Thread: A Volvo?!?
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      02-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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I like the polestar and chris harris, but kinda a pointless video.

Motortrend ran the car at Laguna Seca with Randy Pobst at the wheel and got a 1.40.8. Different day, but Pobst behind the wheel of an e92 M3 got a time of 1.42.96

So 501bhp, 424ft-lb torque, pilot sport cups, ohlins, 3600lbs.....2 seconds faster than a M3. I'm guessing the same driver with a M3 on sport cups could run roughly an equal time.

Pobst did mention that the car did understeer a good amount when really pushed. Wondering if this is due to the AWD or could be minimized with proper set up of the ohlins.