TIL: Gearbox troubles are the bane of inventive race cars.
Ford has said it will send up to 70% of the available power to the rear axle, and from there it can send up to 100% of the available drive torque sent to the rear axle to one of the two rear wheels, not that it will ever send 100% of the torque to one wheel. Therefore it's a maximum of 70% of the available torque can… Read more
Came here to post what you said... Travis is cornfused.
Mike Fuller tends to be pretty good on these sorts of things, although I agree that some of the numbers sound a bit crazy. What Raph failed to mention, and what I think is crazier, is that this car is rumored to have several design decisions (heavy front weight bias, no rear wing, combustion engine on the front axle,… Read more
I'm just not really sure how much a Quaife would help in my application. Road America is a big track with long, wide corners. Wheelspin really hasn't been a major problem. I'm guessing a lot of my heat is just coming from the turns in - general with the inside brakes gently being applied. I need to get more air in… Read more
It's the same damned old formula...make a few in bright blue and red for the press, then churn out a gillion black, grey and white ones that are flogged to people whose driver's licenses are still fresh, all anxious to prove how tough they are. Only one out of 100 will be used to its capability, as posers drive from… Read more
What i see here is not similar looking cars, but cars with a completely different aero-concept. Toyota is directing the air over the very low body, while Porsche has a high body and airflow through the car. Similar differences can be seen at the rear. These cars are worlds apart if it comes to bodywork.
I believe the individual exhausts are for tuning. (It's really quite fastening, here's a Wiki link that explains it pretty well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expansion…) Two strokes need that expansion chamber to run efficiently as possible, this being a V8 none of the cylinders are on the same part of the stroke at… Read more
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