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      07-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #49
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Drives: 2016 M2
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada

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Originally Posted by chriszeh View Post
good to hear. did you time laps? how much quicker were you than the merc and new m3?
We aren't allowed to record lap times (insurance issues) but I am certain I was running notably quicker. There was a Porsche 911 Turbo (older version), a Corvette Grand Sport and an E92 M3 (DCT) and I was easily as fast or faster than any of those cars. We are all in a similarly experienced run group so likely no big difference in driver ability... the E36 M3 was just the faster car.

My next project is to buy an E92 M3 and do the same thing to it... get it completely track prepped and stripped... take out all extra weight, redo the suspension and brakes, exhaust, roll cage, etc. That would be a beast too. When prices come down in a few years, that will be the next project. There has to be a way to get an E92 down 500 lbs... that would be a beast of a track car. The only issue is everything for the E92 is WAY more expensive than for the E36. The E36 M3 is actually a VERY cheap car to build and maintain.
2016 M2 | Long Beach Blue | 6MT - current
2015 M4 | Austin Yellow | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT
2012 MB C63 Coupe | Performance package | Obsidian Black
2011 E92 M3 | Jerez Black | Fox Red | DCT | Competition Package