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    Full Run Up Pike's Peak in a 900hp Porsche with Raph Astier and BBI Autosports



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    So, what's the point of driving up there so fast? You miss all the great scenery by going fast.

    And to be serious, I liked it better when it was a gravel road.

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    Yea, the gravel made for more thrilling fast runs up there.

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    What's with the start right next to parked cars, followed by a shallow left turn crowded with spectators while these cars are still fighting for traction? I also agree, the course was much more challenging when it was gravel.
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    Spectator safety doesn't seem to be much of a concern for them.

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    Ya, I agree that it was more challenging before the asphalt, but it was also a lot more challenging before cars like that Porsche that didn't have traction control, electronic suspension control, four wheel steering, all-wheel drive, dual clutch transmissions, etc, etc, etc.

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    He lost a bit of time in turn 63...

    I figured the display out, partially:


    Coolant temp in C, RPM, Bat Voltage

    ?, Engine oil pressure in kPa, transmission temp in C

    Intake presssure (?) in kPa, Engine oil temp in C, Fuel pressure in kPa

    Lambda 1, ave exhaust Temp, Lambda 2

    Why not bring the engine oil up to operating temperature? He started around 60C and got to 112C at the top.


    I like this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y20CLumT2Sg
    Last edited by dominik; 08-18-2019 at 06:49 AM. Reason: had a closer look
    nothing is as it seems...

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    I like the heart rate monitor. I wish they had shown it more frequently.

    It still surprises me how they let spectators stand right on the side of the road.

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    Even more so at rallies in Africa. Spectators take pride in touching cars as they drift past!

    Quote Originally Posted by Al G View Post
    I like the heart rate monitor. I wish they had shown it more frequently.

    It still surprises me how they let spectators stand right on the side of the road.
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