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  1. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    Default I've found a way to switch off your engine. *Req. Manual & RWD*

    Hey guys I was messing around and driving like I owned the car and hated how you couldn't park the car up and then just switch the engine off, so I started messing around and so far I have it working for RWD cars, I'm guessing this as the same technique works for the 308GTS (the car I found it out in) and the Enzo Ferrari I have just tested. I will test out on other cars also and see if this works!

    BTW this turns your engine off and your car doesn't move, we all know the moving rear wheel method.

    [UPDATE//1] Unfortunately it does not work with 4WD cars so far, the back wheels keep moving sometimes even making you do extremely slow donuts. lol
    Seems that FWD don't like to stop spinning the rear wheels either, strange one this as when you hold the handbrake they spin and when you release they stop but the engine starts running again. hmm...

    Looks like it's RWD only guys. Tested out a 612 Scaglietti and it worked again!!

    [UPDATE //2] Your car will stop on dirt and gravel but it tends to bounce slightly on the spot, almost like loud music is being played.

    [UPDATE //3] Looks like I may have proven the Rturbo is RWD also.


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    How to:

    First of all you need to be in manual gearing.

    Typical method

    1) Put your car into 3rd gear.
    2) While holding brake, accelerate and when your RPM's hit about 500-700 (not 5000-7000!) shift down to 2nd and keep holding brake. Your engine should cut out.
    3) Now while holding brake, hold handbrake. (make sure your car remains still at this point)
    4) Release brake, then release handbrake.
    5) Hold brake and now shift down into 1st.
    6) The car should cut out and remain still in place.
    7) Shift into neutral and rev to bring it back to life otherwise it will cut out on you as you switch gears.

    Ferrari 308GTS
    Ferrari Enzo
    RUF Rturbo
    Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
    Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
    Pagani Zonda Roadster

    High-gear method

    Some cars need to start in it's highest gear or at least 4th gear in order to stop completely at idle. However you will need to shift down into what usually becomes 3rd gear in order to keep the car completely still in place otherwise it will wobble about or the wheels will spin when you don't want them to.

    McLaren F1
    Aston Martin DB9 Volante

    Note: Cars that have to remain in a high gear to stop will result in your driver keeping his hand on the gearstick (if it's there).

    Tried and Tested

    baldred
    ThirtyTwo UK
    Baxie
    I'm a bit mental.


  2. BBULL is offline The Fastest of the Slow
    Location: Georgia
    Posts: 29

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    How do you do it? I see no explanation lol.


    I discovered the Hennessey Viper SRT-10 Venom 100 on 4/14/2007

    http://www.leagueracers.com <-- I am Starting a Gumball rally type tournament on it and its a brand new website. Just keep in touch lol. Also throw around some ideas.

  3. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    Posted the how to, give it a try and let me know how you get on, it doesn't work in some cars easily, the Ford GT-R Concept is hell to make work and the Viper SRT-10 Coupe doesn't work at all but many others do and I will keep testing as I go along.
    I'm a bit mental.

  4. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
       
    Location: Lancashire, UK
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    I can confirm it works, it was great fun doing it as well. Top marks diablo for finding this.
    Another insightful post by Baldy!!

    "Life is like a slush puppy, the longer you leave things the more they melt"


  5. TimBud is online now brmm
     
    Location: UK
    Posts: 2,990

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    Yeah it works real nice. Although with the Zonda it seems to work better in a higher gear... 5th has been best for me so far.

  6. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
    Location: UK
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    So there are no options to turn the engine off in the 360 version? For PC you can select a key/button to start and stop the car.

    Am I missing something here?
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  7. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    You can only reset your car to turn your engine off in the 360 version, there is no left menu option or button config that allows you to actually switch your engine off.
    I'm a bit mental.

  8. F1Ferrari is offline Go gas makes you go fast
    Location: Earth
    Posts: 87

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    It worked!
    "Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines." - Enzo Ferrari


 

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