2012 FIA World Endurance Championship

Discussion in 'FIA World Endurance Championship' started by RaceDepartment, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Bram

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    # 27 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    Nice save from Edwards.

     
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  6. Bram

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    # 27 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

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

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  8. Greg Carr

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

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    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

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    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
     
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  11. Hampus Andersson

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    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

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

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

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    # 27 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

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  16. Bram

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  17. Hampus Andersson

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    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

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  19. Bram

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    # 27 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

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