Sports Cars 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - General Season Discussion Thread

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  1. R1600Turbo

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  3. R1600Turbo

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    Simultaneous post FTW. :lol:
     
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  5. TheElbows

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    Well...I still think the Mazda is the only genuinely new/neat looking car. I'm sure the racing will be good but I expected more out of Cadillac.
     
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    The new WTR livery is fantastic. :tup::tup:
     
  7. IforceV8

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    No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Specifications

    Chassis: The monocoque is made by Dallara of carbon fiber with aluminum honeycomb and zylon side panels. The bodywork is carbon fiber with Kevlar panel inserts.

    Engine: Cadillac 6.2 liter V-8 engine, the same engine that powers the Cadillac CTS-V supersedan. Finer points include: Cadillac Gen V LT based 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 with production-based aluminum block and heads. Earnhardt Childress Racing (ECR)-designed semi-stressed engine mounting system with integral oil lubrication system.

    Exhaust: Rear-facing, top exit, dual outlet multi-branch exhaust header system.

    Power: 600 horsepower at approximately 7,900 rpm.

    Fuel Capacity: 19.8 gallons.

    Engine Management: Bosch MS5.0 ECU, C60 DATA Logger, traction control.

    Electronics:
    Power: Cosworth IPS48, SSR300A, RLU, RSP20.
    Data: Cosworth CLU Plus Pro.
    Rear-View Camera: Gentex Corporation, GNTX-R, Rear Camera Mirror.

    Steering Wheel: Cosworth CCW Mk2, paddle shift, 4.5-inch TFT LCD.

    Clutch: Tilton 5.5 Carbon Disc

    Gearbox: Xtrac P1159F, transverse sequential six-speed.

    Steering: KYB electrically assisted rack and pinion

    Suspension: Front/rear double wishbone independent pushrod

    Brakes: Brembo Monobloc six-piston light aluminum calipers, carbon fiber discs and pads

    Weight/Length/Width/Height: 2,050 pounds / 15.58 feet (187 inches) / 6.23 feet (74.8 inches) / 3.78 feet (45.3 inches)

    Wheels: American Racing forged AL6061-T6 rims (front 18.0 inches x 12.5 inches; rear 18.0 inches x 13.0 inches)

    Tires: Continental Tire (front 320/680-R18; rear 325/710-R18)
     
  8. catamount39

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    I love how the black is glossy and they integrated the Cadillac emblem style fin, that is the best car on the grid already! :D
     
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    Oooh that Caddy is lookin goooooood :drool: Great example of how a simple livery, on the right car, can really go a long way. Can't wait to see Gordon behind the wheel of this thing at Daytona!!
     
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    Interesting how tire sizes are nearly equal front-to-rear. Wonder if they were having front grip issues in testing.
     
  12. IforceV8

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    Thats the standard sizing for all 2017 P2 and DPi chassis.
     
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    From Shea Adam's twitter.
     
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  15. R1600Turbo

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    So Mazda is just a 2-car factory effort this year, with no others?
     
  16. IforceV8

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    It seems that way for now.
     
  17. catamount39

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    All 3 Cadillac's looking awesome! :D
     
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    I'm not sure about the gold on the 5, that used to be yellow.

    New beetle.

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  19. trustjab

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    The Mazda looks so good


     
  20. GTRacer22

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    That side skirt and splitter on the C7.R are a lot bigger than they were last season.
     
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    :lol: Now I'm torn between the black on the WTR, and the white on the other two....all 3 look really great in my eyes.

    Now I just can't wait to see the Mazda in a full livery.
     
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    I thought there was something new about it. I thought I was seeing things when I saw that undertray arrangement on the car. They've been busy in Detroit obviously.
     
  23. Mike458

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    New regs?
     
  24. catamount39

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    More likely improvements since the regs have not changed since last year (when the new LMGTE regs debuted).
     
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    THEY LOOK SO GOOD :drool:
     
  26. Mike458

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    So I guess that will mean Ford OP this year?
     
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    I was thinking about the fact that those are pretty much the first pictures you can actually tell what the shape of the headlights are.
     
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    Only if they have figured out anything. Porsche's debuting a new car though, and BMW has the M6 running like it should now I bet, same for Ferrari. Overall another crazy year ahead. :D
     
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    I'm really liking the Cadillac's in race guise. I also like that they didn't try taking too many cues from their road vehicles as I don't think their design language would have transferred as well as Mazda's.
     
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    Dagys got a great shot of the beetle

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