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Old 06-21-2005, 05:40 PM
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Porsche LMP2 / RS Spyder

New Porsche Racing Prototype Hits the Track

The development of a new prototype by Porsche AG, Stuttgart, for customer racing in the LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) category of the 2006 American Le Mans Series now enters its dynamic stage. The first tests on the Porsche test track, at the company’s Research & Development Centre in Weissach, have now been successfully concluded. This marks the beginning of the testing period for the new racing sportscar, which is one hundred per cent Porsche designed and constructed, from the carbon-fibre Kevlar body to the newly-developed engine, the chassis and powertrain through to the suspension.

The prototype is powered by a newly-developed 90-degree V8 endurance engine, fitted with ACO regulation air restrictors, delivering around 480 hp from a 3.4-litre capacity. The lightweight power plant features a very low centre of gravity, four valves per cylinder, a dry-sump lubrication system and single cylinder throttle valves.

The six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox with a triple-disc carbon fibre racing clutch is a structural part of the chassis and is operated by a steering wheel-mounted paddle shift system. Like the Porsche Carrera GT, the new prototype’s monocoque chassis is constructed of carbon fibre. Attached to this extremely strong yet lightweight framework is a front and rear double-wishbone suspension, with adjustable springs, anti-roll bars and four-way shock absorbers.

Providing optimum braking power, the brake system includes twin master cylinders, adjustable brake balance and internally vented carbon brake discs measuring 380mm at the front and 355mm at the rear. As an integral partner in the car’s development process, Michelin supplies the race tyres for the new Porsche prototype.

In compliance with the 2006 ALMS regulations, the new Porsche LMP2 weighs in at only 750kg. This minimal weight was achieved through an intelligent, highly integrated lightweight vehicle concept. As the prototype is eventually intended for customer racing, the development engineers had the task of reaching the minimal weight without the extensive use of exotic, and hence expensive, lightweight materials.

Penske Motorsports, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Penske Racing, Inc., will field the new Porsche prototype in its first full season of competition exclusively in 2006. Prior to entering the entire 2006 ALMS season, it is anticipated Penske Motorsports will initially debut the new Porsche prototype at the final two races of the 2005 ALMS season as test events. These will be the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, Georgia, on 1 October, and the season finale at Laguna Seca, California, on 16 October.
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Old 06-21-2005, 05:43 PM
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Wow....Thats A big hole in the front.........
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:14 PM
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Isn't this the third or fourth post about the same car?
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:16 PM
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Isn't this the third or fourth post about the same car?
one more time, for the new guy... The Hi-Res Hide-Out is a repository for hi-res images. In the hide-out, threads are titled in a manner that is consistent, so that they may be easily referenced... the point of the hide-out is to have the cars easily searchable, with a minimum of off-topic discussion...

Also, as far as I know, this is the second thread, and the only one with hi-res pics...
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:18 PM
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Wow....Thats A big hole in the front.........
exactly what I was thinking...obviously beneficial though or it wouldn't be there. Wouldn't mind finding out how it helps.
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:34 PM
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That big hole in the front is a brake cooling duct.
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:47 AM
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Testing pics #1
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Testing pics #2
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:51 PM
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Looks interesting - wonder how it'll do.
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:15 AM
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:32 AM
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Looks interesting - wonder how it'll do.

it looks like it's flying , just 1.5 seconds behind the pole Zytek al Laguna Seca
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:43 AM
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do you have that pic with all the body work removed?
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:30 PM
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do you have that pic with all the body work removed?

It is not at the official german press data base

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