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Update Car

The Update Car Page
  • Car parts will gradually wear from use (testing & racing) at different rates depending on a variety of factors.
  • 0% means that a part is new and unworn; 100% is a fully worn part, but this will not prevent you from starting a race.
  • You can only update your car once between races. After clicking the "Update car" button you will not be able to update your car again until after the next race.
  • You can undo your last car update if you haven't done any further actions. This can be done for free until you've driven 34 races, otherwise the cost is 2 supporter credits.
  • Each time you update you have the choice of upgrading a part to the next part level; replacing a part with the same part level; downgrading a part to a lower level with less wear or doing nothing with that part.
  • You can upgrade the car parts up to level 9, every new part costs the amount specified next to it.
  • You can upgrade the car parts one step(level) at a time.
  • If a part (higher than level 1) has some wear you can downgrade it to a lower level for free. This downgraded part will have less wear recorded against it, but will REPLACE your existing part (i.e. it is thrown away - cannot be re-selected at a later date).
  • The chance of mechanical failure increases if the car parts are very worn.
  • Your car will perform better if the car character (Power / Handling / Acceleration) suit the track characteristics.

Car Wear

An example of car wear from a race
  • Your car receives part wear by performing testing, and participating in races.
  • Being able to estimate your car wear is critical to avoid your car developing a technical problem and start smoking during races.
  • Car Part wear can be affected by:
    • Different tracks.
    • The car part level.
    • Your selected race risks (Overtaking, Defensive, Clear Track, Malfunctioning).
    • Driver attributes

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can I never finish a race / Why is my car always smoking? / Why is my part wear so high?

This is one of the most common questions asked by new GPRO players - and in 99% of these situations, the answer is LOWER YOUR RACE RISKS!

The Game rules state that risks of just 40 should be considered VERY HIGH for rookies - therefore it is recommended that you race with zero risks whenever possible, as this will lengthen the life of your car parts, meaning you will spend less money.

The majority of car parts should be able to last 3 races minimum.

Why can’t I update my car?

You can't update your car due to one of the following reasons:

  • You have already updated your car which can only be done once before each race. See Update Car for more information.
  • If you are in debt you are not allowed to update your car, you can still downgrade parts. See The disadvantages of being in debt for more information.
  • You have missed the deadline for the next race, which is 1.5 hours before the advertised race start.
All my parts are worn, I am in debt and can’t update, what do I do?

DON’T PANIC! You need to slow down and learn to control the wear of your car parts, try looking at driver risks. Try to finish races so you can make more money to update the car. You can still downgrade parts however. Think very carefully about what you spend your money on. *Hint - In rookie even risks of 40 are considered very high.

Is it ok to update the car after Practice/Qualify?

Yes the upgrade will still work, but you should consider that if you change parts after practice / qualify you are likely to affect the setup you have for the race.

How much does a part cost for each level?

This you will have to find out for yourself, parts which have more effect on the car performance cost more. So a level 2 engine will cost more than a level 2 front wing.