Released NSU Prinz TTS

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by RaceRoom, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Peter Koch

    Peter Koch Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    I think because the nsu is small, the seat position gets tucked up sometimes. Noticed myself switching between GT any this midget.
     
  2. ::SKRO::

    ::SKRO:: Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know they had airbags those days
     
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  3. Mich Angel

    Mich Angel Well-Known Member

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    Hilarious car to drive love it, tried it out on the wtcc version of Paul ricard and it's awesome.
    But I did notice on Paul ricard and I have seen that on many tracks, the missing tiere columns standing just inside the apex preventing you from cutting half the car over apex. These apex tiere columns are missing on a lot of tracks and I think that is a shame when the tracks are so good that such an important feature is missing... ;)

    Edit: I mean on a track where you can cut half the car over all apex, without losing it cut's down on the laptime a lot. That I think is kind of a exploit since most tracks where you can do that have this tiere columns to prevent just that. Yeah I know hitting such a tiere columns ends the race effectively but then drive corect and it is not a problem :p

    Watch a lap onboard starting at 0:25 sec in to the video ;)
     
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  4. pixeljetstream

    pixeljetstream Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    what a fun car :)
    enjoyed those 10 minute MP races on the team FR3 server.
     
  5. The_Grunt

    The_Grunt Well-Known Member

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    Fun little machine indeed. This is possibly the only car on the game, where my crew chief, Mr. Belowski, keeps notifying me of cold brakes every now and then. That is because in many cases you don't need much brakes, just lift the throttle on corner entry :D

    NSU is a really good intro vehicle for those thinking of learning heel'n'toe. First, you aren't in most cases required to use the technique at all because of the ultimate slowness of the car, second, you have only four gears to fiddle and third, you aren't actually hurry with changing gears ever with the NSU ;)
     
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  6. mr_belowski

    mr_belowski Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    It's like racing, in slow motion. Can't quite decide if it's a hoot or just a bit dull
     
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  7. Soddyn

    Soddyn Active Member

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    It's kinda of both, it gets really boring on circuits with big straights(full course monza is a nightmare), but on tight tracks it's really fun, you can trade paint and bump into people without the fear of launching them across the track. I like it.
     
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  8. William Wester

    William Wester Well-Known Member

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    Some tracks are better suited to certain cars and vice versa. I rarely raced Macau but love the NSU on it.
     
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  9. Skybird

    Skybird Well-Known Member

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    Cars like this are best used on non-high-speed tracks, obviously, and tracks without long straights. In fact the NSU is a good reason to use the variations of tracks that usually do not get picked for racing that often. I had a good time in Zolder, Sonoma WTCC, and Hockenheim (very) Short. The car perfectly matched the track. On the other hand, I do not even consider to try it at Spa. Short, twisty tracks work best.Sonoma WTCC was very good, I could not stop.
     
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  10. fischhaltefolie

    fischhaltefolie Well-Known Member

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    The Prinz also works fine on the hillclimb tracks. I dug them out for a long time. Rushig over cambers with curves lead to nice drifts, very good to control (even by me ;)). You always have to keep revs high.
    I drove it at Spielberg, was not that fun and therfore I never will at Monza or Spa.
     
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  11. nate

    nate Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely agree with this statement. Any of the high speed tracks like Monza just dont suit this car very well because it is so slow and the long straights get a bit tired.

    This car is a wonderful addition because it suits the shorter courses so well which get used far less often. Mid Ohio short was fairly fun in this when I joined an MP server with it yesterday. And I know from first hand experience that Laguna Seca, Chang short, and Suzuka West are all tremendous opportunities for exciting racing since I had the chance to try all those with the other beta-testers. Seriously fun races.

    I have an odd feeling that this car will also perfectly pair with the Nordschleife ;)
     
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  12. Fairman

    Fairman Well-Known Member

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    Well, had a a very tight race @ Monza today -Multiplayer of course - though generally I would agree on smaller/tighter circuits or clubtracks.
     
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  13. Stefan Mizzi

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    Had some of the best close racing in years with this car...absolutely loving it :)
     
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  14. GooseCreature

    GooseCreature Well-Known Member

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    Liking the NSU a lot, great car to start your Raceroom journey with, just don't race it at Monza, nearly nodded off on several occasions around the lap, time to dust off all the sprint tracks me thinks.

    Have hooked my wheel arches around a few things, them teeny weeny wheels stick out further than you think!

    Yet another fine job S3, glad I can get this little gem out of my system before the Nords arrives, take a sodding week to get round, that's if it can get up the hills!
     
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  15. Fleskebacon

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    Speaking of nodding off, I actually had a nightmare this night. I wasn't driving the NSU, but a seemingly nice Swedish FWD car. The car was so slow, and the track so wide and straight, that I had to push the car myself to make it go faster, and still the track felt like an autostrada. It was terrible. Needed several cups of coffee for breakfast to get over the shock.
     
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  16. mr_belowski

    mr_belowski Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    I tried it yesterday. I hope to reach the bottom of Paddock Hill bend this afternoon
     
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  17. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    And for learning to be smooth and how to make the most of the tarmac that's ahead of you I think.
     
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  18. fischhaltefolie

    fischhaltefolie Well-Known Member

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    A brick on the throttle control and a rope to the wheel, there is enough time to go for a coffee on kemmel straight. :)
     
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  19. Skybird

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    I would like to get a VW Beetle next. Not one of the modern ones, but an old one from the late 60s or early 70s.

    Serious. If that is not an iconic car, then I don't know the meaning of "iconic".

    Oh, and of course original unique VW Käfer sound, and original cockpit looks from the normal road car version. :)
     
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  20. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman Well-Known Member

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    Drove it as a test drive, man, I love this little thing. It is so much fun to trash it around the track.
     
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