Thread: M3 vs 335i
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      05-28-2007, 06:55 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by sdiver68 View Post

Despite the fact that the world's most successful race cars (in all series where FI is not banned) and high performance piston planes are all forced induction, the "magical" NA crowd rears its head once again.

And what high revving NA engine? My GSXR race bike spun to 14K, and the Yammy's were spinning to 17.5K. My Ducati twin was a low revver and it had a redline much higher than the M3.

yeah, there's lots of turbo cars in pro racing...... maybe the turbodiesel audi's in the ALMS but not much else.

and planes pretty much use jet engines now

bike engines are so much smaller than car engines, that's the main reason they can rev so much higher, redline is determined by the max speed of the piston, and when the stroke is shorter, you can rev higher.

you can't compare bike engines to car engines unless your car displaces 1 liter or less (geo metro)