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  • Group C Porsches
    June 11, 2020 Porter Press

    Première Night, part 4 - PDK and 4WD

    By Serge Vanbockryck With the arrival of Group C in 1982, extreme engineering, wandering to and from the boundaries and frontiers of the technically achievable and regulatory permissible, eased off a bit as manufacturers were first and foremost trying to...

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  • ethanol-petrol mixture
    May 26, 2020 Porter Press

    Première Night - part 3, by Serge Vanbockryck

    Biofuel and Ground Effects The mid-’70s were not only marked by technical innovations, but also by the first global oil crisis. The Western world suddenly realised it was too dependent on oil and soon the search for alternative fuels was...

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  • Japanese Sigma Team
    May 13, 2020 Porter Press

    Première Night - part 2, by Serge Vanbockryck

    Monocoques and wings Defeated in 1952 by a lack of reliability, rather than Mercedes speed,  Jaguar returned with a vengeance in 1953 and with the next big thing in auto racing: the three British Green C-types were now equipped with...

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  • Première Night - part 1, by Serge Vanbockryck
    May 1, 2020 Porter Press

    Première Night - part 1, by Serge Vanbockryck

    For the first time in some years, the 2020 Le Mans 24-Hours will again feature a ‘Garage 56’ entry featuring ‘innovative technology’. But the routes nationales of La Sarthe have always been a non-stop automotive proving ground for over 90...

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