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      10-21-2019, 12:59 PM   #1101

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Originally Posted by chassis View Post
Why does anyone today want a manual transmission? I suggest it is to select and control transmission gear.
I suspect literally nobody that pines for a manual trans wants it for that reason.
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      Today, 10:27 AM   #1102
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Originally Posted by Towerworld View Post
MT did several Dyno runs, lowest measurement was 478 WHP/ 536 WTQ, highest was 551/512 So the C8 is putting down power similar to the c7 z06?
That seems like quite a big spread between best/worst.
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Originally Posted by Funf6cyl View Post
They just tested the 992S and the Z51 C8 and the 911 on a less sticky tire had it by 1.1 seconds per lap and was faster in the quarter mile, braking, figure name it it was faster than the C8. I think they’re going to need a lot more to make it compete with a GT3/RS which were awfully close in lap times with the last gen C7 despite about 250 less hp.
The GrandSport Z07 and the GT3 were pretty damn close with the C7 having 40 less horsepower, at least at C/D's Lightning Lap.

As for the C8, that test wasn't on a track. It was pretty much worthless for MT to even quote as they just timed the two cars on an open stretch of road. One driver had a 1.1 second difference and the author was at 0.6.

The C8 was quicker in the quarter by 0.1 second and its stop from 60 was just 1 foot longer. Too small to even count. The largest difference is in the figure 8 but, until we get a real track test, I wouldn't make any conclusion on which is the definitively quicker car on multiple tracks. It'll be very close.

The C8 will do just fine even with less power than the C7 Z06 as it will take much better advantage of the increased power than the C7.
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