Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast.
You're kidding, right?
They brought their available cars, and stated up front that it was more or less meaningless, but that they could do it, so what the heck.
What were they supposed to do to appease the faithful? Import an (illegal in this country) GTS? Maybe run a regular M3?
If so, the GTS would've placed eighth amongst these eleven cars (just ahead of the Boss 302), while a properly equipped M3 would be ninth - just behind the Ford. Each instead of the tenth place occupied by the the 1M. Big deal.
What about Porsche? They have two cars that would be just about at the top of the heap (911 Turbo and GT2). Those cars were missing, and would've made a big difference. What about Chevrolet? The ZR-1 would be at or near the top, as well.
Does Motor Trend also hate Porsche and Chevy?
Give me a break.
These cars were timed via GPS, which is how Motor trend times all their cars. The precise time each car launched is immaterial - except for the footage. Their elapsed times for the quarter mile were reported, not who won that particular pass and by how much. Note how far back the Lotus was. Is that a tenth of a second behind the 1M?
The only deviation from standard was that the cars were run on a dusty runway, and their elapsed times tended to suffer a bit, by and large.
I certainly am not a track guy nor do I claim to know it all. I only meant what had the 1 M to contribute in this exercise? The 1 M is certainly a nice car, however, against all the others in the line up had nothing to contribute. Besides in the straight away many cars are superior to even faster cars then the ones listed. In the corners as we both know is where the races are won.
Besides I was thinking of the BMW Team RLL driver Joey Hand when he drove the M3 GT a few days ago. Bet he would not have come in second last as did the 1 M
Then I stand to be corrected, after all we do learn by our mistakes