Download the Barraca (Racer)
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- Unzip the downloaded ZIP file
- Move the folder that was unziped to the "CarModel" folder under the "GameData" folder in your Need For Speed III folder. (Usually that is C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need For Speed III\GameData\CarModel)
- Fire up the game and play!
This car is a bit tricky to drive at first- expect to spend almost as much time mowing the grass, as tearing up the tarmac.
Its rear engiend, 34%/66% weight balance, 1,800ft/lb's of torque. Get your shifts right, and you can pull a wheelie all the way down a 1/8th mile drag strip. That much power, means you've got to control how you are putting the power down.
With the rear weight bias, if you go into the corners too fast, you will be fighting oversteer, and either go off track, or swing wide and loose on your laptimes. Its best to go in a little slow. The car's acceleration is fairly equal to its braking ability, so be prepared to move your normal braking zones back if you are used to most cars.
On corners, the front inside tire can at times not be in contact with the ground, the cambers of the car keep the grip on the outside tire. Due to the heavy rear, the car maintains a fairly normal feel even with only one wheel in contact up front. A lot of older 911's have this same trait.
They key to learning this car, is to go into a corner a little slower, and play with the throttle until you find a speed that works, and adjust your entry for next run.
A little bit of throttle yeilds understeer - will help the car go straight, too much wheelspin, is bad, as the rear which is fighting for traction, will loose its adhesion to the pavement.
The gauges are very usefull. The lower gauge, shows two speeds - the real speed of the vehichle in relation to the world around it, and the speed measured at the wheels. You can see the difference, and tell how much wheel spin you have. The far right side of the speedometer - is 440KPH. The top bar, is the engine's RPM.