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Old 10-10-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Interesting results from the track yesterday

Yesterday was the first time I had the Boxster on a track that I had previously driven my former 99.5 A4 on. I was really looking forward to seeing how the two cars compared.
My best with the A4 was 1:51.0
My best with the Boxster was 1:54.2
I'm sure I can get the Boxster down another few tenths, but that's probably about the limit of my capabilities. I was hoping the two would be about the same time. I guess the turbo (altitude), quattro, r-comps and +55 tq more than made up for the A4's balance and extra 200 pounds.
I think if the tires were the same on both cars the times would be very similar. The A4 had RA1s and the Boxster is on RE050As.
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Yesterday was the first time I had the Boxster on a track that I had previously driven my former 99.5 A4 on. I was really looking forward to seeing how the two cars compared.
My best with the A4 was 1:51.0
My best with the Boxster was 1:54.2
I'm sure I can get the Boxster down another few tenths, but that's probably about the limit of my capabilities. I was hoping the two would be about the same time. I guess the turbo (altitude), quattro, r-comps and +55 tq more than made up for the A4's balance and extra 200 pounds.
I think if the tires were the same on both cars the times would be very similar. The A4 had RA1s and the Boxster is on RE050As.
I would think if you had the same tires and equal seat time in both, the Boxster should run around that A4
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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Hey Pat,

Did you run around HPR, or one of the other tracks?

And yes, the Boxster is heavily affected by the altitude, in comparison to a car with a turbo.

Adding in the AWD, and everything else, I can easily see an A4 outpacing a Boxster up here at 5k+ feet.

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Old 10-10-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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We were at Pueblo yesterday.
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R-comp tires will reveal your lost 3 seconds. A more open course should favor the Audi while a more technical course should favor the Box.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:30 AM   #6
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After thinking more about it, I bet I could knock a second or so off that time with some practice. For you local guys, what should I expect a stock 986 S to do around Pueblo?
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Unfortunately, I've only ever driven my '98 on HPR, so I don't have an idea what it might do at Pueblo.

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