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      06-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Qship View Post
M3NTAL and Bruce

what comes after 6th gear in both cars? which car revs higher?

you are forgetting the limitations in the use case: 4th or 5th gear start on the "i don't care what kind of bahn." Except that is where your logic fails you completely because it is outside what you are used to. This is not a snarky or rude comment. You are just forgetting this detail. There is nothing after 6th.

Effective power is what can be transferred to the rear wheels and varies throughout the RPM range depending on selected gear. In this use case 1st gear is always best to start, with 6th as a hard stop where it is only the characteristics of the engine that matters. Everything in between is a matter of RPMs, power at that RPM, gear selected, and speed. How you get to 6th, what RPM you are spinning when you get there, and how much more you have left is the art or the car.

The guy in the M6? He shifts early. TWICE. He chops the head off that engine. It is not until he lets one of the gears wind out that things change, but by then it is simply too late.
After 6th gear? Havenīt you guys driven on the Autobahn? The E92 M3 suddenly erupts and produces hydrogen rocket engines and itīll take off like a bat out of hell to at least 400+kph where it is drag limited. 997 TT??? What? The M3 spits on it and beats it to the ground. That is what happens after 6th.