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Porsche 962: The Sounds

Monday, September 20th, 2010

We recently captured this Porsche 962 on the start up of a mid-day “revielle” at the 2010 Fairfield Concours d’Elegance. The Revielle is a time for concours participants to start their engines and rev them up for the crowd for a minute or so.

In the video below is the unmistakable sound of the Porsche’s Andial developed flat 6 3.2 liter motor. This particular Havoline liveried 962 won the Sebring 12 Hours twice.



Porsche 962

There is not much left to be desired when you’re standing next to that car as it revs up. Overall sounds include stuttered pops, cracks, growls, snarls, burbles and whirring.

One really unique aspect of the 962 that we enjoy seeing is the exhaust coming from the top and center of the car just above the motor. How great is that?


BMW Sauber F1: The Chassis Over the Course of the Season

Friday, November 14th, 2008

BMW Motorsport has released a review of how the F1 Sauber chassis changes over the course of the season to adjust for competition at various circuits. Following is the release along with some outstanding images of the aerodynamic revisions to the Formula 1 car chassis.

The BMW Sauber F1.08 over the course of the season.

Munich/Hinwil, 13 November 2008. There is a rule of thumb in Formula 1: Standing still means going backwards. Vehicles change from race to race. The engineers are continually modifying the vehicles depending on the characteristics of the different circuits – the extremely long straights in Monza require a different aero package than the tight and slow corners in Monaco. Willy Rampf, the Technical Director of the BMW Sauber F1 Team, uses a selection of technical drawings to describe the constant change undergone by the BMW Sauber F1.08.


Car Launch, Munich, January 2008.
Mr. Rampf: “The elimination of traction control meant that the cars would be more difficult to drive. Our goal was therefore to build a stable car with precise feedback at the front axle and lots of grip at the rear axle, in order to make the driver’s job easier. As far as aerodynamic efficiency was concerned, we wanted to take a significant step forward by comparison with the F1.07. We were able to achieve this objective by a number of measures including a special, compact engine cover. We opted for a very dominant front wing, the great potential of which allowed us to compensate for the entire range of different weight distributions. The vent chimneys combined with the lamellar outlet vents to permit good cooling without significant disadvantages for aerodynamics even under extreme conditions. By contrast with the rim covers, the Tomcat wings on the car’s nose and the vertical sidepod reflectors were not fitted to the car for the presentation.”

Melbourne, March 2008.
“We optimised lots of details in the car during extensive winter tests and hence made good progress. However, only some of these modifications were visible. The newly mounted Tomcat wings influenced the air flow round the cockpit and therefore improved the aerodynamics at the rear end. The vertical sidepod reflectors calmed the air turbulence around the front wheels and ensured maximally harmonious flow of air along the sidepods. The underbody benefited from this, in particular the diffuser. A minor modification to the tuning vane was also working towards the same goal. The monocoque wing conducted the air flow downwards, particularly from the mid-section of the front wing. The rim covers were not used in Melbourne because they changed the balance of the vehicle in a way that did not match the characteristics of this circuit.”

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Porsche RS Spyder (Penske) Timing Session – Lime Rock

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Here is a timing session in the Paddock / Pits at Lime Rock Park ALMS race 2008 – Northeast Grand Prix. This is the Penske Porsche RS Spyder:

Lamborghini Countach Quattrovalvole (1986)

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Following is a gorgeous example of a 1986 Lamborghini Countach. This car features a 5.2 Liter 48 Valve powerplant, the Quattrovalvole version. With styling by Bertone , it was a cutting edge exotic sports car in its day. The Countach is stunningly beautiful to see in person and wherever you drive or park this car it turns heads and gathers throngs of people who want to view it up close. Sitting in the driver’s (or even passenger’s) seat of this car really makes you feel as if you are in the cockpit of a jet, considering the ultra low ride-height and extremely low roofline. But the other unique attribute of this car is the Italian styling on the interior. The Lambo Countach is a true, original classic. A good example of a collectible in this vintage could fetch in the $100,000+, easily.

Lamborghini Countach Picture:

Lamborghini Countach

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