Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Motor-Sports > Indian Motorsport


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st July 2017, 10:21   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
sandeepmohan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Wellington
Posts: 1,902
Thanked: 1,534 Times
Default Re: Driven: The VW Ameo Cup Race Car @ Kari Speedway (1.8L TSI, 202 BHP, 320 Nm)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
Why a race car would take the opposite approach and put in a lightweight flywheel?
I was under the impression that this permits faster engine rpm spool up. There is something else to it I suppose as you state it brings down rpm faster.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
The Vento Cup car had a slightly longer wheel base.
Did not know this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
The brakes are extremely confidence inspiring and reassuring. There is no drama, no fishtailing, no twitching.
A sign of perfectly calibrated brakes and good weight distribution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
Display after the 2nd session
Low water temperature for the kinda of thrashing the engine went through.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SDP View Post
The first thing he signaled was to shut down everything.
Wonder how they save the turbo is such a scenario. Probably don't care in a race spec car.

Your track experience brings back memories of driving a simple go kart. 100% focus for those 2 - 4 laps. You don't want that guy behind getting ahead of you. What makes it more interesting is when you want to over take someone who drives just as well as you. You have the same amount of power but all you can do is tail gate the chap in front. That hopelessly slow generator engine spool up makes you lean forward, pushing down so hard on the cable operated throttle, cursing under your helmet. Heck; I rarely touched the brakes while karting cause I did not want to loose momentum. Corner to corner, both your steel bumpers are about to make contact. It is all down to driving skill if you want to get ahead.

Thank you for sharing.

Last edited by sandeepmohan : 21st July 2017 at 10:25.
sandeepmohan is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2017, 14:15   #32
BHPian
 
PapaBravo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: KOL-DEL-LKO
Posts: 409
Thanked: 1,381 Times
Default Re: Driven: The VW Ameo Cup Race Car @ Kari Speedway (1.8L TSI, 202 BHP, 320 Nm)

Wow ! SDP, your write up was superb. Your honest feedback & story telling took me with you to the track. The Ameo TSI Cup car looks so enticing. I m sure it must have been a great experience driving it.

Thanks for the report.

Regards,

Pawan
PapaBravo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th July 2017, 10:47   #33
BHPian
 
Spinnerr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 340
Thanked: 123 Times
Default Re: Driven: The VW Ameo Cup Race Car @ Kari Speedway (1.8L TSI, 202 BHP, 320 Nm)

@SDP

Every single detail!! This is a blow-by-blow account... simply outstanding.

You must have a phenomenal memory to remember so many details. Every time I try writing a detailed trip-log after a fun trip, I am at loss of time/that 'drive' to put everything down in words.

Do let us know if you had the action-cam running all through, I mean even during the briefings?
Spinnerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2017 VW Ameo Cup race car unveiled, gets a 1.8L TSI engine dZired Indian Motorsport 4 20th April 2017 13:21
Volkswagen Ameo Cup replaces Vento Cup for 2017 season. Registrations open dZired Indian Motorsport 8 18th April 2017 13:54
My first race WIN in the Volkswagen Overdrive Vento Cup at the Kari Motor Speedway! shrivz Indian Motorsport 29 18th September 2013 05:00
2 Wheel Track Day @ Kari Speedway Coimbatore poncho Motorbikes 0 13th December 2006 11:16


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:46.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks