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  1. Sorry Mate, been flat out this year Due to a huge amount of Interest in a GTE spec from Europe / Asia and America the first car being built ( Started ) is being done to 2016 GTE Regulations and prep for LeMans underway
  2. Specs aren't 1/2 bad either: 995Kg, 780HP and 1050NM Here is our base 430hp one taking on a ZR1 Unfortunately I cancelled my trip last week heading over to Europe to the AC factory on friday , as had an change in my business here in Australia.
  3. Thanks, team gear will come ;-) Just to give an idea of the size difference from the AC to the Bentley / Mclaren
  4. Plans are to run in some VLN for testing miles this year, and aim for the endro's starting Dec / Jan
  5. Racing workshop based in Southern Holland about 1/2 way between Spa and Nurburgring Engines delivered with those intakes but we have custom intakes being done.
  6. Something a bit left field, thought I would share the massive task we are undertaking in setting up and building a Factory GT3 program for AC Automotive on their 2014 MK VI Cobra. Not everyday you get to peek behind the curtains of a factory program As part of their new owners plans motorsport and gt racing in particualr has come up as a way of bringing some attention back to the fact that there are still genuine AC cars being built not everything is a kit car. As an aero designer / developer this car has been a bigger challenge than getting the Bentley Brick to be conpetitive, due to the strict rules around what can and can't be modified or changed, however 1 small advantage we have is that this car is tiny compared to the others so what isn't ideal for aero isn't impacting as much. Chassis: Tube frame production car chassis, is unchanged other than the addition of the FIA rollcage and mounting opoints for the transaxel gearbox. Most GT3 cars need to go on a large shredding diet to bet down to fighting weight, Given our Cobra is Sub 1 tonne fully fitted out with aircon / radio and leather we have the opportunity to devleop the car with ther weight where it is needed to keep low and central Engine: Given a "production" rle set we are running GM V8's as per the street car. Our V8 will be a sister engine to the Corvette C7R that has mad a lot of success over the last few years and performed well in the endurance races Gearbox: I'm happy to get an Aussie product in with the Albins ST6 found from teh back of a V8 supercar into the read of the cobra. Mated with a OBR control system for paddle shift Happy to try and answer any questions and update as the build / development goes on
  7. Norton Nissan's have an updated paint job Its annoying me... its cross eyed
  8. Cost / expense and worth are 2 different things
  9. http://www.sapolicenews.com.au/component/content/article/4-news/13686-sports-car-found-after-being-reported-stolen.html and $170K.... tell him he is dreaming
  10. Random question of the day: Anyone have pictures of the 86 with out the rear bumper / front wheel arches so i can see where everything sits behind for some aero parts i'm developing.
  11. talk is that Nissan will run a GTR next year in the 12 hour in GT3 spec... to be beaten by the mighty Erebus SLS's ( ok somewhat biased here )
  12. that was in between the pits for 4-9 and 47 as the 7 commentry team were in the middle ( hence the photo in post 109 ) was very tempted to run in an draw on the board
  13. didn't take any photo's yesterday but we had extra air tubes ect connected to the mirrors going down to the fot well, but i think the damage was done on saturday to everyones feet, check out the pics on Tim Slade's FB page, that's from Saturday's race and he drove with that on the bottom of his foot yesterday
  14. Only short term runs in more open circuits, was very hot at the track with >30C, and out in the concrete jungle the heat radiates Engine 10cm closer to the firewall under the new COTF and appears to just be an over site on cabin temps, guess the spaceframe chassis provides less protection than the chassis of old. The Merc's weren't expecting to win, minimal testing due to brake failures. COTF are all new car, Nissan and Merc need to get their head around the COTF parts and engine, holden and ford just the COTF parts as they have proven engines for the last 20 years. Kind of scary to see how easily the cars peel back when in a crash / hit curbs, sunday qualifying had a great example, super slow mo of HRT hitting the chicane and all the pans separating from the car.
  15. What a weekend, dead tired just want a bottle of wine for dinner and sleep for a week.
  16. This is what Dave was driving with on saturday for 30 laps in the high temps
  17. What a weekend Very stressful on and off the track, just absolutely fantastic to see almost 12 months worth of work come together and hit the track. Saturday we hit our first goal, 3 cars at the end of the race ( albeit 1 down quite a few laps ) and no damage. Lots of data gathered over the weekend. issues with the fly by wire throttle on the SP tools car which meant it was pushed off the grid and visited the pits a few times. Sunday more electronic throttle issues in the SP car and the HHA car. One of the obvious issues with the COTF is the cabin temps, was hearing around 92C in the foot well of 1 car. all 3 of our drivers have burns / heat blisters covering their feet. visited Dave Wall and the soles melted off his shoes and drove from around lap 50 with no sole just the shoe's inner materials
  18. Can confirm that this moment was very awkward for everyone in the Erebus pits. CH 7 asked everyone to be out of the pits after the start when everyone was standing there eyeballing him lol, did managed to move the sptools banners around behind shane though before we went out.
  19. Nissan having issues re fuel economy, so down on HP and bad economy. Nissan have some work to do. Looking forward to tomorrow and the new challenges but already absolutely emotionally and physically drained after the last 3 days, been a long 12 month from concept to race grid
  20. We were happy to have all 3 cars finish... even if one was 15 laps down. We aren't "too" far off the pace but in a series where the difference between 1st and 20th is less than 1 second being a little off the pace is a bad thing Huge issues with the COTF cabin and temps with nearly 1/2 the field having burns on their feet ( all 3 erebus guys and Dave Wall next door all had burns / blisters from the heat ) (pic of dave's shoes below after the race, entire sole melted onto the pedals )
  21. Nearly... but didn't thats the important thing :-)
  22. Ken Blocks car spent more time breaking down than 'entertaining' GT3 Merc SLS's are flying under the V8 Lap record in Qualifying
  23. All you soft people in corporate boxes...
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