Originally Posted by papag21
and the real car is a scary beast
have never seen this before
Yea, IMSA had never seen anything like this car before. This was the first car to have AWD to run in IMSA. To make it fair Audi ran a 6 speed transmission, but had to disable a gear(really making it a 5 speed) because IMSA rules only allowed 5 forward gears, and add more weight to keep all the cars on a level play field in the GTO class. Still with the added weight other teams still felt the AWD of the Audi still had the advantage. The IMSA car also made 110 hp more than the trans-am car of the year before, making 650 hp, so you can see why other teams worried about the Audi.