Piccino

  • Download count 136
  • Unique foldername midgetii
  • Skin for
  • Based on DreamKaster’s Wacky R/Cs
  • Release date 2023-01-16
  • Version from 2023-01-20
  • Version 1.1
  • RVW-ID 35334
  • Category
  • Score
    86/100 (5 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
  • Construction Conversion
  • Engine Electric
  • Transmission RWD
  • Top speed 33.6 mph
  • Total weight 0.8 kg
  • Acceleration 1.48 m/s²
  • Construction
  • Track difficulty
  • Track length m
  • Reverse version available?
  • Time trial times available?
  • Practice mode star available?

    Update 1.1 - Fixed 1-pixel off wheel wobbling (hopefully for good now) with adjusted UVmapping and redone wheel scale. Added a custom shadow. Thanks to TTDriver for both!

     

    A scale replica of a small utility vehicle. The heavy ABS body is ill-suited for the 1:16 buggy chassis underneath.

    The Piccino is a high skill-floor momentum car. It's very slow to accelerate from a stand-still, but once it gets going, it has no problem reaching and maintaining speeds over 40 km/h. The car has very grippy tires that give it excellent handling on most surfaces, but the high grip is offset by a high center-of-gravity and soft suspension that are eager to send the Piccino to its demise. The fastest drivers are those who can handle the car at its limits, even taking corners on two wheels when needed.

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    Tips:

    • For most driving, quick tap-steering will turn the car adequately without upsetting it.
    • Lifting the car on two wheels provides slightly better turn-in. To do so, start a turn with a slightly longer tap. With enough skill you can balance on two-wheels for the whole turn (i.e. The fast hairpins on Supermarket 1 R).
    • The car is not stable when approaching ramps or landing at an angle. Try to keep straight or at least slow down.
    • Brake straight and early before a turn when you need to - the weight transfer of this car will upset it otherwise.

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    Rights and Acknowledgements:

    • Polyphony Digital for the original Gran Turismo 2 model. Extracted from my personal copy of the game.
    • Saffron who released the first Daihatsu Midget II conversion. Piccino is entirely my own effort.
    • Yun, who playtested the Piccino.
    • TTDriver who has fixed my wheel mesh and added a custom shadow.
    • Many thanks to those on Discord who gave me tips, tricks, and feedback in the build process.

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