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Old 04-21-2012, 04:38 PM
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It's no secret that Porsche Motorsport is spending considerable energy and resources developing the 918 as well as a new Le Mans prototype. Could it be that RSR development is suffering as a result? Or, perhaps Porsche has literally taken the 997 platform as far as it can go, and it is time for a whole new car? In any event, do not give up hope just yet. Again, some bad luck for the Lizards so far this season.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:32 AM
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I bet one of the reasons the 991 'balanced' design is here is for the homologation of a competition RSR based on that more 'balanced' platform - longer WB, wider front track. I think that chassis will perform great.

I am not a 991 fan, because I love the original 911 dynamics, which although tamed and dialed back on a 997, it is still there. But... for motorsports, where all-out performance is the goal, it makes sense.

On that vein... the future 991 GT3/RS cars will be awesome performers, although less 911, IMO.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:00 PM
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im gona keep running my 997.1RS stripper until I see the results of the 991GT3 in both street and CUP form for at least a year..... im not sure how good they will be out of the box for what i use them for.....

im sure they will be great, but im not jumping in with both feet just yet.
very excited to see them soon however!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:03 AM
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There's going to be even more pain when the new Viper GTS-Rs roll into ALMS...

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...le-mans-series
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Maybe someone was listening.

http://www.imsaracing.net/2012/alms/...IN%2012-13.pdf


Not competitive??? Old design???

Amazing what a little more AIR can do and fairness.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:35 PM
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All i see is changes for the lmp cars.

Oh nevermind, was viewing from phone, didn't see there was a page 2

So the Lizards get more power but have to add more weight as well?
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:41 PM
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last race this was the breakdown.--weight the same- only 6cyl. in the field.

http://www.imsaracing.net/2012/alms/...IN%2012-01.pdf


NEW-LAGUNA-Porsche GT3 RSR: Front splitter extension and rear wing profile change as approved by IMSA
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:08 PM
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Seems like more drag.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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I bet one of the reasons the 991 'balanced' design is here is for the homologation of a competition RSR based on that more 'balanced' platform - longer WB, wider front track. I think that chassis will perform great.
Maybe now room for a flat 8? Would address the current torque defeciit, Also allow for alot of head room to develop for many years. Not sure Porsche can do much more with flat 6.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:15 PM
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Well ... Laguna Seca ALMS 2012 is in the histroy book and another painful race to watch for the Porsche crowd. None of the RSR was competitive with M3, Vette or Ferrari and left in the back and the only competitor J÷rg Bergmeister get to fight with is the lone bumble bee in his cabin. Yanking off gurney flaps on the last pit stop and runnig over airhose did not help and it's just pouring salt on the wound.

The hard charger award to the Corvette should be between the RSR and Vette .... but this time it's the M3 that got the boot at T2

ALMS need to allow more air into RSR engine and Seth need to look around his race team and shake things up ... all is not well.


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Old 06-16-2012, 08:22 PM
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Fly Lizards #80 just retired! PL off in the tire wall the car is done! If it wasn't for bad luck the Lizards wouldn't have any at all! Sux!
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:38 PM
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Too bad :-(

Wassup with all this NASCAR crap on speed???
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:39 PM
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The Lizards where off to a great start, bad luck for a great team.
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Speed coverage horrible. Thak goodness for radio lemans!
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