which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

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which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

Post by alan2here » 15 Aug 2010 18:09

Which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

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Re: which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

Post by km525 » 25 Aug 2010 11:24

Desert - Ford Escort MK 1
Rally - Renault 5
Snow - Pick-Up
Bay - Mitsubishi Outlander
Island - Ferrari Enzo
Coast - Front from Mercedes-Benz SLK, back from Porsche Carrera GT
Stadium - F1 bolide
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Re: which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

Post by alan2here » 25 Aug 2010 13:29

Thanks. I love the feel of the stadium car for example, although the turning circle wouldn't be verry practical, the 800 (MPH\KPH) part isn't so important from my point of view. Shame it's based on one that probbably not road legal.

Are you sure porsche and mercedes hybrid car would have such rubbish performance?

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Re: which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

Post by Wolf68k » 26 Aug 2010 18:48

Rally - Renault R5 Turbo
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Re: which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

Post by Enzo03 » 27 Oct 2010 21:45

I always thought the SnowCar looked like a Suzuki Samurai with the back converted into a truck-bed:
http://image.4wdandsportutility.com/f/e ... amurai.jpg
http://images02.olx.com/ui/1/27/81/2542681_2.jpg
http://www.trackmania-carpark.com/image ... nowcar.jpg

Almost identical down to the front grille, hood, general shape, fenders, reflectors, turns signals.. hell, even the mirrors look just like the ones on my 1988 Suzuki Samurai, or at least as much as the low-poly snow car's mirrors can.

If the Bay Car is an Outlander, it's probably a specific year model because almost all of the pictures I saw when I googled Mitsubishi Outlander.. well they looked almost nothing like the Bay Car with the exception that they were SUVs.

But I think the question he was asking is which cars perform on the track the closest to the Trackmania cars..

Well I can honestly say that you're not going to find a car that acts like Island Car or Bay Car, although I'd say a Go Kart is similar to a Bay Car that is on flat ground. Still, absolutely nothing handles like Island Car in real life.. Remote Controlled buggy-like cars are the closest approximation to the Rally Car.
The Coast Car is practically any car that is pushed to its limits and doesn't have ABS, stability control, or any sort of mechanisms to help handling at high speeds (isn't 200 km/h, which is about 125 mph, kinda fast for twisting, winding two lane roads? Most people don't even drive that fast on regular highways :P).
Stadium Car... I'd say any the equivalent of an F1 car crossed with a buggy and has automatic stability control :P
Lastly, Desert Car is the same as a hardtop Jeep that goes 200+ mph, but that Jeep would have to be able to right itself back onto its wheels... which doesn't happen. You can go ahead and try turning a top-heavy car at that speed but it won't be as fun as it is in the game if you're driving. :P


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Re: which real cars handle most like the trackmania cars?

Post by Trackmaniack » 12 Dec 2010 21:08

The Bay car is an Infiniti QX something or other SUV from the early 2000's. Look at the interior of the car. It still has the Infiniti logo on the steering wheel. And, where they blacked out the logo on the front grille of the car, that's where Infiniti sticks its logos.
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