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Old 04-11-2019, 06:36 PM   #15
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I liked this picture so much that I used it in my avatar. Here is in original version:

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that center tow hook mount gives me ideas...

also.. in for the Proud of Boxer decals XD
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Hehe.

I like it because this is what the other drivers will see. They'll eat its dust.
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Power is not everything!

A very good SuperGT result today with a final position ahead of Nissan GT-R , Mercedes AMG GT3, Lamborghini HURACAN GT3, Audi R8 LMS and so on



The leading cars have the following specs:

Vehicle Name LEXUS RC F GT3
Engine 5.4-litre V8
Power 373+ kW (500+ DIN hp)

Vehicle Name Honda NSX GT3
Engine 3.5-litre V6
Power 373+ kw (500+ DIN hp)

Vehicle Name Toyota Mark X MC
Engine 4.5-litre V8
Power N/A

Vehicle Name SUBARU BRZ GT300
Engine 2.0-litre flat four
Power 257+ kw (345+ DIN hp)
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The leading cars have the following specs:

Vehicle Name: LEXUS RC F GT3
Engine: 5.4-litre V8
Power: 373+ kW (500+ DIN hp)

Vehicle Name: Honda NSX GT3
Engine: 3.5-litre V6
Power: 373+ kw (500+ DIN hp)

Vehicle Name: Toyota Mark X MC
Engine: 4.5-litre V8
Power: N/A

Vehicle Name: SUBARU BRZ GT300
Engine: 2.0-litre flat four
Power: 257+ kw (345+ DIN hp)
What does each car weigh? Obviously, looking at power figures alone, the BRZ appears to lose, but factor in the minimum weights for each vehicle, for balance of power reasons, and the BRZ is now competitive, even with less HP overall.

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What does each car weigh?
The LEXUS RC F GT3 is known to be in the range of 1300 kg. The SUBARU BRZ GT300 is in the range of 1150 kg.

Reference here: https://www.subaru-msm.com/global/SU...8/machine.html

Overall, the focus is on the lower weight and the low center of gravity. One drawback is that they have to change tires more times and lose time on the pits. The other teams focus more on power and not so much on handling. In their case tire is not that much important and they can finish the race even with a single set.
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The LEXUS RC F GT3 is known to be in the range of 1300 kg. The SUBARU BRZ GT300 is in the range of 1150 kg.

Reference here: https://www.subaru-msm.com/global/SU...8/machine.html

Overall, the focus is on the lower weight and the low center of gravity. One drawback is that they have to change tires more times and lose time on the pits. The other teams focus more on power and not so much on handling. In their case tire is not that much important and they can finish the race even with a single set.
Why this, the lighter cars tend to use less tires on the race track?
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Why this, the lighter cars tend to use less tires on the race track?
More down force?
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More down force?

Most likely not.



More likely they're not as fuel efficient or have smaller fuel cells necessitating fill ups more often. They probably just change the tires because they have an opportunity to get fresh ones more often.



Its also rare to see two different cars in the same class be so widely varied in pit stop strategies and fuel efficiency. Most FIA or IMSA regulated classes have fuel efficiency/flow restrictions to keep everything level.
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Its also rare to see two different cars in the same class be so widely varied in pit stop strategies and fuel efficiency. Most FIA or IMSA regulated classes have fuel efficiency/flow restrictions to keep everything level.
SuperGT is way different. Just imagine that they are even mixing categories with GT300 and GT500 cars racing together! Regulations in Europe is a way to favor certain big manufacturers and big money. Diversity is the key for new ideas and experimentation
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SuperGT is way different. Just imagine that they are even mixing categories with GT300 and GT500 cars racing together! Regulations in Europe is a way to favor certain big manufacturers and big money. Diversity is the key for new ideas and experimentation

I understand that, IMSA and WEC (which runs in europe btw) runs a mix of up to 3-4 different classes, this varies from LMP1 prototypes which are nearly as fast as F1 cars and GT3 stock based race cars.
What I found odd was that within a class (GT300) there would be such varied fueling economies.
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