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Old 6 Jul 2007, 15:45 (Ref:1956259)   #76
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yup for the second one there was nothing about downforce for sure. but in the first case, it might have been...i mean, yeah, he pushed too hard for the conditions, but with higher downforce, it might not have been too hard...just maybe. and like i said, one of the drivers said the 2007 r10 is a bit harder to control in a low fuel situation, which isn't quite normal and which they aren't really accustomed to...it sounded like a bit of a delicate complaint about the car's handling basically.
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Old 6 Jul 2007, 19:07 (Ref:1956421)   #77
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Not if you factor in 14 years worth of tyre development - the 905 on the latest tyres would be a quicker car than it was in 1993 surely!
it was in the back of my mind about tyre development over the best part of 14 years but im still posotive that the 905 on new spec tyre's would not be much quicker than a current car, as i said looking in hindsight the 905 probably only has a bit more downforce than the 908 or R10, but i would believe the manual gearbox would slow things down a fair bit particularly when it comes to braking and accelaration up to say 150mph.
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Old 6 Jul 2007, 19:25 (Ref:1956445)   #78
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...but i would believe the manual gearbox would slow things down a fair bit particularly when it comes to braking and accelaration up to say 150mph.
I thought it was a sequential change? Although, undoubtedly the current 'boxes are better.
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Old 6 Jul 2007, 21:32 (Ref:1956538)   #79
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I always wonder how quick Group C cars would've been if the 3.5l formula was not introduced, and instead the 905 ended up at 800kg with a turbo motor instead.

Futhermore I tend to wonder what Group C cars would be like now if the series not been killed off...

Going back to the Jag topic, what were TWR's reasons for the shelfing of the XJR11 endurance car? I'm guessing most people will want to tell me that it was because the turbo era was coming to a close.

However, on the IMSA side of things the XJR-/11 and the XJR-12 continuted to be raced & developed up until 1993. That's 3 years worth of racing in which the XJR-11's could've been changed into a formidable endurance car. Why did it never happen? Even the Toyota Eagles got to the point of being able to finish 12 hour races!

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Old 7 Jul 2007, 01:23 (Ref:1956615)   #80
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I always wonder how quick Group C cars would've been if the 3.5l formula was not introduced, and instead the 905 ended up at 800kg with a turbo motor instead.

Futhermore I tend to wonder what Group C cars would be like now if the series not been killed off...

Going back to the Jag topic, what were TWR's reasons for the shelfing of the XJR11 endurance car? I'm guessing most people will want to tell me that it was because the turbo era was coming to a close.

However, on the IMSA side of things the XJR-/11 and the XJR-12 continuted to be raced & developed up until 1993. That's 3 years worth of racing in which the XJR-11's could've been changed into a formidable endurance car. Why did it never happen? Even the Toyota Eagles got to the point of being able to finish 12 hour races!
The reuglations changed in Europe, the 3.5 liter normally aspirated formula came into effect for 1990, therefore the XJR-11 was out, XJR-14 in. The XJR-10 (what the XJR-11 was called over here, basically the same car but with a 3.0 liter [instead of 3.5 liter as the -11 had] twin turbo V6 and GTP tunnels) continued in the US and evolved into the XJR-16 ('91). In '92 the XJR-14 was brought over to the US as Jaguar's European commitment was done and the IMSA program was funded through 1993.

And the Toyota Eagle MkIIIs did one better than that, they won the Daytona 24 in 1993 and indeed both actually finished in '92.
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Old 7 Jul 2007, 13:17 (Ref:1956820)   #81
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"Futhermore I tend to wonder what Group C cars would be like now if the series not been killed off..."
Brilliant ones mind boggles, but too quick to have not been killed off on the over-regulated world we now live in.
As for gear boxes, definatly manual then, though a decent driver only loses 100dths to a sequential.

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Old 7 Jul 2007, 14:17 (Ref:1956854)   #82
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I always wonder how quick Group C cars would've been if the 3.5l formula was not introduced, and instead the 905 ended up at 800kg with a turbo motor instead.

Futhermore I tend to wonder what Group C cars would be like now if the series not been killed off...

Going back to the Jag topic, what were TWR's reasons for the shelfing of the XJR11 endurance car? I'm guessing most people will want to tell me that it was because the turbo era was coming to a close.

However, on the IMSA side of things the XJR-/11 and the XJR-12 continuted to be raced & developed up until 1993. That's 3 years worth of racing in which the XJR-11's could've been changed into a formidable endurance car. Why did it never happen? Even the Toyota Eagles got to the point of being able to finish 12 hour races!
You may be interested in this, videos of the 2007 Group C/GTP series.

Go to the Sportscar & GT section.

http://www.raceworld.tv/
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Old 7 Jul 2007, 14:21 (Ref:1956856)   #83
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The 905 and TS010 both had F1 style paddle shifts in '92 and '93, you can see it on the in-car camera.

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1.3-1.5 litre 4-cylinder engines!
heavily turbocharged.
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heavily turbocharged.
Targets about 450bhp-550bhp apparently, to compensate for the movable aero parts.
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Old 7 Jul 2007, 18:34 (Ref:1956998)   #87
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The 905 and TS010 both had F1 style paddle shifts in '92 and '93, you can see it on the in-car camera.
True enough but me being a purist , dont count them as Gp C, seeing it was the atmo regs that destroyed it.
Havent seen any of the turbo GP C cars with sequential.Although to be honest i havent been looking. I've been so facsinated by where the drivers legs are in relation to the front axle.And angle to the steering column.Wild
If folk are interested in watching Gp C then get to the Silverstone Classic.
C U there.
And as for daft(er) F1 regs. Who cares? Never liked single seaters realy.Compare any era single seaters with Sports/protos and the GT's are just more intertesting bits of kit(with the poss exeption of the 1930's, Alfa bi-motore auto unions mercs etc)
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Old 8 Jul 2007, 22:47 (Ref:1958020)   #88
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And because this forum was originally about LM trap speeds (which i'm kind of obsessed about - I know, it shows!)...

I'm looking for somebody who has the official ACO data (which I don't) to confirm or infirm this:
I recently read that the qualifying speeds at Le Mans in the years 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002 were as follows:
1994
335 km/hDauer Porsche 962 LM (365 km/h in practice session!)
330 km/hToyota
1996
335 km/h – Courage C36
330 km/h – TWR Porsche LMP
330 km/h – Porsche GT1
320 km/h – Ferrari 333SP
1998

345 km/h – Toyota GT-One
330/340 km/h – Porsche GT1
330 km/h – Mercedes CLK-LM
329 km/h – Nissan R390 GT1
325 km/h – Porsche LMP1
1999
351 km/h – Toyota GT-One
349 km/h – Audi R8C
349 km/h – Mercedes CLR
2002
340 km/h – Dome Judd S101
338 km/h – Audi R8
338 km/h – Bentley EXP Speed 8
337 km/h – Panoz LM

Is it true?...

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CHeck out Mike's web site: http://www.mulsannescorner.com/

down on the bottle left you will find trap speeds.

Oh and Mike does visit here quite frequently.
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thx...i knew about mike's site and i also know he enters these forums but the idea is there aren't any '94, '96 or '98 trap speeds on mulsannescorner.com. i noticed the '99 are the right ones (as i found them on mike's site too) but the others seem like a little bit too high... i mean... i knew the '98 maximum speed at LM was nissan's 326 km/h... and now i found these numbers... just want to be sure about them
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