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Old 14 Sep 2007, 12:21 (Ref:2012632)   #1
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The future of Corvette

http://www.racecar-engineering.com/c...notebook_7.htm (see the last two paras)

The guys at Pratt & Miller are gagging to go for an overall win at Le Mans it seems, wonder what that means for the GT1 project, they also seem keen to do the Indy 500 but not with the current regs.

So what the sfuture of GM/Corvette in sportscar racing?
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 12:23 (Ref:2012637)   #2
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I'd love to see them up in the Protos.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 14:13 (Ref:2012761)   #3
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So they want to revive the Cadillac programme? Hmm...
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 19:03 (Ref:2013049)   #4
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My first project at Pratt & Miller was actually an OEM Sporstcar program for which we were contracted to do Vehicle Dynamics CAE.
Was this the Cadillac LMP900? I didn't know P&M was involved in this project.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 19:38 (Ref:2013067)   #5
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It's P&M who want a P1 program, I guess current discussions are to get GM onboard.
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Old 14 Sep 2007, 19:53 (Ref:2013077)   #6
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Pratt and Miller are first class all the way. If they can get GM on board it could/would be a much better effort than the Caddy program.
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 15:58 (Ref:2015856)   #7
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New entries in the top class has to be good news especially with the P&M boys behind it.
Hopefully we'll see the Prodrive guys doing battle against them there too!
Is it out of the question that they'll both run both classes?
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 16:10 (Ref:2015872)   #8
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Was this the Cadillac LMP900? I didn't know P&M was involved in this project.
That was a Reily & Scott Chassie / project.
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 16:25 (Ref:2015893)   #9
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That was a Reily & Scott Chassie / project.
The first chassis was a Riley & Scott chassis/project, but the second was a Nigel Stroud designed car.

2000 - http://www.mulsannescorner.com/cadillac.htm Riley & Scott design
2001 - http://www.mulsannescorner.com/cadillaclmp01.html - R&S, mod's by Stroud
2002 - http://www.mulsannescorner.com/cadillaclmp02.html - Stroud cleansheet
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They were 3 beuatiful chassis .....

Wayne Taylor wanted to keep running the Stroud car when the plug was pulled but wasnt let , that was a shame too . They later turned up in a dealers window !!!

If GM go the LMP route i hope they see it through , but if they do , I suspect they will this time .

We need a bit more interest from American manufacturers in the future . If the ALMS was to rely on american manufacturers , we would have 2 C6R to put on a show .
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The big difference this time is Pratt and Miller. IF GM decide to go the LMP route, and they use Pratt and Miller, it is a much better recipe for success. Not to mention, they learned a lot of 'what not to do' from the last program.
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 17:45 (Ref:2015972)   #12
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New entries in the top class has to be good news especially with the P&M boys behind it.
Hopefully we'll see the Prodrive guys doing battle against them there too!
Is it out of the question that they'll both run both classes?
At Corvette Racing, I think that will not happen. The possibility of a Cadillac and Corvette team running at the same time in "LM" racing IMO is possible but (?). Added to the juxtaposition is the rumors of Cadillac not returning to the SWC next year. So at this point does Corvette Racing get into GT-2 as a constructor and see if this becomes the top class of GT when the new 2010 rule set roles around, and support LAA as a semi-works in the LMS while running just selected races in the ALMS in 08. Thus maybe setting up a Corvette / Cadillac duo, one in LM"X"-1(?) and the other able to transition easily into the top GT class for the 2010 rule set?

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Old 17 Sep 2007, 19:31 (Ref:2016082)   #13
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Only the P&M lack... composites. They would need to team up with Riley/Elan/Dallara or similar
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 19:38 (Ref:2016088)   #14
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There are enough composite companies, e.g. all the aircraft suppliers
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Not so true racecar composites are a bit more specialised...

that why you rarely see a chassis built by a non motorsport firm - the Radical is the only example I can think of.
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