Hexbyte Tech News Wired Want to Drive Like a Pro Racer? Hope You Like Numbers

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

Auto racing is the ultimate strategy and calculations sport—which is why Audi’s R8 GT4 logs up to 28 megabytes of data on engine performance, gearbox operation, steering, throttle and brake application, and the myriad chassis variables available to the racing team’s computers.

Jim Resnick

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

Auto racing is the ultimate strategy and calculations sport—which is why Audi’s R8 GT4 logs up to 28 megabytes of data on engine performance, gearbox operation, steering, throttle and brake application, and the myriad chassis variables available to the racing team’s computers.

Jim Resnick

Approaching an 85-mph corner at 150 mph, I’m glad my stomach is calm and my bladder is empty. The Audi R8 GT4 race car has a surprising number of nooks and crannies to hold and hide any substances that may escape my body, and my brain has enough to think about already without working a hefty cleaning bill into my finances.

I need all the mental bandwidth I can get because I’m tearing around the 24 turns of Southern California’s Thermal Club circuit. I’m doing it to see not what this Audi can do but what it can tell me.

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