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• 8/5/2015

Need for Speed (2015) - Clarifications

Post here anything that might need a few clarifications, be it edits that appear not valid enough on their own or just confusions in general.

Ford Mustang RTR "Hoonicorn" (or however you name it) - The reason why I made an article only about that specific car instead of the stock version is simply this: the Hoonicorn is a heavily modified Mustang akin to the RTR-X. We also don't have any confirmation of the appearance of the stock model (yet).
Porsche 911 T "277" - According to the official website, it is a 1971, which is correct as Magnus Walker's real life car is a 2.2L model. However, after looking at LeMansRacer's Porsche post again where he noticed that the year of Nakai-San's 930 wasn't mentioned correctly, I've been hesitating to add an entry for another classic Porsche, considering we already have three versions, namely the RS 2.7, RSR 3.0 and 930.
There are two possible scenarios for this car: the "277" is based on one the aforementioned cars or it will be yet another 911 addition, making it four (!) classic 911s that will be in the game.
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LeMansRacer
CMAN122
Krieger22
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• 8/5/2015

I think we've gotten them all too, not too shabby.

The only missing car, at least I think from today's trailers, is the fifth Risky Devil car. I also think it's time I buy a Porsche encyclopedia; this has to be the third year in a row I've been looking up old Porsches blurry-eyed.

Needless to say, Magnus has a lot of Beetles.

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• 8/6/2015

NFS2015 Gamescom Camera Porsche1

You're bang on with the 911T, too- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB3JZlV6RDM

CMAN122 wrote: The little Porsche nerd in me has a few corrections to make: the 2.2 litre engine was only built until 1971, it was bored to 2.4 litre in 1972. The T designation of earlier 911s, which I also mistook, stood for Touring. It was the entry level spec, followed by E (Einspritzung, German for injection) and S (Super).

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• 8/6/2015

LeMansRacer wrote: NFS2015 Gamescom Camera Porsche1

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Something more I found out about the 930: the headlight rings are body-coloured. This is also mentioned in the German Wikipedia entry for this car. Searching for information about the RSR was trickier than I expected as they were apparently "made in tiny numbers for racing", according to the English Wikipedia. But I can still safely confirm that its headlights rings are made in chrome. Just don't use Google Images, it totally mixes all the different cars together.

Save yourself the encyclopedia - whenever I look up on pre-964 cars, I usually look at their engine size. These two simple table are probably the only sources on the internet that don't make Porsches as complicated as they already are. Once you know what engines the cars have, it's usually very easy to determine model year and specification levels.

Before I forgot, the guys at IGCD.net have already taken a screenshot of the fifth Risky Devils car, which looks like the Sileighty. The Sileighty was a popular modification for the 180SX in Japan where people would swap the front of the 180SX with that of the Silvia S13. The Gamescom trailer also briefly shows the rear of the car which doesn't look like the Silvia.

That's it for now, I guess. Let's hope that Ghost Games hasn't forgotten about showing us more gameplay.

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• 8/6/2015

Hold on a sec, something ain't right... that Porsche in your pic, compare it with this and this. If you zoom at the headlights, you can easily see that the Gamescom Porsche has the blinkers of the RS 2.7 and the chrome applications of that particular model. That would very well mean that the RS 2.7 was incorrectly named by Ghost... A quick look at their official twitter page shows that the author is viewing the RS 2.7 and the RWB body kit Porsche as the same cars by referring to both as 930.

If that's true, then I'm truly astonished how people that claim to make a "authentic" street racing game are incapable of quickly fact-checking the cars they've bought licences for, in this case, exclusive licences.

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• 8/6/2015

A website further down the tweet stack says it could be a Porsche 911 (901) Carrera RSR 2.8.

There might be a lot of kits in the game that can alter the base of which ever old Porsche is featured, but we've seen the rear of a 2.7 with the Walker plate, the name over the top highlighting the car is a '74 RSR, Akira Nakai's page saying he has a '74 911, and Magnus Walker's page saying he has a 911T.

Unless they're using the 1973 racing season RSR 2.8, and saying it's a 1974 model year... something is going on here.

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• 8/6/2015

UPDATE: The Twitter car looks like the RSR 2.8. See the post below for more details.

Looks like it's the R34 GT-R all over again. I've summarised all possible models here:

Correct Porsche models:

  • 911 T - Appearance akin to the "277" Porsche by Magnus Walker, correct year
  • 991 GT3 RS - Correct appearance

At this point I really have no idea what we should do. Let's hope we'll get more information (soon).

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• 8/7/2015

I did some looking around, and found a comparison of the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 and the 1974 Carrera RS 3.0. It's the homoglation version of the 2.8 RSR, and features blacked-out headlight surround rings in addition to a whale tail, but certainly isn't a 930. Its bumper air intakes are similar to that of the RSR 3.0, which means that they aren't on the Twitter car. The car in the picture has the hole in the rear wheel flare covered with a panel of sorts, but it lacks the RSR 3.0's wheel arch air intake.

The 1973 RSR 2.8 still seems like the best fit for the Twitter car, though. The hood latches and the front grills and signal lights match, and so does the hole on the rear fender flare. The Twitter car is still missing the twin front air intakes, though. The full gallery shows that the 2.8 ran with a variety of aero configurations, but I can't find any RSR 3.0s that ran with a duck tail instead of a whale tail.

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• 8/7/2015
I think it's safe to say we're going up a certain creak without a paddle trying to put a stamp on these cars.
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• 9/11/2015

It's official, the Porsche is a RSR 2.8, according to the official Need for Speed website. Gotta say that I was surprised to see a different name for the car. Maybe Ghost was looking around here...

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