Car Classes: Pairs / Doubles


Diagram depicting similarities across four GTR98 car classes (Sports, Rally, Dakar & Buggy)

In GTR98, within the various car classes, cars are paired according to their physical appearance and approximate driving experience (except for the Indy class, where the differences are minimal).

CAR DOPPELGANGERS:
[Rally] [Dakar] [Buggy] [Sports] [Indy]


RALLY CLASS

RALLY Pair #1: Xu & Ivanov

GTR98 Rally - Xu & Ivanov GTR98 Rally - Xu & Ivanov

RALLY Pair #2: Roberts & Lumiere

GTR98 Rally - Roberts & Lumiere GTR98 Rally - Roberts & Lumiere

RALLY Pair #3: Baptiste & Morgen

GTR98 Rally - Baptiste & Morgen GTR98 Rally - Baptiste & Morgen

RALLY Pair #4: Ahmed & Rossi

GTR98 Rally - Ahmed & Rossi GTR98 Rally - Ahmed & Rossi

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DAKAR CLASS

DAKAR Pair #1: Ivanov & Baptiste

GTR98 Dakar - Ivanov & Baptiste GTR98 Dakar - Ivanov & Baptiste

DAKAR Pair #2: Xu & Roberts

GTR98 Dakar - Xu & Roberts GTR98 Dakar - Xu & Roberts

DAKAR Pair #3: Lumiere & Rossi

GTR98 Dakar - Lumiere & Rossi GTR98 Dakar - Lumiere & Rossi

DAKAR Pair #4: Ahmed & Morgen

GTR98 Dakar - Ahmed & Morgen GTR98 Dakar - Ahmed & Morgen

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BUGGY CLASS

BUGGY Pair #1: Baptiste & Ivanov

GTR98 Buggy - Baptiste & Ivanov GTR98 Buggy - Baptiste & Ivanov

BUGGY Pair #2: Rossi & Xu

GTR98 Buggy - Rossi & Xu GTR98 Buggy - Rossi & Xu

BUGGY Pair #3: Morgen & Lumiere

GTR98 Buggy - Morgen & Lumiere GTR98 Buggy - Morgen & Lumiere

BUGGY Pair #4: Roberts & Ahmed

GTR98 Buggy - Roberts & Ahmed GTR98 Buggy - Roberts & Ahmed

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SPORTS CLASS

SPORTS Pair #1: Ivanov & Xu

GTR98 Sports - Ivanov & Xu GTR98 Sports - Ivanov & Xu

SPORTS Pair #2: Lumiere & Roberts

GTR98 Sports - Lumiere & Roberts GTR98 Sports - Lumiere & Roberts

SPORTS Pair #3: Rossi & Baptiste

GTR98 Sports - Rossi & Baptiste GTR98 Sports - Rossi & Baptiste

SPORTS Pair #4: Morgen & Ahmed

GTR98 Sports - Morgen & Ahmed GTR98 Sports - Morgen & Ahmed

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INDY CLASS

The differences between the Indy cars are minimal, so the Indy Class is NOT included in the [Resemblance Chart].

Xu & Ivanov

GTR98 Indy - Xu GTR98 Indy - Ivanov

Baptiste & Ahmed

GTR98 Indy - Baptiste GTR98 Indy - Ahmed

Lumiere & Roberts

GTR98 Indy - Lumiere GTR98 Indy - Roberts

Rossi & Morgen

GTR98 Indy - Rossi GTR98 Indy - Morgen

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Rally

Grand Tour Racing 98 / Total Drivin / M6 / Gekisou
« Rally Class »
The four-wheel-drive Rally cars accelerate strongly and have good top speeds, along with excellent handling.
Max Speed: 130-150 mph
Horsepower: 300-400 bhp
Braking: 70-0 in 150-170 feet
Curb Weight: 1900-2200 pounds
Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.5-4.0 sec
Levels:
Swit 1 | Swit 2 |
Swit 3 | Swit 4 |
Swit 5 | Swit 6 |
Scot 1 | Scot 2
Scot 3 | Scot 4 |
Scot 5 | Scot 6 |
Moscow 7 | EI 7
Wikia Article

Rally cars are the most common vehicles in Grand Tour Racing ’98, Total Drivin, M6 Turbo Racing and Gekisou Grand Racing.

