Excellent point, and to note the trap speeds are nearly identical.
Funny you say that, there is a new season of curb coming!
If only Evans’ awkwardness was as amusing as Larry Davids
Its the exhaust “pops and bangs” feauture
Or another pushrod racing special!
In terms of reliability and endurance, the engine performed flawlessly in this race and throughout the WEC/IMSA series so far. For sheer performance, sure it’s not the star, but in a BOP adjusted series it seems harder to differentiate in that way.
But it doesn’t sound right! V8 or death!
True, that’s the nature of competition and racing though isn’t?
That’s racing, get used it. Its not about whether you “deserve” it or not. Sometimes its down to luck, for lack of a better word. If you’ve ever been on a racing team you would understand.
Amazing performance by the whole team! Surely Corvette Racing is having some tough talks with management at the moment...
Then what do you propose? Changing the time limits to 23:55?
Exactly, anyone with drag racing experience would know to look for this.
That still wouldn’t account if they let the car sit longer before doing runs, getting it more heat soaked than the first set of runs on a different vehicle.
Not a “special” one-off calibration for media testing, but its likely that they were press cars from an earlier build. So final customer cars could have a more “mature” calibration (yes, different), but not for press testing purposes, there are always calibration software change up to the final build.
Too bad the shot turned out a bit blurry, could’ve used a higher shutter speed (knowing there would be some motion).
Who the hell uses a backhoe to drop bricks from that height directly onto a bed, let alone a half-ton truck?
Slightly. The better solution is to keep the throttle open (left foot brake, or a true anti-lag system). Turbos need exhaust flow (pressure delta)to maintain speed. Proper anti-lag systems do this by using as secondary “throttle” to maintain flow across the turbine
The issue with not using a bypass valve is stalling the compressor and interrupting flow. Boost pressure drops nearly as much as with using a bypass valve, though at a slower rate, at the expense of poor flow and damaging forces to the bearings and wheels. The pressure spike after the throttle closing without a…
Well said, it seems auto journalists are the first to throw out “wastegate chatter” and all the other “right noises” when describing production turbo cars. Sure, group-B and older rally cars exhibit wastegate chirp/chatter, but not any modern turbocharged car, race or not.
While that’s true, it seems every auto journalist throws out the term wastegate “chatter”, “flutter”, “chirp”, etc. when describing production turbo car noises. When that noise is really the compressor bypass-valve, production vehicles nearly all run internal wastegates that recirculates back into the exhaust stream.…