BMW Z4 GT3 ’11

This tune is specifically for Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, but can be used at other courses as well. It is also more specifically for the 630pp range for the current GT3 seasonal event there. I have never driven this car before, but it makes a great 630pp race car. It balances power, weight, and handling perfectly to give you some pretty quick lap times. For example, the current seasonal event needs a 2:08 time to get gold. After only a couple of practise laps I achieved a lap time of low 2:02s, and I am not the greatest driver. I was also using a control for this time. I am positive if you are a great driver, and using a wheel, you could get a crazy fast time. Even if you aren’t, you definitely should get gold after a few practise laps. The prize is an almost $2 million McLaren F1 GTR, so it is definitely worth doing for everyone.

This BMW Z4 race car isn’t too hard to drive for quick times, but to get really fast times you must pay attention to some key areas. Number one is obviously the track itself. If you are not familiar with this track, dive it a few times going slow to get a feel for it, and then try to set an actual gold time. I personally love the track, but it is quite difficult as there are many straights, very tight turns, and this is all mixed with many elevation changes in-between. If you slam the gas anywhere or miss the proper brake point you will go off into the grass, or touch the wall and fail the event. Even the smallest touch of the wall on one of the many tight corners will cause you to fail. Also, I am using a stage one turbo which gives almost a reverse turbo lag. All the power is right at the start, and very little at the end. Low gears like 1st or 2nd will spin the tires a lot more than other gears. You must remember to slowly squeeze the gas when exiting a turn and shift to 3rd before slamming it down. Finally, brake points are very critical here. If you wait too long, you will hit the wall. The entire track and car are all about the finesse of working together in order to get a quick lap time.

Car BMW Z4 GT3 ’11
Drivetrain FR
Horsepower 619HP/6000rpm
Torque 561.7 ft-lb/5300rpm
Weight 1190 kg
Miles 66.7
Performance Points 630

PARTS

ONLY parts are oil change, max engine tuning, and low RPM turbo. I am using racing hard tires.

BODY/CHASSIS

Aerodynamics
Downforce 400/900
Weight Balance 0/0
Power Limiter 93.4% (until you hit 630pp)

TRANSMISSION

Set it top speed, gears, final

1st 4.188
2nd 2.861
3rd 2.112
4th 1.623
5th 1.316
6th 1.099
Final 3.500
Top Speed 186mph (300kmph)

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

FRONT REAR
Initial xx 7
Accel xx 13
Braking xx 25

SUSPENSION

FRONT REAR
Ride Height 55 60
Spring Rate 14.77 17.80
Compression 3 3
Extension 4 4
Anti-Roll 2 2
Camber 1.5 3.5
Toe -0.35 0.75

BRAKES

FRONT REAR
Brake Balance 2 3
  • Vinyl Scratch

    Man the Z4 is a handful, even without all of the HP upgrades you can put in. I remember when I was trying this car on the Nurb the front would always skip and never really planted, even with going as far as putting 200kg in the ballast at the front. It’s a lot less of a issue with the less horsepower, but anything more and it’s quite a bit of a mess…

    With that said, I need to check out this tune to see if said problem can be remedied years later 😉

    • Lol well I hope it was. The track itself is very bumpy and you have to get everything perfect, but after a few practise laps of finding out where to hammer the gas and where to brake etc it becomes easier to predict. I ended up getting a pretty good time and don’t find it that hard to drive really. However, definitely give it a few laps before calling it.

  • Slyder

    Ive been playing GT for years and I have been playing this game wrong the whole time! OMG! First of all, as a dirt track racer, car enthusiast, and someone who genuinely loves driving, I cannot thank you guys enough. I just recently stumbled across Team Shmo. I finally comprehend and understand how to actually setup my cars. I just used the setup for the BMW Z4 and made a run on Mount panorama. And i am literally kind of in shock over here. i cant believe how realistic it feels, I would have never believed i could get so much enjoyment out of this game. It feels so real now. I cant wait to try every setup you have created. I think i speak for a lot of people when i say THANK YOU for taking the time to share these setups. The Tuning Guide is spot on, i finally understand now. I literally cant believe how different it feels to play this game with a car that is actually setup. Thank you Team Shmo!

    • Excellent to hear. Hopefully you like all the others just as much.

  • Matthew Good

    Just brought the car n tuned it to your specs, gonna try it out on seasonal event GT3 Racing Car Super Lap Suzuka Circuit 2014

  • Matthew Good

    Yea this car is just too slow

  • Matthew Good

    Managed to get 2:02:356 on seasonal event GT3 Racing Car Super Lap Suzuka Circuit 2014 but i cant go any faster than that otherthan by less then +0:0:200 but more than +0:0:100

    • Way it goes sometimes

  • Matthew Good

    Fact: the Nissain GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport ’13 is suprisingly perfect at doing burnouts provided u have tcs off (usually u press gas then almost immediately press break but dont let go of gas (press both at same time) also u may have to put rear breaks at 0 (open ra function menu then go all to bottom then set 0))