The Porsche Curves Challenge

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by ederss7, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. ederss7

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    The Porsche Curves have always fascinated me. This section of corners is a driver's favourite and is considered a challenge for all drivers. By The Porsche Curves I mean the whole section of corners, starting from the first right hander to the last left hander, also called Corvette corner.
    The challenge is: can you beat the astonishing average speed of 270,4 km/h (168mi, which means a time of 15,017s) set by the R18 e-tron quattro in 2013?
    Looking the data from this site (http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com/) we have an idea of where the speeds are recorded through the section; it starts just before the first right hander and ends just after the last left hander. The fastest average speed is that one I posted above: 270,4 km/h in 15,017s.
    Obviously it's impossible to know exactly which average speed you're doing through the whole section in the game. This video is the best reference I've found on Youtube, watch at the 9min mark (lap 12):
    In this video the average speed (lap 12) was 264,7 km/h (164,5mi in 15,329s). Taking it as reference I've come to these reference speeds:
    -The first right must be done in 265-270 km/h (164,7-168mi);
    -Then you go flat out through the next two left handers reaching approximately 280 km/h (174mi);
    -Now the trickiest part: the transition between the second left and the long right. You must keep the momentum here and stay on the right as much as you can. You probably need to carry a speed of approximately 260 km/h (161,6mi) through the long right before the off camber left hander;
    -The last one: some speed of at least 245 km/h (152,17mi).
    Some reference times for the cars in the game (from the FIA site):
    Fastest average of the 2011 R18 TDI: 262,2 km/h-163mi in 15,604s during the race in 2011;
    Fastest average of the 2012 Toyota TS030: 256,6 km/h-159,48mi in 15,819s during Q3 in 2012. The R18 ultra set an average of 267,6 km/h-166,3 mi during the race in he same year;
    In 2014: 265,7 km/h-165,1mi set by the R18 e-tron quattro during the race;
    In 2015: 267,4 km/h-166,1mi set by the R18 e-tron quattro during the race;
    In 2016: 258,9 km/h-160,9mi set by the R18 during the test day; no data from the race;
    In 2017: 261,6 km/h-162,58mi set by the 919 during Q2; Koba's all time lap record surprisingly didn't have the fastest average in 2017. You can find more info in the FIA site I posted above.
    I'm pretty sure this a good challenge for DS4 users, not sure about wheel users though. Have fun!
     
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  2. suprajef

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    Ummm, he cut the turn right before the start. PENALTY!
     
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  3. ederss7

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    We have a new record that has just been set. 280 km/h (174mi in 13,268s) by Rebellion. As you can see the time of 13,268s is much lower than the time of 15,074s. That means that the section where the speed is recorded has been shortened, probably the last corner.
    Here's the lap:
     
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  4. outofspace

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    That's my favorite part of this track too! So much enjoyment when you get them right :)
     
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  5. K32

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    3 words. Nissan GT-R LMP1.

    Absolutely owns that set of corners.
     
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  6. ederss7

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    Yes, it has insane grip at high speeds. It feels glitched, honestly.
     
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  7. K32

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    @ederss7 does this beat the challenge? Gr.1 with tyre wear and BoP.

     
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  8. ederss7

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    I think he missed it by just 0,2/0,3s. Hard tyres are enough for the first right and the next two left handers, but for the long right it loses a lot of grip. The "secret" of beating the 270 km/h average is exactly on that long right corner.
     
  9. manion

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    The track was modified slightly this year I think in the porsche curves area. Eurosport coverage mentioned the track was I think 3m shorter and they added a fair chunk of run off area so if you screwed up it wasnt straight into the barriers. So they could carry more speed through there safely this year and I assume one of the corners was straightened a fraction.
     
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  10. ederss7

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    Yes. http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/12/09/le-mans-24-hours-lap-length-shorter-in-2018.html