Friday, March 13, 2020

Pangzai's village and tutorial of breaking beer bottles.

PS3 Gran Turismo 6 Photography: Audi Quattro S1 Rally Car

Here is a 1986 Audi Quattro S1 Rally Car from Gran Turismo 6, thanks be to my amazing photography skills, including those you need to make GT6 pictures.

The track is Toscana.

 "From the WRC to a hillclimb version, this car set new records at Pikes Peak."

Audi introduced full-time 4WD technology into the World Rally Championships in 1981, and showed incredible performance right from the outset. In 1982 they achieved a double victory for both the manufacturers and driver titles, a driver title victory in 1983, and a double title again in 1984.

Year-on-year the car continued to improve, and in the autumn of 1983 they sold 200 of the 2133 cc 5-cylinder turbo-powered Sport quattros for Group B homologation, and it entered racing from 1984.

In 1985 at Tour de Corse, a further improved Sport quattro made its debut. This was the Sport quattro S1, also called the Sport quattro E2 in some countries.

The engine itself was basically unchanged but it incorporated improvements such as the misfiring (Anti-lag) system, and the final output of the engine was increased to 591 BHP. One improvement of note was also the transmission, a 6-speed semi-automatic with a clutch sensor in the shifter. Later in the year it was also given an aerodynamic body with front spoilers and large front wheel arches to match, together with rear arches with air inlets and a rear wing. By this time the car had matured into the ultimate rallying quattro.

In the same period, Audi modified a WRC spec Sport quattro S1 to hillclimb specifications and took part in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The results were spectacular, with Michèle Mouton and Walter Röhrl winning and resetting the track record in 1985 and 1987 respectively.

Friday, March 6, 2020

PS3 Gran Turismo 6 Car Photography: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 from GT6

Here is a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 as appearing in Gran Turismo 6 courtesy of my personal photos.

The coat of paint is Granada Gold.

The photo travel location is Gemasolar.

"A unique saloon bodied pickup, from a distinctly American idea."
In the U.S. there is an abiding love for pickup trucks like nowhere else in the world, and the Chevrolet El Camino was a unique saloon pickup created to satisfy this market.
The 2nd generation 1967 El Camino was based on the popular Chevrolet Chevelle mid-size saloon. Due to this base, its ride quality is considerably superior to that of a pure truck, and its generous, roomy interior was very comfortable.
Pickup trucks only require 2 doors as opposed to a 4-door saloon, and the rear seats can be omitted as well. This helps in reducing production costs, and makes it possible to lower the selling price. The stylish and relatively inexpensive El Camino sold very well because of this, and became one of the most popular cars on the market.
With the U.S. market in the late 1960s in the midst of a muscle car boom, many 2-door, front-engine RWD saloons were being powered by high-displacement, high-torque engines. Going with this flow, the SS 396 was added to the popular El Camino lineup.
The engine was 396 cubic inches, a 6.5 L high-displacement V8. This pushrod engine produced over 320 BHP, giving the El Camino some serious acceleration performance. The El Camino SS was on par or even better in performance than the Chevelle SS with the same engine.
Massive torque from an American V8, matched with unique styling - and of course you could load it up with anything you needed to carry. The El Camino SS 396 was a fast, convenient, and ultra-cool muscle pickup.

Gran Turismo Photo Dump: 1967 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 from GT6: Here is a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 as appearing in Gran Turismo 6. The coat of paint is Granada Gold. The photo travel loca...