Anyone have some advice on how to keep these things in a straight line?
I’ve been really trying to get as high on the leaderboard as I can with the LeMans tracks in C class. I think the point has come where I’m not going too much higher with a car that only goes 193mph as it can’t compete with the cars that go 229 mph. I’m at 4:13.6 and know that I could probably knock another second or two off that time, but I’m not going to get 10 seconds faster. So, I bought the Cougar, built it with the 994 HP motor and threw a basic tune on it. I can handle the car no problem at all through the turns. Its the straights that are virtually impossible for me. As soon as I hit the first straight, the car starts to drift all over the place. I try to keep it to one side like I do with my regular car, but it ends up going way off line. As soon as I try to correct it, the car just starts going back and forth from one side of the road to the other. It increasingly gets worse until it eventually goes out of control completely. I think the best I’ve done so far is keep a clean lap for ~1:30 which is pretty pitiful. The second set of straights after the turn aren’t as bad. I assume that’s because the road is better there? I wouldn’t call myself good on that part of the track, but its at least manageable.
I thought it just might be the tune I put on it, so I downloaded Worm’s tune. I saw that he put a top 20 time up in the last week or so, so I figured his tune has got to be better. Nope, same thing. I know these numbers don’t mean much, but the handling rating on the Cougar, IIRC is something like a 3.8. I know that is really low, but I drive a Camaro in D class that only has a 3.5 and I can run clean laps with it without too much of an issue. Granted, my Camaro only hits 181mph, but its controllable at any speed. I start losing control of the Cougar somewhere around 140mph or so. I’m totally baffled how some of you can not only run clean laps with these things, but post awesome times too. I can’t see how I will ever go 4 minutes or so and stay clean. Only way I can get a clean lap is to run 40 seconds slower than I do with my 193mph car. I’ve run ten laps with it and I know its pointless unless I ask for some type of help. I just can’t get the car to go in a straight line at all. Again, the turns are no issue at all for me, just the straights are an issue.
I tried the Camaro with a 994HP motor too. It’s a little more controllable, but it only gets to 205mph, so its not worth it to me. For an extra 12mph, fighting to control it just doesn’t seem worth the hassle. I didn’t even get to find out what the top speed of the Cougar is as I can’t keep it on the road that long. According to the in game stats (and the times on the leaderboard reflect this), it will hit 229 mph. To me, that’s worth it if I can ever get it to go straight.
Obviously, I’m new to this type of car and have no clue what I’m doing. I would like to learn though, so any advice at all would be appreciated.
Even though I’ve given in, I still have an issue with these cars being in the same class as sub 200mph cars. I can’t do anything about that, so its either whine about it, or learn how to drive them. I’ve chosen to learn, hopefully.