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    Default DTM vs Aust. V8 supercars?

    out of curiousity, how might the two compare?

    the DTMs have a 4L V8, limited to 470hp.

    I wondered how their lap time might compare on a shorter twisty track, and say something like a bathurst?
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    Weight is probably equally important...and aero regs
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    At bathurst, naturally the v8's are setup for that track.. i think they would run rings around the DTM at a track like that...

    However lower speed, twisties... DTM would mash them me thinks...

    I dunno, its kind of like comparing a MX5 with sway bars etc set up for motorkhanas - short and twisty... against a hsv or a SS that is setup for top speed flat out long straight kind of racing i think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdzy88 View Post
    At bathurst, naturally the v8's are setup for that track.. i think they would run rings around the DTM at a track like that...

    However lower speed, twisties... DTM would mash them me thinks...

    I dunno, its kind of like comparing a MX5 with sway bars etc set up for motorkhanas - short and twisty... against a hsv or a SS that is setup for top speed flat out long straight kind of racing i think...
    The only parts the V8s would have an advantage is on conrod straight and mountain straight.
    DTMs have far more aero which would humiliate V8s up top.
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    Erm, pretty sure thats what i said.

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    Turn out something like that? And that's the "little" rotary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdzy88 View Post
    Erm, pretty sure thats what i said.
    bathurst has fast corners not low speed. Aero counts more.

    I would be willing to also say with a 150hp defecit the DTM car will outlap a V8 Supercar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx View Post
    bathurst has fast corners not low speed. Aero counts more.

    I would be willing to also say with a 150hp defecit the DTM car will outlap a V8 Supercar.
    i agree...lower horse power but also a lighter shell and better aero. i recon a DTM would be to least 10 secs faster that V8 supercar.

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    10seconds at bathurst is a tall order, the DTM cars are much lighter and have far better aero. At a track like bathurst I would expect a DTM to be doing similar times to the Supertaxi's but on a track like Oran Park the DTM would walk all over them.

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    Power makes you faster down the straights,
    Less weight makes you faster everywhere,

    Colin Chapman (designer of the Lotus 7),

    Bathurst is a fairly complex corning track IMO yes it has a couple of drag strips but anything thats quick across the top will have a serious advantage.

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