Developmental Goals for Racing Cars, Sport Cars and Sedans (Similarities and Differences) 845071
Porsche's many years of experience in the research and
development of racing cars, sports cars and sedans comprise the
basis of a comparison of the design objetives in these three
vehicle categories. The evolution of the Porsche racing cars used
in the 24 hours race of Le Mans, of the Porsche 911, and of series
mid-size sedans is analysed for the last ten years.
References to some outstanding technical features and
interrelations between the vehicle categories are discussed. Test
facilities used for racing and sports cars as well as for sedans,
mathematical methods and development processes are presented and
compared with each other.
Commonalities that exist in the development of these vehicle
categories will be beneficial to all, and new developments will
continue to furnish an important basis for mutual technical
enrichment in the future