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What's the estimated timing for 2008 rules?


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I heard some chatter about rule changes for next year (e.g., average HP/TQ numbers, 4 door stuff, all-wheel drive, etc.).

 

What is the estimated timeframe for getting the rules out?

 

Just want to make sure we plan accordingly.

 

Thanks,

Tony

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My guess would be by Mid-November. I doubt there will be many changes to the formulas in ST, though.

 

 

Hmmm, ave. hp/tq, huh?

Which would you rather drive--a 600 hp/300 ft-lb car, or a 450 hp/ 450 ft-lb car of the same weight (assuming that both had proper gearing for their setup)?

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My guess would be by Mid-November. I doubt there will be many changes to the formulas in ST, though.

 

 

 

That's good to hear.

 

Just find out what Tony is driving and restrict the heck out of it!

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Thanks for the info. Mid-November sounds great.

 

 

My car is sold...we are trying to figure out what to do next year.

 

Maybe we will join the bowtie brigade!

 

Tony B.

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Greg makes a good point about the shape of the torque curve.

 

If one was designing to a wt/hp ratio you would want a flat hp curve.

Basically torque rolls off linearly with RPM.

 

With electronic engine management this is very possible to do and would be an unfair advantage over normally aspirated engines.

 

Not an easy question to answer but wt/power is a really good place to start.

 

My car is totally wrong for class racing with a rising toque and hp curves that makes max hp and torque at red line which you almost never use. It is very drivable though.

 

Charlie

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