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Old 14 Jun 2003, 17:31 (Ref:631394)   #1
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Porsche Works return

Anyone watching Eurosport in the first few hours when they were talking about the return? of the Porsche factory.

My TVs been playing up and I didn't catch everything they were saying
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Old 14 Jun 2003, 17:44 (Ref:631406)   #2
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On eurosport deutschland Norbert Singer said that Porsche will return but that he did't know (or wanted to say) when.
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Old 14 Jun 2003, 22:55 (Ref:631630)   #3
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Return to Le Mans Zemok?
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 04:28 (Ref:631756)   #4
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This is going to be interesting. If Porsche and Audi do return to sportscar racing, it would be fascinating to check how similar the cars prove to be.

There was a lot of input from Norbert Singer's team in the R8 - that banned Ten Tenths member Dr. Austin once called "the car that goes like a Porsche, races like a Porsche, looks like a Porsche, wins like a Porsche" - and smells like one too.
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why was Dr Austin BAnned?
And a factory porsche rumor is around the Carrerra Gt anda GTS assault i believe not LMGTP or GT1 again
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 18:09 (Ref:632106)   #6
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It would seem from all the rumors on this forum, that no one is going to build a prototype.
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 18:35 (Ref:632117)   #7
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Porsche Factory will not project a Carrerra GT for racing.
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 18:39 (Ref:632121)   #8
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why was Dr Austin BAnned?
And a factory porsche rumor is around the Carrerra Gt anda GTS assault i believe not LMGTP or GT1 again
Porsche will not race Carrera GT officially. May give back door support to to someone like Freisinger however.

Any return woulb be to win overall, probably with an LMGTP for performance and marketing reasons.
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 19:01 (Ref:632143)   #9
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Sorry JAG but Porsche AG will not give any kind of support to any private team to run Carrera GT.
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 20:32 (Ref:632255)   #10
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well other than an LMGTP i don't see them making a GTS version of a 911/996 or whatever you call it now
The GTS if at all most likely must bebased on the Carrerra GT shouldn't it it has the ingredients- mid ship V10 blah blah it is porsche and to stick it to th Vettes and the Marenello and the new vipers next year.
Of course if it is a LMGTP they have the VAG parts bin and the 4 litre TT V8 to use...
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Old 15 Jun 2003, 20:34 (Ref:632261)   #11
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i wouldn't be so sure about that. there are already two teams that are very interestd in converting the carrera GT into a GTS race car, and i believe that porsche would offer a certain level of support if a few things happen that seem to be moving in place. stay tuned and you will see what i mean.

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Old 15 Jun 2003, 20:39 (Ref:632279)   #12
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well other than an LMGTP i don't see them making a GTS version of a 911/996 or whatever you call it now
The GTS if at all most likely must bebased on the Carrerra GT shouldn't it it has the ingredients- mid ship V10 blah blah it is porsche and to stick it to th Vettes and the Marenello and the new vipers next year.
Of course if it is a LMGTP they have the VAG parts bin and the 4 litre TT V8 to use...
I think Porsche are content with there customer 911 program in GT, as they have always done with various version of the 911 over the years, and chasing overall wins with a prototype. Plus they will sell customer versions of there LMP if they compete.

The Carrera GT I believe will race as the new GTS Supercars need less mods for racing than the current GTS cars (as they are already basically race cars), but only in privateer hands and as I say with maybe back door support.

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Old 15 Jun 2003, 20:58 (Ref:632297)   #13
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I'd love to see a front-line works Porsche team back at Le Mans. Hasn't been quite the same without them.
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The porsche carrera GT was originally conceived as a GTP machine but unfortunately new technical regulations that were introduced for lemans part-way through it's development made it in-eligable. They decided to press on and make it a road car though to save all that hard work. I doubt whether Porsche will embark on another such program in the near future.

But, on a lighter side... CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM BENTLEY AND BIG-UP TO BIG DAVE THE HEAD MECHANIC ON CAR NO.7!!!
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Carrera GT was based on GT1 98 and LMP2000 V10.

Works return will be in 2005
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