15 New Mount Panorama Bathurst lap record for Mercedes AMG GTR

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Mercedes AMG didn't won Bathurst 12-hour last weekend but they won the titile of fastest production car ever to lap the Mount Panorama circuit.

Mercedes AMG GT R, driven by five-time German touring car champion Bernard Schneider, set a new lap record for production cars - 2 minutes and 16.5 seconds around the 6.2 kilometer circuit. The previous record was improved by 8 seconds and was held by same driver but with less powerful and track focused Mercedes AMG GT S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3rmZFoS8Ws

8m ago by sroser
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sroser  8m ago

Why would you say that? A P1 GTR is only 2.5s faster than a P1 on Trofeos at Anglesey, 5s faster at Bahrain International based on reports and a 2up P1 GTR is roughly as fast as a 1up 650S GT3 at Spa. 9s is about right. Don't forget that whilst the LT gives up grip and downforce to the 650S GT3, it has about 180hp more.


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saxy  8m ago

Then I question the legitimacy of the lap you added for the 675lt. There is no way the LT is ONLY 9s slower than a full blown GT3 race car over a 2 minute lap.


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Newguy  8m ago

And huayra roadster and also f12 m...maybe the last v12 na from ferrari...


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777Balt  8m ago

Mercedes AMG GTR, McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RS 991, Lamborghini Huracan Performante... 2017 might be the best year for supercars in 21st century so far imo. F*ck am I excited.


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sroser  8m ago

A quick check with the WEC timing website for Paul Ricard it shows the GTE lap times in the 1:57s....
I was thinking that 9s difference didn't sound right...

Negative, LMGTE race without the chicane on the main straight. The GT Open cars are actually quicker than FIA GT3.

http://fastestlaps.com/tracks/circuit-paul-ricard

At silverstone GT Open cars are as much as 4s faster during qualifying than regular GT3 cars,sometimes as fast as 2007 GT1 cars.


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saxy  8m ago

A quick check with the WEC timing website for Paul Ricard it shows the GTE lap times in the 1:57s....

I was thinking that 9s difference didn't sound right...


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BR2+  8m ago

...So where are the other cars times?...


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sroser  8m ago

Nobody has really made a solid effort on Spa in a production car though. At Paul Ricard the difference is 9s. 650S GT3 - 2:03, 675LT - 2:12.
http://www.gtopen.net/contenuti/files/2016%20Season/3%20-%20RICARD/openentrenos2.pdf

Monza is about 12s from 650S GT3 to 991 GT3. 650S GT3 - 1:48, 991 GT3 2:00
http://www.gtopen.net/contenuti/files/2016%20Season/6%20-%20MONZA/openentrenos1.pdf

Estoril. 650S GT3 - 1:37, Nissan GTR 530ps - 1:55.
http://www.gtopen.net/contenuti/files/2016%20Season/1%20-%20ESTORIL/Quali2.pdf

Red Bull Ring. 650S GT3 - 1:27, LaFerrari - 1:38.
http://www.gtopen.net/contenuti/files/2016%20Season/5%20-%20RBR/openentrenos2.pdf


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saxy  8m ago

Mount paronama does have a lot of straights and then some big uphill and down hill sections. Much like Spa.
A GT3 car vs a production car record is
2:17 vs 2:32

This is 2:01 vs 2:16.5. It's even more impressive with this lap when you consider the GTR has roughly the same power to weight as the GT3 car but the 1:one has over 2x as much


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sroser  8m ago

It's easy to set records when you're the only one with a laptime....

The only other lap time I have for that track is a 650S GT3 2:01.2.


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sroser  8m ago

Saxy - That's me being thick. Mount Panorama and Bathurst, same track.;)


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FastestLaps  8m ago

It's easy to set records when you're the only one with a laptime....


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FastestLaps  8m ago

There isn't any.


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saxy  8m ago

What's the second record?


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FastestLaps  8m ago

Sroser posting about something that doesn't have a McLaren badge? Omg whats next?

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