Cuda911 wrote: ↑Sat Apr 29, 2023 2:21 pm
Excellent! I'm one of the very small minority that tracked a tip for many years. Took 1st in class 4 years in a row. It requires a bit different driving technique than manual cars. Would be glad to provide "tips."
The transmission itself did a great job but for me there were two things that I need to get used to:
1. The gears are spaced differently than on my 6-speed 996. So I found myself a few times thinking I had to shift when in fact I was still within range. This is probably because there are only 5 speeds compared to my 6. But for the most part it seems most of the tracking is done between gears 2-4 as first gear is way too low for anything and at least how I was driving 5th gear would only be used on the longest straight for a very short period of time.
2. I accidentally would hit the upshift button on the steering wheel between turns 1-2. This would really bog the engine down and I'd find I had no power coming out of the turn and would have to downshift thereby creating some delay in setting up for the next turn.
As I'm going to get into below, I need a lot more practice at the track (VIR) I was at. I'm going to my "home" track of CMP in about a month which is where I've run the majority of my events in the past. There I should be able to get a much more comfortable shakedown of the car since I'm already familiar with the track.
David993S wrote: ↑Sat Apr 29, 2023 5:12 pm
Hey.......where's my WVU Alumni sticker?? And no more sponsorship from Gardner Motorsports for you.
Can't wait to hear the details of the weekend. Be safe and take it easy if it's wet tomorrow.
I actually felt bad removing those stickers!!! And unfortunately the "Open Road" sticker I ordered for the front windshield was supposed to have a white background instead of transparent so you can barely see it. But I'll get another one ordered in time for the next event.
N_Jay wrote: ↑Sat Apr 29, 2023 5:38 pm
Where is it living?
You didn't make your wife park the Cayenne outside, did you?
It's been nomadic since I've had it
It was at the mechanic for a while since I had to get new harnesses installed and they had to order some parts to do that, then it's been in my garage, the little side driveway I have, and also in my garage. But yeah I need to figure out long-term plans.
This weekend though had me thinking more about purchasing a trailer for it as if I had a tire choice I could have run a lot more since Sunday was wet.
linderpat wrote: ↑Mon May 01, 2023 7:19 am
Nice Fernando! The tip is great because you can (if you want) just focus on the track and line and speed, without the distraction of thinking about shifting. Manuals are fun (mine are all manuals) but I've driven automatics on track, and they are fun too.
That's exactly why I didn't hesitate purchasing this car. I know many would argue I'm missing out on faster lap times but going this route but at this point in life I just want to build up my skill and have fun, I have no issue with putting ego aside (as you'll read about below) and just learning the basics to build from there. I still have my other 996 which is manual when I need my stickshift experience.