Monday, December 24, 2007

F1 Prototype VS F3 VS JTCC Accord VS F355 VS GT-Rs

Driver Osamu Nakano piloted this '97 Accord SiR to four wins of the 15-round '97 JTCC All-Japan Touring Car Championship, including the season championship finale at Fuji Speedway. Specs say it puts down 310 hp at 8500 rpm

Alright, here is something fun and challenge to see which tuned compact sports come out on top with different classes! Of course being the owner of Honda Accord, I HAVE TO RULE for JTCC ACCORD, eventhough, it looks to be the weakest link of all classes initially when comparing with F1, F5, F355 and those damn GT-Rs all in one race! But this is no DRAG RACE and those faster engine(more HPs and Torques) don't mean jack when conering, handling, reliability, performance and driver all need to be on par. Go ACCORD!

JTCC means Japanese Touring Car Championship, and what exactly are touring cars?
While rules vary from country to country, most series require that the competitors start with a standard body shell, but virtually every other component is allowed to be heavily modified for racing, including engines, suspension, brakes, wheels and tires. Wings are usually added to the front and rear of the cars. Regulations are usually designed to limit costs by banning some of the more exotic technologies available (for instance, many series insist on a "control tyre" that all competitors must use) and keep the racing close (sometimes by a "lead trophy" where winning a race requires the winner's car to be heavier for subsequent races). In this, it shares some similarity with the American stock car racing (governed by NASCAR); however, touring cars are actually derived from production cars while NASCAR vehicles are custom built. Touring cars race exclusively on road courses and street circuits, while its American counterpart primarily utilizes oval tracks.

Whilst not nearly as fast as Formula One, the similarity of the cars both to each other and to fans' own vehicles makes for entertaining, well-supported racing. The lesser impact of aerodynamics also means that following cars have a much easier time of passing than F1, and the more substantial bodies of the cars makes the occasional nudging for overtaking much more acceptable as part of racing.

As well as short "sprint" races, many touring car series include one or more "endurance" races, which last anything from 3 to 24 hours and are a test of reliability and pit crews as much as car and driver speed.
From Touring car racing of Wikipedia

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3: RESULT, JTCC ACCORD #1!! Never doubt Honda Accord's reliability and performance when tuned properly for such long race!! :) Of course, those F1 and F3 are totally beast!!!

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