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      10-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #38

Drives: BMW 330 CI ZHP
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta

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By what the Admins and moderators have said, this is a BMW test car without a doubt. Biggest clue is the license plate that marks the typical BMW own cars.

Having said that, I am very excited about this car whether it is a CSL, GT4 or GT since with all the turbo and cookie-cutter turbocharged M cars in the works, this car could be the sad swan song of BMW high-revving, high-output engines delivering the best performance one could imagine from an M3 and ready to compete with the best of the best. BMW will be going out of the high-revving engine business with a bang.

To repeat what I said earlier, my ideal CSL for M3 would be:

4.0 Liter V8 S65 engine
8800 rpm rev limit
450 HP@8300 rpm
320 ft-lbs@6500 rpm
3150 - 3200 lbs weight
6 speed manual
0-60 3.9 seconds
1/4 mile 11.8@118 mph
1.00 g lateral acceleration
7:3x Nurburgring lap time
""A great sounding, responsive, high-revving, naturally aspirated engine is part of the DNA of a thoroughbred sports car. No two ways about it."

- Lamborghini on turbocharging