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Porsche CRUSHES Nurburgring lap record

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  1. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    CRUSH is right!! It's sketchy just watching the video. If it was a Mustang.....it would've hit a crowd of people.
     
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    Holy shit, that flat out bit towards the end, he was fighting hard to keep it in line.
     
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    What is the boost thing for? Is that meter opposite of the others?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    it's pretty much the same thing as the KERS that F1 uses, electric boost used mostly for coming hard out of a corner
     
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    i was thinking thats what it was, good to know, thanks!
     
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    And let us not forget that this on the long track cofiguration too.... about 200 meters longer.
     
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    It would only weigh 1925 lbs if the driver didn't have pair of 16 pound bowling balls for testicles.
     
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    Found some info on the car from a previous article. All that out of 2 liters, plus the electronics.
    720HP from the engine and 440HP from the motors.

    The Porsche 919 Hybrid ran a 1:53.7 fast lap the WEC Spa race in 2017, which it qualified on pole for. But the race car was a lot different when it went to Spa this time—Porsche used the 2017 championship car along with developments that it would’ve used in the 2018 season, and also made aerodynamic, suspension and power-steering modifications.

    Here’s how Porsche described how it took the 919 Hybrid from LMP1 legal to an absolute earthbound rocket ship:

    For the ‘Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo’ the entire hardware of the power train remained untouched. The 919 is powered by a compact two-litre turbo charged V4-cylinder engine and two different energy recovery systems – brake energy from the front axle combined with exhaust energy. [...]

    The WEC efficiency regulations limited the energy from fuel per lap by using a fuel flow meter. At the 2017 championship round in Spa, in the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s final season, it could use 1.784 kilogram/2.464 litres of petrol per lap. The V4 combustion engine’s output back then was around 500 HP. Freed from these restrictions, equipped with an updated software but running the regular race fuel (E20, containing 20 per cent bio ethanol), the 919 Hybrid Evo delivers 720 HP.

    The amount of energy from the two recovery systems that could be used in Spa 2017 was 6.37 megajoule. This was by far below the systems’ potential. On his record lap Neel Jani enjoyed a full boost of 8.49 megajoule – the e-machine’s output increased by ten per cent from 400 to 440 HP. [...]

    Compared to the car in race trim, the dry weight was reduced by 39 kilograms to 849 kilograms. To achieve this, everything was removed what isn’t needed for a single fast lap: air-conditioning, windscreen wiper, several sensors, electronic devices from race control, lights systems and the pneumatic jack system.

    Conveniently, Porsche took its unrestricted 919 Hybrid out to Spa a few weeks before WEC will race there. The 919 Hybrid will be at the Nürburgring in May next, then the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Festival of Porsche and the Porsche Rennsport Reunion, probably getting faster as it goes.

    Break those rules, Porsche. We missed having to do a double take as your blur of a Le Mans prototype whooshed by us on the race track.

    https://jalopnik.com/watch-porsches-unrestricted-le-mans-prototype-that-ran-1825109119
     
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    Math checks out
     
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    The one thing the video didn't have that I was really lamenting about during the whole lap was a g-force meter. Watch again and take notice of how many times the driver's head hit the support pad on the right side. I'm sure Porsche has that data and it doesn't surprise me that they didn't share it.
     
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