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Never can have enough good quality video of The 'Ring.


Can anyone tell me why the windshield wiper is straight up in the center? That would annoy the hell out of me. The only thing I can think of it for use as a visual reference point for track/traffic but I would think drivers at this level don't need anything like this.
 

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Awesome!!!
I can't even guess how many times he shifted gears each lap...it was ridiculous!
 

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I am thinking the wiper in the vertical position is either for aerodynamics in order to prevent the wiper from fluttering at high speed or it is to help with driver visibility because the seats are so low in the car. Not sure though, but it seems like all well built racecars have vertical wiper arms.

As for the flickering brake lights, it has to do with the higher frame rate of the camera (as compared to our eyes/brain) and the fact that the LED's in the taillights are flickering which allows for "lower rated power supply and lower rated components to drive the LED". Had to look that last part up.:)

Also, anyone know why cars like those are so jerky at low speeds? Heavy clutch or aggressive gearing??
 

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I consider that porn :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
 

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I'm pretty sure it's vertical for aerodynamics. The supercars on our roads (ours too) have little spoilers for the wipers so they don't fly off at high speed and keep pressed to the windshield when stationary. So I'm guessing that these cars don't have those little extended spoilers just to save weight since keeping them in the vertical position will solve this problem and it's free!

Don't quote me on this, I never looked anything up, but that would be my best guess.
 

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But whats with those flickering brake lights on some of them?
As Delman said above it's because of the frame rate of the video combined with LED lighting in the tail lights, which are switched at high frequency which you don't pick up with your eye.

Also, anyone know why cars like those are so jerky at low speeds? Heavy clutch or aggressive gearing??
Fueling (map), lightweight flywheel, clutch and gearing all play a part, especially when lugging the engine at low speed/rpm.
 

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Can anyone tell me why the windshield wiper is straight up in the center? That would annoy the hell out of me. The only thing I can think of it for use as a visual reference point for track/traffic but I would think drivers at this level don't need anything like this.
Pete, it would annoy the hell out of you because you aren't a driver at that level!:hilarious:

All kidding aside, thank you, thank you for posting this video. It is one of the best video's of 'How you do it at the Ring...or anywhere else for that matter!' The kid was awesome, and you can really appreciate how an expertly tuned Porsche in the hands of a skilled driver, is a true thing of technical and mechanical beauty. Awesome!

Thanks!
 

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Wow!!! Amazing.

1. Well did he finish first or not?
2. Pete is now officially a drug dealer peddling adrenaline rush and endorphins.

Talk about unfinished business. It's worst then a pre-mature discharge.:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to get back to work. :cheers:
 

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In the 1st video, the driver is VERY smooth.
I feel bad for the white GT3 in the 2nd video, the Mini probably did not even see him coming and shut the door--BANG!
 

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As Delman said above it's because of the frame rate of the video combined with LED lighting in the tail lights, which are switched at high frequency which you don't pick up with your eye.



Fueling (map), lightweight flywheel, clutch and gearing all play a part, especially when lugging the engine at low speed/rpm.
I am thinking the wiper in the vertical position is either for aerodynamics in order to prevent the wiper from fluttering at high speed or it is to help with driver visibility because the seats are so low in the car. Not sure though, but it seems like all well built racecars have vertical wiper arms.

As for the flickering brake lights, it has to do with the higher frame rate of the camera (as compared to our eyes/brain) and the fact that the LED's in the taillights are flickering which allows for "lower rated power supply and lower rated components to drive the LED". Had to look that last part up.:)

Also, anyone know why cars like those are so jerky at low speeds? Heavy clutch or aggressive gearing??
Hello delman1012,

Dunebasher's list: Fueling (map), lightweight flywheel, clutch and gearing

all contribute to the jerkiness however the largest factor is the solid engine and transmission mounts. The original equipment motor mounts are usually a dense resilient material and/or hydraulic. Both of these types effectively absorb driveline lash and engine pulses for the comfort of the occupants.

Best regards,

Joe
 

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Hello delman1012,

Dunebasher's list: Fueling (map), lightweight flywheel, clutch and gearing

all contribute to the jerkiness however the largest factor is the solid engine and transmission mounts. The original equipment motor mounts are usually a dense resilient material and/or hydraulic. Both of these types effectively absorb driveline lash and engine pulses for the comfort of the occupants.

Best regards,

Joe
Joe, that is interesting. I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the info.
 

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While it sounds like a sequential the driver vid insert implies a PDK.
Both are sequential however the first is the GT3 Cup (or could be an older version of a SuperCup or R IIRC) with a lever operated sequential where as the second video would be the current R or RSR which is paddle operated sequential.
 

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Both are sequential however the first is the GT3 Cup (or could be an older version of a SuperCup or R IIRC) with a lever operated sequential where as the second video would be the current R or RSR which is paddle operated sequential.
Thanx. The only experience I have with that is a club member's RSR, which I believe is a 2010. His is still on the floor shifting.
 

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Thanx. The only experience I have with that is a club member's RSR, which I believe is a 2010. His is still on the floor shifting.
I had assumed they were all lever operated until I saw a new RSR up close and then a friend has just started driving a 2012 Cup, so spotted the difference through that comparison....then checked on Porsche's website later to see what the deal was here.

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