Thursday, March 03, 2005

GT4 Tips

I recently won the All-Japan GT championship. The award - a "Option 350z" value 395,000 credits. I already have a 750+HP Nissan 350z Concept racecar (and just won the AJ-GTC with it). I decided I wanted to give it a try to see if it was faster than my current car. In just a couple of laps it was obvious that turbo-lag made it much harder to drive. I decided I would sell it - the value with 6 miles? 42,000 credits. Tip - don't drive award cars if you thnik you might sell them!

I built a 03 BMW M3CSL to compete in the european races. The Mercedes McLaren is faster. Racing the bimmer rates over 150 A-Spec points - winning is hard - that damn Merc can simply walk away on any long straight. Suspension tuning is crucial in winning in underpowered cars. After 3 tries I managed to dial out most of the understeer. Springs, bars, ride hight, and brake balance are all optimized to improve front-end traction.

Why can't you sell crappy concept cars? WTF an I going to do with a 150HP Pontiac Sunfire concept or a Toyota Triathalon?

Nordschleif is hard. It is blindingly fast and in a really fast car it is very hard to stay in the track. If you have done the 1A license test in the 2005 M5 you will know what I mean.

What a game. In a couple of weeks I have gotten all the licences except SuperLicence. I have won over a dozen race series (all the beginner except the sport truck series) and all the professional except the Lightweight Cup. How can a Lotus Elise (which works well in MR and Spider) have a wheelbase too long to compete in the Lightweight Cup? I am still only 9% through the game. I'm looking forward to the remaining 91%...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

u can sell concept cars just as u would with any other car but u dont get any credits for them.

Anonymous said...

Hi, ##NAME##, very interesting, what you wrote. Not exactly my bag, as I was hunting for Can I make a supercar stuff when I saw it. good material there. All the best,John ##LINK##

Anonymous said...

If u have a gt3 game save, then go to game status screen in gt4 to transfer 100,000 credits and ur b+a licenses. then, u will have 110,000 cr. and the best car to buy is a dodge viper srt-10, lightly tuned or a fully tuned 350 z roadster.Good luck! and another thing, mission #10 with the renault avantime is extremely hard, can anyone help me please?

Rogelio said...

what is the best car 2 beat the japanese all GT championship?

Peter said...

LICENSE EXAMS:

B(Bronze) : VOLKSWAGEN Lupo 1.4 '02
B(Silver) : MAZDA KUSABI '03
B(Gold) : HONDA S500 '63
A(Bronze) : PONTIAC Sunfire GXP Concept '02
A(Silver) : ACURA DN-X '02
A(Gold) : NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (Gran Turismo Version) '01
IB(Bronze) : NIKE One 2022
IB(Silver) : MAZDA RX-8 Concept (Type-II) '04
IB(Gold) : JENSEN HEALEY Interceptor Mk.III '74
IA(Bronze) : NISMO 270R '94 (S14)
IA(Silver) : NISSAN GT-R Concept (TokyoShow) '01
IA(Gold) : DOME ZERO '78
S(Bronze) : MERCURY Cougar XR-7 '67
S(Silver) : PONTIAC Solstice Coupe Concept '02
S(Gold) : FORD Model T Tourer '15


BEGINNER HALL:

Sunday Cup : AUTOBIANCHI A112 Abarth '79
FF Challenge : MAZDA Mazda6 Concept '01
FR Challenge : NISSAN Skyline 2000GT-B '67
4WD Challenge : TOYOTA Motor Triathlon Race Car '04
MR Challenge : LOTUS Esprit Turbo HC '87
Light Weight K Cup : GINETTA G4 '64
Spider & Roadster : CHRYSLER Prowler '02
Sport Truck Race : CHEVROLET Silverado SST Concept '02


PROFESSIONAL HALL:

Clubman Cup : MAZDA Mazdaspeed 6 '05
Tuning Car Grand Prix : NISSAN OPTION Stream Z '04
Race of NA Sports : HONDA NSX-R Concept '01
Race of Turbo Sports : MAZDA BP FALKEN RX-7 (D1GP) '03
Boxer Spirit : RUF CTR Yellow Bird '87
World Classic Car Series : MERCEDES-BENZ Daimler Motor Carriage '1886
World Compact Car Race : HONDA S800 RSC Race Car '68
Supercar Festival : CIZETA V16T '94
Gran Turismo World Championship : FORD GT LM Edition Spec-II '04

EXTREME HALL:

Gran Turismo All Stars : BMW MacLaren F1 GTR Race Car '97
Dream Car Championship : NISSAN GT-R Concept LM Race Car '02
Polyphony Digital Cup : OPERA PERFORMANCE S2000 '04
Like The Wind : VOLKSWAGEN W12 Nardo Concept '01
Formula GT World : MERCEDES-BENZ Sauber C9 Race Car '89
Real Circuit Tours : NISSAN GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (PaceCar) '01
Premium Sports Lounge : FORD GT '05


