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(Jalopnik)   Here's a spaceship--I mean an Audi, entering hyperspace--I mean flying around a corner   (jalopnik.com) divider line 22
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2013-04-29 06:56:27 PM  
With no real perspective, it's difficult to tell how fast the car is going.  You could have told me it was going 80mph and I would have believed you.  Even the shots where they weren't tracking the car didn't really relate that kind of speed.
 
2013-04-29 07:17:03 PM  
That was sexy.
 
2013-04-29 07:44:14 PM  
That was pretty cool.

Now keep the speed, take away half the tires, and put the driver on top wearing only a few millimeters of leather and a helmet, and you've got MotoGP.

http://youtu.be/mtAYl2kpOwc?t=44s
 
2013-04-29 08:01:41 PM  

pudding7: That was pretty cool.

Now keep the speed, take away half the tires, and put the driver on top wearing only a few millimeters of leather and a helmet, and you've got MotoGP.

http://youtu.be/mtAYl2kpOwc?t=44s


Awesome as MotoGP is, they're not going quite as fast (the high speed record is just a little north of this Audi) and they're definitely not cornering at 212mph.

Also, I didn't realize Nestor Carbonell was in MotoGP now (1:04 in the video) ;)
 
2013-04-29 08:11:13 PM  
That's Monza, the way it ought to be run in the modern era.

The chicanes suck. It's the least they could do to remove at least that one on the front stretch, since they can't run on the old round track.

It's probably what the writer of TFA means by F1 cars aren't allowed to go that fast. Damn hard to maintain 200+ when you have to jack up for a zig-zag.
 
2013-04-29 08:11:45 PM  
I must be missing something. What is so special about a car going around a corner?
 
2013-04-29 08:31:09 PM  

AbiNormal: I must be missing something. What is so special about a car going around a corner?


Because it is going exceptionally fast.
 
2013-04-29 08:37:09 PM  
On a side note, the R18 is in a couple of racing sims, and, frankly, I have no idea how the drivers manage it.

The view out of that little "bubble" is completely restrictive.  You can barely see anything.

Which doesn't surprise me when McNish didn't see that 458 GT in his famous wreck.
 
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2013-04-29 08:50:14 PM  

AbiNormal: I must be missing something. What is so special about a car going around a corner?


for this one, particularly, it's the lack of engine noise. all you hear are the transmission, tires on the asphalt, and the air going above the bodywork.
 
2013-04-29 09:12:26 PM  

f2f: for this one, particularly, it's the lack of engine noise. all you hear are the transmission, tires on the asphalt, and the air going above the bodywork.


There's engine noise.  It's a diesel engine though so it's not got your typical shrill engine note.
 
f2f
2013-04-29 09:36:38 PM  
right. the diesel revs to what, 4k rpm? :)
 
2013-04-29 10:10:17 PM  
Oh man... I forgot Le Mans was this summer. Now I'm going to be counting the days :D

/Disappointed the Delta Wing didn't get to show its stuff.
//Also disappointed that Audi is looking like a favorite again.
 
2013-04-29 10:16:44 PM  

AbiNormal: I must be missing something. What is so special about a car going around a corner gently rounded bend in the road?


FTFY

/ditto what timujin said, without the video title I would think it was going maybe 60 mph
 
2013-04-29 11:17:11 PM  
If it was a pinto wagon going around a gentle curve in the road at 212mph, I would be impressed.
 
2013-04-29 11:48:39 PM  
Isle of Man.
 
2013-04-30 02:39:08 AM  
Downforce. Do you speak it?

Srsly. Most open-wheel cars have enough aerodynamic downforce to hold the car to the road if it were upside down.

The faster you go, the more pressure on the tires and thus more traction coefficient for cornering.
 
2013-04-30 02:52:06 AM  

lohphat: Downforce. Do you speak it?

Srsly. Most open-wheel cars have enough aerodynamic downforce to hold the car to the road if it were upside down.

The faster you go, the more pressure on the tires and thus more traction coefficient for cornering.


This isn't simply downforce, lots of things keep that car from turning into an airplane.  I don't know, though, if all, some or none of the other F1 cars could go that fast on an unbanked turn.  I seriously wonder what the lateral Gs were there.
 
2013-04-30 02:57:19 AM  
 
2013-04-30 07:06:01 AM  
First of all, the only thing about that car that's an Audi is it's name.

Second: Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen
Except like, every time  you watch a Le Mans race
 
2013-04-30 08:30:28 AM  

abhorrent1: First of all, the only thing about that car that's an Audi is it's name.


Except for the engine, the design, the e-tron system that is starting to make its way into production cars, the race management, the pit crew, and the drivers.  Other than that, you're right.  Apparently you don't know what P1(Prototype) class means.  It's is the make's bleeding edge of technology, and, much like other advancements you see in every day cars, many come from this level of racing.
 
2013-04-30 08:41:41 AM  
Misleading headline is misleading
 
2013-04-30 02:46:19 PM  
Not to take away from the engineering, but I've seen slotcars go faster. You can't just put a camera on an object and capture its speed.
When it goes this fast and can corner let me know
 
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