Brands GP in my Sport 380

Brands GP in my Sport 380

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andy tims

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5,089 posts

202 months

Saturday 4th July
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Highlights of a very warm day on the 24th of June

https://youtu.be/rofwRjo0T-8

Rocket.

1,168 posts

205 months

Saturday 4th July
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Nice vid, car sounds great. Was the engine getting heat soak and backing off the power when you came into the pits?

andy tims

Original Poster:

5,089 posts

202 months

Saturday 4th July
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Rocket. said:
Nice vid, car sounds great. Was the engine getting heat soak and backing off the power when you came into the pits?
Thanks

Heat soak was an occasional issue that day. Pretty sure the 410 I’m getting won’t suffer the same issue.

ecain63

10,091 posts

131 months

Sunday 5th July
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andy tims said:
Thanks

Heat soak was an occasional issue that day. Pretty sure the 410 I’m getting won’t suffer the same issue.
Nope, definitely won't suffer heat soak with the 410..

Crippo

874 posts

176 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Just need to learn to heel and toe

ecain63

10,091 posts

131 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Crippo said:
Just need to learn to heel and toe
Difficult with the Exige V6 as the ECU has built in tech to prevent this. I think there was a safety issue found in another platform and they added some measures to adjust. The 410 and 430 has rev matching. Not sure about the 380

andy tims

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5,089 posts

202 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Crippo said:
Just need to learn to heel and toe
I know how to H&T perfectly well thanks - been doing it in my GT3 for years, but the pedal position, narrow accelerator pedal & my fairly small feet make it awkward in the Exige.

I have a wider accelerator pedal plate on order.

ecain63 said:
Difficult with the Exige V6 as the ECU has built in tech to prevent this. I think there was a safety issue found in another platform and they added some measures to adjust. The 410 and 430 has rev matching. Not sure about the 380
You can blip in the 380, but as above, it's just awkward for me. Those with bigger (but not massive) feet may find it easier.


Edited by andy tims on Tuesday 7th July 16:42

BertBert

13,923 posts

167 months

Tuesday 7th July
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ecain63 said:
Difficult with the Exige V6 as the ECU has built in tech to prevent this.
How strange to have such a sports/track car that doesn't let you blip.

MarkM3Evoplus

512 posts

156 months

Tuesday 7th July
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It may be it won't blip with the clutch in, OK of you double de-clutch whilst heel & toeing, which is what I do

maxgas

163 posts

123 months

Thursday 9th July
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I was there in my M3 that day and it was scorchio! Not surprised you had hear soak , first time I had a coolant warning light come on and oil temp went to 130 degree c. so had to back off a few times. Nice video , shame you didn’t get any of my car .

Was much better in the afternoon, the morning sessions were a joke with reds and stoppages think I only managed 10 laps all morning.

andy tims

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5,089 posts

202 months

Friday 10th July
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maxgas said:
the morning sessions were a joke with reds and stoppages think I only managed 10 laps all morning.
I think I did better than that, but yes, there were lots of numpties going off.

BertBert

13,923 posts

167 months

Friday 10th July
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
It may be it won't blip with the clutch in, OK of you double de-clutch whilst heel & toeing, which is what I do
Ooo, can we do the HnT (rev match) versus DDC debate again please? biggrin

I'll open the batting...DDC, what on earth for?

mogg

124 posts

214 months

Monday 13th July
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ecain63 said:
The 410 and 430 has rev matching. Not sure about the 380
That's interesting. Is the rev matching activated all the time (it's not in my 410 !), or do you have to be in Sport or Race mode ?

cypriot

378 posts

55 months

Monday 13th July
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mogg said:
That's interesting. Is the rev matching activated all the time (it's not in my 410 !), or do you have to be in Sport or Race mode ?
there is no rev matching on the 410 or 430, so dont waste your time looking for it!

ChrisW.

3,565 posts

211 months

Monday 13th July
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I have no problem Heel and Toeing in mine ... no rev matching ... a 9/19 car.

But all the controls in the Exige 410 benefit from gentle inputs !

MarkM3Evoplus

512 posts

156 months

Tuesday 14th July
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BertBert said:
MarkM3Evoplus said:
It may be it won't blip with the clutch in, OK of you double de-clutch whilst heel & toeing, which is what I do
Ooo, can we do the HnT (rev match) versus DDC debate again please? biggrin

I'll open the batting...DDC, what on earth for?
Haha, DDC cause I am old and that is how I learned driving stty cars!! Too old to change my driving style now

BertBert

13,923 posts

167 months

Tuesday 14th July
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Haha, DDC cause I am old and that is how I learned driving stty cars!! Too old to change my driving style now
Hehe fair enough biggrin