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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Flappy Paddle Heads GT5 Invitational UPDATE: Car (hp/kg/pp) and Tracks Announced

Buenos noches, amigos!

Here's an update to our November 26th Gran Turismo 5 invitational. After a couple of trial races online, we've found the Mazda Miatas the most fun and most exciting. We find ourselves racing harder while the grid can remain closely bunched. In karting, if a driver makes a slight mistake, he'll find the rest of the pack disappearing into the horizon.

As a benchmark, the Miata I will be using is the 1989 Eunos Roadster, tuned to 202-hp, 152 lb.-ft. of torque, 870kg, 437PP.  Tune your beast accordingly. If folks wish to choose something different but comparable, that should be fine. But keep in mind, if I see any of you sailing away in your tuned R34 GTR, you won't be eligible to win the prize. So be a good sport!

As for tracks, we'll be choosing familiar and fundamental staples to ensure everyone can acclimate quickly to the changing tracks throughout the event. Notable circuits we'll race include Toyko R246, Suzuka, Laguna Seca, Trial Mountain, and Deep Forest.

That's our update for now. We'll announce the exact time and duration of the event, the name of the race lobby, and will reveal the prizes in our next series of updates. Also, feel free to let us know what additional info you would like us to provide.

Hope everyone's having a pleasant weekend so far!

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