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    Jokke
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    Porsche 991GTS / Lotus Exige V6
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  1. I have 453, there are other things then a 500 which makes my car go faster on track. Sure about that.
  2. I don't see any advantage in doing that....... much more things to work on.
  3. Ok, here we go. Still too short because of time.... Lotus + more intense + more feedback + manual gearbox + running cost - geo - chassis compared to GT3 Porsche + "the better car", chassis + unbelievable good grip + motor + pdk (yes this is opposite of the + manual for the Lotus) as FOR ME, the GT3 is sooo good, that to really enjoy this piece of machinery ON TRACK, the PDK gives an extra dimension (where the manual gearbox gives this extra dimension rather on road). - running cost - weight Lap after lap the GT3 is more stable, and will be the faster/better car (this was my first 30 minutes with it on track, so I am pretty sure laptime will be better in future). Driving the GT3 means you drive by gas and brake, not with the steering wheel and you enjoy the machinery under you wich you have to drive with a lot of feel. It is sooooooooo damn good ! But when switching 1 to 1 with the Exige it feels (really) like a big car, a saloon car even. The Lotus gives a smile too...... because it is intense, you have to work, the car is "dancing" in many corners..... you feel the less good front, you feel you have no LSD etc....... but the lightness, is such a better feeling as the Porsche. It feels much more race car. Which one do I prefer? The GT3 has a slight advantage because of the respect for the car, the synergy you have with it and the more stable laptimes you can drive with it. So my honest impression at the moment. Picture of the weekend (car with Dolomite and Scott logo). I drove togehter with Waky another Lotusforum member. Waky took the start and is in front here.
  4. I am not able to explain this by typing on my smartphone. I am racing at Spa this weekend and will come back later this week with my opinion.
  5. Bought a GT3 next to the Exige Ex 460, curious to compare 1 on 1....... I will keep both cars for minimum one year.
  6. With this kind of power I would say other things will decide: - skills - set up - tyres - LSD ......
  7. Went to Circuit de Clastres (France) today. It was a very very wet day, at the end we had a drying track:
  8. Ok now we can go for again a wave of "new models" 410 sport 430 sport 450 cup R and after that we can still ad another robo-gearbox to sell again "new" models. Exactly one year ago my dealer said that ther will never never come something els as a 360 cup, the 380 sport would be the last Exige. In Exactly one year we have 380 cup, 430 cup. Nice !
  9. I am not good with this things but I agree. I will ask a friend to change.... http://www.maitriseduvolant.be/ Very good teaching and smalle but technical track settings with diff underground. I have some vids of it at my youtube channel.
  10. I like this kind of open discussion, so go ahead Handling days: I do several of thes every year. Drifting an Exige wit or without LSD is working ok. I am an amateur racer, so not a pro, I don't say truth is here, but I like to go a little deeper on that slide "strategy". So my opinion is not a pro one, but the one of a passionate driver. You are, imo, not totally wrong, but it will be about the right input and, most important, the big difference between the standard open diff or an lsd. With an LSD it is "easier" to stay on throttle as you will have much quicker and better grip ! On the open diff you risk to go too much down in rpm and have to wait too long to be on the right speed. (wich was my feeling for the laps on the video) I try not to cut off the throttle 100% when the car start to go sideways, but also to have asap "grip". The mix to find this sweet spot is not easy. I did several times, this day, what you say, but it took too long in fast corners. It was better to come off (not 100%) quicker off the gas to gain grip. You are right that sometimes the car gets too nervous when doing that. At the end it is all about GRIP, the sooner you have good gip, the better...........sometimes it work (slow corners) when, partially, keeping on the throttle, sometimes waiting is the better strategy. I am sure the car will work better with a no too agressive LSD with this power, so you can easier find the mix with keeping a certain amount of throttle. Any opinion welcome. Whe all get better and smarter with this kind of discussion.
  11. Next time I will go for a softer rebound in front for track use. It now was 7 (from hard), will try 9 now. Rear felt good wit a rebound of 5. Bump is 4 for front and rear. I got unforseen understeer in middle and exit corner. My guess is that the rebound was too hard.
  12. I was lucky, at the Trackday a truck of Manthey came with two mechanics, to put this GT3RS on track. Did sound quiet different from the orginal too...........
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