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    New Audi racecar

    Saw this article, this will make some interesting racing this year at Sebring and LeMans
    http://www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/roadracing/21206/

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    Diesel! Interesting... no kidding! Wow I didn't see that coming.

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    i read that the reason why the RS Spyder is LMP2 is that the LMP1 rules favor diesel and Porsche does not do diesel

    aloha

    steve

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    macsak said:
    i read that the reason why the RS Spyder is LMP2 is that the LMP1 rules favor diesel and Porsche does not do diesel

    aloha

    steve


    They are in different classes, but both LMP and Porsche was faster than all LMP1 at end of season ( They were holding back for those who said they took second as they do not want weight or tire penalties for Sebring or LeMans next year). They want to contest for overall title. It is in their blood. Remember, Porsche said they will consider Hybrids and this may lead to diesel. What a better way for the gear heads to buy into diesel sports cars. 800 ft lbs of torque, I would love to get a hold of that.

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    well there goes the hopes of porsche wining overall at sebring.

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    Porsche hasnt jumped into the LMP1 class for this reason. They need to see where the advantages will be in LMP1 class. Let me tell you 800lbs of torque is it! The diesel motors will have huge torque advantages and fuel mileage to boot. Audi's will cruise along at low rpms using gobs of torque and getting great mileage. LMP1 just became the diesel class.

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    Maybe we can get Shaq to show up, he is the other big diesel in Florida

     
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