Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

Go Back   Ultimatecarpage.com forums > General forums > Multimedia > Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 06-17-2006, 04:13 AM
Ferrer's Avatar
Ferrer Ferrer is offline
Furniture
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 33,268
Barcelona
Send a message via MSN to Ferrer
Quote:
Originally Posted by EL Nino
When is the 599 GTC?
There aren't even rumour or prototypes seen of it. I assume it's either a) too new or b) they prefer the Maserati MC12 to have more success.
__________________
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Visca Catalunya!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-19-2006, 09:34 AM
RacingManiac's Avatar
RacingManiac RacingManiac is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by EL Nino
When is the 599 GTC?
The car is still new, 550 didn't start racing until late 90s. Though Ferrari probably will do it faster to capitalize on the recent success with the 430 GTC. Besides, MC12 was more or less of a lesson learned for Ferrari since you can't really use it properly as it was designed.....
__________________
University of Toronto Formula SAE Alumni 2003-2007
Formula Student Championship 2003, 2005, 2006
www.fsae.utoronto.ca
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-05-2007, 06:47 PM
carreragt10's Avatar
carreragt10 carreragt10 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 854
Venezuela
Ferrari 550 GT Prodrive #10

Ferrari 550 JGTC 2004-2005
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Ferrari 550 JGTC 003.jpg (119.7 KB, 81 views)
File Type: jpg Ferrari 550 JGTC 002.jpg (906.5 KB, 58 views)
__________________
Sorry if I cannot express myself correctly, but I don't know English as good as I want, so my answers will probably be the same in many cases.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-05-2007, 06:53 PM
cmcpokey's Avatar
cmcpokey cmcpokey is offline
Flat Out
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,039
Kyushu
Send a message via AIM to cmcpokey Send a message via MSN to cmcpokey
i havent seen that before.... but i really like it.
__________________
Honor. Courage. Commitment. Etcetera.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-05-2007, 07:35 PM
RacingManiac's Avatar
RacingManiac RacingManiac is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5,457
that car must've got its ass handed to it in JGTC.....Considering JGTC cars are now as fast as a LMP1 car from 2001, a GTS based car aren't gonna do to well against that...
__________________
University of Toronto Formula SAE Alumni 2003-2007
Formula Student Championship 2003, 2005, 2006
www.fsae.utoronto.ca
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-05-2007, 08:16 PM
The_Canuck's Avatar
The_Canuck The_Canuck is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,683
True North
Quote:
Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
that car must've got its ass handed to it in JGTC.....Considering JGTC cars are now as fast as a LMP1 car from 2001, a GTS based car aren't gonna do to well against that...
Im sure it was modified to specs...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-05-2007, 10:15 PM
RacingManiac's Avatar
RacingManiac RacingManiac is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 5,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
Im sure it was modified to specs...
A "modified to spec" Maserati MC12, a car that is believed by FIA, ACO to be a much more purpose built GT racer was tested by Kondo racing before 2006 season on the Super GT spec rubber, the car matched the laptime in europe for the 1998 spec Mercedes CLK-GTR(a GT1 car that weighs 200kg less), but when tested against GT500 cars around Suzuka it was 4 sec a lap slower....

Kondo subsequently gave up the idea of racing an MC12 and instead went with GT500 Z I believe.....

Super GT/JGTC is the ultimate evolution of the original GT1 concept, and for all intents and purpose are prototypes in GT shell, Europe/ACO style GT cars are not going to be competitive until someone decide to spend as much money as the manufacturers in Japan are....
__________________
University of Toronto Formula SAE Alumni 2003-2007
Formula Student Championship 2003, 2005, 2006
www.fsae.utoronto.ca
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-06-2007, 05:33 AM
EL Nino's Avatar
EL Nino EL Nino is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 102
Ugly! I don't like those pics!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-06-2007, 01:28 PM
LeonOfTheDead's Avatar
LeonOfTheDead LeonOfTheDead is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,826
Modena
Quote:
Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
Super GT/JGTC is the ultimate evolution of the original GT1 concept, and for all intents and purpose are prototypes in GT shell, Europe/ACO style GT cars are not going to be competitive until someone decide to spend as much money as the manufacturers in Japan are....
i think it is not a problem of money, simply we are speaking of different cars, as you said, jgtc cars are prototypes, while european-rest of the world gt cars are derived from a production version, even if it is a maserati mc12 with a run of 50 cars. you cannot use one of the gt cars in that championship, it has to be a purpose-built car, like the new gt-r 500, which is no more a gt-r.
__________________
KFL Racing Enterprises - Kicking your ass since 2008

*cough* http://theitalianjunkyard.blogspot.com/ *cough*
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-06-2007, 04:29 PM
The_Canuck's Avatar
The_Canuck The_Canuck is offline
Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,683
True North
Quote:
Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post

Super GT/JGTC is the ultimate evolution of the original GT1 concept, and for all intents and purpose are prototypes in GT shell, Europe/ACO style GT cars are not going to be competitive until someone decide to spend as much money as the manufacturers in Japan are....
I meant modified to spec as in modified to be competitive, the body looks different from the GT car and may well have been converted to a JGTC style car...
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-06-2007, 04:35 PM
adamfraser's Avatar
adamfraser adamfraser is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,858
Ayr, Scotland
Send a message via MSN to adamfraser
Great pictures, Applying for a Prodrive apprenticeship later this year.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Genfe's Avatar
Genfe Genfe is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Great pictures anyone have some of the engine or the cockpit
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Really useful performance listings... Egg Nog Technical forums 58 06-20-2013 10:45 PM
My new list of Ferrari Pictures DarkPhenix Miscellaneous 34 03-29-2007 05:21 PM
Want your own road going , Prodrive 550? Coventrysucks General Automotive 3 09-15-2004 12:03 PM
Ferrari Challenge DarkPhenix Multimedia 3 05-19-2004 03:07 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:08 AM.

 

1998 - 2019 Ultimatecarpage.com