Originally Posted by Ticheese
Agreed. There is a huge discrepancy in cars' performance even in the same class when racing online in FORZA4. I prefer to stick to the cycled production races where everybody races on an even footing.
I think this has to do with the particularities of the build of the car in a class. Not all builds are the same. The Gen 1 Miata is a good example. Build that car up to E275 using weight reductions, all suspension tuning, drivetrain tunes and tires, include spiltter and wing and you will have one quick Miata.
Until someone pulls up along side in the exact same Miata, only there's have a Sport Centrifugal Supercharger(good for 26hp over stock) and a Sport Flywheel, for the same E275 class, and then they go about .726 seconds faster around Silverstone International.
Its not just to build your car to a spec in Forza, it's how you build in Forza. Some parts are more valuable than others.
Sometimes power costs too much. Think of weight, but other times power trumps all. It varies from car to car. And it takes time to learn this.
I like driving cars stock. But I also like spec builds, and full class mods. I like all the classes, But E275, D350, C425 and B500 are my favorites. A and S classes can be fun but it depends on the cars. In the game racing against A.I. sometimes means AWD is mandatory in these classes. One of the A.I., often two will be rocking an AWD car, so for a nice frustration free race you need AWD to get to the front quickly and get away quicker.
Otherwise, it's checkbrake, checkbrake, block, checkbrake, block, impact, block, impact, checkbrake, oops did you want to have that line? Checkbrake! Block! 4 car crash! Oh I'm sorry mr. playa did you want to have a good race? I don't do good racing! I studied under Takuma Sato and Jacques Villenueve! My name is M Rossi, don't come near me unless your favorite paint scheme is ground metal.