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Little bit more rallycross news this morning. Ken Block released Gymkhana 8...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hf6ke1-i3E

...and, at the end of the video, the new Focus RS RX is revealed:









Although this news isn't that surprising (marketing the Focus RS does tie in perfectly with the World Rallycross initiative) I am actually a little disappointed as I love the look of the M-Sport Fiesta's. Still, a different shape on the grid for 2016 is probably a good thing. 
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tbtstt said:
...and, at the end of the video, the new Focus RS RX is revealed:

Although this news isn't that surprising (marketing the Focus RS does tie in perfectly with the World Rallycross initiative) I am actually a little disappointed as I love the look of the M-Sport Fiesta's. Still, a different shape on the grid for 2016 is probably a good thing. 
Now that is the news I've been waiting for :D 
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It doesn't look anywhere near as nice as the Fiesta! Hope it's competitive, but I'm sure it will be
Fully agree! The M-Sport Fiesta RX is my fave looking modern Supercar, I don't think this is anywhere near as nice. 

With M-Sport behind the car though, I'd expect it to be competitive! 
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Areyouben said:
Makes me wonder, do the 2017 WRC regulations allow cars from the Focus segment again? And what models are VW and Citroen going to use?
All segments are allowed, it's the engine displacement that is mainly limiting the factories from putting the "bigger models". Or rather they prefer to use the production car that was already designed more for a smaller engine. Main reason why you don't see Impreza anymore.
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Talking bout RX. Automobilista has the best RX i've seen. :open_mouth: 
I like thier trucks, but just like Assetto, the handling is really good, but the graphics are just meh.  

We are really spoiled with DR, pretty close sim experience with excellent graphics and sound.  Such a cool place to be.  
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Areyouben said:
Makes me wonder, do the 2017 WRC regulations allow cars from the Focus segment again? And what models are VW and Citroen going to use?
All segments are allowed, it's the engine displacement that is mainly limiting the factories from putting the "bigger models". Or rather they prefer to use the production car that was already designed more for a smaller engine. Main reason why you don't see Impreza anymore.
I thought it was mainly the shorter wheelbase that they were after; the shorter the better.
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Areyouben said:
Makes me wonder, do the 2017 WRC regulations allow cars from the Focus segment again? And what models are VW and Citroen going to use?
All segments are allowed, it's the engine displacement that is mainly limiting the factories from putting the "bigger models". Or rather they prefer to use the production car that was already designed more for a smaller engine. Main reason why you don't see Impreza anymore.
I thought it was mainly the shorter wheelbase that they were after; the shorter the better.
Yeah. Smaller cars for the smaller engines was how I understood it. 
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tbtstt said:
Areyouben said:
Makes me wonder, do the 2017 WRC regulations allow cars from the Focus segment again? And what models are VW and Citroen going to use?
All segments are allowed, it's the engine displacement that is mainly limiting the factories from putting the "bigger models". Or rather they prefer to use the production car that was already designed more for a smaller engine. Main reason why you don't see Impreza anymore.
I thought it was mainly the shorter wheelbase that they were after; the shorter the better.
Yeah. Smaller cars for the smaller engines was how I understood it. 
Car designed for a smaller engine = smaller dimensions.

I thought that was self explanatory.
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RinusRally said:
Gameplay/Physics  >> Graphics
That doesn't mean you can throw a graphics straight out from PS2/early PS3 era into a racing games nowadays.
Sure, physics are most important for a racing game, then comes tracks, then gameplay, then graphics, then audio. After those it's basically all on a rather equal level of priority. But to be seen as a quality game you need, if not all, then at least most of those on a high quality level.

And as funny as it may sound, modding physics is maybe not easier, but more likely to happen than modding graphics to a current gen standard, mainly due to the fact that upgrading graphics is basically impossible (excluding swapping assets like car models, textures etc.).

In other words, not appealing graphics in a racing game is a valid point that takes away from the experience of the game and effectively lowers its value and longevity. Games with better graphics that have good gameplay usually live longer than similar games but with "meh" graphics.
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austinb said:
That MX-5 doesn't stand a chance against the Porsches, doesnt look good in rally trim though
In my opinion, its class it's no the same as the Porsche, it will fit better in the same class as the Toyota GT86 (don't know the class name, GT R3 or something like that)
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