They are raced in all six levels of Scotland & Switzerland, and are the only class to appear in two extra levels (Moscow & Easter Island).

Manual Description: Sophisticated and strong, the four-wheel-drive rally vehicles accelerate rapidly through inclement weather conditions, from thunderstorms to blizzards. These cars provide solid top speeds and excellent handling.


Rally Types

The in-game rally cars are paired, both by overall physical appearance and driving experience.

Ivanov & Xu are middleweight, with a slower top speed, but excellent handling. They tend to recover quickly from opponents’ attacks, making them the most reliable Rampage cars.

Roberts & Lumiere are middleweight, with a medium top speed and handling. They tend to be affected by attacks from other cars, with Lumiere withstanding them slightly better than Roberts.

Baptiste & Morgen are heavy and fast, but their handling is tricky. Baptiste is less affected by other attacks (than Morgen), and has a distinctive loud whirr for his engine (unlike Morgen).

Ahmed & Rossi are light and fast, with reasonably good handling. However, they tend to suffer badly from opponents’ attacks.


Gallery


Car Classes: Indy | Sports | Buggy | Dakar | Rally

GTR98 Site: Main

Dakar

Grand Tour Racing 98 / Total Drivin / M6 / Gekisou
« Dakar Class »
Lumiere Dakar Icon
These four-wheel-drive, truck-like racers have good handling and hold the road well, but they are easier to roll.
Max Speed: 120-240 mph
Horsepower: 200-300 bhp
Braking: 70-0 in 185-210 feet
Curb Weight: 2100-2500 pounds
Acceleration: 0-60 in 5.5-7.0 sec
Levels:
EI 3 | EI 4 | EI 5 |
EI 6 | Egypt 4 |
Egypt 5 | Egypt 6 | HK 7
Wikia Article

Dakars are a faster alternative to Buggies for sand terrains. They are only available from mid-level onwards in Egypt and Easter Island, as well as Hong Kong 7 (which is predominantly concrete, with a small stretch of sand terrain).

Manual Description: These four-wheel-drive, resilient racers offer terrain-gripping handling. Boasting faster top speeds and higher chassis than buggies, they require experienced drivers to maintain control and prevent rolling.


Dakar Types

The in-game Dakars are divided into clear pairs, being similar in overall physical appearance and driving experience.

IvanovBaptiste are on the heavy side, with slightly difficult handling. But if neither of these are an issue, they make excellent Rampage cars.

– XuRoberts are slightly heavy, with better handling. Roberts appears to withstand attacks better, while Xu feels a little more flexible (and susceptible to attacks).

– MorgenAhmed are light and fast, and are rather susceptible when hit by other opponents.

– LumiereRossi feel very light and fast, but are extremely wobbly with high centers of gravity, and are badly affected by walls and being hit by other opponents.


HK7 Dakars vs Standard Dakars: Watch the following video to hear the difference between the engine sounds.


Gallery


Car Classes: Indy | Sports | Buggy | Dakar | Rally

GTR98 Site: Main

Buggy

Grand Tour Racing 98 / Total Drivin / M6 / Gekisou
« Buggy Class »
Baptiste Buggy
Buggies have a low center of gravity, moderate top speeds and responsive rugged suspensions.
Max Speed: 90-110 mph
Horsepower: 120-150 bhp
Braking: 70-0 in 200-230 feet
Curb Weight: 1500-2000 pounds
Acceleration: 0-60 in 5.5-7.0 sec
Levels:
EI 1 | EI 2

Egypt 1 | Egypt 2 | Egypt 3 | Scot 7

Wikia Article

Buggy cars are off-road vehicles used on sand dunes and beaches. In this game, they are raced in Egypt and Easter Island. Midway through, they are replaced by Dakars, a faster alternative to Buggies.

All Buggy races contain two laps. They are also available in Scotland 7, a mountainous terrain designed for Rally cars.

Manual Description: Buggies have low centers of gravity, ample torque, and responsive, rugged suspensions. Equipped for rough off-road racing, these rear-wheel drive vehicles power through sand, mud and shale.


Buggy Types
Like Dakars, Buggies are divided into clear pairs, being similar in overall physical appearance and driving experience.

