Bathurst Time Attack

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    http://www.motoring.com.au/bathurst-street-car-lap-record-attack-105502/
    Shane van Gisbergen holds the current lap record at the track set last year in a McLaren 650S GT3 at a spectacular 2:01.5670.

    AMG is already hoping to use the race meeting to showcase the 430kW GT R and Schneider, the 2013 race winner, is expected to be one of AMG’s star attendees at Mount Panorama.

    The former DTM champ and F1 driver showed off the capability of the road going GT S around Mount Panorama during the Aussie car’s launch last year. In that video he set a time of 2:24.03. With substantially more power, more grip from a wider rear track and active aerodynamics, the GT R should be quicker…

    “We are definitely taking part,” confirmed Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific product communications boss Jerry Stamoulis.
     
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    Brilliant idea & should be a hoot to watch.
    I just hope no one hangs it off a wall going for a time. That could get very expensive & claim the whole idea if the organisers get nervous.
    Have a red hot go but, bring it back in one piece guys.
     
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    Hope they'll keep wet track times as well.
     
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    One more week. It's going to be a bonkers weekend.
     
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    Maybe it'll look better in the metal.
     
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    Well damn :eek:
    http://www.speedcafe.com/2017/02/03/schneider-sets-bathurst-production-car-record/
    I'll wait to see qualy times tomorrow, as it's quicker than a couple MARC V8s.
     
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    Well, it was quicker then the LaFerrari that Vilander was running in the same session.

    A shame there was only 3 cars on track but it was cool to see some road cars having a fang!
     
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    Would have been interesting to see the road supercars pregression, from then to today. F40, 959, Yellowbird, McLaren F1, ZR1, NSX-R, any Lamborghini.

    Here's hoping this becomes a thing.
     
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    I love that idea. Unfortunately, most owners wouldn't :indiff:

    It'd require unbelievable insurance cover & very brave owners :scared:
     
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    Say, didn't Rowan Atkinson crash his F1...twice?! :crazy:
     
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    I only know of two: Rowan & Ron Dennis at Suzuka.
     
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    [​IMG]
    I saw this ute on display, at the Newcastle 500. Had no idea they'd take it to the mountain and post a time.

    V6 Amarok
     
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    https://www.speedcafe.com/2018/12/2...ven-shot-at-lap-record-at-challenge-bathurst/

    Amended thread title

     
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    Should’ve happened a few weeks back, with a roll cage equipped. Would’ve been good enough to start just within the top 20 for the 6 Hour.
     
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    Maybe same type of tyre(and less weight- it's a porker for a hot hatch) would have made it quicker.
     
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    Would be nice if Dan got the call to run the Megane R.S., to set a time.
     
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    It’d probably break down on Conrod.
     
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    You ain't right! :lol:

    I had a '13 Megane Trophy+. Not one problem during ownership. :tup: Though, I don't know how these new ones go. ;)
     
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    I'm sure they're quite the reliable little hot hatch but put Dan behind the wheel & with his luck............

    It'd probably go into limp mode into Murray's when he was on a record lap.

    :censored: :banghead:
     
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    Ahhh, I see. Truuuuuue. Damn.