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Doesn't look like it corners all that great, always looks like he's going to lose it. They also only ran it on the flat sections of track, no elevation changes.

Wow actually it handled better than I thought with those corners. Though the front end reacts a little violently to corrections in turn.
If you watch at just about the 7 second mark you can see the front end almost jump to the left.

Looks difficult to drive.
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the future of DRAG racing
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It's hoping all over the place and the front tires are screeching every time he turned, it's unstable because it's so narrow. Give it a wider stance and it wouldn't look like it's going to soar off into the wall.
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Where do you see 2 seats? confused.gif

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its a mini seat biggrin.gif
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This thing could have a great turning capabilities if the rear wheel breaks assist the car by having different levels of braking.

If he wants to turn left the rear left wheel breaks harder than the rear right wheels etc...

But then again Nissan have top of the line engineers who probably thought up everything possible to make this thing competitive.

Good luck to them at the LeMans, the only race that matters!
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post #16 of 81
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Doesn't look like it corners all that great, always looks like he's going to lose it. They also only ran it on the flat sections of track, no elevation changes.

I'm a little confused by your statement. Flat sections of track are the hardest to turn on. Had the roadway had any amount of embankment the turn would have been significantly easier on the car. If anything by doing these turns on a flat track they were showing the hardest possible turns to take.

NASCAR has the ends of the oval banked upwards for this very reason, It provides necessary centrpetal force to avoid skidding while moving on curved path/road.

The technical name for this that a transportation designer would use is called "Camber", I actually learned how to design with it in mind in something like Transportation 301 or something like that. tongue.gif
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I'm a little confused by your statement. Flat sections of track are the hardest to turn on. Had the roadway had any amount of embankment the turn would have been significantly easier on the car. If anything by doing these turns on a flat track they were showing the hardest possible turns to take.
NASCAR has the ends of the oval banked upwards for this very reason, It provides necessary centrpetal force to avoid skidding while moving on curved path/road.
The technical name for this that a transportation designer would use is called "Camber", I actually learned how to design with it in mind in something like Transportation 301 or something like that. tongue.gif

He's not referring to banking... he's referring to elevation changes which ARE VERY challenging on a course when they coincide with a corner.
 
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When did racing cars get two seats? Another point for the batmobile idea.
just looking at it, i would think this thing would be terrible in a crash.

It should be fine in a crash, mainly because they're using one of the AMR-One chassis from last season which will have passed all of the ACO crash tests. There is less bodywork, but that's usually so thin it doesn't do anything in a crash.

Not a fan of this car, it looks terrible and I cant see how less downforce and much thinner tyres will make it quick. Not 100% sure but I've heard that the front tyres are 10CM wide, normal LMP's have 36CM wide front tyres. What I hope is that it doesn't get in the way of everyone and Le Mans and ruin someone else's race.
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I want to see take turn 6 into the corkscrew at Laguna Seca raceway. It feels like this car might be emphasizing on the supposed fuel efficiency because if it's so great why is is radically different than most everything at racetracks I don't believe there is such thing as a one car fits all race car. It will be interesting to see how the light weight under powered car performs compared to the big boys if it even survives the race. Lemans is all about who's engine doesn't blow up from every one that I've seen, however I think this thing may fall so far behind in the corners it might not matter. But I suspect since they even state it's not so great at cornering then they either forgot this car or figured out how to solve it's Achilles heel.

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Time will tell.
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Lol that car is hilarious. Watched in on Top Gear UK roll over constantly. biggrin.gif
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