Favourite Racing Car

Favourite Racing Car

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Kinky

37,245 posts

223 months

Monday 30th March
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CanAm said:
yellowjack said:
Two for me...

If that isn't the recently restored P/1046, then it's the most accurate copy I've ever seen.
You can buy your own for £600k:
https://www.supervettura.com/Car-Details/2016-Shel...

10126 Torino

450 posts

33 months

Monday 30th March
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Welshbeef said:
I’ll raise you

Sauner C9
Mercedes C11
Sauber.

Sauner is a poorly spelt steamy room....smile

RacingPete

8,175 posts

158 months

Monday 30th March
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AJB88 said:
Jordan 191 (Yes I'm a Schumacher fan)
F2004 Ferrari
SEAT Leon WTCC (TDI)
SEAT Leon BTCC 2008 (TDI)

bottom 2 will have people scratching their heads.
Was lucky enough to drive both the bottom two through PH back in the day, WTCC write up https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph-features-m...

For me though it has to be something evoking from my childhood...



Watching this at Birmingham Superprix (or whatever they called it)

AJB88

5,460 posts

125 months

Monday 30th March
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RacingPete said:
Was lucky enough to drive both the bottom two through PH back in the day, WTCC write up (https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph-features-motorsport/wtcc-seat-leon-tdi/19356)

For me though it has to be something evoking from my childhood...

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Watching this at Birmingham Superprix (or whatever they called it)
I always wanted a go but never managed it yet, tried to convince VW Racing to put a PD170 lump in the Plato chassis. The WTCC/BTCC cars still had DPF's in place.

My road going PD170 I owned at the time ran 3" turbo back exhaust with no boxes or DPF, it sounded a lot better!

10126 Torino

450 posts

33 months

Monday 30th March
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RacingPete said:
Was lucky enough to drive both the bottom two through PH back in the day, WTCC write up https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph-features-m...

For me though it has to be something evoking from my childhood...



Watching this at Birmingham Superprix (or whatever they called it)
that pic was taken after it was decommissioned from BTCC as it shows it's wide body Thundersaloon shape.

Kinky

37,245 posts

223 months

Monday 30th March
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Tough one smile







coppice

5,962 posts

98 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Pedant mode - what races were the 037 and the Impreza in then ?

Voldemort

4,252 posts

232 months

Tuesday 31st March
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andrewcliffe

550 posts

178 months

Tuesday 31st March
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coppice said:
Pedant mode - what races were the 037 and the Impreza in then ?
Race: a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course.

ergo a rally is also a race.

coppice

5,962 posts

98 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Races involve competitors racing each other at the same time , and in the same place. Rallying .like speed hill climbing, is a race only against the clock and any 'overtakes' are not effected by one competitor physically passing the other

Centurion07

7,794 posts

201 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Kinky said:
CanAm said:
yellowjack said:
Two for me...

If that isn't the recently restored P/1046, then it's the most accurate copy I've ever seen.
You can buy your own for £600k:
https://www.supervettura.com/Car-Details/2016-Shel...
Anyone care to explain why, what looks like a kit car to me, is £600K?!

hucumber

737 posts

51 months

Tuesday 31st March
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coppice said:
Rallying .like speed hill climbing, is a race
Yes

ColdoRS

1,081 posts

81 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Because I’m (almost) the PlayStation generation, the Pikes Peak Suzuki Escudo will always be a favourite.



Ask me tomorrow and it’ll be something different though - maybe the Lister Storm LMP or L555 BAT or Carlos Sainz’ Repsol Escort... or the Audi R10 TDI LMP car, or the Bentley Speed 8.... sorry.

Eric Mc

111,287 posts

219 months

Tuesday 31st March
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hucumber said:
coppice said:
Rallying .like speed hill climbing, is a race
Yes
Against the clock.

hucumber

737 posts

51 months

Tuesday 31st March
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Race against the clock is still a race, the clue is in the word 'race'

300bhp/ton

38,332 posts

144 months

Tuesday 31st March
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coppice said:
Races involve competitors racing each other at the same time , and in the same place. Rallying .like speed hill climbing, is a race only against the clock and any 'overtakes' are not effected by one competitor physically passing the other
Rallying has competitors running the same stage at the same time. They just have a staggered start order. And they can and do overtake, should the car in front be caught.

Or are you suggesting something like a marathon also isn't a race, as that too is against the clock, not your finishing order over the line.

CanoeSniffer

747 posts

41 months

Tuesday 31st March
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If only for the cheeky motif smile

... but also because it had to be restricted to meet GT1 regs (straight away, how cool is that?) and even then was an absolute rocket.

There’s a video somewhere of it blowing out it’s arse on one bank round Thruxton (head gasket probs), still blasting past GT2 cars like they’re standing still cloud9

B_Happy

49 posts

178 months

Tuesday 31st March
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RDMcG said:
Alway had a soft spot for the Gurney Eagle..pic I took below:

That exhibition was super, was very pleased to find it, art museums are not my usual hangout, as a Brit I obviously preferred both Lotus smile.[url]

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coppice

5,962 posts

98 months

Tuesday 31st March
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300bhp/ton said:
Rallying has competitors running the same stage at the same time. They just have a staggered start order. And they can and do overtake, should the car in front be caught.

Or are you suggesting something like a marathon also isn't a race, as that too is against the clock, not your finishing order over the line.
What wins a rally is the shortest time over a succession of stages , sometimes spread over several days . Overtaking happens exceptionally. , unlike in racing where places are gained through overtaking .

Well , that's another 5 minutes gone in this interminable lockdown ...

Kinky

37,245 posts

223 months

Tuesday 31st March
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[/pedantic mode]