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LFS has 3 single seaters of different classes, the FOX, FO8 and BF1.

Formula XR

Formula XR
Short name FOX
Drive Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine 2.0 litre inline 4
Power 142 kW (190 bhp) @ 7032 rpm
Torque 221 Nm (162 lbft) @ 4964 rpm
Total-Mass 490 kg (1079 lbs)
Power-weight 290 W/kg (395 bhp/ton)
Weight dist 45.0 F 55.0 R
Fuel tank capacity 38 ltr
Suspension Front: {{{FrontSusp}}}
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Information

Based upon a Formula Renault 2000 racecar, this car serves as a nice introduction to the cars with downforce. The relatively low power of the engine makes the car easy to drive once up to speed. Insane fun on twisty tracks.

Setup tip

Actually needs a bit of a loose setup, this will help with low speed cornering. Adjust downforce to keep the rear in place at higher speeds. Due to it's low power, it's best to keep wing angles low for most tracks.

Formula V8

Formula V8
Short name FO8
Drive Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine 3.0 litre V8
Power 341 kW (458 bhp) @ 8972 rpm
Torque 401 Nm (295 lbft) @ 7059 rpm
Total-Mass 600 kg (1323 lbs)
Power-weight 568 W/kg (775 bhp/ton)
Weight dist 45.0 F 55.0 R
Fuel tank capacity 125 ltr
Suspension Front: {{{FrontSusp}}}
Rear: {{{RearSusp}}}

Information

Based upon a Formula 3000/GP2 racecar, this is the second fastest but most difficult car to drive in LFS. Once mastered though, it offers great rewards to the driver. It's no Formula One car but don't let that fool you into thinking this isn't one awesome car. Just look at that power-to-weight figure! Suffice to say, the acceleration is incredible. It can pull over 3Gs in the bends. And if it stopped any quicker it would hurt (well, more-so). Only drive it if you have the balls.

Setup tip

Like the FOX, you don't really need much understeer, just use downforce to keep the rear in place. High tyre pressures work well on this car.

BMW Sauber F1

BMW Sauber F1
Short name BF1
Drive Mid engined, rear wheel drive
Engine 2.4 litre V8
Power 537 kW (720 bhp) @ 19076 rpm
Torque 284 Nm (209 lbft) @ 16817 rpm
Total-Mass 530 kg (1169 lbs)
Power-weight 1011 W/kg (1378 bhp/ton)
Weight dist 46.3 F 53.7 R
Fuel tank capacity 95 ltr
Suspension Front: {{{FrontSusp}}}
Rear: {{{RearSusp}}}

Information

The real BMW Sauber F1.06. Incredibly fast in every way. You'll need to drive absolutely on the limit to get the most out of it. You don't need to lift or even use a gearstick for shifting - the onboard electronics will do it faster than you ever could.

Setup tip

Stiff suspension is way to go here, the tyres flex enough you just don't need the springs to. This also means you can use stiff anti-roll bars without screwing up the handling. High wing angles are needed to increase traction and make use of all that power. The traction control, although for girls, is definately useful to stop you pushing too hard. 4% is a good beginners limit, the more manly you feel, the higher you can go. Hardcore players like to leave it off all-together.


FR class TBO class LRF class Unclassified
XFG | XR GT XR GT Turbo | RB4 GT | FXO Turbo LX6 | RaceAbout | FZ50 LX4 | UF 1000 | Volkswagen Scirocco
FWD GTR class GTR class Single-seater cars
XF GTR | UF GTR FXO GTR | XR GTR | FZ50 GTR Formula XR | Formula BMW | Formula V8 | BMW Sauber | MRT5