Starfire GT

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  • Unique foldername prettychibi
  • Skin for
  • Track Mod for
  • Based on DreamKaster’s Wacky R/Cs
  • Release date 2011-07-03
  • Version from 2023-09-12
  • Version
  • RVW-ID 20255
  • Category
  • Score
    95/100 (8 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
  • Construction Original
  • Engine Electric
  • Transmission 4WD
  • Top speed mph
  • Total weight kg
  • Acceleration m/s²
  • Construction
  • Track difficulty
  • Track length m
  • Reverse version available?
  • Time trial times available?
  • Practice mode star available?
  • Online multiplayer compatible?

    EDIT Nov 29th, 2020: Full 2020 rework. Model redone completely, wheel mesh by Cat. Custom hull made in Blender 2.73 with Jigebren's plugin. Skin inspired by the Cotton Star Z7 from KartRider. Includes a PSD paintkit.

    Reparammed to fit the Rookie class, AWD grippy feel, but lacks speed and presence on the track, pretty obvious considering the car's stance and the fact it only weighs 1.2 kilos, but its above average acceleration can make up for it.

    EDIT 2 Sep 12, 2023: Well... it looks like I may or may not have inspired NotDaijoubu's creations with this little fella - it's a pleasure, mate, your chibis rock.
    Starfire GT has been updated by him to roll on his "standardized" chibi chassis (which you can find here). Centered body mesh (and updated CoM to replicate original handling), updated paintkit with chassis details, PNG skin.


    Skins for Starfire GT

    Additional Starfire GT Skins, by NotDaijoubu

2 comments on “Starfire GT

  1. Re-Volt meets MiniDrivers meets Auto Modellista. That sums up the looks of Starfire GT pretty accurately, I think. It’s very cartoonish in sculpture and texturing, with the latter being a small minus for me – on track it looks kinda out of place. And don’t get me wrong, it’s because it’s so well-made – the outlines and details are just popping out so much it doesn’t quite gel with more sleek and toned look of vanilla RV.

    During races it’s still full-on cartoon. Top speed of 48kph may not be the absolute best, but the acceleration rate more than compensates for it. The car makes good use of all its power from the very start, and it does so without feeling brutal – it’s easygoing and accessible. Just like LWG said, it handles well regardless of surface you put it on. Short wheelbase allows for bold manoeuveres, and 4WD makes sure you won’t end up in the wall.

    That being said, even though it holds its own on loose gravel, I’d still stick to tarmac – and that’s because gravel tracks tend to be bumpy, and here lies the Achilles heel of the Starfire. Suspension is both hard and stiff, and while it absorbs high jumps relatively well, a small bump may end up in a disaster – and the car being lightweight doesn’t help in that case either.

    Pros:
    – Well-defined and refined looks
    – Good params that are actually balanced and work with each other
    – Short wheelbase increases agility to very high levels

    Cons:
    – It may not fit visually to your selection of tracks and other cars
    – Small weight will cause major problems in heavy traffic and under fire
    – Stiff suspension not suitable for bumpier tracks

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  2. Despite the chibi or rather SD (Super Deformed) looks, this little guy not only is stable, it works well with battery and handles well on the ice despite the short wheel base. You can still lose it if you go on a certain track with boosters and slide, and you are essentially a lightweight so, you will get pelted when using it. If you can master it’s control though and use it to your advantage, you’ll see that the car is actually quite fun. I dig it.

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