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    https://twitter.com/RomainDumas/stat...42819948814336

    We have started earlier this week the development of the Porsche Cayman #RGT. 3 good days of work @PoleMecanique. We will do more testing soon, before going to #RallyeDeutschland in August with #RDLimited as operating team. More to come.

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    Some more info from the Rallye-Magazin print version:

    -Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (head of Porsche-Motorsport) is a huge rally fan, has always looked with favor upon the success of Porsche cars in Spain, Germany etc.
    -Walliser has officially delegated Mr. Hermann-Josef Steinmetz (project manager for Porsche race cars) to find a base model for a rally car
    -The car is based on the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (385 hp), the roll cage had to be changed, the suspension and trailing arms are reinforced and a sump guard was installed (that's pretty much everything which was changed)
    -There will only be an asphalt version of the car
    -They will most likely use the gearbox from the production car (six-gear PDK transmission)
    -The weight is 1420 kg, that's due to the FIA-requirements (power-to-weight ratio has to be at least 3,4 kg / hp), they didn't want to reduce the number of horsepowers
    -There were talks with the FIA to reduce the power-to-weight ratio to make the car more competitive, but until now the FIA wasn't willing to change anything
    -They expect to be able to beat R5 cars under ideal conditions

    So despite the car is entered by Dumas´team it seems to be an official Porsche project. At least the Cayman was built in Weissach and has the official blessing of Porsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUF View Post
    -They expect to be able to beat R5 cars under ideal conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUF View Post
    Some more info from the Rallye-Magazin print version:
    -There were talks with the FIA to reduce the power-to-weight ratio to make the car more competitive, but until now the FIA wasn't willing to change anything
    That would be cool. I hope that an important manufacturer like Porsche would have some influence here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUF View Post
    Some more info from the Rallye-Magazin print version:
    -Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser (head of Porsche-Motorsport) is a huge rally fan, has always looked with favor upon the success of Porsche cars in Spain, Germany etc.
    -Walliser has officially delegated Mr. Hermann-Josef Steinmetz (project manager for Porsche race cars) to find a base model for a rally car
    -The car is based on the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (385 hp), the roll cage had to be changed, the suspension and trailing arms are reinforced and a sump guard was installed (that's pretty much everything which was changed)
    -There will only be an asphalt version of the car
    -They will most likely use the gearbox from the production car (six-gear PDK transmission)
    -The weight is 1420 kg, that's due to the FIA-requirements (power-to-weight ratio has to be at least 3,4 kg / hp), they didn't want to reduce the number of horsepowers
    -There were talks with the FIA to reduce the power-to-weight ratio to make the car more competitive, but until now the FIA wasn't willing to change anything
    -They expect to be able to beat R5 cars under ideal conditions
    So despite the car is entered by Dumas´team it seems to be an official Porsche project. At least the Cayman was built in Weissach and has the official blessing of Porsche.
    That's splendid! Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUF View Post

    -The weight is 1420 kg, that's due to the FIA-requirements (power-to-weight ratio has to be at least 3,4 kg / hp), they didn't want to reduce the number of horsepowers
    -There were talks with the FIA to reduce the power-to-weight ratio to make the car more competitive, but until now the FIA wasn't willing to change anything
    1420 kg is just madness.... and no chance of being competitive - which is probably what the FiA want.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    1420 kg is just madness.... and no chance of being competitive - which is probably what the FiA want.....
    Yes they don't want the GT class to be competitive with the rally class number5. Probably they would lose some manufacturers if they are. That's the admiration for Porsche here entering the "no mans land".
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    Romanian driver Florin Tincescu (Abarth 124 Rally) was third overall in Rally Perla Harghitei, a round of Romanian rally championship.

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    Another un-restricted 124?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanvv View Post
    Yes they don't want the GT class to be competitive with the rally class number5. Probably they would lose some manufacturers if they are. That's the admiration for Porsche here entering the "no mans land".
    Most likely Porsche won’t enter any championship or series; they’re just providing an alternative car to rally costumers, like Abarth did and hopefully so will Alpine.
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