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Old 12 Sep 2017, 14:32 (Ref:3766289)   #271
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The M8 is going to be fast down the Mulsanne straight...looks like a longtail to me.
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 14:49 (Ref:3766293)   #272
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The M8 is going to be fast down the Mulsanne straight...looks like a longtail to me.
If the M8 GTE goes fast natively, all will be done with the BoP to slow it down.
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 14:54 (Ref:3766294)   #273
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 15:22 (Ref:3766299)   #274
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 15:54 (Ref:3766313)   #275
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I love the current GTE regs
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 17:01 (Ref:3766332)   #276
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If the M8 GTE goes fast natively, all will be done with the BoP to slow it down.
So true...in await the sand bag fest that is coming in 2018.
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 17:39 (Ref:3766346)   #277
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I just can't get over that front end, but the rear diffuser looks quite extreme. Overall, it's not pretty imho although it looks quite menacing.
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 17:44 (Ref:3766349)   #278
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I love the current GTE regs
100 or 150 HP more would be good and 50 or 100 kg less would also be good too. 1238kg is too heavy for a current high-tech race car and 500 HP is very low power, a lot of Road Sportscar has more power.
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Old 12 Sep 2017, 20:18 (Ref:3766381)   #279
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I would like if they just had a minimum weight for the cars at something like 1150, 1200kg and let the power be adjusted accordingly. They're roadblocks in the corners. So increasing corner speeds could be done with lower weight. That way they aren't too fast in the straights and p2's and p1's can still pass them easily.
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Old 14 Sep 2017, 09:59 (Ref:3766774)   #281
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100 or 150 HP more would be good and 50 or 100 kg less would also be good too. 1238kg is too heavy for a current high-tech race car and 500 HP is very low power, a lot of Road Sportscar has more power.
This, plus maybe carbon brakes, if they're not too costly.
Porsche would have to go forced induction but that shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 14 Sep 2017, 19:31 (Ref:3766896)   #282
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This, plus maybe carbon brakes, if they're not too costly.
Porsche would have to go forced induction but that shouldn't be a problem.
Can they compete with P2 cars around La sarthe circuit? I think +100 hp -100 kg should make quite a difference during LM24 if they have decent fuel capacity.
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Old 14 Sep 2017, 20:11 (Ref:3766903)   #283
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They're about 20-25 seconds slower than the new p2's. I think that gives them some leeway to increase speeds. I wouldn't go over 550hp. I think lowering the weight to 1150kg, 1200kg max with a little more power would be the best bet. That would increase fuel efficiency too which might be negated with the extra power. So their stints would probably stay the same.
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 00:45 (Ref:3766931)   #284
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They're about 20-25 seconds slower than the new p2's. I think that gives them some leeway to increase speeds. I wouldn't go over 550hp. I think lowering the weight to 1150kg, 1200kg max with a little more power would be the best bet. That would increase fuel efficiency too which might be negated with the extra power. So their stints would probably stay the same.
Sincerely I would like to have GTE with 1100 Kg and 700 HP.
They should be 10 or 12 seconds faster than now and they would bring closer the gap with the LMP2 being able to mix between them.
I honestly do not know why you're so worried about simplifying things for P1 and P2 drivers.
Simple things produce linear and boring races, this way we will have more emotion and the best drivers will surely make a difference.
Some fight between classes always improves the level of the races, you should remember the ALMS 2007 and 2008 that produced some of the best races in history.
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Old 15 Sep 2017, 01:39 (Ref:3766936)   #285
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If that's the way you want things to be, then why have different classes?

Mind you, I think it's kinda stupid that some of the GTE cars make less power than their road going counterparts, even if the race cars are still way faster around a race track.
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