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    Porsche 919 Nürburgring, 2018

    I can do this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM6nyGWcXks

    Go to 3:00 where the lap starts. Don't blink, you miss the drive.

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    That is a nice car and a good job of driving it. I wish I had had a chance to go over to that track and drive it.

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    Nice, but can it haul a keg of beer? That's the important thing.

    And I was confused by the Boost gauge. What was it indicating?

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    I was also confused. Does it show the power regenerated into the electrical system?

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    I could see no correlation between the throttle or brake use and the boost. It made no sense to me at all.

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    It was a hybrid so I figured the boost was to the gas engine.

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    I thought so at first but then I noticed it would show full boost in the middle of a corner when there was no acceleration shown.

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    "The red button at the top left is also very frequently used. It is used to demand electrical power from the battery, the so-called boost".

    https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/moto...wec-12515.html

    I need to watch the video again...

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    Well since the electric motors are for the front wheels I wonder if that is why you see the boost gauge in the middle and exit of the corner. They are using it to pull the car out of the corner. That is the only thing I can think of.

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    Yes, seems only when accelerating out of corners the boost comes on. After the batteries have been charged by braking.
    Still looks like fast-forward of another car going around the track...

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    In 1987 I built my first Cobra (replica). When I saw this video, I thought: damn, i built the wrong car...
    Here is a compilation of the drift scenes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZMODhUS9Bo

    The 1987 RUF Yellow Bird

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    Damn that is fast!

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    A couple years ago I read and article about RUF and their new Yellowbird. It was even faster than the one in the video.

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    The 919 didn't even go down into the Karussel (and the "small" Karusell). Probably would have killed the skirting. Also, you can see it ran out of revs in the end (Döttinger Höhe) where the gearing was off. However, so many parts of the track the car had so much down-force that it didn't even slow down for the bends!

    Some pros who know "The Ring" say the lap could have been 10 to 15s faster. But what for? Nobody will come close...

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