Sports Cars 2015 General WEC/ELMS/AsLMS Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Furinkazen, Dec 15, 2014.

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  1. R1600Turbo

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    I mean, they have some complicated setup as it is just to get the rear axle shafts out of the air flow that goes around the cockpit.
     
  2. Whodoyouthink

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    What is this reverse COTA race we aren't hearing about??? ;):lol::dunce:
     
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    Any significance to the numbers on the leader board? In any case, I think that track would be interesting in reverse.
     
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  4. Wilbur

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    What am I looking at? I'm confused (I know the track but just what's going on there)
     
  5. RACECAR

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    This is only a hunch but... I'm thinking (going off the part with the nighttime pit stop), this is supposed to be (loosely) resembling Le Mans. Keyword being "Loosely"
     
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  6. Ettick

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    It's more than likely they just ran it that way because it's a cool looking camera shot.
     
  7. IforceV8

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    1-8-12 finished 2-3-4 at Le Mans last year.
     
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    No doubt. You can race the circuit in reverse in Grid Autosport, but it's nowhere near as good as the forward direction.
     
  9. Tired Tyres

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  11. Tired Tyres

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    Hybrid goes to the front wheels? It wouldn't have a drive shaft if it was front wheel drive.

    Do you have a link to what Ben said?
     
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    I HAVE JUST NOW LEARNED ABOUT THE GTR LM.

    After months of studiously avoiding any WEC or LeMans news.

    Subscribed.

    Whether it's glorious or a glorious failure, I want to see what happens.

    :lol:
     
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  15. Furi

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    Where were you hiding? Marianas Trench? :lol:
     
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  17. Furi

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    Damn I forgot :lol: , cheers for RLM link, gonna listen tonight to it - how long is it?
     
  18. Tired Tyres

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    59 minutes and 27 seconds.
     
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    I think the GT-R looks awesome :) like was said on the last page it's all about minimal drag, look how few cooling outlets there are on the car and how all the air comes through the structure at the rear. It would be interesting to see flow vis through the whole car, a shame we wont get to really.

    I reckon this could even run without a rear wing if they wanted to.

    Best LMP in years and a great thing that a car as crazy as this has been made. Truly a step into the unknown and not just some 'oh look we've used a diesel because the rules worked better for us' kind of thing.
     
  20. GTPorsche

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    Only LMP1 team using diesel is Audi, so I'm not sure how that remark holds any relevance when the other 3 LMP factory teams are using gasoline.
     
  21. karl53

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    So the rumours are true, it is front engined and front wheel drive. Thats crazy and strange and possibly very stupid...


    ...and I love it
     
  22. catamount39

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    Well they have won Le Mans 14/15 times since 2000. And a diesel engine has won Le Mans since 2006 (all but one of those wins by Audi...). :p It'd be shocking if gas could finally surpass diesel after all these years. :lol:

    (Disclaimer: Since Toyota came back the diesel wins have been more by Audi reliability than anything in most cases more than speed.)
     
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  24. Furi

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    PC / FLM replacement, and might have people who can actually drive.
     
  25. TDZdave

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    Stop it! Ya killin me! Haha I'm dying of laughter! If its in a small budget its going to have boneheads
     
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    LAND OF QUATTRO


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  27. Legro

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    Just think how suitable that setting is for an Audi commercial.
     
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    As much as I'd love to believe that, you just know money is not going to allow that (no matter how much of a safety risk there is involved).

    Good win, Audi.

    Neat. Gonna see if I can make one for rFactor.
     
  30. Roger the Horse

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    Looks like my commute this morning.
     
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