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RE: Time for Tea? R500 vs 996 GT2

RE: Time for Tea? R500 vs 996 GT2

Wednesday 11th July 2012

Time for Tea? R500 vs 996 GT2

Caterham vs Porsche - like a Yorkshire terrier snapping at a rottweiler's heels...



It's quite an old video, this one, having been shot way back in 2009. But 8m 29s of a buzzy little 500kg Caterham R500 terrorizing a 996 GT2 around the Nurburgring is always worth a look, even if you've seen it before.

Although the GT2 clearly has the legs of the Caterham on the straights, it simply can't keep up on the tighter sections, even when the driver is indulging in some, er, rather lairy cornering techniques.

Talking of the driver, it's one Dario Margutti of Mythos Cars, the Italian distributor for Caterham and Gardner Douglas (you may remember him from this equally heroic Gardener Douglas GD70 video). A man with balls of tungsten, clearly...

Thanks to PHer Plotloss for reminding us of this fab pair of videos...

 

 

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Numeric

Original Poster:

416 posts

63 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Why is there a special section in the company car handbook we recieved that specifically details the days of torture and instant dismissal if we take the car to the 'ring? Seeing stuff like this just makes me sooo want to go!!

Denver09

126 posts

99 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Incredible skill from both drivers. The Caterham looks like a real handful!

mig25_foxbat2003

3,345 posts

123 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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That guy in the R500 has titanium testes!

Keith ctr

174 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Awesome and scary @ 2:15 eek

Kamox

123 posts

84 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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I know personally both drivers! biggrin
And I'm nowhere near their driving skills... getmecoat
The 996 driver (a very nice person, btw) offered me a couple of laps of the 'Ring in his previous car, a Z3M coupè with "optimized" chassis and semislick tires... unbelievable skills and speed...
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Thejimreaper

3,178 posts

117 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Wow, widow maker vs errr . . . widow maker. Only a matter of time until one pushes it that little bit to far!! Great driving.

Baryonyx

14,503 posts

71 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Superb 996 there. Driver didn't even look like he was trying! The R500 was all over the place, but looked fun too.

Ferosferio

262 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Keith ctr said:
Awesome and scary @ 2:15 eek
You're not wrong, brown pants moment.

Amazing skill...and yes, huge plums it seems.

Matt UK

11,122 posts

112 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Love this video, one of my favourites

den

100 posts

189 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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2:10 into the first Video, the driver must have been making buttons !!!

soad

27,241 posts

88 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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That looks like so much fun!! biggrin


Edited by soad on Wednesday 11th July 17:44

zebedee

4,549 posts

190 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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F U N in cars. Pure and simple, love it.

405dogvan

4,967 posts

177 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Numeric said:
Why is there a special section in the company car handbook we recieved that specifically details the days of torture and instant dismissal if we take the car to the 'ring? Seeing stuff like this just makes me sooo want to go!!
The last CC handbook I had said "No Trackdays or other use on Racetracks"

The Ring is - of course - a public toll road? smile

kazino

1,488 posts

130 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Wow that r500 is a twitchy beast, huge respect to the driver. Went on the carlimits day in the wet and the guys who had them could barely keep them the straight on the straight.

Munich

1,036 posts

108 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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now that's a big st-your-pants moment at 2:11

CocoUK

585 posts

94 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this video over the years, but it’s so bloody brilliant. Great stuff by both drivers.

PUA

1,058 posts

71 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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GT2 is smokin

Thejimreaper

3,178 posts

117 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Did a passenger ride at the ring in my cousins R500 in 2010 in torrential rain wearing helmets and board shorts! Obviously we came off, but only minor damage. That really shows what these cars are capable of on a dry track!

phast

84 posts

131 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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amazing! agree with everyone else the catch over the crest at 2m15s is awesome.

Striple

29 posts

53 months

Wednesday 11th July 2012
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You know he had a good drive judging by the reaction of the r500 driver at the end!