ENDURANCE HALL:

Grand Valley 300km : AUDI Auto Union V16 Type C Streamline '37
Laguna Seca 200 Miles : FORD GT40 Race Car '69
Roadster 4 Hours Endurance : MAZDA RX-7 LM Race Car '01
Tokyo R246 300km : MITSUBISHI FTO Super Touring Car '97
Super Speedway 150 Miles : HONDA NSX-R Prototype LM Race Car '02
Nurburgring 24 Hours Endurance : POLYPHONY Formula Gran Turismo '04
Nurburgring 4 Hours Endurance : CHAPPARAL 2D Race Car '67
Suzuka 1000km : LISTER Storm V12 Race Car '99
Motegi 8 Hours Endurance : HONDA NSX-R LM Edition Road Car '02
Tsukuba 9 Hours Endurance : NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R Race Car (CALSONIC) '93
Sarthe Circuit 24 Hours I : AUDI R8 '01
Sarthe Circuit 24 Hours II : BENTLEY Speed 8 Race Car '03
Fuji 1000km : NISSAN R92CP Race Car '92
Infineon World Sport Car Trophy : FORD GT LM Race Car '02
El Captain 200 Miles : TOYOYTA 88C-V Race Car (MINOLTA) '89
New York 200 Miles : DODGE Charger Super Bee 426 Hemi '71


MISSION HALL:

Mission 1-10 : DMC DeLorean S2 '04
Mission 11-20 : JAY LENO Tank Car '03
Mission 21-24 : PAGANI Zonda Race Car '01
Mission 25-29 : TOYOTA 7 Race Car '70
Mission 30-34 : NISSAN R89C Race Car '89


JAPANESE HALL:

Japanese Championship : NISSAN 350Z Concept LM Race Car '02
Japanese GT Championship : NISSAN MOTUL PITWORK Z (JGTC) '04
Japanese 70's Classic : NISSAN SKYLINE Hard Top 2000GT-R (KPGC10) '70
Japanese 80's Festival : MITSUBISHI HSR-II Concept '89
Japanese 90's Challenge : NISMO 400R (R33) '96
Japanese Compact Car Cup : HONDA LIFE STEP VAN '72


EUROPEAN HALL:

European Championship : JAGUAR XJ220 LM Edition '01
British GT Cup : JAGUAR E-Type Coupe '61
British Light Weight Car Race : LOTUS Europa Special '71
German Touring Car Championship : MERCEDES-BENZ AMG CLK-GTR Race Car '98
Italian Festival : ALFA ROMEO 155 2.5 V6 TI Race Car '93
French Championship : CITROEN 2CV Type-A '54
European Classic Car Championship : MERCEDES-BENZ Benz Patent Motor Wagen '1886
European Hot Hatch Car Championship : VOLVO 240 GLT Estate '88
1000 Miles : ALFA ROMEO Giulia Sprint Speciale '63
Schwarzwald Liga A : BMW M3 GTR Race Car '01
Schwarzwald Liga B : MERCEDES-BENZ AMG 190E 2.5 16V Evolution II (DTM) '92


AMERICAN HALL:

American Championship : CHEVROLET Corvette Convertible (C1) '54
Stars and Stripes : CHEVROLET Camaro LM Race Car '01
American Muscle Car Championship : CHEVROLET Chevelle SS 454 '70
Classic Muscle Car Championship : PLYMOUTH Super Bird '70


SPECIAL CONDITION HALL (EASY):

Umbria Rally : CADILLAC CIEN '02
Capri Rally : TOYOTA RSC Rally Raid Car '02
Grand Canyon : FORD RS200 '84
Ice Arena : TOYOTA RSC '01
Chamonix : INFINITI FX45 Concept '02
George V Paris : ALPINE A310 1600VE '73
Swiss Alps : MITSUBISHI CZ-3 Tarmac '01
Tahiti : RENAULT 5 Turbo '80
Tsukuba Circuit : MAZDA RX-8 Concept (Type-I) '01
Cathedral Rocks Trail I : LAND ROVER Range Stormer Concept '04
Cathedral Rocks Trail II : HYUNDAI HCD6 '01


SPECIAL CONDITION HALL (NORMAL):

Umbria Rally : LANCIA Delta HF Integrale Rally Car '92
Capri Rally : SUBARU IMPREZA Rally Car Prototype '01
Grand Canyon : MITSUBISHI CZ-3 Tarmac Rally Car '02
Ice Arena : MITSUBISHI Lancer Evolution IV Rally Car'97
Chamonix : SUBARU IMPREZA Rally Car '01
George V Paris : RENAULT 5 Maxi Turbo Rally Car '85
Swiss Alps : TOYOTA CELICA GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST205) '95
Tahiti : FORD Escort Rally Car '98
Tsukuba Circuit : MAZDA 6 Touring Car '02
Cathedral Rocks Trail I : SUBARU IMPREZA Rally Car '99
Cathedral Rocks Trail II : TOYOTA CELICA GT-FOUR Rally Car (ST185) '95


