BMW 2800 CS 1972 v1.0

BMW 2800 CS 1972 for GTR2

GTR2 Conversion by sunalp2

Add-on car for the GTL-GTR2 Mod by scca1981

included Teams (1972) :

Le Mans – Schnitzer
Nuerburgring – Schnitzer Motul
Spa – Schnitzer Motul, BMW ALPINA, Marabout and Precision Liegeoise

Readme (from the original GTL version):

The 2800CS race cars never really could challenge the 2600 Capri’s for the title in the early Days of the 1970s Group 2 championship, while they had good power and a more sophisticated chassis they suffered from being over weight compared to the much lighter Capri 2600.

A situation not rectified until the 2800CS was replaced by the CS Lightweight in 1973 more commonly referred to as simply the CSL. The physics here are inspired by that final year of the 2800CS, 1972.

By 72 work had already been done to try to lighten the car as well as having the use of 3.0 engines and the 5-speed gearbox. It is still some 400+ pounds heaver than the 2600 Capri and does not have the down force generating bodywork and rear wing, which would help the CSL win the championship the next year.

It does have a power advantage over the Capri, which helps off set the weight to some extent, and is more forgiving than its ford rival. I have given the car the benefit of the doubt, and tried to keep it as close as possible to the performance of the Capri 2600 with out being faster, while staying as true as possible to the 1972 specifications. The 2 cars are a blast to race with each other.

On larger tracks with fast sweeping corners the lighter weight of the Capri seems to give it an advantage. Evan with the extra 25hp of the BMW, the Capri will out pull it in the first 3 gears.

On tracks where there are multiple transition sections the more stable platform of the BMW gives an advantage, while the Capri is a bit nervous in these sections the BMW takes a set and holds its line nicely, any over steer is easy to control with a bit of opposite lock.

Credits :

Thanks to Greg7 for permission to convert the GTL version to GTR2.
Skins by 2CV SUPER GT & NED.

– 2 wheel styles
– Includes rain tyres

Uses the MASK.GTR files system as pioneered by GTLW for P&G

This has taken a bit of time because I needed to adjust all the GMT references so I could have low and hi res skins.

Install :

make FIRST sure that you have installed the GTL-GTR2 Mod

extract the .rar file with WinRAR or similar unpacker and copy-paste the GameData folder to
your GTR2 main directory – allow to overwrite all existing folders / files with “YES ALL” – done.

 

Size: 29 MB
Version: 1.0
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