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      01-22-2013, 01:26 PM   #27
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Drives: >1000 HP in my garage
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2013 BMW X5M  [4.33]
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Originally Posted by GTM_Challenge View Post
After seeing this, its apparent that the supercharged car has the potential to be faster for sure. Not bashing you, but if your braking plots looked the same as they did with the NA laps, you'd have gone faster for sure.

Is the car faster with a s/c? Yes. Were you faster with a s/c? No.

There's a lot to be said for confidence in relation to track times. Thats why I don't like high hp cars. I'm slightly afraid of them at the track. I'll stick to my momentum cars that I can laugh at myself while I am driving.
Well this is just one sample. The video in my signature has a slightly faster supercharged lap, but I can't find the data for it anymore. When I say I'm consistent I mean my clean laps are generally within a second of each other. And I get just a little bit faster with each event I attend. I've only done 16 track days in my life so yes I have so much to learn. But when I look at all of my times on average between 2 different race tracks, the difference between being supercharged and not is pretty much non existent. That's all I can say.

Confidence has nothing to do with it. I'm very comfortable with oversteer (as seen in my videos). I'm on the gas just as hard with or without the supercharger. I just don't feel much difference at all.

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