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    997S ring time

    Anyone know the fastest nurburgring lap time for the 997S ?

    I am guessing just over 8 mins.

    01/2004 Porsche Carrera GT (wet track, later 7:32.44) 7:40
    08/2001 Tech Art Prosche GT street 7:43
    07/2002 Pagani Zonda S 7:44
    06/2001 Porsche 996 GT2 7:46
    03/2004 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 7:47
    02/1999 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 7:49
    06/2002 Lamborghini Murciélago 7:50
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    05/1998 Lotec Porsche 911 Turbo 7:57
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    05/1997 AMG Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor 9:07
    04/2000 Volkswagen Golf V6 4motion 9:09

    Re: 997S ring time

    7:59 for the -20mm 997S
    8:02 for the PAMS 997S (on Sport Mode)
    8:05 for the PASM 997S (on Normal Mode)



    BTW, the M3-CSL, GT3RS and F365CS all used R-compound semi-slick tires in those laps.

    Re: 997S ring time

    Quote:
    Carlos from Spain said:
    7:59 for the -20mm 997S
    8:02 for the PAMS 997S (on Sport Mode)
    8:05 for the PASM 997S (on Normal Mode)



    BTW, the M3-CSL, GT3RS and F365CS all used R-compound semi-slick tires in those laps.


    Finally a sport mode that works! (got it BMW? )

    Re: 997S ring time

    Quote:
    Carlos from Spain said:
    7:59 for the -20mm 997S
    8:02 for the PAMS 997S (on Sport Mode)
    8:05 for the PASM 997S (on Normal Mode)



    BTW, the M3-CSL, GT3RS and F365CS all used R-compound semi-slick tires in those laps.



    I am not knowledgeable enough about sports settings in general, but what do you think Carlos (and others) that difference of normal vs sports settings in only 3 secs?
    Would you consider 3 secs a long time or not?
    And how about the only 3 secs for the sport suspension, wouldn't the LSD provide a more significant advantage?
    Maybe it's just me, but 3 secs sounds little.
    Thanks.

    Re: 997S ring time

    3 seconds between two cars in the ring is not much I agree, but within this context it is more significant becuase the only difference is the suspension setup between the two, everything else (tires, wheels, brakes, aerodinamics, HP, gearing, etc. except rear LSD) is exactly the same, and since the PASM is already a sport suspension and with a fairly stiff setting, then scratching 3 seconds is quite significant.

    That said, for average drivers and outside the track the difference in performance is not going to be very significant IMO, but the difference in feel will be however. The quicker and more direct steering, the greater agility, the traction off slow corners or slippery surfaces, etc. will be the big difference between the two. This is what is more important for me about the -20mm, more than a few fractions of a seconds out of a chain of curves on a mountain road, and I don't mind ride stiffness at all.

    Also another difference between the two for those that have tracking in mind, they will also benefit form the sportier -20mm, and which will also be modifiable with aftermarket upgrades unlike the PASM with all its software.

    Re: 997S ring time

    "Also another difference between the two for those that have tracking in mind, they will also benefit form the sportier -20mm, and which will also be modifiable with aftermarket upgrades unlike the PASM with all its software"

    You got me confused on that part.

    Does the PASM drop the car another 20MM in go fast mode?
    (ROW only??) I also thought the software for PASM is fixed and cant be changed by tuners.

    Would it be better to get Sportchrono and NOT PASM and
    get aftermarket suspension instead?

    Is their really a noticable seat of pants difference
    with PCCB, like lighter feeling or less understeer?

    and lastly.....With PASM, is there still noticiable understeer like in 996's??

    Thanx in advance !

    Re: 997S ring time

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    "Also another difference between the two for those that have tracking in mind, they will also benefit form the sportier -20mm, and which will also be modifiable with aftermarket upgrades unlike the PASM with all its software"

    You got me confused on that part.



    Sorry, what I meant was that since PASM is linked to the car's computer brain, so you can't just remove the shocks and spring and replace with coliovers for example for track use, any modification may lead to electrical malfunctions and errors. Also modifications to the software that manages the dampning would be needed if you modify springs or shocks and would be complicated for a tuner to get a setup comparable to Porsche's IMO. So likely its best to leave it alone and not have "brave" tuners mess with it. OTHO the -20mm is a traditional suspension, that you can modify or change like coliovers, etc. and has a rear LSD which is not retrofitable to a PASM car becuase for one, the PSM of the PASM car may not be compatible with it. For the owner that is going to track the car a lot, the PASM may be limiting and not modifiable.