Ivanov & Baptiste are stable heavyweights, with a fair top speed and handling. They have the ability to recover quickly from attacks, making them a superior choice for Rampages.

Morgen & Lumiere are fast middleweights. They provide reasonably good handling and attack-resistance.

Ahmed & Roberts are middleweight, with reasonable top speeds and tricky handling. They tend to be on the weaker side of attacks.

Xu & Rossi are very light, with a medium top speed and excellent handling. They tend to suffer easily from other attacks.


Gallery


Car Classes: Indy | Sports | Buggy | Dakar | Rally

GTR98 Site: Main

Sports

Grand Tour Racing 98 / Total Drivin / M6 / Gekisou
« Sports Class »
Rossi Sports Icon
Sports cars are the fastest street legal vehicles in the world.
Max Speed: 165-200 mph
Horsepower: 290-492 bhp
Braking: 70-0 in 150-170 feet
Curb Weight: 3000-3900 pounds
Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.7-4.8 sec
Levels:
Moscow 1 |
Moscow 2 |
Moscow 5 |
Moscow 6 |
HK 1 | HK 2 |
HK 5 | HK 6 |
Swit 7
Wikia Article

Sports cars are the second fastest car class in Grand Tour Racing 98. They are featured eight times on the streets of Moscow and Hong Kong, and once in Switzerland.

Manual Description: Sports cars are the fastest production vehicles from the top automotive manufacturers in the world. These cars feature gut-wrenching acceleration, precision handling, and blazing top speeds.


Sports Types

In the first two levels, these sports cars can accelerate to a top speed of 130-150 mph. When they return for the final two levels, their speed potential rises to 170-200 mph.

Ahmed is middleweight and blazing fast, with poor handling and vulnerability to walls and other cars.

Morgen is light and fast, with excruciatingly difficult handling. Vulnerable in every way possible, the vehicle will perform uncontrollable flips when driven into the wall.

Rossi & Baptiste are light and versatile, having excellent handling and exceptional top speeds. They have the ability to recover quickly from opponents’ attacks.

Xu & Ivanov are stable choices with reasonable top speeds and solid attack-resistance. Xu is middleweight and more balanced, while Ivanov is heavyweight with trickier handling.

Lumiere & Roberts provide reasonably good handling and top speeds, but mediocre acceleration.  Lumiere is heavier than Roberts, and both tend to suffer moderately from opponents’ attacks.


Gallery


Car Classes: Indy | Sports | Buggy | Dakar | Rally

GTR98 Site: Main

Indy

Grand Tour Racing 98 / Total Drivin / M6 / Gekisou
« Indy Class »
Indy cars are the ultimate race cars with superior acceleration, braking roadholding and extreme top speeds.
Max Speed: 185-220 mph
Horsepower: 800-1000 bhp
Braking: 70-0 in 100-125 feet
Curb Weight: 1800-1850 pounds
Acceleration: 0-60 in 2-2.9 sec
Levels:
Moscow 3 |
Moscow 4 |
HK 3 | HK 4 |
Egypt 7
Wikia Article

The Indy car is the fastest class, but appear in the least number of races. They reach their fullest speed potential on the city roads of Moscow & Hong Kong.

Their secret appearance in Egypt 7 is a large-wheeled lampoon of the original car, which drives on a bumpy stretch.

Manual Description: Indy cars are the ultimate race cars, with explosive acceleration, exceptional braking, unparalleled handling, and extreme top speeds. They are more responsive than Sports Cars, but much less forgiving.


Indy Types
All Indy cars resemble each other by appearance and top speed of 225 mph. There are subtle differences however, mostly between their weight and handling.

Here, they are divided into questionable pairs.

– Ivanov & Ahmed are the heavyweights. They are built to be stronger than others, but much trickier to handle.

– Morgen & Roberts are middleweight with tolerable handling.

– Xu & Lumiere are lightweight vehicles. Their turning curves are very smooth, and it may cause players to oversteer.

– Baptiste & Rossi are light and quick, with reasonably good handling. However, they suffer easily from attacks and collisions.


Gallery



Indy Collisions Compilation (Ahmed; Koop)


Car Classes: Indy | Sports | Buggy | Dakar | Rally

GTR98 Site: Main