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Old 10-20-2002, 05:37   #1 (permalink)
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GT-P in GT-P

The Yamaha team would be dying to get the mits on the new 290kw/520nm GT-P to replace thier underpowerd, underacheiving TS50.

I'm sure they will race FPV's in the future, how do you all reckon the new FPV GT-P would go? I reckon it beeing the only good looking car in the category (sti evo7 and new HSV looks awful) except for the mazda RX7. It will be successful because it will be like a great handling GTS. Should keep up with little awd cars through the twisites with a great chassis and all that low down torque, as well as eat them on something like conrod straight with all that power.
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Id like to see Ford winning in the other areas of Motorsport, and id really like to see the GT-P in the GT-P class. Perhaps it would be better to have the GT, due to the weight factor, or maybe wait for the GT-HO?
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Id like to see Ford winning in the other areas of Motorsport, and id really like to see the GT-P in the GT-P class. Perhaps it would be better to have the GT, due to the weight factor, or maybe wait for the GT-HO?
I dunno mate. The GT-P would only be a few kilos heavier than GT, and it would probably have better handling and braking. The TS50 was used instead of the TE, although in road trim the TE was marginally quicker. Trust me mate, all of the thigns which makes the GT-P heavier than the GT would be gone anyway. You think the GT-Perofrmance catgeory has cars running around with climate control?
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I dunno mate. The GT-P would only be a few kilos heavier than GT, and it would probably have better handling and braking. The TS50 was used instead of the TE, although in road trim the TE was marginally quicker. Trust me mate, all of the thigns which makes the GT-P heavier than the GT would be gone anyway. You think the GT-Perofrmance catgeory has cars running around with climate control?
Are you sure that it was a TS50? I had heard that it was a TE50 and it has TE50 alloys?

Also, I think that they will stay with the T3 for next year because they have just started on working out how the car works and it would be a waste. But also, the GT should be a much better car.
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Hello All,
I was speaking to John Carrol from Team Yamaha when they were guests at our last club meeting.
John said they are going to race the GT, the GT-P is to heavy.
They are also going to still run the TE50.

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Out of Interest does anyone know how much more the GT-P weighs to the GT? Is it a considerably higher amount which would be detrimental to its track performance?
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