SPECIAL CONDITION HALL (HARD):

Umbria Rally : LANCIA Delta S4 Rally Car '85
Capri Rally : FORD RS200 Rally Car '85
Grand Canyon : MITSUBISHI STRAION 4WD Rally Car '84
Ice Arena : NISSAN BLUEBIRD 1600SSS Rally Car (510) '69
Chamonix : LANCIA STRATOS Rally Car '77
George V Paris : PEUGEOT 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 Rally Car '86
Swiss Alps : NISSAN SILVIA 240RS Rally Car '85
Tahiti : MITSUBISHI PAJERO Rally Raid Car '85
Tsukuba Circuit : FORD GT Concept '02
Cathedral Rocks Trail I : SUZUKI ESCUDO Dirt Trial Car '98
Cathedral Rocks Trail II : MITSUBISHI PAJERO Evolution Rally Raid Car '03


One-Make Races
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DAIHATSU:
Copen Race : DAIHATSU STORIA X4 '00
Midget II Race : DAIHATSU Midget '63

HONDA:
Type R Meeting : HONDA HSC (Honda Sports Concept) '03
CIVIC Race : HONDA CIVIC Si (Mugen Motul Race Car) '87

HYUNDAI:
Hyundai Sport Festival : HYUNDAI Clix '01

ISUZU:
Isuzu Classic Sport : ISUZU 117 Coupe '68

MAZDA:
'RE' Club : MAZDA Cosmo Sport (L10A) '67
Roadster Cup : MAZDA MX-Crossport '05
RX-8 Cup : MAZDA RX-8 Concept LM Race Car '01

MITSUBISHI:
Evolution Meeting : MITSUBISHI Lancer 1600 GSR Rally Car '74
Mirage Cup : MITSUBISHI I Concept '03

NISSAN:
Race of Red Emblem : NISMO SKYLINE GT-R LM Road Going Version (R33) '95
March Brothers : NISSAN mm-R Cup Car '01
Silvia Sisters : NISSAN Sileighty '98
'Z' Club : NISSAN Fairlady 240ZG (HS30) '71

SUBARU:
Subaru 360 Race : SUBARU 360 '58
Race of Pleiades : SUBARU IMPREZA Super Touring Car '01

SUZUKI:
Suzuki K Cup : SUZUKI CONCEPT-S2 '03
Suzuki Concept Car : SUZUKI GSX-R/4 '01

TOYOTA:
ALTEZZA Race : TOYOTA ALTEZZA Touring Car '01
Vitz Race : TOYOTA Vitz RS Turbo '02

CHEVROLET:
Corvette Festival : CHEVROLET Corvette Z06 (C2) Race Car '63
Camaro Meeting : CHEVROLET Camaro IROC-Z Concept '88

CHRYSLER:
Crossfire Trophy : DODGE VIPER GTSR Concept '00

SALEEN:
Saleen S7 Club : NIKE One 2022

SHELBY:
Shelby Cobra Cup : SHELBY Mustang G.T.350R '65

ALFA ROMEO:
GTA Cup : ALFA ROMEO Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 '65

ALPINE:
Renault Alpine Cup : ALPINE A110 1600S '73

ASTON MARTIN:
Aston Martin Festival : ASTON MARTIN DB9 Coupe '03

AUDI:
Tourist Trophy : AUDI Le Mans Quattro '03
A3 Cup : AUDI Pikes Peak quattro '03

BMW:
BMW 1 Series Trophy : BMW 2002 Turbo '73
'M' Club : BMW M3 GTR '03

CITROEN:
2HP-2CV : CITROEN 2CV Type-A '54

LOTUS:
Elise Cup : LOTUS Elise Type-72 '01
Lotus Classic Cup : LOTUS Elan S1 '62

MERCEDES-BENZ:
Legend of Silver Arrow : MERCEDES-BENZ CLK Touring Car (D2 DTM) '00
SL Challenge : MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL Coupe '54

MG:
MG Festival : MGF '97

MINI:
Mini.Mini Battle : MARCOS Mini Marcos GT '70

OPEL:
Speedster Cup : OPEL Calibra Touring Car (DTM) '94

PEUGEOT:
206 Cup : PEUGOET 205 Turbo 16 Rally Car '85

RENAULT:
Clio Trophy : RENAULT Lutecia Renault Sport V6 24V Race Car '00
Megane Cup : RENAULT AVANTIME '02

TRIUMPH:
Spitfire Cup : TRIUMPH Spitfire 1500 '74

TVR:
Blackpool Racer : TVR Cerbera Speed 12 '00

VOLKSWAGEN:
Beetle Cup : VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 1100 Standard (Type-11) '49
Lupo Cup : VOLKSWAGEN Karmann Ghia Coupe (Type-1) '68
GTI Cup : VOLKSWAGEN Golf I GTI '76