This is the setup I used to take out the Nurburgring 4 hours endurance event, despite having just over half the power of some of my rivals.
The first thing to note was that I was not that only driver, I had my GT in-experienced friend run with me on a DFGT wheel.
With only 319hp the idea was to run 8:50 laps in 5 lap stints (pitting 5 times) to beat the AI, but I ended up dropping an 8:28 by accident as the wheel and car combo worked better and better, while my friend was able to do the 8:50's required to stay ahead.
We ended up winning this one by a long way, so it is possible to reduce the power, if you wanted a closer race, but on the nordschliefe the Elise has a huge advantage with its low weight, downforce and great turn in, so it'd be all about making gains under brakes and through corners. There is no real need to use 2nd gear, as leaving he car in 3rd for the slower corners forces you to push that little bit harder to keep the car in the power band for the exit, and you shouldn't drop below 80 km/h for any corner.
The car handles like a housefly and if you keep it off the curbs you can carry more and more speed through each turn than you thought you could before, I took the corner before mini carousell at 120 and the turn before that at 160km/h.
If you drive to 8:50 laps and use 2nd gear in the slow corners, the car will do 6 laps on a set of tyres, but only if you are careful as the top of second gear is the only dangerous one. We took no chances for the 5 lap stints, and even bolted on a set of softs at the end, however my friend was only able to do an 8:40 on the softs.
This is a good car and setup for anyone who wants to do the enduro that can't do it alone and needs some help that may not be up to their standard of driving, as the Elise isn't too harsh if you go in too deep, as you might just find a new braking point.
The car tops out at 265km/h by itself, but you have to set the transmition to 300 to allow you any headroom if you need to slipstream.
As per usual Stig, you've hit it right. Get this, 500pp race, I've got a V8 Vantage almost 500hp, can't get past 8th (b-spec) I get my lotus RM out 386 HP, dropped to 180hp give or take... so I'm race legal (500pp) and now i'm winning!!!
Someone's a genius! and it's not my b-spec racer! lol
Thanks heaps for the kind words and vote frenchfrog_69!
It was actually by accident that I race modified an Elise 111R and after I did the Elise RM became my favourite car in the game. Its a joy to drive, and its turns in so well, I actually use the setup as it is now on road tyres for the drift trials.
I mean yes I could do an actual setup for drifting but firstly, it'd be rubbish and secondly this car has never failed to deliver me a tarmac gold in those trials, even if I did have to work a bit hard on some.
Also thanks for the B-spec challenge idea, I'd not have thought to use my Elise RM!
Thank you once again,
Another quick thank you to 'baccus' for the vote, taking me to 3 on the Elise, 13 for GT5 and 79 total. We (I) may yet crack 100 after all, and I couldn't have done it without the people who took the time to create an account in order to vote for setups that either helped them or they enjoyed, or those who took the time to vote and comment with feedback and support.
Thanks again all.
Dunno how it is now after the last update but cause of the longer tire wear the car lasted a staggering 77 laps on Laguna Seca before pulling in for gas (not cause of tires). B-Spec Sport Soft Tires used.
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The new wear is fantastic isn't it?
I've been working on a Furai 24 hour setup, and its gone from 2 laps to at least 4, I could maybe
sneak a fifth but I'm not going to push my luck.
I can't believe it'll do 77 laps on sport softs, that is awesome yet mental at the same time!
As far as I was aware, the change in tyre wear was to A-spec endurance events, not B-spec. Either way that is still a fantastic amount of life. Not sure the setup would work so well, as its pretty soft to deal with the Nord's curbs, but maybe the less grippy rubber works to that.
Thanks for giving my setup a run though.
I also forgot to thank you for your vote on the setup, much appreciated.
Another shout out to "stilinghino" for the 5th vote on the elise setup. May come in handy with the British lightweight and Lotus Time Trial/Drift trail.
The RM doubles as a not bad drifter, but it can struggle sometimes.
Well played good sir.
However I put forward to you that smashing curbs and flying over them, throwing the car around and having it willingly beg for more is entertaining and enjoyable.
There was also one time in spoon curve where it decided to jack on 2 wheels and go flying off the road. It just had too much grip, followed by not very much...