GT5 Seasonal Events #14 & #15: Muscle & France Edition

Posted by Pesico
May 19 2011

Last Sunday, PSN came back online, and Seasonal Events could be enjoyed again. Allready there was the Classic Muscle Car Championship, which originally came hours before PSN was taken down. Eerlier today, Polyphony Digital released another seasonal, the French Championship. All about this is covered in this post.

Muscle Car Championship

Classic Muscle Car Championship
* Daytona Super Speedway – 5 Laps – Cr. 101,700 – Exp. 16,700
* Indy Road Course – 5 Laps – Cr. 116,000 – Exp. 17,300
* Cape Ring Outside – 5 Laps – Cr. 121,100 – Exp. 18,900
* Laguna Seca Raceway – 5 Laps – Cr. 114,600 – Exp. 17,900
* Toscana (Pavement) 104A – 5 Laps – Cr. 130,800 – Exp. 20,100

Requirements:
* PP: 550
* Year: 1980 or earlier
* Country: United States

Suggested Car:
With maximising PP in mind, I choce to buy the Dodge Challenger R/T ’70 and race modify it. To get it to exactly 550PP I had to turn down the power of the engine to 90.2%. I bought Racing Soft Tyres and Rigidity Improvement. Transmission was set to 300KM/H. This makes for a very easy race. For those that want a challenge, rather than maximising profits, can probably do without the Race Modification and play around with tyre choice.

French Championship

French Championship
* Cape Ring Inside – 5 Laps – Cr. 101,400 – Exp. 13,500
* Rome – 5 Laps – Cr. 106,000 – Exp. 14,400 – 6m 09s
* Autumn Ring – 3 Laps – Cr. 113,300 – Exp. 15,400
* Circuit de la Sarthe 2009 – 1 Laps – Cr. 119,000 – Exp. 16,200
* Mt Aso (Tarmac) 104A – 5 Laps – Cr. 123,500 – Exp. 18,200

Requirements:
* PP: Max 500
* Country: France

Suggested Car:
I picked up the Clio Renault Sport at the dealership for Cr. 45,550 and bouht Weight Reduction Stage 1, Engine Stage 2, Sports ECU, Sports Intake Manifold, Racing Air Filter, Titanium Racing Exhaust, Sports Exhaust Manifold, Catalytic Converter: Sports, Racing Soft Tyres for a grand total of Cr. 76,450. That left the car at 492PP after oil change, which gives some room for breaking in the engine.

KittyGotWet Racing Track
The Renault Sport and the Dodge is miles apart in handling and came out in two very different time periods and are from two different continents. Not much equality here, but the lap times and maximum speed on the track was very close. They both came in 2nd and 3rd on both leadership, with the Renault having the edge on top speed and the Dodge with the edge on lap time.

Dodge Challenger R/T RM ’70 – 1:07.807 – 248KM/H (154MPH)
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V ’00 – 1:08.126 – 249KM/H (155MPH)

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