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    Thread: Porsche 911 Carrera S nails down 7:37.9 'Ring time

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      10-08-2012 09:42 AM #1
      The run took place on August 28, but Porsche only published the video this week. After checking recorded lap times posted on Wikipedia, the 911's run was faster than independent tests of the Lexus LFA, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Nissan GT-R and Ferrari 458 Italia (which all posted times of 7:38).


      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/07/p...-time-w-video/


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      10-08-2012 09:46 AM #2
      after checking recorded lap times posted on wikipedia, the 911's run was faster than independent tests of the lexus lfa, chevrolet corvette zr1, nissan gt-r and ferrari 458 italia (which all posted times of 7:38).
      lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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      10-08-2012 09:49 AM #3
      This should be entertaining.

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      10-08-2012 09:53 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
      Didn't the ZR1 post 7:24? and the Z07 7:22? Not independent testing, but it doesn't make sense for Porsche to compare their result to independent testing either.


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      10-08-2012 09:55 AM #5
      I'm calling BS/ringer right now.

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      10-08-2012 10:07 AM #6
      Yeah that statement in itself is pretty funny....

      Fast car though, nonetheless, considering how it compares to Porsche's own number with the older GT3/Turbo and whatnot..

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      10-08-2012 10:09 AM #7
      Guy seems like he is just out for a sunday drive.... Wish I had a thousandth of his skill....
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      10-08-2012 10:13 AM #8
      This car makes a mediocre driver like me look good on a track, makes sense it would make a great driver look super human. The car is that good.

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      10-08-2012 10:18 AM #9
      Can't wait to see what the GT3/RS can do!!!
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      Gotta keep right on the 'Ring. German road rules apply.
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      10-08-2012 10:26 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
      It is true...

      Though I fundamentally disagree with comparing factory backed times to independent times. I don't think it's apples to apples.

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      10-08-2012 10:35 AM #11
      Cut slicks.
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      10-08-2012 10:51 AM #12
      Take notes everyone. Step one to a fast ring time is throwing your gum out the window. 1 second improvement if you can hit the corner worker without even looking.

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      10-08-2012 10:55 AM #13
      Something I just noticed...

      The timer in the lower right hand corner doesn't start until 0:54 into the video. Look at where the car is on the map in the upper left corner (car is going into a lefthand corner).

      At 8:39 in the video the timer stops. According to the map in the upper left corner, the car still hasn't reached the lefthand corner it started from. The timer stops before the point it started from, thereby reducing the lap time by a few seconds.

      Does anyone know if the Porsche is using an accepted timing methodology for this lap? (i.e., do these runs, regardless of what car is being timed, start at that lefthand corner, but end just before it?).

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      10-08-2012 10:56 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Nubbin View Post
      Cut slicks.
      Watching the video ................... 1.5 Gs on the flat turns.... suspicious.
      Last edited by curvedinfinity; 10-08-2012 at 10:58 AM.

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      10-08-2012 10:59 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by mariok2006 View Post
      Didn't the ZR1 post 7:24? and the Z07 7:22? Not independent testing, but it doesn't make sense for Porsche to compare their result to independent testing either.
      The ZR1 posted a 7:19 I think. The GT-R was in the mid to low 7:20's as well. I'd imagine the 458 is in that area too.

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      10-08-2012 11:01 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by SmokinDiesel View Post
      Something I just noticed...

      The timer in the lower right hand corner doesn't start until 0:54 into the video. Look at where the car is on the map in the upper left corner (car is going into a lefthand corner).

      At 8:39 in the video the timer stops. According to the map in the upper left corner, the car still hasn't reached the lefthand corner it started from. The timer stops before the point it started from, thereby reducing the lap time by a few seconds.

      Does anyone know if the Porsche is using an accepted timing methodology for this lap? (i.e., do these runs, regardless of what car is being timed, start at that lefthand corner, but end just before it?).
      Haha ... yes. Most videos I've watched have the start/end at the white line where the timer stopped in this one. This video is pretty fishy.

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      10-08-2012 11:13 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SmokinDiesel View Post
      Something I just noticed...

      The timer in the lower right hand corner doesn't start until 0:54 into the video. Look at where the car is on the map in the upper left corner (car is going into a lefthand corner).

      At 8:39 in the video the timer stops. According to the map in the upper left corner, the car still hasn't reached the lefthand corner it started from. The timer stops before the point it started from, thereby reducing the lap time by a few seconds.

      Does anyone know if the Porsche is using an accepted timing methodology for this lap? (i.e., do these runs, regardless of what car is being timed, start at that lefthand corner, but end just before it?).
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Haha ... yes. Most videos I've watched have the start/end at the white line where the timer stopped in this one. This video is pretty fishy.
      You mean just like the ZR1 video????? Don't look at the overlay, look at the actual track and see where time starts/stops.

      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      The ZR1 posted a 7:19 I think. The GT-R was in the mid to low 7:20's as well. I'd imagine the 458 is in that area too.
      7:26.4


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      I think you and I have mentioned this one a few times over the years.
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      10-08-2012 11:15 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Watching the video ................... 1.5 Gs on the flat turns.... suspicious.
      Meh, my crapbox BMW could exceed 1.1g on street tires almost 10 years ago. I have no doubt a 991 could get up there on modern rubber.




    19. 10-08-2012 11:21 AM #19
      Is this about the 997 or the 991?

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      10-08-2012 11:21 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SmokinDiesel View Post
      Something I just noticed...

      The timer in the lower right hand corner doesn't start until 0:54 into the video. Look at where the car is on the map in the upper left corner (car is going into a lefthand corner).

      At 8:39 in the video the timer stops. According to the map in the upper left corner, the car still hasn't reached the lefthand corner it started from. The timer stops before the point it started from, thereby reducing the lap time by a few seconds.

      Does anyone know if the Porsche is using an accepted timing methodology for this lap? (i.e., do these runs, regardless of what car is being timed, start at that lefthand corner, but end just before it?).
      That's normal. The start and finish aren't in the same place due to where the GP track intersects the Nordschleife. Watch any other 'ring video (like the ZR-1 video just above) and you'll see the same thing.

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      10-08-2012 11:22 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      That's normal. The start and finish aren't in the same place due to where the GP track intersects the Nordschleife. Watch any other 'ring video (like the ZR-1 video just above) and you'll see the same thing.

      No, you're wrong.


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      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      I think you and I have mentioned this one a few times over the years.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Might as well just make it our signatures at this point.

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      10-08-2012 11:26 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post

      7:26.4
      7:19



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      10-08-2012 11:27 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      No, you're wrong.




      Given the amount of hate slung around when other mfg's announce 'ring times, I guess it's only fair.

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      10-08-2012 11:28 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      That's normal. The start and finish aren't in the same place due to where the GP track intersects the Nordschleife. Watch any other 'ring video (like the ZR-1 video just above) and you'll see the same thing.
      He's right ... never noticed this before.

    25. 10-08-2012 11:30 AM #25
      the 991 chassis is magnificent. That time with "only" 400ish hp is outstanding.

      GT versions will be viciously fast.

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