if I'm racing online at Daytona then I have to resort to fully modifying my car to be able to reach it's max performance. These cars are setup and solely used for online Daytona Speedway racing.

Even though plenty of race cars in GT5 I really have little desire to use them. For me, GT5 is about being able to drive your everyday car, win $$$, buy upgrades, tune it, and take it to the track to race your friends.

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