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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Maybe we will see Porsche racing this year

    https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/possibility-for-2022-race-entry-interesting-option-for-porsche/

     


    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Joost:

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    Joost, as far as I have heard, they will possibly race after 24 hours of Le Mans, decision is not done yet


    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    That would be exciting news! I don’t follow WEC really, just excited to see Porsche back, sooner better than later!


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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Wec is uninsteresting now, we have to wait 2023. I love wec and fan of endurance to the bones, even I dont watch these races now, nothing to follow currently


    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Agreed!



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    FQO2vBPWYAMdn5o.jpgPorsche testing at Spa.

    Notice the new fins on the roof.


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     I know it's still a year away, but I can't wait to see the 963 race at Le Mans.

    Most outlets have reported the 4.6L engine is an enlarged version of the corporate 4.0L V8, but they are wrong  and it is in fact a detuned version of the 918's flat plane V8. Detuned as in to accommodate a couple of giant turbos to boost output. Not a bad base for a race engine, lightest V8 in Porsche's catalog, flat plane too.

    I sort of understands why Porsche would want to detune the engine for turbocharging. The e-motor output is capped at 67hp, 50kW, and the total combine output is between 643-697hp depending on BoP, a regular 918 engine combined with the e-motor will have no problem meeting that target, but if they detune the engine and slap a couple turbos onto it, they can maximize the low end torque, the 918 motor itself isn't known for great torque output. And the e-motor's output can be use at the top end as to not deplete the smallish battery, ~1.3kWh, too quickly.

    I have a more than usual attachment to the 963 just because of the engine. Gonna be so cool to see that engine race.

     


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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    918's V8 is based on the RS Spyder V8, a true racing engine.

    Porsche could not make a better choice...


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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Good choice, but.......weight is not an issue as the minimum engine weight is "huge" and also important to remember that this is now a BoP class.


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    Yeah, but with the basic weight under the regulation, they can creatively place extra weight where it is more advantageous. 


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    Not only overall weight restriction. There is also a minimum engine weight restriction. All in the name of "cost savings".


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    I'm guessing they have strengthened the internals (due to large turbos) and the Turbos must be quite big and heavy. This all adds weight.


    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Cadillac LMDh, that thing sounds incredible 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFUwCahhhU


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    Spyderidol:

    I'm guessing they have strengthened the internals (due to large turbos) and the Turbos must be quite big and heavy. This all adds weight.

     

    The 918 engine itself weights ~135kg. LMDh regulation states engine must be min 180kg fully dressed. Some 45kg to play with. The turbo and stuff will eat in to that. 

    Perhaps they are doing an extra heavy oil pan to drop the Cg Smiley

     


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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Porker:

    Cadillac LMDh, that thing sounds incredible 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFUwCahhhU

    SmileySmiley  sure does!


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    Porker:

    Cadillac LMDh, that thing sounds incredible 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFUwCahhhU

    The Porsche doesn't sound bad either:

    https://youtu.be/TwIwnZ0kLhw


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    Spyderidol:
    Porker:

    Cadillac LMDh, that thing sounds incredible 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFUwCahhhU

    The Porsche doesn't sound bad either:

    https://youtu.be/TwIwnZ0kLhw

    all in blackSmiley


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    watt:
    Spyderidol:
    Porker:

    Cadillac LMDh, that thing sounds incredible 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFUwCahhhU

    The Porsche doesn't sound bad either:

    https://youtu.be/TwIwnZ0kLhw

    all in blackSmiley

    It's a lot more monotone in sound, no? Typical race engine sound, due to flat plane perhaps?


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    Re: VW Group at Le Mans

    Possibly, but we don't know the engine settings they were running.


     
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