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Boss GP, how’s the sound

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  • #131612
    Avatar of mnmracer
    mnmracer
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    Last year I visited a demo of Sebastian Vettel on the Zandvoort circuit, and I took my wife there, who had never seen a Formula One car in real life. While we both thoroughly enjoyed it, I was a little disappointed that the V8s nowadays lack the powerful howls of the V10s yesteryear.

    Now, in two weeks, as a side program to the Masters of Formula 3, there is a Boss GP race, which has several old Formula One cars. Does anyone know if they still hold the amazing howling V10s that I (and who doesn’t) love so much? Or are they tuned down for the series?

    #204773
    Avatar of DamionShadows
    DamionShadows
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    Surely they would still have the V-10′s or even V-12′s (or whatever else they were built with). I don’t know who in their right mind would think about changing anything on a classic F1 car!

    Here’s their site. It looks like they have multiple classes of F1, IndyCar, and such. Surely you won’t be disappointed.

    http://www.bossgp.com/

    #204774
    Avatar of mnmracer
    mnmracer
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    Thanks Damion, but I would like to know for sure from someone who’s been there ;)
    There’s V10 and there’s V10, you know?

    #204775
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    damonsmedley
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    @mnmracer You’re going to like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVBuTMCpIeE

    And yep, that’s from this year, apparently. That 2004 Jaguar sounds absolutely delightful. Check out the onboard from the Jaguar here and you’ll get a true sensation for the speed. GoPro cameras don’t handle the bumps very well at those speeds!

    #204776
    Avatar of Keith Collantine
    Keith Collantine
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    @damonsmedley Sounds great indeed but what is that livery on the first car? Horrible. I mean, it’s almost as bad as Sauber’s…

    #204777
    Avatar of damonsmedley
    damonsmedley
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    @keithcollantine It reminds me of the Midland livery, only I actually liked that car… I think I read somewhere it’s painted in the colours of a hotel, which is a shame because the Jaguar was actually quite nice.

    #204778
    Avatar of Roald
    Roald
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    To be fair, the cars sound fantastic, but that Jaguar does certainly not sound like it’s revving nearly as high as it did in 2004. Just listen to it from 1:19 onwards, incredibly short-shifting all the way through and even when it passes by it’s evident. Still, they sound amazing.

    #204779
    Avatar of damonsmedley
    damonsmedley
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    @Roald I assume the owners want to minimise the risk of a failure wherever possible!

    #204780
    Avatar of Roald
    Roald
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    @damonsmedley: and understandably so, just saying!

    #204781
    Avatar of Keith Collantine
    Keith Collantine
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    Just seen the results from the Dijon race the weekend before last: Klaas Zwart was driving the Jaguar R5 and won by 59.361s over a 1997 Benetton in the first race. It was only 19 laps so he was over three seconds per lap faster!

    Zwart’s best lap of 1’04.876 was a new lap record, beating Alain Prost’s 1’05.257 from 1984:

    http://www.bossgp.com/news/88/1/new-record-klaas-zwart-beats-alain-prost-in-dijon

    In an interesting field, the next cars across the line were a Dallara GP2 (first generation), Panoz DP01 (Champ Car 2007), a World Series by Renault Dallara and a G-Force IndyCar. Results and schedule here:

    http://www.bossgp.com/downloads

    Also, one of the drivers competes under the pseudonym ‘Luke Skywalker’. Which is the best fake name I’ve seen at a race track since ‘Giancarlo Gofastio’.

    Incidentally, Zwart is the guy who created the Ascari race resort in Spain which has copies of several famous corners from tracks around the world.

    #204782
    Avatar of Bullfrog
    Bullfrog
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    Haha, I went looking for more info about “Luke Skywalker”, maybe a picture…

    http://www.bossgp.com/drivers/2012/luke-skywalker

    …ask a silly question! It does say he’s Swiss though, which puts Star Wars in a whole new light.

    Thanks for posting the video @damonsmedley – sounds amazing, and brings back memories of heading towards the Monza park from town (to see some F1 testing) and hearing them screaming through the trees.

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