Originally Posted by Cadillac Johnson
He didn't mention that the 430hp was WHP.
At 430 flywheel hp, the lighter 335i should be pretty close to the 500hp heavier M5. hp/lb should be pretty close, and what do you know, so were the cars.
It may pain you guys to hear this, but M cars dont have some magic inside them that makes them unbeatable. They're nice cars, but FAR from untouchable as some on this forum would like to believe.
3 parts of his post I have issues with.
The only way you can test crank HP is to pull the engine out and then test it. And no way in hell is it WHP, cause if it was, he would have totally smoked the M5.
"Once we hit about 160, the M5's sweet spot, he began too pull slowly, and we shut it off at about 170 with an extra 1/4 car length between us."
I haven't heard of any company taking out the top speed limiter for the 335i to date.
I might be wrong on the latter, but that leads me to my third issue. With a speedometer only going to 160, how does he know how fast he is going after that? He cant!
Here's the thing, its not inconceivable that his car is fast. But those are some serious inconsistencies in his post that I mention above.