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Old 27 Jul 2018, 17:51 (Ref:3839138)   #1
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SRO has brought back GT2.
http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...ighlights.html
It is intended to be the GT4 concept of allowable development but on more powerful cars. I am interested to see who is building cars for this. And I wonder if the cars will be faster than gt3?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 21:37 (Ref:3839183)   #2
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The impression i get from the press conference is that although the cars will be more powerful they are likely to be heavier and have very little aero because Ratel still wants GT3 to be the "premium" brand. Im not convinced there is that much demand, after all buy a GT3 or GT4 car you can race pretty much anywhere, this GT2 class will only be certain championships. Good thing is im wrong about almost everything so its going to end up a massive success.

Anyone watch the new Porsche GT3 testing at Monza on Youtube? During those videos there was a unidentified turbo 911 "cup" car on track, i wonder if that was designed for this new GT2 class?
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 23:25 (Ref:3839194)   #3
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The impression i get from the press conference is that although the cars will be more powerful they are likely to be heavier and have very little aero because Ratel still wants GT3 to be the "premium" brand. Im not convinced there is that much demand, after all buy a GT3 or GT4 car you can race pretty much anywhere, this GT2 class will only be certain championships. Good thing is im wrong about almost everything so its going to end up a massive success.

Anyone watch the new Porsche GT3 testing at Monza on Youtube? During those videos there was a unidentified turbo 911 "cup" car on track, i wonder if that was designed for this new GT2 class?


This new gt2 spec does sound like it sits in the Cup spec class. Porsche/Ferrari cup anyway, I know the Huracan is kinda a different league
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Old 28 Jul 2018, 20:43 (Ref:3839538)   #4
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SRO has brought back GT2.
http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...ighlights.html
It is intended to be the GT4 concept of allowable development but on more powerful cars. I am interested to see who is building cars for this. And I wonder if the cars will be faster than gt3?

In a straight line, they probably will be. Less aero allowed, which will generally mean less drag, but more power. Question is how much will the cornering ability of the GT3s affect the overall lap times.


Honestly, this sounds exactly like what PWC needs right now to supplement GT3.
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The name is stupidly confusing. Just call it GTSC or something, for GT Super Car. Or GTX. No number, definitely not GT2. That number system makes it seem like a step up from GT3, but they'll actually be slower Can't say this idea is good, at least in naming. Maybe there's some rich guys out there that want to run their expensive toys, but it doesn't make sense to name it GT2 if they're not going to be faster in lap time than GT3. I feel like this will fail as did the mid-late 2000's GT1 sadly.
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The name is stupidly confusing. Just call it GTSC or something, for GT Super Car. Or GTX. No number, definitely not GT2. That number system makes it seem like a step up from GT3, but they'll actually be slower Can't say this idea is good, at least in naming. Maybe there's some rich guys out there that want to run their expensive toys, but it doesn't make sense to name it GT2 if they're not going to be faster in lap time than GT3. I feel like this will fail as did the mid-late 2000's GT1 sadly.
Sums up my view pretty well. I suspect this will just spread entries thinner and hurt other series
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Iíll reserve judgement on whether the idea is a good one, but the name is plain silly.
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Iíll reserve judgement on whether the idea is a good one, but the name is plain silly.

Wait! The name is the correct on. Let it take off and wait one year or two.
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Very good article by John Dagys that deal with many of the GT2 questions.

https://sportscar365.com/features/co...ture-with-gt2/
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Very good article by John Dagys that deal with many of the GT2 questions.

https://sportscar365.com/features/co...ture-with-gt2/
Why are the Aston Martin Vulcan and Porsche 911 GT2 RS targeted? Why would those manufactures build these cars to GT2-regulations? Which is supposed to be slower than GT3, where those manufactures use cars which are a step (s)lower compared to the targeted GT2 cars.
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Why are the Aston Martin Vulcan and Porsche 911 GT2 RS targeted? Why would those manufactures build these cars to GT2-regulations? Which is supposed to be slower than GT3, where those manufactures use cars which are a step (s)lower compared to the targeted GT2 cars.
Surely if the GT2 format is a slight step down from GT3 the right model would be a DBS Superleggera? The Vulcan makes no sense for GT2 as its more in line with GTE
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Why are the Aston Martin Vulcan and Porsche 911 GT2 RS targeted? Why would those manufactures build these cars to GT2-regulations? Which is supposed to be slower than GT3, where those manufactures use cars which are a step (s)lower compared to the targeted GT2 cars.
Well Porsche has already stated the GT2 RS is an interesting car for the GT2 class so that's straight from the horse's mouth so to speak. And it seems like GT2 is about power, power and a little more power. Thus the GT2 RS is a perfect fit for the class over the NA GT3 engine. The Vulcan seems out of place because it is more of an old-school (non-hybrid) hypercar than the rest. Outside of the GT2 RS and a Superleggera Lamborghini (I had forgotten the DBS Superleggera, thanks bcarr for that reminder), I'm not sure what else out there matches the class on the street. Do they think Ferrari is going to build up the new F12 into a racer? Corvette I think uses, or used, the ZR-1 as the GTE car model so making an additional car with the same moniker but now slower? And unless GT2 is guaranteed a spot in WC there's no way P&M are building one. Audi, MB, BMW, Nissan, Bentley are already using their halo car in GT3 (and a couple in GT4) so they're expected to build another car? Although I understand the desire to get the R8 and AMG out of GT4 to GT2, they are not like the rest of the field. And honestly a big(ger) power AMG coupe?? It's a baby Vette with that rumble, of course occasionally AMG seems to have stood for A(merican cars) M(ade by) G(ermans) with their more power than chassis 63 series cars.
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In my view it should be GT5. Sure it has more power, but lower aero.

Id like to see a GT1 category return. Its a shame the ACO and SRO can't cooperate and unify rules for the sake of common sense. I see the gap between GT3 and GTE which is now bigger due to the GTE rule changes, but I just shake my head a little bit. I think ground could have been conceded from both sides to unify things, sadly it didnt happen.
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In my view it should be GT5. Sure it has more power, but lower aero.

It's supposed to have the same aero as GT4. In my mind, that puts it above GT4 as the cars will be faster.
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