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New racecar of the not-so-distant future by LAMBO
Started on: 06-10-2011 08:53 AM
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Report this Post06-10-2011 08:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LAMBOClick Here to Email LAMBOSend a Private Message to LAMBODirect Link to This Post
This is going to compete at the 24 hours of Le Mans next year. Pretty cool vehicle if you ask me.



http://www.foxnews.com/leis...n-racing-car-future/

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Report this Post06-10-2011 09:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PyrthianClick Here to Email PyrthianSend a Private Message to PyrthianDirect Link to This Post
nope
trying to picture how the weight shift thru turns will work out
will it create a tipping force, which make the rear come out?
or will the lack of stance on the front cause it to push/understeer?
or worse - BOTH?

but - it is nifty - and I'd love to see a field of 40 of these things have at it.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 10:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FlambergeSend a Private Message to FlambergeDirect Link to This Post
Looks like one of the indycar concepts that did not make the cut for 2012.

Im glad it didn't make it.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 10:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ray bClick Here to Email ray bSend a Private Message to ray bDirect Link to This Post
both dan the man and mr P are part of this effort
that is a lot of human power
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Report this Post06-10-2011 11:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Pyrthian:

trying to picture how the weight shift thru turns will work out
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I keep trying to not picture a 3-wheeler ATV.

I'd hate to see a faceplant at 200 MPH
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Report this Post06-10-2011 11:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Joe 1320Click Here to visit Joe 1320's HomePageClick Here to Email Joe 1320Send a Private Message to Joe 1320Direct Link to This Post
I don't see it happening. Weight transfer on cornering loads could cause problems.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 01:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroReinkeClick Here to Email FieroReinkeSend a Private Message to FieroReinkeDirect Link to This Post
This looks more like a salt flats car than a Lemans car.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 02:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeDirect Link to This Post
Well, it was definitely designed by a man...
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Report this Post06-10-2011 02:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for heybjornClick Here to Email heybjornSend a Private Message to heybjornDirect Link to This Post
I don't like the look and have the same questions everyone else has about the front, but Dan Gurney is no slouch when it comes to thinking about race car design. He must see some potential here. Considering the light weight and what will certainly be a very low center of gravity, this may not be as bad as we might think at first. Or that could be wishful thinking.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 09:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FieroReinke:

This looks more like a salt flats car than a Lemans car.


i would buy that since its a full tilt haul butt in a straight line out there, but trying to turn that thing at high speed? Forget it.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 09:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FlambergeSend a Private Message to FlambergeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by heybjorn:

I don't like the look and have the same questions everyone else has about the front, but Dan Gurney is no slouch when it comes to thinking about race car design. He must see some potential here. Considering the light weight and what will certainly be a very low center of gravity, this may not be as bad as we might think at first. Or that could be wishful thinking.


Do a Google Search for Delta Wing IndyCar and you'll see an earlier iteration. I am glad INdyCar went with the SafetyCell idea. Hopefully it will actually come out next year.
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Report this Post06-10-2011 09:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doug85GTSend a Private Message to Doug85GTDirect Link to This Post
I am wondering how it will corner too. It is almost a trike. Single front wheel trikes tend to be very unstable in sharp turns.

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Report this Post06-10-2011 09:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MidEngineManiacSend a Private Message to MidEngineManiacDirect Link to This Post
I thought the batmobile was black ???
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Report this Post06-10-2011 09:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Cheever3000Send a Private Message to Cheever3000Direct Link to This Post
Is active ("live") suspension allowed in Le Mans? If so, there's no telling what those people have tucked away in there.
It's going to be interesting. Always fun to see something new.
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Report this Post06-11-2011 10:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for faaaaqClick Here to Email faaaaqSend a Private Message to faaaaqDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Flamberge:

Looks like one of the indycar concepts that did not make the cut for 2012.

Im glad it didn't make it.


nobody bothers to read the articles that are posted anymore?
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Report this Post06-11-2011 11:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by faaaaq:


nobody bothers to read the articles that are posted anymore?


You mean they once did?
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Report this Post06-13-2011 10:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FlambergeSend a Private Message to FlambergeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by faaaaq:


nobody bothers to read the articles that are posted anymore?


I generally read or at least skim the articles, but didn't have time to with this one.

Sorry about that.
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Report this Post06-15-2011 02:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jmbishopClick Here to Email jmbishopSend a Private Message to jmbishopDirect Link to This Post
The car is supposed to be light but I don't get how its overall non traditional design might improve performance. We will see next year.



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