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Old 04-15-2005, 09:07 AM
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Porsche returns to prototype racing.

In the ALMS, teamed with Roger Penske Racing. Awesome.

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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), today revealed they will embark on a new racing program created for customers in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The two organizations have commissioned their parent company, Porsche AG, to design and construct a racecar that will be eligible to compete in the LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) class of the ALMS. It will be the first Porsche-built prototype racecar since the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:19 AM
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now all we need is ferrari.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:21 PM
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This sounds great! I can't wait to see some sketches of the car. I hope that they do well.
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:09 PM
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now all we need is ferrari.
meh...overrated
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Old 04-15-2005, 04:46 PM
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now all we need is ferrari.
The same bumbling fools who created a GT car, but forgot to make sure it actually adhered to any regulations of any GT racing body?

There is a big MC12 shaped hole in the Le Mans 24hrs entry list.

On a more lightheated note - have you heard of a little thing called the Radical SR9?

LMP2
Full carbon monocoque chassis
3.0-litre Powertec V8 (that's the one made from two bike engines)
525bhp@11,350rpm, 273lb.ft@7,950rpm
Powertec RQ2 6-speed 'box
About 160,000 for the rolling chassis + engine and ancillaries

Designed for the ALMS and LMES, but can be upgraded to full "Le Mans" spec.
Judd or Nicholson-McLaren engines along with Hewland 'boxes are optional.

Available 2006, and it should be very successful at that price.
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w00t! A new Gt1! Sweeeeeet.
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:50 PM
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Wow, that is just what sportscar racing needed. Maybe some more manufacturers will decide to put their efforts into sportscars instead of F1.
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will this car be made by porsche or will it be built for them by a company that actually knows how to build sportscars?
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The same bumbling fools who created a GT car, but forgot to make sure it actually adhered to any regulations of any GT racing body?

There is a big MC12 shaped hole in the Le Mans 24hrs entry list.

On a more lightheated note - have you heard of a little thing called the Radical SR9?

LMP2
Full carbon monocoque chassis
3.0-litre Powertec V8 (that's the one made from two bike engines)
525bhp@11,350rpm, 273lb.ft@7,950rpm
Powertec RQ2 6-speed 'box
About 160,000 for the rolling chassis + engine and ancillaries

Designed for the ALMS and LMES, but can be upgraded to full "Le Mans" spec.
Judd or Nicholson-McLaren engines along with Hewland 'boxes are optional.

Available 2006, and it should be very successful at that price.
yes I have heard of it. and it looks awesome. I hope it does well.
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will this car be made by porsche or will it be built for them by a company that actually knows how to build sportscars?
ill answer my question. watched alms from atlanta recorded earlier, itll be all porsche made (engine+chassis). they hired the aerodynamicist who worked on the R8 so maybe they've figured out aerodynamics since the GT1.

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Yeah thats gonna be Awesome... Guess they didn't want to take on next years new Audi in the LMP1 though... true to Porsche form though, always the underdog. Maybe they can still sneak an overall 24hour victory?
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