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So, when do start complaining about the balance of performance in the Continental Sports Car Challenge series...
Last year, the Cayman 987.2 was the car, now...
Should Porsche be at all concerned about this competition??
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Remember in GrandAm when Mazda RX8s were beating everybody............let's see, they were full tube chassis, 3 chamber rotors (not available on the street) et al and Porsche had to run smaller engines, non tube chassis et al. Oh, and Mazda was a major series sponsor.....I am not sure that all that much has changed. The Cayman does not run the 3.4l but smaller engine, and not sure what other 'equalizers....'. Tudor/Continental under the France ownership is turning into NASCAR for sports cars......it was inevitable and what we former ALMS fans were concerned would happen. And, those wonderful Prototypes (V8 powered dust busters.....). Do you see any of the Tudor series 'prototypes' running in WEC, at LeMans, do you see Mazda's running? Under ACO they would not be competitive. While ACO has issues, it is at least doing things that is encourgaging innovation. Heck with the atavistic approach NASCAR vision has, we may even see carburetors again in the Tudor series :).
 

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Yea... it just is absurd on face that the "street" version is a 2 liter, 155 Hp motor vs.. even the 2.7 L (was the 2.9L) 255HP... that's a 2 cylinders and a 100 HP difference... more weight, but...
At Laguna, the MX5's qualified the first 4 or 5 places... and ran away with the race.
But to your point, it may be France's influence more than Porsche's indifference. But, it does seem -- AGAIN -- that Porsche is indifferent and could care less that a smaller, cheaper, less elegant (my opinion) 2 seater is beating their "2 seater"...
just venting.
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Grand am isn't really about a paticular manufactures car. It's about influence yeilded by manufactures and teams over rule committee. Huge differences in what is allowed between different cars.
 

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So, when do start complaining about the balance of performance in the Continental Sports Car Challenge series...
Last year, the Cayman 987.2 was the car, now...
Should Porsche be at all concerned about this competition??
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I've watched 2.9 Caymans dominate last year and then the first few races this year... But the last race where miata's took the first 4 qualifying spots the other drivers talked about how the miata's had the perfect gearing for the track, where as the cayman was between gears for all the critical go fast points on the track.
 
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