1999 Panoz AIV Roadster 0.95 available

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  1. TPS

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    Thank you for your replies - As I noticed, on paper Panoz resembles R300 (weight/power ratio). My question is motivated by the fact, I am looking for a simcar that is as close to driving behaviour as it is possible to Caterham R300. That is why I am considering to start my adventure with rFactor2. What is demotivating me is possible hassle of tinkering with my motion rig/SimVibe/PC to get it running properly.
     
  2. MikeeCZ

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    rFactor 2 is extremely good in cooperating with Sim gear, most of the stuff is actually simple Plug and Play, where every single other Sim i have ever tried required what you call tinkering with the stuff, rF2 takes them as a tea party. I dont have to have specific FFB profile for my Steering wheel, i dont have to change degrees of rotation anywhere, everything i tried worked as i pluged it in. Not saying that that would be the case with every gear there is, but to me rF2 has been by far the best in accepting Sim gear off all sorts. Almost like its expecting you to plug it in.

    Except of Panoz i dont think there is anything else that would really come anywhere close to R300 quite yet. Shelby Cobra is beign developed as another Sunday drive super fun car and than i dont know what is coming next, but i dont expect Caterham, has never been annouced.
     
  3. TPS

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    That sounds promising - I may try it then!

    Thank you
     
  4. MikeeCZ

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    There is a free demo

    Make sure you give it a go, I personally can no longer swap to any other Sim anymore as they are all arcades compared to rF2 and i am too much into realism
     
  5. deak1944

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    I did not care much for the Panoz on race tracks but tried it on the Targa Floro and WOW!, now I love it. Great drive!
     
  6. MikeeCZ

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    Its not a racing car, it simply is not. The best its on a country road with sun above your head and a good song in your stereo. I think its great that such car is in rF2 now, you could even simply use it to teach people to drive before actually taking them to a real car if you have a H shifter and 3 pedals
     
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    Now try transfagarasan and route 666 :)

    Edit - ... And Lienz of course! :D
     
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  8. PlickBadger

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    Shifting is definitely a bit tricky, but it's a blast to drive. Thank you ISI!

    What's the reasoning behind the default setup having less camber in the front than the rear? I find the car to be more stable and predictable with less tire pressure all around, a detached front sway bar and more camber in the front than rear
     
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    I'd guess their using the alignment specs from the service manual, most production cars have more camber at the back because understeer is safer than oversteer :)
     
  10. Frank N. O.

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    Darn, I just saw "Released" and "Panoz" and my heart-rate just redlined, then I saw "AIV Roadster" (I'd hoped it was the Esperante GTLM GT2). I must say though that I became happy again seeing just how good the model looked even though I seem to remember this also is an older 3D model like the GT2. I hope this means the GT2 will also look as good and accurate when it'll be released :cool: My offer to beta-test the GT2 still stands btw.

    Thank you very much for your continued work ISI, things might not always be smooth sailing but I still think rF2 is king of the racing simulators.
     
  11. Minibull

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    Which is alost the same as a convo on the rF2 Facebook regarding the Panoz. A guy who cannot understand that there is such thing as an overdrive...and that it won't sustain top speed in that gear...to which he blames ISI and their terrible physics and car engineers...i meeeaaaaan, cmon :confused:
     
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    Haha yeah, I had kind of a hard time getting him to read and understand the ISI Panoz' tech profile, which includes... Tada!
    Explanation of why the 5th gear is like it is. Wow! Humpty. I just had to give up in the end.
     
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    I was reading that and I know that guy. He's a bit of an oddball who has a hate on for everything that isn't pCars. He's one of the 10,000+ euro backers of pCars. ;)
     
  14. PlickBadger

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    That makes sense. I guess I just like more oversteer :)
     
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    Well, here's something I would love to see in the 1.0 of this car, however unlikely it would be:

    -Option to add the supercharger, as in the 2000 spec models
    -Aftermarket exhausts, to change the growl
    -More wheels, and better tires (I don't think there are other spec tires we can use at the moment)
    -Other changes, so it feels like you're souping up the car
     
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    I love this car. I handles very nice. The AI is a mess though. At Loch Drummond 29 AI go absolute bezerk.
     
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    LOL. I reckon you throw 29 sim racers onto a server for a "fun" race and they also will go berserk. ;)
     
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    7 pages and not a single question how to pronounce 'Panoz'?

    Well from what I gather elsewhere, it is PAY NOSE, although Wikipedia says it can be pronounced PAH NOSE also.

    So it seems that PAY NOSE wins.

    Tim, is that how those working with you pronounced it?

    Funny that there are forum discussions where vehicle owners are asking how to pronounce their own car.
     
  19. Jamie Shorting

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    It's pronounced Pa Nose. Wikipedia is correct.
     
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    Thanks ISI! Thank you so much! Panoz best mod for rfactor2.
     

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