Part of being a vendor is extensively testing the parts we offer to the public.
While most manufacturers do provide their own specifications, putting the extra effort in testing gives us an in-depth experience of each manufacturers components so we can validate claims. We then share this info with both manufacturers and public to get a better understanding and back up claims with real world results and experience.
When an invite was extended for a private track day at Famoso, we immediately jumped on the opportunity. The M3 is not the best drag platform, but holds its own pretty well. With California having a relatively dry winter, conditions were optimal to expect some pretty good times.
With some traction control issues, we were eventually able to crack a couple of low 11 second runs, almost dipping into the 10s. Best Time/MPH is as follows:
You read that right, .004 seconds
from entering 10-second territory.
Not too shabby for a street driven vehicle, especially seeing that MPHs we were pulling.
Vehicle: 2011 BMW M3
ESS VT2-625 Supercharger System
Akrapovic Evolution Ti Exhaust
Powerflex Polyurethane Subframe & Differential Bushings
Passenger Seat/Rear Seat backs removed
Hooiser Drag Radials
The ESS VT2-625 supercharger kits are civil on the street and true-form beasts both on the drag strip and track - a real "wolf in sheep's clothing". We'll get results added to the official 60-130 and 1/4 mile thread shortly.