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RE: PH Blog: Porsche 964 RS

RE: PH Blog: Porsche 964 RS

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lsp

45 posts

134 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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JMF894 said:
Let's all now imagine how much fun the driver would be having in an 21 year old Lotus at a track day before the wipers stopped or the seat fell off it's mountings!


Did you hear that cobblers in a pub somewhere?

sleep
No, it is from much experience.
Latterly getting into a Lotus Evora demonstrator. The carpets were soaked as it rained the night before, the glovebox cover fell off when i pushed the release button and some self tapping screws were falling out of the window frames.

The Pits

4,288 posts

149 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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anyone care to explain, preferably the author himself, how tricky handling is usually considered a negative when applied to a Ferrari 348, Renault Clio V6 and so on, but when it applies to a 911 it becomes a positive.

it's entirely relevant to the article.

I'd be interested to see an intelligent answer if there was one.

marmite monster

113 posts

136 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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why does this hurt my head to read ? can someone translate it please
something about a porsche ?

marmite monster

113 posts

136 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Scho said:
Worst track footage ever?
yep

gmh23

249 posts

89 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Bunch of hypocritical barstewards, the last porsche on aftermarket suspension and wheels got a right slagging off the PH staff
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Dan Trent

1,628 posts

77 months

PH Editor Bloke

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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marmite monster said:
Scho said:
Worst track footage ever?
yep
Agreed, and it was me what filmed it! biggrin

Excuses? I was in a helluva rush, there was rainwater pouring down my back as I was installing the camera and, er, yeah. Sorry. But I included it because, as said in the piece, it shows a bit of the noise and general mayhem. To be honest a forward facing camera wouldn't have done you much good either!

Dan Trent

1,628 posts

77 months

PH Editor Bloke

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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gmh23 said:
Bunch of hypocritical barstewards, the last porsche on aftermarket suspension and wheels got a right slagging off the PH staff
whistle

marmite monster

113 posts

136 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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you need a go pro with the head strap mount thing over the passenger head rest gives a great angle and the seat dampens out vibrations wink

hesnotthemessiah

2,121 posts

113 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Scho said:
Worst track footage ever?
Agreed!

Nice wiper action though. biggrin

MagicalTrevor

5,962 posts

138 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Whilst the footage was rubbish, I think you should use more in-car footage. Decent 1080p GoPro footage would be brilliant from internal and external mounts plus an exhaust microphone. Doesn't need any talk over the top, just decent footage plus good sound quality

Joe911

2,701 posts

144 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Dan Trent said:
Agreed, and it was me what filmed it! biggrin

Excuses? I was in a helluva rush, there was rainwater pouring down my back as I was installing the camera and, er, yeah. Sorry. But I included it because, as said in the piece, it shows a bit of the noise and general mayhem. To be honest a forward facing camera wouldn't have done you much good either!
I have footage of that same lap (in fact all the laps) taken from the dash-mounted camera (actually an iPhone4S) - you can see clearly ahead and not the steering input - I'll post it as soon as I can.


Edited by Joe911 on Tuesday 21st February 22:17

The Pits

4,288 posts

149 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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Dan?

.....Dan!

.....Dan?!

JMF894

1,863 posts

64 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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lsp said:
No, it is from much experience.
Latterly getting into a Lotus Evora demonstrator. The carpets were soaked as it rained the night before, the glovebox cover fell off when i pushed the release button and some self tapping screws were falling out of the window frames.
Fair play then i cannot argue with that chap smile

Maldini35

1,177 posts

97 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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God I miss my old 964


Slippydiff

7,861 posts

132 months

Tuesday 21st February 2012
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The Author said:
Behind them are K&N dampers set up by Porsche race gods Manthey
Ah yes, K & N, those well known purveyors of high quality aftermarket dampers. . . . . . silly

If Clarkson saw this he'd demand "the author of this piece be taken outside and executed"

Come on chaps, make an effort

hehe

Joe911

2,701 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Same lap, same hamfistedness, different camera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLNL9k8knJY

boxsey

2,617 posts

119 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Scho said:
Yes, That and some ham fisted steering inputs.

Needs re-shooting. I selflessly volunteer for the job.
My guess, from watching some of his other vides, is that Joe911 knows when it's better to use smooth inputs. wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fOdShlQKcA&fea...

wtdoom

2,955 posts

117 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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I love these think they are God " drivers " that criticise someones driving WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO SEE THE TRACK , THE CONDITIONS AND NOT KNOWING WHAT THE DRIVERS INTENTIONS WERE .
Its so very sad .

Edited by wtdoom on Wednesday 22 February 00:43

bikemonster

1,188 posts

150 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Slippydiff said:
The Author said:
Behind them are K&N dampers set up by Porsche race gods Manthey
Ah yes, K & N, those well known purveyors of high quality aftermarket dampers. . . . . . silly

If Clarkson saw this he'd demand "the author of this piece be taken outside and executed"

Come on chaps, make an effort

hehe
I also spotted that.

Perhaps the car has a KW coilover air filter fitted. sillysilly

ravon

483 posts

191 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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boxsey said:
My guess, from watching some of his other vides, is that Joe911 knows when it's better to use smooth inputs. wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fOdShlQKcA&fea...
I'd add that you need to move down to the 19th video on that page to find an example of joe911's excellent race craft, particularly the first clip on the page is an amazing gent in his seventies who bravely drives in this though series. Generally clips with joe911 at the wheel are marked by the initials "JP".