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      05-10-2008, 05:34 PM   #23
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I was searching for a race car time in the Ring,... this was the closest I could find,... so?
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      05-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #24
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i think the gt-r v-spec is supposed to do it in 7:25
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      05-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #25
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As to the Zonda, I don't see how less than 30 cars per year can equal a production car.

Plus Zonda isn't really an all out racing car company. IMO, true race car builders engineer their own engines. They don't buy Mercedes engines and tune them.
They'd build more than that if more people would buy them, so it's production imo. McLaren isn't a race car company either then I guess?
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      05-11-2008, 12:51 AM   #26
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They'd build more than that if more people would buy them, so it's production imo. McLaren isn't a race car company either then I guess?
I knew McLaren would immediately pop up. What I am saying is that to be a true car company, you have to build everything from the ground up.
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As to the Zonda, I don't see how less than 30 cars per year can equal a production car.

Plus Zonda isn't really an all out racing car company. IMO, true race car builders engineer their own engines. They don't buy Mercedes engines and tune them.
The engine they buy from Mercedes is tuned my AMG specifically for them (I'm fairly sure) and is I think the 6 liter twin turbo from the 65 AMG cars minus the turbos and enlarged to 7.3 liters, it's a completely different engine altogether and suits the Zonda perfectly so I don't see what the problem is with them buying it rather than starting from scratch and trying to build their own engine.

You have to remember that Pagani started as a division of Lamborghini that manufactured carbon fiber parts and eventually split and became their own independent carbon fiber manufacturer (which still supplies Lamborghini) and decided to build its own car on the side, it just so happens to be one of the most perfect and amazing cars ever produced (if you ask me).
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I walked up to the booth and said I would like to buy 4 laps, handed over my money, went back to my car and waited in line to get through the gate. I only actually ran 3 laps, and my 4th is good until Dec 31st.

And I was wrong...I made it in 12 minutes, not 12 1/2 on my first lap (looked at the -illegal- video tape)
Yeah, I heard you can't video tape footage on track. Do they really even check at all or what?
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I think the 335i ran an 8:26 on the ring...not too shabby.
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http://www.supercarmovies.com/html/c...SODE5movie.php
here is the actual video....SWEET!!
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i think the gt-r v-spec is supposed to do it in 7:25
it did it in 7:29 to be exact....
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That video is awesome. I actually find it even more amazing seeing that the driver had an actual stick shift, not paddles.
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      05-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #34
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it did it in 7:29 to be exact....
I'm pretty sure that was the regular GTR, not the VSpec
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