1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2012 FIA World Endurance Championship

Discussion in 'Other Motorsports' started by RaceDepartment, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld #27 will return Premium

    You are right Rhys:

    Specifications

    Total weight: 475Kg. Horsepower: 300 BHP
    Wheel base: 2.90m Aerodynamic drag: Cd 0.24
    Front track: 0.6m Rear track: 1.7m
    O/A length 4.65m O/A width 2.00m
    Height 1.03m Brakes: Carbon discs and pads
    Fuel cell capacity 40 litres Chassis construction: lightweight composite
    Front tire: 4.0/23.0 R15 Rear tire: 12.5/24.5 R15
    Weight distribution: 27.5% Front (72.5% Rear)
     
  2. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson Licensed

    So that is around 1:2 in terms of weight and downforce.
    Still some way to F1 which produces nearly all of it´s weight in downforce on the front wing alone. (about 500kg´s)

    Now that i´ve gotten some more info here from Rhys i have to say i´m excited to see the car in the Porsche curves and on the Le Mans straight.
    And seeing the tire wear on the front tires.

    Edit: also seeing the weight distribution i´d like to know the CoP as well.
     
  3. William Levesque

    William Levesque Licensed

    Please, don't praise Nissan for that, they only rebadged a Chevy engine in the story ! Project 21 I think it's called is behind the car ;)
     
  4. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson Licensed

    They have updated their live timing. Looks very fresh now, all testing times are there as well.

    http://scoring.alms.com/
     
  5. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons Licensed

    Nice save from Edwards.

     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld #27 will return Premium

    Practice 1 was red flagged, anybody know why?
     
  7. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld #27 will return Premium

     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Greg Carr

    Greg Carr Licensed

    Now I see why people on iRacing brake for no reason, the real guys do, lets give it a try :p
     
  9. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson Licensed

    Strange lines he takes in T2 & T4. For T4 i take a much wider apex to get a higher top speed on that long straight. T2 looked like he turned in early. Have to try that in iRacing, probably quicker.

    Best sounding engine in the competition, 9-10.000rpms of raw V8 sound.
     
  10. Greg Carr

    Greg Carr Licensed

    Sorry you are incorrect, the Corvette has the best sound. Nothing compairs to the rumble that they make (I can't believe I am going to say this but the v8 Aston sounds really good as well). :p
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson Licensed

    I prefer a more finely tuned engine noise then a rumble :) I like screamers you like brawlers.
    Aston V8 is probably one of the most horrendously sounding cars i know :)
     
  12. Kol Bailey

    Kol Bailey Licensed

    Sadly, I don't think I can watch this race!
     
  13. David Garcia

    David Garcia Licensed

    Any charitive sould to post the qualy results elsewhere?? XD
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Should be an interesting race tomorrow. An awful lot of cars on a relatively short track.
     
  15. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld #27 will return Premium

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld #27 will return Premium

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson Licensed

    Ferraris are looking very strong!!

    Vette´s as well, should be interesting to see how different it is compared to last year as drivers said it felt like a new car almost.
     
  18. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons Licensed

     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld #27 will return Premium

    So, F1 is done for today, bring on the FIA WEC :)