FYI About DLC -- August Playseat Car Pack

John Schommer
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So you have got the August Playseat Car Pack, maybe you have shown it off some in the Show Off DLC thread in the forums. Now it’s time for some tidbits and details that you may not have seen yet. These cars are all so loved that there is tons of interesting stuff out there to find, so, if you happen to find some cool information that you think is interesting, share it in the FYI About DLC thread.

 

2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 vs 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 

The battle between the pony cars has always been epic. Possibly not in the early 1970s (after the EPA got a hair up it’s you-know-what about muscle cars) but mostly they have been one-upping each other since the inception of the first Mustang in 1964.

 

The battle continues with the 2013 Boss 302 and the 2012 Camaro ZL1. While each car has definitive strengths it is impossible to say which one is better.

 

Historically the ZL1 was built to be a factory drag strip car, while the Mustang Boss was built as a Trans-Am road racer.

 

Here’s a look back at the 1970 Boss 302 and the 2007 Boss 302 in two parts. Part one has some history while part two is an on track comparison.

 

Here is some footage of the ZL1 at the strip vs Chevelle with a 454, and here against a 69 Vette L88.

 

These dyno pulls had me nearly falling out of my seat. That is some power baby!

 

 

 

Then take a look at how the Boss 302 compares to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

 

 

 

1962 Lincoln Continental 

The Lincoln Continental is as iconic as it is large. Continentals have been featured in movies, television, and almost everything except racing.  Here are a few bits that capture some of its history.

 

The folks at Jalopnik did a cool story recently about Dax Shepard’s 650hp Lincoln. Shepard is a cool guy, has a sweet car collection, and his Lincoln is a shining example of what can be done to a Continental to make it your own!

 

Here is a vintage ad and photo of a regal woman dignifying the easily accessible back seat via the suicide door. 

 

This vintage ad for the 1961 Continental originally aired during “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and truly gives a perspective on how this car was pitched to the public.

 

 

 

 

And who could forget the ending scene from “The Car” circa 1977: the story of a “demonic” Lincoln Continental.

 

 

 

And just for fun, or to help you sleep after seeing  “The Car,” here is a fake ad that talks about all the differences found in the 1966 Continental.

 

1989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Sauber Mercedes C9 

The Sauber Mercedes C9 set one of the fastest top speeds of all time at 248 mph, a Peugeot beat them by three miles per hour but only by taping over all the intakes and later pulling their entry from the 24 Hours of Le Mans because they knew it wouldn’t compete overall. Check out this amazing in-car footage that lets you experience the car’s amazing sound.

 

 

 

Some coverage of the car at Le Mans in 1989 is seen here.

 

1984 Peugeot 205 T16 

In the World Rally Championship, the 1980s era Group B cars became so dangerously fast that the class was ended. But not before the Peugeot 205 T16 was able to make its mark.

 

Here is a long video that showcases how crazy European WRC fans are, as well as the car’s amazing off road performance.

 

 

 

Like the sound of the of the Group B cars? This video is all about the sound of these cars, including the 205 T16

 

 

 

 

Find and post the intel you have found about the August Playseat Car Pack cars in the FYI About DLC thread. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and we’ll reward our favorite entries with unicorn cars.