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Username Post: next gen car testing        (Topic#366680)
Boog 
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10-12-21 06:55 AM - Post#2829015    

There have been a number of tests of the next gen cup cars over this past year but right now there is 2 day testing going on at the Charlotte Roval they just raced at Sunday. It's a great comparison between the old race car just used here and this new one. There are currently 21 teams making laps there. I'm watching it live on youtube.
Seeing it up closer now and parked beside a street car this new racecar looks much more like a stocker. Much more recognizable on track now. Good for the fans.

Boog
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09 Yukon slt 4 wd
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BigDogSS 
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10-12-21 08:01 AM - Post#2829019    
    In response to Boog

I like the direction they are headed. The only thing I'm not real fond of is the sequel-shifting. I'm a big fan of the regular stick-shift. But time rolls on....

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Rick_L 
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10-12-21 07:08 PM - Post#2829054    
    In response to BigDogSS

I looked at some of the video clips. The front end of the cars are a bit more like the production cars, more definition, but the rest of the car looks like the same old stuff.

Yesterday I saw a report that lap times at Charlotte were about a second faster. But today I saw some lap times listed for many of the participants, and there was more than a 4 second variation for the top few cars. So how much faster are they?

I don't have any problem with sequential shifting. What is yours beyond that it's not old school? This is not intended to make Cup racing more "old school", in fact the opposite - what's wrong with that?



 
62BillT 
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10-12-21 07:40 PM - Post#2829056    
    In response to Rick_L

Sequential shifting? Heck, I didn't even know what that was. I had to google it, lol.

Sequential shifting and 1 Lug Nut.

Sounds like Indy racing to me.

Now there's a great path to follow...

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BigDogSS 
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10-13-21 12:33 PM - Post#2829093    
    In response to Rick_L

  • Rick_L Said:
....I don't have any problem with sequential shifting. What is yours beyond that it's not old school? This is not intended to make Cup racing more "old school", in fact the opposite - what's wrong with that?


Nothing. I just like the regular "H"-pattern shifting. But I will get over it . I'm OK with changing the cars and updating them to new technology. However, technically, none of the street versions of the race cars have sequential shifters. They still use a regular "H" pattern-type shifter, except the Camry (no manual trans). I guess you could consider an automatic transmission a "sequentially-shifted" transmission, lol. I'm fine with the Next Gen car and it's changes.


    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 10-13-21 01:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Boog 
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10-14-21 04:26 AM - Post#2829134    
    In response to BigDogSS

There are quite a few changes to the new car.
The rear quarter panels are about 6 to 8 inches shorter than the current cars and closer to production cars, reducing aero side force.
The drivers seats are positioned a few inches inward toward the tunnel.
The frames are no longer one welded unit. The front and rear clips are bolted on for easier replacement. They say body panels are easier to replace as well. And hey, now they can bounce off the walls and keep going just like in the video games.
5 speed sequential transaxle.
18" aluminum wheels and 14" wide tires.
3" larger front and 2" larger rear brakes.
Coil over shocks now.
There are vents in the hood to remove heated air from engine area.
They are experimenting with vents in the windshield and rear window for interior cooling.
The split exhausts give a different sound.
Initially the engines will remain the same as current ones.
Daytona speed weeks will be interesting.

Boog
69 Chevy step
06 GMC ccsb Z71
09 Yukon slt 4 wd
All GM...'nuff said!
JR Nation


 
BigDogSS 
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10-14-21 12:30 PM - Post#2829163    
    In response to Boog

Thank you, Boog, for listing the changes.

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



 


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