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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2020, 06:32:01 PM »
Fun thread. The only track I've driven both cars at is Snetterton. 2 dry days in an 8 with a best lap of 2.31. I did 2.25 on my 2nd session in the FD before play time was abruptly ended lol.  The long straights really favour a powerful car, even though the RX8 is more capable through the faster corners like Coram.

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2020, 06:49:35 PM »
I think it all comes down to the 8s superior suspension design at the rear....thats why an rew powered 8 is such a good idea.
Ive had some pretty epic rear end slides in my 7 exiting corners with just 320bhp part of the reason i never really wanted anymore

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2020, 08:52:28 PM »
I think it all comes down to the 8s superior suspension design at the rear....thats why an rew powered 8 is such a good idea.
Ive had some pretty epic rear end slides in my 7 exiting corners with just 320bhp part of the reason i never really wanted anymore

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2020, 06:35:47 AM »
Fun thread. The only track I've driven both cars at is Snetterton. 2 dry days in an 8 with a best lap of 2.31. I did 2.25 on my 2nd session in the FD before play time was abruptly ended lol.  The long straights really favour a powerful car, even though the RX8 is more capable through the faster corners like Coram.

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Yeah, true. As far as I know, Snetterton favors powerfull cars...

What mods do you have in both of your cars?

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2020, 09:30:25 AM »
Both former cars now. That RX8 had Cusco sway bars but otherwise stock. The FD was extensively modified and was on a EFR 8374 IWG turbo running about 1.1 bar so based on others with that turbo, I would estimate at least 450bhp.

On the Bentley straight the FD could hit 135mph, whereas the RX8 just tops 110mph.

I only managed a handful of laps in the FD, so there's room for improvement. Some of the other FD guys I've been there with have managed sub 2.20 laps.

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2020, 09:38:14 AM »
Are you building another for track? Ive retired mine...prob gonna put to roadspec looking for some standard seats.

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2020, 09:47:22 AM »
The next car will have most of the same parts. I will probably do the odd track day, but it'll be more of a road car. I don't fancy crashing another one, so would be picky about which tracks to visit

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2020, 09:51:57 AM »
Yeah wise! My little tyre rub was a wake up call.

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2020, 10:50:54 AM »
Both former cars now. That RX8 had Cusco sway bars but otherwise stock. The FD was extensively modified and was on a EFR 8374 IWG turbo running about 1.1 bar so based on others with that turbo, I would estimate at least 450bhp.

On the Bentley straight the FD could hit 135mph, whereas the RX8 just tops 110mph.

I only managed a handful of laps in the FD, so there's room for improvement. Some of the other FD guys I've been there with have managed sub 2.20 laps.

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Oh, so there was big differense between those cars. Well, I quess that time lap differense tells that too

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2020, 07:13:13 PM »
Yeah wise! My little tyre rub was a wake up call.

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Re: RX-7 vs RX-8 track time comparison
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2020, 07:43:51 PM »
Next year fine by me.

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