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Does the PASM drop the car another 20MM in go fast mode?
    (ROW only??) I also thought the software for PASM is fixed and cant be changed by tuners.



    Thats the Cayenne's PASM which is a completely different PASM (pneumatic). In the 997, the ride height does not vary, the only thing that varies is the dampning stifness of the shocks. Maybe you are right in the software issue, maybe its not modifyable, but I would think there is a way since Porsche may need to do it themselves if any problem arises or to improve it, so I would think they should left a way to do it, I don't know

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Would it be better to get Sportchrono and NOT PASM and
    get aftermarket suspension instead?

    Is their really a noticable seat of pants difference
    with PCCB, like lighter feeling or less understeer?



    Thats a good option, depends on what you intend to do with the car. The 997S only comes with PASM in US so that one is out of the question, but if you are getting a base 977 and you want a -20mm equivalent instead of PASM you could get the get Bilstein PSS9 coilovers for example (they are already available for the 997) intead of PASM (the base 997 has traditional suspension so no problems changing them). They are height and stiffness adjustable so it would be a much sportier handling 997 than with PASM if you set it up that way.

    As to the PCCB's I have never had the oportunity to try them so can't comment on that personally. But if so, I'm sure there are cheaper ways to reduce understeer than the PCCB's and the same money could get you a longer way performance wise investing it in other areas of the car IMO. My opinion, they seem good from what I hear, but so a the standard brakes, they are not correcting a weak spot of the car (unlike a BMW and its brakes for example) and not worth the money they charge currently (this is subjecive depending on how much money you can spend too though), though I expect they will get cheaper as time goes by, maybe for the 998 Also the issues with early wear and expensive maintenace is not clear yet with the 2nd gen PCCB's specially with track use.

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    and lastly.....With PASM, is there still noticiable understeer like in 996's??



    I don't know if I could venture into giving you an answer there, IMO there is less compared to the standard suspensions on the 996 but my experience with a RWD std. 996 was just one autocross long ago so can't remember that well. There is less understeer than my 996C4 with RoWM030 suspensions (the RoWM030 greatly reduces understeer compared to the std 996C4, but the std 996C4 has much much more underteer than the RWD version already) if thats any help.

    Re: 997S ring time

    From what I have read the pccb makes a real difference in handling. I'm curious if those times are with that option and if not, what if any, the time difference in lap time would be.

    Re: 997S ring time

    Thanks for the figures Carlos. I assume the figures are arrived at from a best lap time of several attempts and would guess laps in the same car to differ by as much as 5 seconds for a curcuit this big (ie 1% of 8 minutes).

    Can anyone comment on this variation for same car same driver assuming the driver feels they didnt make any mistakes?

    Re: 997S ring time

    Doesn't PASM in Normal Mode adjust its dampening according to how hard it is driven and the quality of the road surface?

    tino

    Re: 997S ring time

    Quote:
    Pink Panther said:
    Thanks for the figures Carlos. I assume the figures are arrived at from a best lap time of several attempts and would guess laps in the same car to differ by as much as 5 seconds for a curcuit this big (ie 1% of 8 minutes).

    Can anyone comment on this variation for same car same driver assuming the driver feels they didnt make any mistakes?



    All three figures are form Walter Rohrl, he is a test driver for Porsche, so he would be pretty consistent doing those times with each car.


    Quote:
    soltino said:
    Doesn't PASM in Normal Mode adjust its dampening according to how hard it is driven and the quality of the road surface?

    tino



    Yes its does, but the parameters of stiffness on which is plays with to addapt to the road are different in Normal than in Sport.

    Re: 997S ring time

    Where's the time of that Donkervoort that blew the CGT away by 15 seconds?
    (Uh-oh...I hear a can of worms being opened...hehe)

    Re: 997S ring time

    Quote:
    Dr. Phil said:
    Where's the time of that Donkervoort that blew the CGT away by 15 seconds?
    (Uh-oh...I hear a can of worms being opened...hehe)



    yeah, and there have been two CGT times faster than the 7:40 listed (in the wet) - 7:32 & 7:28. the donkey car did 7:18.

     
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