The XR GT, until LFS's points system was done away with a long time ago, was the first rear-wheel drive car players could use. For this reason, the XR GT's a great start for learning how to handle a rear-wheel drive car. It's very easy to catch the XR GT when its rear wheels begin to slide out going around a turn, and should help teach new drivers the proper instincts that will help them handle faster rear-wheel drive cars.
The XR GT is competitive against the XF GTI, and while it demands a bit more finesse than the XF GTI, the XR GT also has a little more power to make up for it. The two cars run very even to one another.
Rallycross is an option for the XR GT, since it allows hybrid and knobbly tires to be used in setups. The XR GT handles dirt rather well, since it doesn't have enough power to cause too much havoc.
- Engine Placement: Front engine
- Drive Wheels: Rear-wheel drive
- Transmission: H-pattern gearbox
- Engine: 1.8 liter inline 4
- Power: 104 kW (140 bhp) @ 5988 rpm
- Torque: 187 Nm (138 lbft) @ 4512 rpm
- Total Mass: 1150 kg (2536 lbs)
- Power-weight: 91 W/kg (124 bhp/ton)
- Weight Distribution: 52% Front, 48% Rear
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 65 liters