I thoroughly enjoyed every minute with Davey. He called me to talk Radwood for a piece he was writing about two months ago, and I was in the midst of a 1500 mile motorcycle ride. We talked about cars, bikes, music, and all the things a Davey can think in the course of about 2 hours. It was delightful, but I had…
Because I’m an anorak-y nerd when it comes to Porsche sales history, I made this a few months ago when Porsche sold less than 1/3rd of the 718s they have historically sold all Boxster/Cayman units in February.
The penalty was 55.2, not 52.2.
Here’s the math -
23 pit stops * 0.6 seconds = 13.8 seconds
13.8 seconds * 4x penalty = 55.2 seconds
MMMMMMM, I love this Vodka almost as much as the metric system of measurements.
I definitely said “rules are rules” verbatim in the post, so I agree that a penalty is warranted. I’m just saying that the penalty seems a little draconian considering the minimal extent to which the rules were broken.
I don’t believe in black and white rulings and zero tolerance policies. Race fans go to races to…
The FIA absolutely does not care about any incentive they may or may not give to a privateer to run Fords. Ford isn’t running with them anymore, so they’re old garbage.
It’s part of the series Balance of Performance. The FIA (and many other sanctioning bodies) will attempt to achieve a race that focuses more on driver talent and race strategy by making all cars have an “equal” performance. Sometimes that is with a restrictor, sometimes that is with ballast weight, and sometimes that…
They “cheated” by having more fuel than allowed. The quantity of fuel that exceeded the regulations? About the equivalent of a shot of vodka.
All five Ford GTs presumably use the same fuel tank, but only the one that won its class and the one that placed highest in the other class were excluded.
Not with that attitude they don’t.
No, they won by a decent margin because the Project 1 car had to pit for fuel to finish out the race. It was within that 55 second penalty window, though, so they still would have lost the win if they weren’t disqualified.
The Porsche press release in my inbox right now says four-litre and “six-speed manual transmission as standard”
That doesn’t necessarily mean a PDK is offered, but perhaps it will be at a later date. They don’t clarify.
Having driven both of the old ones, I actually preferred the softer suspension of the Boxster Spyder on the street. It was more compliant and easier to manipulate. The GT4 had too much grip and too much stiff.
Their fueling rig was supposed to flow a little bit slower. Seriously.
Excellent question. 85 horsepower? Vestigial rear seats?
Part of the game of these announcements is to get a minimalist description and a gang of photos up ASAP, then flesh out the details shortly thereafter. You just caught me between post updates.
The Spyder did not have GT3 suspension.
Updated with specs.
Updated with price.
It isn’t. You’ve got one more year of Toyota alone at the top.