Ferrari always like to protect their v12 business. The lafferari is still their Halo car, then the f12 tdf and 812. The slowest mid engined car from Ferrari now has 720hp. I’m sure there’s room for a 600hp one
7:18.00 est What is this for? Just for us to remember that this site is occupied with Deutschland fan boys or what? When Pista laps the Green Hell, then we will see! But for now this "est" is just pathetic!
pista's time on cup2R is extremely slow: it is just 1.4 seconds quicker than 488gtb. The tires alone should account for that, at the very least. Same top speed as 600lt has that distictive stink of sandbagging to me.
How is the 991.2 GT3 RS seconds faster then the 991.2 gt3 and the 991.1 gt3 RS but slower on coastal lol I watch the video and the driver totally sandbagged it! Same with the 2Rs and the 600LT. I don’t trust the times coming from coastal and auto.
"Same top speed as 600lt has that distictive stink of sandbagging to me."
driver had to tuck his tummy in order to get in the car, he had a drink or two because that's the nature of british drivers then they start cursing everyone around them, the politicians and the system and bad weather and rains
"Same top speed as 600lt has that distictive stink of sandbagging to me" Well the acceleration runs did prove the pista is faster in a straightline. Problem is the people testing these cars in this instance (and lots of others to be frank) are not qualifyied to do so. Matt Saunders is a journalist. He may have lots of seat time in fast cars but he is no where near the level of racing drivers (gt3/f1 etc...) These journalists set out for 5 laps, 2 of them passable, and mark the fastest as a reliable time for this car around the track. FALSE! You need a consistent, FAST driver to push cars to their limits, not a bloody journalist.
i am sure the journalists is not a very competent driver. But why then he drives these two cars at the same top speed in the straight line? incompetence should take a toll in the track time in any extreme sports car. In this case he simply did not push pista's pedal as hard as 600lt in that straight line, hardly due to incompetence. The correlation coefficient between pushing a car's pedal and car-magazine matching nationality is 1 among germans, americans and most british tests.
For one reason it is easier to get closer to the limit of performance in a less powerful car (a hypothesis ive had for many years as to why porsche seems to perform well with journalists: its easy to drive fast). Maybe the 600Lt is more manageable for an average driver, and he could get on the power sooner or braked a bit later. Not trying to make excuses for this ...
maybe, but what you are saying should hold with any journalist. however, porsches happen to be faster with german journalists, mclaren with british journalists and corvettes/vipers with american journalists. Ferrari R&D probably spent 90% of their resources in making their cars more exploitable at the limit by average drivers in the last 2 decades. all the manettinos' settings exists just for this reason. They even encouraged avaerage journalists (e.g. Lago) to time a fast lap in Fiorano to prove how fast their cars can be driven without being a pilot.
back to sportauto...lol porsche gt3rs vs pista: sportauto: gt3rs 0.5 sec FASTER than pista at Anneau du Rhin (no tires info). motorsport magazine: gt3rs 5.5 sec SLOWER than pista at Magny-cours (both on cup2R).
ahahaha, you gotta love these germans, ahahahah.... "but it's an handling track", "not many straights"...bla bla bla. LOL
COSIMO! what do you think about these results? are you surprised???
for mclaren fanboys 458 italia - mp4-12c/12c 458 speciale - none (maybe 12c HS) 488 gtb - 650s 488 pista - 675 lt 488 successor - 720S See the reality? Mclaren didn't even beat the 458 with the 12c and tried to beat it with a 2nd generation car which is the 650S.
for all mclaren fangays the 720s is ****ing fast but its real rival isn't even the 488 pista tbh
to my memory, the two Magny-cours laptimes are the first ones EVER in which ferraris have been tested with the highest performing tires available. It is also curious how in the slower track the pista's superiority over 720s has been less evident than in the faster track configuration.