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      02-26-2011, 05:10 PM   #240
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Originally Posted by SCCAForums.com View Post
No, it matched a non-ZCP car on Pilot Sport Cup Tires... it BEAT the non-ZCP car on the same Michelin's.

And again, I feel the car's can be anyone's race on the road course (and clearly will come down to driver)... however in a drag race, and from a roll... it is no contest in 'my experience'.

Peace,
Dave



3:05.4 BMW M3 COUPE LL2 2/10 (cup tires)
3:05.4 LEXUS IS F LL2 2/11
3:05.6 BMW M3 COUPE LL2 11/08 (Stock tires)

So if you really want to compare, then its better to compare the M3 with stock tires with the 2011 ISF. With that, is it really worth arguing about over .2 of a second?!?

M3 with cup tires makes no sense to me. I dont see how those tires on the M3 can only shave off so little, unless February of 2010 was cold where grip was an issue.

I give respect to lexus coming out with their 1st generation ISF and being on par with the M3. Only other company that came close to that is Cadillac with their CTS-V and it took them a 2nd generation to do it. Journalist need to review the 2011 ISF so the consumer can see how much of an improvement they have made over the previous year.
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