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So You Think You're Fast? AC Hotlap Challenge: Alfa 4C @ Imola

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I'm very pleased to announce that throughout the month of May the AC hotlap challenge will be making a return. smile

 

AC has an official in game app for comparing times with your Steam friends, so time to have a little fun!

 

You have 7 days to post your best time and see how you compare.

 

The next Challenge is:

 

Challenges > Hotlap: Alfa Romeo 4C @ Imola (The Alfa 4C is Part of the dreampack DLC)

 

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Prerequisites

 

Game Settings

 

Launcher settings for ABS and TC must be set to FACTORY.

(once on track you can change the settings if the car allows it)

Stability OFF, Fuel ON

Penalties must be enabled

 

Before you can start posting laps you need to do two things (if you haven't already)

 

1. Activate the in game Friends Leaderbord. To do this, take to the track and move your mouse to the right hand edge of the screen to activate the apps sidebar. From here select the Friends Leaderboard (it's near the bottom)

 

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You should then see a leaderboard similar to this. You can drag it round to a suitable position.

 

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Once the app is active it will log your laps and list those of your Steam Friends.

 

2. In order to get an accurate set of comparison of times you will need to add people to your friends list. You should be able to find all of us at the SimHQ Motorsports Steam Group. Just send out friend invites to those taking part and when they accept you can see their times on your leaderboard.

 

I have most people already, but if you want to enter, please add me as a friend first (if you haven't already), then post a time. I'll periodically post my leaderboard in the following post so you can all see who you need to befriend. Hopefully after a short while we'll all be bosom buddies. cheers

 

Have Fun!!!

 

The challenge is open immediately and will expire exactly 7 days from the time of this post. smile

 

 

 

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Thanks for something milder. Another combo like last week and I would need a cardiologist appointment help

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I really like this car. Pointy 4WD goodness and it sounds great too smile

Hmmm... No 4wd on this car. You're thinking of the V6 DTM Alfa.

But it does feel sublimely balanced. Like a more playful Exige.

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Thanks for something milder. Another combo like last week and I would need a cardiologist appointment help

lol, that's funny Piotr.

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Well, my laptimes aren't improving, my stylishness sure is. Never driven a mid-engine that is so fun to slide around in.

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UGH! Had over half a second faster than my 2:07 lap when it said I cut the chicane...which I feel I didn't...lol. Need a replay marshall wink

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Beautifully balanced car. If they drive like this IRL it will definitely be high on my wishlist. I've seen a few in the flesh and they are absolutely gorgeous. Much more stylish than they look in game.

Look like i need to find another .6 sec. Might have a couple of tenths but .6 is a tall order. Nice time Piotr. thumbsup

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Beautifully balanced car. If they drive like this IRL it will definitely be high on my wishlist. I've seen a few in the flesh and they are absolutely gorgeous. Much more stylish than they look in game.

Look like i need to find another .6 sec. Might have a couple of tenths but .6 is a tall order. Nice time Piotr. thumbsup

+1

When Hammond was driving this car in recent Top Gear Season, he described it "this car changes direction like a young cat chasing the spider" hahaha

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When Hammond was driving this car in recent Top Gear Season, he described it "this car changes direction like a young cat chasing the spider" hahaha

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...which must be why this car owns turn 11-13 like no other smile

The only negatives to me are that the gear ratios are too widely spaced, and of course, flappy paddles. A tighter ratio and manual would seal the 4c as my favorite street car in AC.

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I agree with everything you say about the car, especially the gear spacings, not sure whether to be in 2nd or third through some corners. Ovrrall though great fun.

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Oh crap...just saw TC and ABS are supposed to be set to factory. I turned mine off. Guess I'll reset my score. banghead

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Well, after about 2 hours of relearning to drive with the factory TC (ABS was still at factory) and monkeying around with the setups...I love this car! biggrin

Don't think I'd be any good at racing it, but I can now hot lap it...lol. If I could just master the (I think) T6-T7 esses without spinning...

driving

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Factory means setting the game options for TC and ABS at 'factory'

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This means the game won't let you do anything that's not possible in the real car. If the vehicle has functionality for controlling TC and ABS you can use them as you wish. wink

Prob should have clarified this earlier. I'll add it to the main post.

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I thought the 'factory' option meant you're allowed to set them as you want.

Exactly that, I run on factory settings in the menu and then turn it off in game. Factory simply means you can only use the options available to the real car, not 'false' gamey tc.

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Thanks for the clarification, I was going to reset my times too, and I'm not sure I could enjoy much lapping with the TC on as it was super annoying coming out of corners when I was using it.

Hats off to those of you that managed good times with it on.

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Ah, well. Had a quick go and had fun - 2:08. But was driven mad by the G27 wheel rotation not matching the in-game wheel rotation, so have fiddled and finally found what was causing that. Much nicer to drive now. Expect to see me in more AC events in future.

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Looks like I had accidentally hit the reset button when moving the gauges around yesterday, just noticed when you updated the leaderboard, did a few more laps to get back on there, this was another fun combo thumbsup

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I feel like that TdF rider that was in solo escape for 200km, only to be cautght in last 500 meters cool

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This challenge has now closed. Congrats to Brun for his last minute ninja manoeuvre. thumbsup

Commiserations to Piotr who led the pack all week just to be pipped at the line. Well done to all who tumbled those times in the last couple of day. Very impressive.

Fun challenge this one smile

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Sorry Piotr! I didn't get any wheel time until yesterday evening but thought I'd try and put in a time. Just when I was wondering whether I was gonna find the 4 tenths I needed, I suddenly found 7.

Was happy to not repeat last week when I made my move too early and lost out to Ben.

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Well done guys, I wasn't expecting competition this strong.

I did not have a low 2:05 in me with this car.

How about a replay, Brun?

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Didn't manage to save the replay of the fastest unfortunately. Thought I had, but the whole saving system tends to be a bit flaky.

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