Doug Wilks and Rolex Sports Car Series driver Leh Keen run a flawless series of events, taking first at every road course we visit with their well-prepared Porsche GT2. The trouble comes after the drag strip: Keen begins complaining that the rear feels slippery. After a corner worker brings over a chunk of rubber, saying it fell from underneath their car, the team looks closer. They find that one of the rear sway bar mounts had snapped and the resulting damage has torn the rear axle boot. They spend all night at a friend's fabrication shop and make it to the next track with just enough time to make their run group. With three hours of sleep under his belt -- four from the night before -- Keen still wheels the GT2 to first place. "It didn't feel like One Lap until last night," he says after a quick nap on the pit floor.In 2010 2nd place belonged to a Nissan GT-R, but the year before in 2009, a Nissan GT-R won overall.
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Front tires are a 255/40/20. Rear tires are a 285/35/20 The premium tire was the Bridgestone Potenza RE070, it is a treadwear 140 tire. The Bridgestone tires run about $1700 a set new.
As for the body of the car which is in the midst of traveling, body deformation and the minute vibration with the vibration and the distortion, cornering and the acceleration and deceleration etc with road surface change always occur.
Impact and the vibration which occur in the body by installing MINE'S body stabilizer PRO, under all circumstances are eased, quality of driving and pulling up efficiency are possible.
The damper for the body which absorbs the vibration and the like promptly and makes stabilize is the point whose attenuation quality and installation place are important. With [mainzu] the practice test is repeated and in GT−R the highest performance the part which bodily sensation is produced is offered.
The seven-spoke forged alloy wheels found on 2009-2011 Nissan GT-R models have been replaced in 2012 with new ten-spoke forged alloys that are reportedly more rigid and slightly lighter than their predecessors, coming in at 26.4 pounds each.Lighter is better. No matter what Mizuno said to Pistonheads in one video interview. Lighter is faster, turns easier, brakes sooner.
In addition to the aforementioned increased airflow to the brakes, the coupe's standard Brembo monobloc six-piston front calipers clamp down on slightly larger 15.4-inch rotors (up from 15-inches), while the rear four-piston calipers and rotors are carried over from last year.I have been thinking that the front and rear rotors had been upgraded to 390 mm. Its just the front rotors. Is that extra 5 mm OD really worth it? Why not 400 mm?
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This year the JRM Group will be running four Nissan GT-R’s in FIA GT1. No word yet on the Swiss Racing Team and there two cars in FIA GT1. The FIA GT1 cars are rear wheel drive an Nissan V8 VK56 powered. No twin turbo V6, no all wheel drive, bearing very little resemblance to the street cars.
The JRM Group is pleased to confirm that it will enter four Nissan GT-Rs in this year’s FIA GT1 World Championship. The cars will be run as two completely separate teams, in two different liveries: JR Motorsports and Sumo Power GT.
Following recent negotiations with NISMO (Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd.) and, after a successful season in 2010 with its two Sumo Power GT cars, the JRM Group has taken the opportunity to expand its racing operations. The two additional cars acquired by the Group are those that were campaigned last year by Swiss Racing Team.
Driver line up for the two JRM Group teams is as follows:
Car 23 Michael Krumm/Lucas Luhr (Germany)
Car 22 Peter Dumbreck/Richard Westbrook (UK)
Sumo Power GT
Car 20 Enrique Bernoldi/Ricardo Zonta (Brazil)
Car 21 TBA/TBA
The selection of the final two drivers for the Sumo Power GT team will be made following a test at the Losail circuit near Doha, in Qatar. The test is scheduled to take place during the first week of March, when 12 drivers will be assessed for car number 21.
“For the FIA GT1 World Championship and for NISMO, it is important to have four Nissan GT-Rs running in this year’s series”, explains JRM Group Executive Director James Rumsey. “Therefore, acquiring another two cars means that, not only does this satisfy these two issues, but it also strengthens our association with NISMO and gives us, as a group, a greater opportunity for success.”
“We learnt a lot in 2010 and therefore we will use the information we gained for 2011”, continued Mr. Rumsey. “I believe that this year, between our two teams, we will have the strongest driver line-up on the grid, a factor that will help us to achieve our goal of becoming 2011 Champions.”
Round one of this season’s ten-round FIA GT1 World Championship takes place at the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 26 March.
Source: JRM Group via NAGTROC
For www.hartvoorautos.nl we drove the very spectacular Nissan GT-R Switzer P800 with between 800 and 840 BHP and an acceleration time from 0 - 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds!
|2011 Nissan GT-R||2012 Nissan GT-R|
|Weight||3939 lb||3898 lb|
|Weight to Power||8.12 lb/hp||7.35 lb/hp|
|0-60 mph||3.5 sec||2.9 sec|
|Quarter Mile||11.8 sec @ 119.8 mph||11.2 sec @ 122.7 mph|
|Braking, 60-0 MPH||99 ft||101 ft|
|Lateral Acceleration||1.03 g (avg)||1.05 g (avg)|
|MT Figure Eight||23.7 sec @ 0.85 g (avg)||23.3 sec @ 0.89 g (avg)|
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