GTP_WRS Week 12 : A Rainbow of Sporty V12's

Discussion in 'WRS Archive' started by PASM, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. turnupdaheat

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    I look forward to this one. As I was a 15 year old non driving petrolhead back in 1976, this was a dream car of mine. @PASM Sorry to be pedantic but this BBaby has a Flat12 rather than a V12 in the middle of it.
     
  2. DGiant2000

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    I remember this argument before about whether it was a boxer, V or flat :lol:

    I believe the consensus was that it’s a flat 12 but that’s essentially a V12 with a 180 degree angle so I guess technically you are both correct!!
     
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  3. turnupdaheat

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    :) Yeah, it was a bit confusing calling it a Berlinetta Boxer when technically the cylinders are not in a boxer arrangement but it was always known as a flat12 since Ferrari launched the engine format in the 312b F1 car. A 180 degree V looks like this __ :lol:
     
  4. Nerazzurri

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    First 15 laps. This car does not like being told what to do! Definitely still loads of time to make up once I’ve tamed the beast.

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  5. PASM

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    My bad. Have another look at the OP ;)
     
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  6. Argon

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    :bowdown: all good now :tup:
     
  7. ollie57

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    Understeer, oversteer, what will it be..
    This Ferrari, a car not for me..

    Still I will give it a go.. :gtpflag:

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  8. Nerazzurri

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    Not for you? You’re still nearly a second quicker than me so far :odd::lol::lol::lol:
     
  9. ollie57

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    I'm lucky to get 1 lap.. without going off the road.. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  10. shoenboggie

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    Smooth is key with this one like the Stingray (C3) a few weeks ago.

    If you are really struggling... Put Sport Hard tires on it and run 3-5 laps. Put the Sport Softs back on and you will be amazed at how much better the car feels. This should make you a bit faster in my opinion. Smooth is fast with minimal steering angle and control the direction with the throttle.
     
  11. PASM

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    This is a great tip actually. Might try that for the fun of it :D
     
  12. roamer2629

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    Regarding the engine discussion, this is two flat sixes joined together, or at least that's what a Ferrari mechanic with 30 years of experience explained to me a couple of years ago. He told me it was a nightmare to get the ignition timing right if you had never worked on the engine before.
     
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  14. NielsG

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    First short session at 50 km was great fun. :D :tup:

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    But it seems like a combo you'll have to enjoy in small doses. :dopey:
     
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  15. Renrag39

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    So far...
     
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  16. MikeyLCR

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    Well this is different! :lol:

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    All over the shop!
     
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  17. Renrag39

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    Currently using 2nd for T1&2 and shortshifting to 3rd for T3. Sound about right?
     
  18. Argon

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    3rd for 1, 2nd for 2, 3rd for 3 at least that's what I am using (for now :p)

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  19. roamer2629

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    First splits, moustache grows bigger with each lap :D
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  20. Sjaak

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    Have not driven a lap, but I like to be prepared for the days ahead. :lol:

    Livery...check.

    Time to explore the track.:scared:

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  21. DGiant2000

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    It’s all well and good posting splits and the like but what about the important information - colour choice? I’ve gone for a nice “Rosso Rubino” to take in the Italian countryside

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    I don’t know the track at all but have driven the car a couple of times before!

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    Still a bit of time left on this drifting combo :lol: starting to figure out turn 3 to flat foot it through. Just need to adjust my line a little and should be able to shave a bit more time there

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  23. shoenboggie

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    I will give this a try...

    I have been using 2nd gear for the first corner and second corner then winding it out to be in 3rd gear for the third corner.
     
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  24. Argon

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    I found staying in 3rd and cutting the 1st corner hard gave you a chance to get on the gas for 2 without spinning out. Seems to be working for me but have no idea if this is the right thing to do :tup:
     
  25. Espial

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    Initial split for me, this car truly is a handful...

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  26. Mires

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    Is figure of power in OP a typo? because I got confused, as I see my 512 has 354Hp, not 345. ^^
    @PASM :O needed to check the tyre compounds needed and saw this. :cheers::gtpflag:
     
  27. EDK

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    One of the issues we have are slightly different power ratings depending on the country the user is in.

    Since the only means of changing power is making adjustments to it in the tuning screen with the percent slider (or BOP), you don't really have any risk with being out of compliance, provided your power and weight are both at 100% (or as directed in the OP for that week).
     
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  28. Mires

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    Thanks for clarifying this :cheers:

    Okay, me was brave to turn TC down to 0, and even turned off the ABS, ran for 30km, do I get some kind of achievement? ^^

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    just to see the difference with aids off and on
     
  29. DGiant2000

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    Wheeeeeee!!

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  30. Renrag39

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    Personal target achieved. Already. This won't do at all!
    New target 27.1xx. Ha, **** you, future me!