GulfRun – Technical Stats – Mine and More

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There were a lot of things going on in the track, and a lot of people were getting some insane numbers. Also I learned a lot after driving around the track and trying to improve my skills, the whole point is to also learn the limitations of your car.

Best Car on the Track:

  • Noble M400
  • Porsche 997 Turbo

Worst Car on the Track:

  • Mercedes SL55 AMG

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The fastest I reached on the straight away was 271 kph but then I couldn’t make the turn so I had to slow down and enter the safety run-off but we were laughing when it came to a stop. My friend was saying, “Turn .. Turn… Turn.. TTURRRRNNNNN”. I told him “We are going straight and will make it past the WALL!!!!” With music blasting and driving we were just laughing, and kept going after that I figured out the fast I could reach to make the first 100 degree turn is 245 kph. I was surprised from the capabilities of my vehicle, and I was very happy even though I was running some very crappy tires, next time I know what I need.

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Technical Issues:

  • Break Downs:
    • Porsche Turbo – Coolant Issue
    • Audi RS4 – Clutch Cylinder Issue
    • Noble M400 – Gear Box or Clutch Issue

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After the Track there a few thing that needs to be done to bring my car back to health since what I did was total abuse of Bavarian engineering, all I have to say is that Germans know how to build them.

  • Refresh (What I need to do):
    • New front and rear Tires
    • New Brake Pads
    • Resurfacing Rotors
    • Change Engine Oil
    • Change Gear Oil
    • Change Front & Rear Different Oil
    • Change Coolant
    • Wheel Alignment

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What upgrades I have in mind after this whole event is meant to help with the drive and maybe add some power, but mostly to increase the stopping power of the machine. I’m only thinking of a few things right, but I might do it later or early next year.

  • Bigger Brakes
  • Lighter Wheels
  • A few modifications to the engine

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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

14 Comments

  1. NotAfrica

    Doesn’t the dealership sell PCCBs? I know they’re expensive but I don’t think a better set of brakes exist.

  2. Purgatory

    It is interesting that one can recognize people from their “behind”

  3. You guys need a Mini Cooper.

    Not too bad with yours, I think Brembos would do the job for the brakes. Dunno what’s best for your car but that’s what I would use on the Mini.

    Great run man! :)

  4. Laialy:
    Mohammed Al-Sayer took Circuit Champion and Ultimate Driver in his Noble M400. Ali Ashkanani took Drag Champion in his Porsche Turbo.

    NotAfrica:
    I wouldn’t recommend PCCBs for a track oriented car .. it would cost you an arm and a leg (and you could get similair performance from a good set of pads/rotors).

    Я:
    There was a CooperS with us .. behind the wheel was a very good driver who passed many of the exotic cars.

  5. Laialy: Yup there were! K just covered them!

    NotAfrica: There are a better set from performance modifiers for BMWs, which can be for daily use or major abuse!

    Purg: looool! Your probably the only one!

    Swair: Always!

    R: There was a mini cooper! and it was damn good! I would use the Hamman, Lumma, or G-Power upgrade brakes. Thanks it was great!

    K: My car is not considered exotic so…. he didn’t pass me! lol!

  6. Wow..I didn’t know there was a cooper involved! what type was it? S Worx? S GT? or regular S? Gimme details man!

    *froths at the mouth* I’m NOT really a cooper fanatic..I just would spend millions on the perfect one ;)

  7. Bone regular S … I was extremely impressed that we might build a GulfRun edition with track-oriented parts.

  8. Я: looool! It was a regular S which did an amazing job! Handles very well!

    K: that would be nice!

    The Don: Thats a very nice Mini Cooper!

  9. Ok I’m in Cooper heaven now!

    There’s lots of cool upgrades for the Cooper I found online which can be cheap too!

    Marzouq: Never underestimate the handling of a cooper…even mr. bean’s! LOL

    You guys should check out the Cooper GP edition which was specifically designed for the track.

    Dunno about GulfRun specs but the Cooper can be easily transformed to track status with a few tweaks.

    Did you notice how many times I said “Cooper”? :P

  10. Marzouq, it is indeed, my friend just installed NOS on it.. a guy in a C5 couldn’t believe that the car was neck to neck with his car..

  11. Я: About 6 times, I ‘m going to refer to you as Mr. Cooper… Hanging with Mr. Cooper! We will check it out, its a great machine thats for sure! Nobody underestimated it, its all about the dirver!

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