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Old 20 Oct 2017, 19:11 (Ref:3775291)   #5191
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Seems that the ACO want to go in the direction of the original GT1 class or maybe DPI for LMP1
just out of curiosity, how did you come to that conclusion from reading that article? I didn't see anything about a GT1 type class and as for dpi, the article said this:

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although Sportscar365 understands the prospects of a shared LMP1/DPi platform have hit a road block in recent weeks, and currently appears less likely.
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Old 20 Oct 2017, 19:12 (Ref:3775293)   #5192
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Seems that the ACO want to go in the direction of the original GT1 class or maybe DPI for LMP1
Yes, it was already mentioned for Pierre Fillon in the Auto Hebdo interview a few days ago. I recommend reading the thread GTE / GTLM 2018, on the way to a new GT1 era.
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Old 23 Oct 2017, 18:01 (Ref:3775911)   #5193
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Graham has a very nice piece on the future direction of the LMP1 class over at DSC

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/1...-unpicked.html

Looks like a proposal will be submitted in December on the future of the class.
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GT Proto huh? Sounds cool. As long as it's nearly as fast as the current lmp1's and it's not a GT lookalike class. Something like a current Mercedes CLR would be nice to see

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GT Proto huh? Sounds cool. As long as it's nearly as fast as the current lmp1's and it's not a GT lookalike class. Something like a current Mercedes CLR would be nice to see

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GT Proto huh? Sounds cool. As long as it's nearly as fast as the current lmp1's and it's not a GT lookalike class. Something like a current Mercedes CLR would be nice to see

I like GT Proto idea. The current LMP1 are very ugly and I remember that the GT1 of the late of 90s were very attractive as this Mercedes CLR LM and especially the Porsche 911 GT1 1998 that for me is the most beautiful Le Mans winner of the history. I like the return of GT1/GTP cars.
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Old 24 Oct 2017, 05:19 (Ref:3776025)   #5198
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What if something like Class 1 is pushed to be a top class? DTM/Super GT/WEC maybe IMSA all running to a like car/chassis with some differences like the addition of hybrids and/or alternative fuel? I'd rather see a really souped up hypercar type deal or "lmp-gt proto" with some cues ala DPi but not just for appearance.
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Old 25 Oct 2017, 03:09 (Ref:3776289)   #5199
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I've previously proposed a Class 1+ setup for LMP1, the main concern is trying is the one regarding the nature of the road car equivalents. The Japanese three are using flagship sports cars, the DTM two are using saloons, and the WTCC (because that's still on the table somehow) would be using hatches. Someone would have to give way.

The problem is that Class 1 isn't cheap now, it's more a matter of national pride (and heavy national sponsorship) soaking up the cost.
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Old 29 Oct 2017, 06:01 (Ref:3777161)   #5200
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Definitely the Gt1 with 20 years on it is still much prettier. I love the direction that the ACO is taking with the new rules.
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Old 29 Oct 2017, 10:23 (Ref:3777188)   #5201
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I can't say I ever found the 993/962 mongrels especially pretty. They looked like tanks compared to about any other car in the top classes. I also definitely wouldn't expect anything that remotely resembles it, since even then it was out of place compared to the legitimate supercars let alone the other homologation specials.

More likely look to the Mazda DPi. I think they could tighten the rules on the bodywork design to disallow the extra high nosed legality panel jigsaw puzzle of something like the later R18s, new BR, or the Ligier and come up with something more elegant than the current fender holes and it would probably give the manufacturers the room to do what they want in comparison to cars like the LaFerrari, Ford GT, and Aston Martin Valkyrie.




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Not sure if intentional but the Acura has uncanny resemblance to La Ferrari.
Mazda has uncanny resemblance to the Aston Valkyrie.
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Marshall Pruett has a new column out titled “The fight for DPi’s soul” about talks on the 2020 prototype regulations.
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I totally agree with MP about ACO. IMSA should follow their road as they planned, and only take a decision in the future after some years with the same regulations.
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Imo, there's quite a bit of bias in that article. If the manufacturers want to do Le Mans and Daytona, they may be the catalyst to like rules between the WEC and IMSA. It will come down to them imo, not some rule maker's pride.
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