If you have never seen the movie Le Mans, you should watch it. Not sure about 906 but the 917 was inherently unstable and had a design flaw. A really good explanation of the 917 is this podcast. It's worth listening to. http://podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/carstuff/2011-04-07-carstuff-porsche-917.mp3 The car scared the top drivers. The tail end was too light. I think the long tails stabilized it at speed. The long tails were faster on the long straights than the short tails.QUESTION: What benefit would the exceedingly long posterior overhang of those long-tailed 906s provide on a long straight-away? Stability from wind? Something else? Thanks in advance.
Guys (and Gals)....an overall win this AM at Le Mans? Porsche overall win#17??? I just haven't seen a post about it....so I thought I'd bring it up. GREAT day for Porsche. Maybe I had a lump in my throat. Maybe.....
And a big Webber fan....awesome to see him come in second.
Thanks for catching this. The problem is that some people only read the subforum for their car, whether it be 987 or 981, so a thread is started in, for example, 987 "chat" even though the subject has nothing to do with "chatting about 987 cars". Then another person might start one in Automotive OT, a reasonable choice, and a third person puts one where it really belongs, in Porsche Motorsports. Then a fourth person will just start another thread and another thinking they are the first to discover something because they didn't look in the appropriate subforum. It's an endless struggle to find all this stuff and sort it out on a popular subject (it happens on all kinds of subjects). Sometimes stuff gets missed.off topic: Why is this thread moving around. 1st off topic, then motorsports, now 981 chat? lol, so hard to find.
I disagree. They are completely different cars with completely different heritages. Who cares who owns them? Maybe the stock holders? If that was the case, it's a win-win!! Suppose one guy owned both the Redskins and the Cowboys? Would we consider the teams the same team and then hence be unable to root for one over the other?VWAG owns Audi and Porsche. Rooting for Porsche vs Audi is a distinction without a difference.