Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tommy Shelby, Aug 17, 2021.
Anyone know any right-hand drive cars?
The first cars that come to my mind are both Bentleys from the GT3 Pack, also the Nissan GT-R GT500 if I am not mistaken
If you want a right hand car, just look for one with the steering wheel on the left.(dat's for Laz) ;>
Nissan GT1 is right hand drive as well.
Caterham 7: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796127213
Toyota Gt One: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1992872420
Mzda 727C: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2492505658
V8 Supercars: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2128795453
Honda Civic BTCC: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=922034382
BTCC NGTC: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1176380339
Various Japanese Touring cars: https://steamcommunity.com/id/DAZZERX/myworkshopfiles/
Honda NSX(Thanks gwee!): https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=537634704
Spec Miata: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mx5-spec-miata.2508/
Howston G4: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=917373163
Howston G6: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=917387370
Lola T280: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/lola-t280-by-pixsim.6469/
Lola T290: https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/lola-t290.113058/
IIn general: Ceck out British/Japanese/Australian cars.
One of rF2's glaring omissions are the cars of Can-Am. The odd thing about them, cars were built in England, USA, Australia, Germany, Italy and I'm sure other locations, yet they ALL(or nearly ALL) were right-hand drive.
That’s not so surprising. They (like many ‘similar’ series) did require two seats (albeit the passenger seat did not need to be really usable) and so the driver did have to be offset one way or the other.
As far as I’m aware, most race circuits (excluding ovals) generally run clockwise - so for weight distribution (in the absence of mandatory ballasting to achieve a minimum weight), you’d want the driver on the RHS of a two-seat vehicle.
I thought right-hand drive cars are the ones you use right-hand for the shifter?
All cars with this plugin...head tilt by Lazza
Nope. The handedness refers to which side the driver sits on the car. The UK (and most of our former colonies) are RHD. The vast majority of the world has the driver on the left. In all cases, on the road, vehicles pass driver-to-driver.
‘Interestingly’, the maritime navigational buoy system also has two basic regional systems (IALA-A and IALA-B) that are differently handed. The US has the exact opposite meaning of the key red and green buoys compared to UK waters - but this really is a tangent as there is no real correlation between which IALA system exists in any geographical area amd which side of the road they drive on…
Strange unintuitive naming if you ask me.
(with respect to our Royal Cousins)
It's intuitive if you have lanced on a horse
I can certify a Bentley GT3 is a fun drive for a UK person
Cheers for the recommendations
Learning to drive both sides is a bit like learning a new track - it's something you sometimes need to do, and you should learn to do it. I also recommend moving your H-shifter to the other side and getting used to it.
Luckily no cars have the pedals the other way around - now that would be interesting
By the same token, these days we basically all have wheels that can do 900°+ rotation, meaning we can often use real steering ratios. Yet some people want to turn that off and just use the same between cars, or try a new car and decide the steering is too slow/fast and want to adjust it. For me that's the point of a sim - you replicate as much as possible what you'd get in real life, and in real life you adapt to the car.
I don't think I could get used to using an H pattern shifter with my left hand and the only time I drove on the left (wrong) side of the road I was driving a left hand drive car.
Former Indycar driver and now a Team owner in Imsa & Indycar, Jimmy Vasser drove an Aussie V8 as a demo to drum up interest in the Indycar race at Surfer's Paradise. (this was at least 20 years ago) He started driving around the circuit but eventually his hands and feet got crossed up with the shifter on the left side and he damaged the engine when he missed a shift.
Expensive demo run.
A few messages back, I mentioned how all the Can-Am cars were Right Hand drive, but the shifters were almost all still tucked on the right side of the driver. So what about old F1 cars, did the cars built in England, like Lotus & BRM have the shift assembly on the left side or the right side of the cockpit?
And I can't get used to these terms.
When you're driving a left hand drive car what exactly are you doing with your left hand?
I vaguely recall the Hesketh James Hunt drove was a right-hand shifter.
Also cars like the 1970 Ferrari 512 S are right hand drive and gear shift on the right.
This also applied to some British manufactured road cars.
It's pretty confusing.
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