A few days ago, a video of Ferrari GT racer Toni Vilander giving Endurance Series for rFactor a try surfaced on Youtube, courtesy of Foracer.
A lot of you wondered what the accomplished pro thought of the community mod and its physics so Toni was nice enough to share a bit of feedback with all of us:
The feeling of the car is realistic and it is easy to reach the sense of driving. Nature of the engine is very close to real. There are no major differences in the engine and drivetrain behavior, when compaired to the real car. Deceleration under braking is lifelike, but in some corners the tail of the car feels too loose at the end of braking and beginning of turn in. When losing control in a slide, the real car is still recoverable with countersteering at the point when all control is lost in the simulation. The handling of the car in apex driving and when exiting turns feels natural.
The problem about losing control of the car in the end of braking is repairable with the right setup changes. For example changing the ride height setups gives a very good response, like it does in real life. I have not made a big effort to find an optimal setup for the mod, but the changes I have made so far have always responded logically. Concerning tires, most of the time I have driven with super soft tires and they seem to behave very close to real. In the first few laps the grip is very good and then it gradually decreases.
Vilander is one of the most accomplished drivers in sports car racing, having clinched two FIA GT championships and a GTE class win at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
While you probably don’t have a rig as cool as the Foracer, you can still drive the same mod as Endurance Series is available for download here. And just in case you haven’t seen the video yet you can check it out below.