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Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. McBeamer94

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    I just thought of something else that makes the Soliad 4.4 a better choice for a Covet swap: it's transversely mounted in the Wendover, so it can fit more easily in the back of the Covet. Plus, it's smaller and lighter than the Gavril 6.9 and, being an OHC unit, it can make equally giant amounts of power and torque to the Gavril 6.9 when given the right parts. So yes, your choice of engine makes more sense for street and track performance.

    Yep, drag use makes more sense with the Gavril 6.9! Hehe! :cool:

    Also, yeah, I hope for a V6 AWD powertrain too because there's the niche of the Mid-Engined AWD Group B car needed to be filled!
    Also, a small Diesel engine makes great sense for a Supemini - passenger Diesels started being popular in the early 80s, so the production years of the Covet are right on.
    Plus, the niche of the old passenger Diesel has a lot of unexplored territory in the game (ETK, Ibishu, Bruckell and even Autobello - provided it gets a car made in the 80s or newer - can have many of these, with Bruckell starting from the late 70s)!
     
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  2. ManfredE3

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    All of this conversation made me realize I don't know anything about the Soliad V8... I love the config but never took a good look at the engine, I don't even know what it looks like...
     
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  3. zachariah.74

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    Do you guys speculate that better anti aliasing (MSAA or TAA) might be coming next update? Not sure if it's something potentially limited by the game engine, or if 32 bit deprecation will get us any closer to it.
     
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  4. Sturpy

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    Good luck fitting a v6 in something as small the Covet, there's a reason why VW developed the VR6 and VR5 engines
     
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    To me it seems like a a polite way of saying "Simmer down, the update won't be ready for a while" :rolleyes:
     
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  6. esesel

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    Well the VR engines were for normal cars, while a potential V6 engine would be for a completely custom group b variant, that doesn't have rear seats
     
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  7. McBeamer94

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    Not true. The said Honda Civic has the 3.2 V6 from the NSX. That means that each 3-cylinder bank displaces 1.6 liters (roughly the size of all Inline-4 engines of the Civics over the years, ranging from 1.3 to 2 liters).
    The Ibishu V6 displaces 2.7 liters, so 1.35l per each bank. So it can fit in the back of the Covet as well.
    Plus the 2.7 V6 is still narrower than a VR6, so, if it gets put in its existing transverse configuration, it frees up a little bit more space for the gearbox. :cool:
     
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  8. iva.rpm

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    I would love to see a V6 Covet! I can imagine a custom configuration with it. And well...about the MR Turbo, no one said that it has an inline 4 engine, as far as I remember. It can be a wild turbocharged V6!
     
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  9. Nazu

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    considering the rate teasers have been i think there might be one tomorrow
     
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  10. ZackGM

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    my man here totally forgot the existence of Clio v6 and MG 6R4. Both small cars with big hearts

    with that info, it's pretty hard to scrap outta my mind the possibility of having a v6 Covet as a rally variation or something
     
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  11. 2020 Cherrier Tograc

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    The lack of teasers could simply mean that the content for the update is almost finished. Idk because we usually get updates much earlier.
     
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  12. CaptainZoll

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    between the 5 Turbo, Metro 6R4, 205 T16 and Delta S4, the Peugeot is the only one to have a transverse engine, the rest are mounted longitudinally.
    as far as space is concerned, some metro 6R4s were converted to use a Rover V8, and are often referred to as 8R4s, so if they do go for a longitudinal layout, there'd be plenty of room for a larger engine.
    as far as the drivetrain goes, as this is a late 80s car (presumably built to Group B spec) It'll more than likely have AWD.

    as for some more out-there speculation, considering the devs seem to be focusing some of the new content on a simracing audience, I wonder if there are plans to make some SWB variant of the ETK-I when it eventually gets its remaster, to complete the trifecta of group B cars.
     
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  13. gtaman788

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    I think probably Next well or week after :) I hope am wrong
     
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  14. Matt_890s

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    Although I never owned the game for long enough to try out WBIMP, I did watch some videos, and it'll be pretty cool if the I-Series gets a Group B ish rally car, with the crazy 80s aero. Who knows, maybe there would be a coupe body style too, after all the only body type it has (excluding mods) is a 4-door sedan, and it definitely deserves an official coupe body imo.
     
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  15. bob64

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    Clio V6 :



    Remove rear seats, add a 3.0 V6, and that's done!
     
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  16. Zero

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    You couldn't be more wrong :p



    Mazda MX-3 V6, and also the Clio V6 as someone else posted.
     
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  17. Elving

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    Might be getting off topic, but Mitsubishi FTO (one of the few V6´s I really like the sound of)
    Just an example ^^
     
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  18. Softair

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    Worth noting also is the 1991-1995 Mirage/Lancer (comparable to the Covet size-wise), which was in some markets available with a 1,6 V6.
     
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  19. Koichiro Iketani

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    Alfa Romeo: hold my birra
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    Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, powered by the 3.2 Busso V6
     
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  20. McBeamer94

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    I don't think the I-Series is suitable as a base for a Group B car. The ttSport and ttSport Evolution variants are more suitable for the 80s DTM race car impersonation. The Rally variant is also very nicely balanced (it's good that it exists and I want it to stay) but I still think the epicenter of the I-Series is the racing on asphalt.
    Also, the ETK Aero-5 wheels look great but I think the Beambeer car (and the ttSport Evolution variant) needs some special wheels to match its black/gray/red Basso livery - some center-lock units would be great!


    Oh my God, that Buick/Rover 315 was truly versatile!! Unfortunately, we can only imagine how Group B would be if the Metro Rally Car was out with that engine and what the engine would sound like!! :cool:
     

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