Saturday, July 7, 2018

Forza Motorsport 7: Live Loud (TAKE 2)

A few moments ago, ever since Hyundai unveiled the second-generation Veloster to the world, I did a quick shoot-out between the old and the new Veloster round the National Circuit segment of Spain's Circuit de Catalunya and although, the new Veloster is a few seconds quicker than the old one, the erratum on the new model's spec triggered a no-contest and I had to wait until the producers find out what the heck is going on.

With the producers finally fixed the specs of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, here are the official in-game specs as it reflects the real-life specs of the same car. 201 horsepower, 195lb-ft of torque, and 2,899lbs of weight. On paper then, the new Veloster weighs more than the old model it replaces but it has been slightly balanced to make it more lively and with the addition of Torque Vectoring Control, it promises to be more fun to drive than the previous model.

So, with the erratum taken care of, it's time for a Take 2 on a old vs. new Veloster shootout round the National Circuit in Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Spanish Grand Prix. Let's see if the new model still lives to be a better replacement to the old model now that the producers fixed the error on the spec sheet.

And now the results...

JS - 1:40.189
FS - 1:41.945

The conclusion? Despite the added weight and the troublesome handling that is somewhat problematic compared to the previous model, the new Veloster is almost a second quicker compared to the old Veloster, which is somewhat a just cause.

So, now that I established that despite the added Torque Vectoring Control that results to a much better dynamics, getting it round the corner is like opening a tightly-sealed jar that even six men couldn't handle that much pressure. I know, I said that before but that explains about the new model's newly found character that gets me noticed more than the previous model but still, it managed to beat the old model by almost a second.

What can you say about the new, second-generation Veloster, now that you got your hands on this new model? Impressed by its improvements? Not impressed by its bothersome dynamics? I'll wait...

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