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Old 12-06-2011, 01:28 AM   #541
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #542
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With the advent of the new Daytona Prototype rules, maybe anew rule set needs to be adopted for the 200mm pancar class. Look at the new Chevy Corvette Daytona prototype for the potential new rules.........

http://www.daytonainternationalspeed...ouncement.aspx
While the new Chevy DP is a very cool looking car, I would think this idea would have pretty limited popularity outside of the US. The Grand Am Rolex series is popular in the states and the Rolex 24 even attracts a fair amount of international talent.... but the fact remains that the Daytona Prototypes are a US specific racing class.

The current World GT bodies appeal to anyone who follows GT racing. Not only the Grand AM GT class, but LeMans GT2, FIA GT1/2/3, and all sorts of endurance racing classes. GT cars are much more popular on a global scale. Granted, there is a fairly limited number of bodies being run in WGT.... and you don't really see some of the cars that exist and race in the full size classes, the BMW M3 being a great example.... Nevertheless, I would think that the GT type cars would have a much greater appeal overall than any type of prototype bodied vehicle.
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Subaru launch a new car.
The BRZ.
It's a front engined rear wheel drive GT style car (ok only has 2000cc boxer motor).
It is set to be used to Japan GT.
Wonder if a version will make it in to our racing?
I could see HPI coming up with one of those, but more than likely itd have to be either a small operation or somebody making bodies on their own
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #544
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While the new Chevy DP is a very cool looking car, I would think this idea would have pretty limited popularity outside of the US. The Grand Am Rolex series is popular in the states and the Rolex 24 even attracts a fair amount of international talent.... but the fact remains that the Daytona Prototypes are a US specific racing class.

The current World GT bodies appeal to anyone who follows GT racing. Not only the Grand AM GT class, but LeMans GT2, FIA GT1/2/3, and all sorts of endurance racing classes. GT cars are much more popular on a global scale. Granted, there is a fairly limited number of bodies being run in WGT.... and you don't really see some of the cars that exist and race in the full size classes, the BMW M3 being a great example.... Nevertheless, I would think that the GT type cars would have a much greater appeal overall than any type of prototype bodied vehicle.
I agree with this statement as far as full scale "curb appeal" is concerned, and that has nothing to do with you appealing to my love for the GT class M3. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that there are only really two competitive bodies on the market, and one has NEVER even been raced in a full-scale GT series. So the mass appeal of full scale GT racing isn't exactly driving the class to epic numbers.

Pan cars work better with prototype bodies. I would prefer to see R18's, Peugeots, and AMR's rather than DP's. Of course, Daytona Protos could easily mix with LMP1's. Maybe prototypes would have more appeal than you think. They sure work well in 12th scale.

I love racing this class, and would love nothing more than to see it grow.
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I love racing this class, and would love nothing more than to see it grow.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #546
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We are looking to make a WGT body.

It has been suggested we use our new 200mm Porsche 962 body.

BUT

When I read the 2011 ROAR WGT body rules it states the car must be based on "production front engine rear drive cars".
This rules out our 962 and the LMP cars (I've got an R18 in works now) these are all mid and rear engine cars and certainly not production.

I have been out of this a long time, have the rules changed? Am I looking at the wrong organization? Is there a WGT organization other than ROAR?

Can someone please explain...
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We are looking to make a WGT body.

It has been suggested we use our new 200mm Porsche 962 body.

BUT

When I read the 2011 ROAR WGT body rules it states the car must be based on "production front engine rear drive cars".
This rules out our 962 and the LMP cars (I've got an R18 in works now) these are all mid and rear engine cars and certainly not production.

I have been out of this a long time, have the rules changed? Am I looking at the wrong organization? Is there a WGT organization other than ROAR?

Can someone please explain...
The ROAR rules are pretty much the same as they were initially. I can't foresee them changing anytime soon. That really is a shame, especially since the Sophia's not even based on a real race car.
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The ROAR rules are pretty much the same as they were initially. I can't foresee them changing anytime soon. That really is a shame, especially since the Sophia's not even based on a real race car.
Yes it is. It is supposed to be an Alfa 8C

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Would like to see the rules opened to allow ALL of the FIA GT cars
Even if some are mid engine Sports cars

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So when are you going to make your WGT Body?
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Yes it is. It is supposed to be an Alfa 8C

http://www.car-auto-online.com/2012/...petizione.html
The rules originally stipulated that approved shells had to be raced in a GT series somewhere.
It was never raced in a gt series. Therefore, while it is a real car, it's not a real race car.
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The rules originally stipulated that approved shells had to be raced in a GT series somewhere.
It was never raced in a gt series. Therefore, while it is a real car, it's not a real race car.
True, but it was going to be:

http://www.italiaspeed.com/2006/moto...ione/2012.html
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Would like to see the rules opened to allow ALL of the FIA GT cars
Even if some are mid engine Sports cars


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