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Silent Assassin by bigshotdan Silent Assassin by bigshotdan
Well I'd read all about it over the course of its short life but until you stand trackside and see the Audi R10 in the metal you can't really appreciate just how quiet the things are. Quiet? Sportscar? Yup...

The ultra high-tech diesel powerplants only rev to a fraction of what a typical petrol unit would do and so the noise of these cars is drowned out by every other motor out there. It truly is incredible - there are road cars out there that would be far louder than these race rockets...
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fcmoreira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Very nice shot. I believe diesel will be the future in some motorsports. Endurance racing like Le Mans an the ALMS championship show us brilliant examples how diesel can be competitive. I guess the next step for diesel it would the WRC... Just speculation! :) Meanwhile there are already some diesel cars racing in some national championships here in Europe. Let's wait and see! :D
Congrats once again for this shot! :clap:
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's certainly going to be interesting to see how far it goes. Sportscar racing is once again at the forefront of exploration but I see there have been some diesel entries in both the BTCC and WTCC this season. Wonder how many other series will pick it up...?
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Diesel Race Cars.


The End of the World as we know it is here.

Lord have mercy. They start slinging them in bikes and I'm off, I swear.

Oh, sweet shot as ever Dan.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe... They do take a little getting used to, I'll say that much. Interesting to see, as more manufacturers join in on the Sportscar action, whether any more go down the diesel route or stick with normal fuel...
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double00 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
hopefully i'll get to hear it at sebring next year, if i ever get a chance to make it
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh make sure you do. ALMS is so wonderful it needs to be seen live...
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double00 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
I agree. and sebring is one of the big ones
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
emmmm I LOVE IT!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Alfraid! Really glad you like it... :thanks:
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
it was my pleasure dude :D
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6th-gear Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome title! made me laugh hehe.

nice car and awesome pan!
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a sort of 'unofficial title' that's been bestowed upon the R10s, for rather obvious reasons. That said, it's not done them much good this year aside from Le Mans; Porsche has won just about every ALMS round in 2007...
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Craig-Miller Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Perfect!

Shows the speed they're doing. with 200th of a second and there is still a great motion blur. :+fav:
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Craig! I think, by that stage of proceedings, I'd even taken the polarizer off - it was getting a little dark out there. Earlier in the day I was trying my luck with as long as 1/100 in that spot. That, and my arms were a little sore from holding the camera all day...
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Craig-Miller Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
I know the feeling. :)
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chcAhlic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice job on this one, i'd have to say its my favourite.
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a big call... Glad you fancy it though!
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Nepoproxy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
awesome
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