Originally Posted by mastek
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.
While I do understand the physics behind this argument fully.. However, my E30 BMW with full race spec suspension, weighing in at 2420 lbs and modified to around 185 HP in no way feels nearly as dominant or better than my E92 M3, not through turns, not accelerating out of turns, nothing.
There is no way this E30 of mine will outgrip the E92. Sure it may feel great, it may transition well, but it will never beat, even if it at an S50/S52 swap.
The E9x chassis, mainly the E92 is a grip monster, it does a phenomenal job of holding the road and pushing right through. It does feel a little heavier, but honestly, any car above 3200 lbs is going to feel heavy no matter what.