Understanding how the new Nissan LMP1 GTR is working.

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So we all saw the Super Bowl commercial that previewed Nissan’s new LMP1 GTR race car. Then we learned that the car was front wheel drive…but then we learned that it wasn’t. It’s AWD car with only the internal combustion engine powering the front wheels, and hybrid power only for the rear wheels.
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Rubens Barrichello shows why karting is cooler than lapping days in your car #theartofkart

Yeah, I’m just going to say it. Rubens Barrichello shows why shifter karts are awesome. /endthread

Basically Rubens is on a Brazilian entertainment show, comparing the speed of his KZ compared to regularly priced cars of the same value. He laps the track, and pretty much destroys the laptimes of both cars.  Then, he does a time attack run and gives a comparable laptime to other performance cars. Sadly, there are no English subtitles.
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The Purity of Karting #theartofkart #racekart

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The kart is the most pure racing vehicle ever created. It has the essential components found in all racing machinery. A tuned chassis, strong brakes and a motor designed to be revved to within an inch of its life.

Nothing will train your body to have a more immersive experience with a race track than a kart. Nothing at all. You’re sitting as one with the machine, as the entire chassis is flexing around you. You feel every camber change and every change in grip surface interacting with your body immediately.

You want pure racing? You want karting.

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What do you want to see on |StartingGrid| in ’15?

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In 2014, I didn’t post on |StartingGrid| nearly as much as I’ve wanted to. Mostly, because I was focused on getting my feet stable in competition karting. I’m not upset with that at all, but I decided at the end of the year that I wanted to put more attention back into having fun with the blog.

I’ve been chatting with some people about some topic ideas that would be fun to write about, so below are some of my ideas.

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