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Old 13 Nov 2016, 15:43 (Ref:3687647)   #16
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Some tidbits on the 2017 LC500, courtesy of Sam Collins:

- Because of the gains made on the engine this year, the LC500's development has focused on the whole car. In particular, avoiding the cooling issues observed on the RC-F has been a priority.
- TRD's simulations suggested that the LC500 would run the same lap times as the RC-F at Suzuka. Given the actual times, we now know that things are looking good for Toyota at this early stage!
- Despite the sleeker look of the LC500, it retains the same frontal area as the RC-F as per the regulations. In fact, the current aero figures (adjusted for the mandated changes) are similar to the outgoing RC-F's.
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 15:52 (Ref:3687653)   #17
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They used 1 because the C1 class disappeared after 1993 and they won the C2 class in '93, and returned for '94....
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 19:26 (Ref:3687803)   #18
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Some tidbits on the 2017 LC500, courtesy of Sam Collins:

- Because of the gains made on the engine this year, the LC500's development has focused on the whole car. In particular, avoiding the cooling issues observed on the RC-F has been a priority.
- TRD's simulations suggested that the LC500 would run the same lap times as the RC-F at Suzuka. Given the actual times, we now know that things are looking good for Toyota at this early stage!
- Despite the sleeker look of the LC500, it retains the same frontal area as the RC-F as per the regulations. In fact, the current aero figures (adjusted for the mandated changes) are similar to the outgoing RC-F's.
Sounds good for the Lexus. So they haven't lost much aero performance? Looking good in testing too.
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Old 13 Nov 2016, 19:49 (Ref:3687809)   #19
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Sounds good for the Lexus. So they haven't lost much aero performance? Looking good in testing too.
The head of project at TRD (sorry, I've forgotten his name already) said that although the 25% downforce cut relative to this year's car had a negative impact, they expect to get a significant amount of that back from aero work in the off-season, so the deficit will be significantly lower than 25% by the start of the season. The focus has also shifted towards efficiency rather than outright downforce, particularly to avoid the cooling issues of the RC-F. TRD also have full use of the 50%-scale Furyusha wind tunnel (that was Dome's) whereas they could only use it 30% of the time for the RC-F.

With the LC500 already lapping Suzuka ~1s faster than predicted, the car's showing stronger pace than the TRD expected at this stage. If Nismo and HRC are making similar progress with the 2017 GT-R & NSX-GT, GT500 may not be slower even around the tighter circuits - the predicted time loss [for the LC500] around Okayama/Sugo is only ~0.8s/lap, and IIRC no car has tested there yet.

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Old 13 Nov 2016, 23:26 (Ref:3687857)   #20
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so next year, no info about Acura NSX GT3 race on Japan? and any prediction about both M6 GT3 will they have better year next time? Even I as Studie fans can say this is not their good year.
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The drivers were saying the low speed turns is where they were losing out. But with these guys may be making up for most of the downforce it should be about even with this year's times. And they'll be faster on the straights, so Fuji should have really high top speeds.
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so next year, no info about Acura NSX GT3 race on Japan? and any prediction about both M6 GT3 will they have better year next time? Even I as Studie fans can say this is not their good year.
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I think no Acura NSX GT3 race on Japan next year because they still think that it's a work-in-progress or the car is still on development stage and therefore won't invest on the GT3 program until they see results and they stated that NSX GT3 for customer team need to wait at least 2018

https://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1363...-s-nsx-testing

As BMW M6 GT3 , I hoped there have big update for the next season especially bodyshell for M6 GT3 as there is many issue of BMW M6 GT3 like engine trouble , cooling issues and so on.

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They usually update the GT3's each year, so I would guess BMW will do the same.
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so next year, no info about Acura NSX GT3 race on Japan? and any prediction about both M6 GT3 will they have better year next time? Even I as Studie fans can say this is not their good year.
Not yet, so far only 4 Acura NSX GT3 in US for next year, 2 cars for Pirelli World Challenge and another 2 cars for IMSA at GTD class.
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So since the 2014 championship in GT300 being decided on points tie between the Goodsmile Racing Z4 and Gainer SLS, neither the #4 nor #11 team's Mercedes' have won a race or finished higher than 5th in the standings (and that's only from ARTA losing out on the doubleheader format). Leon Racing's win at Okayama this season is Mercedes' only one in two seasons either.

I'll be curious to see if either considers a car change.
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@Baliwa

I think no Acura NSX GT3 race on Japan next year because they still think that it's a work-in-progress or the car is still on development stage and therefore won't invest on the GT3 program until they see results and they stated that NSX GT3 for customer team need to wait at least 2018

https://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1363...-s-nsx-testing

As BMW M6 GT3 , I hoped there have big update for the next season especially bodyshell for M6 GT3 as there is many issue of BMW M6 GT3 like engine trouble , cooling issues and so on.

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Not yet, so far only 4 Acura NSX GT3 in US for next year, 2 cars for Pirelli World Challenge and another 2 cars for IMSA at GTD class.
I see Acura will appear in next 2 years or so, yes I hope so next season BMW can update their car for make it better car.

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Man, Bob look alike depression in all this year.
At first race with M6 GT3, they were able to finish at 3rd but the next races were very far from the expectation. Some kind of false dawn for the team.
Initially I thought the team should be the usual sight on the podium this season, after promising result at first race.
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At first race with M6 GT3, they were able to finish at 3rd but the next races were very far from the expectation. Some kind of false dawn for the team.
Initially I thought the team should be the usual sight on the podium this season, after promising result at first race.
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Calm down man... this is the normal case, because M6 GT3 is still on development stage and its completely new car as compared to Z4 GT3. Just like Toyota MC86 in 2015 season for the development stage and Nissan GT-R GT3 in 2014 season for the repeated troubled or accident that caused for M6 GT3 especially ARTA M6 crash at Motegi circuit.

I hoped M6 GT3 will updated as aggressive as Nissan GT-R GT3 and as reliable as Toyota MC86 by changed their body shell and setup the engine for the M6 GT3.

As ARTA M6, they can update to 2017 specs of M6 GT3 instead of repairing their M6 GT3 and sell to other team. Due to the NSX GT3 is still on developmental stage and M6 GT3 is prove to be competitive in this season because they won in Fuji 300km for this season and Spa 24 hours race too and they promised they will be competitive in 2017 season and won the championship
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According to Hiroki Yoshimoto blog,
GT300 entry number will be increased for next season.
Therefore, DNQ (Do-not-Qualify) will be introduced at qualifying.
2016 season top lanker teams and long-time participating teams will be seeded.
However, TM Corsa (#60) comes under neither.
So there is a possibility that they can't participate in SUGO and Chang where the number of pits is limited.
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According to Hiroki Yoshimoto blog,
GT300 entry number will be increased for next season.
Therefore, DNQ (Do-not-Qualify) will be introduced at qualifying.
2016 season top lanker teams and long-time participating teams will be seeded.
However, TM Corsa (#60) comes under neither.
So there is a possibility that they can't participate in SUGO and Chang where the number of pits is limited.
What do you mean top lanker teams???? Its means that the teams in top 15 is seeded in GT300 class right (according to team ranking)???

Speaking about DNQ (Do-not-Qualify) , the participation of SUPER GT include GT500 and GT300 for next year must more than 48 cars , if not then DNQ will not going to happen
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