Originally Posted by RickyBobby
Not sure why you keep saying that an e90 M3 is slower than miata's and prev gen M3's. A good time for a spec miata around infineon is 1:56, which I've done in my bone stock M3 with only NT01's. I'm not arguing that weight is the enemy, but our cars counter the weight of the miata with bigger tires and gobs more HP.
I cant keep explaining the same thing over and over again
e36m3 race cars at 2450 lbs and 200 whp will post a quicker lap time then your 3600 lbs 360 whp around the same track with the same driver on the same day.
e46m3 race cars at 2850 lbs and 300whp will post a quicker lap time then your 3600 lbs 360 whp around the same track with the same driver on the same day.
Not sure about the Miatas... and not sure that I know ANYTHING about Miatas.
The e46m3 Koni Challenge cars were getting faster lap times then the e92m3 Koni Challenge cars at the same time/season.
The e92m3 is fat pig and makes a worse track car then the e36m3 and e46m3 - the proof is at the NASA and BMWCCA events and most HPDEs that all 3 show at.
If you want a fast track car or w2w racer .... get an e36m3, strip it and put some parts on it ....at $30k total you'll be running 5-10 seconds faster then a $60k e9xm3
And even if you strip an e9xm3 and put some go-fast parts on it - you'll be between $80-$90k and only just AS fast as the forementioned e36.
On the street the e92/e90m3 is a better dd performer in all aspects.