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      05-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Cool BMW DTM Champs Swap and Race E30 M3 vs E92 M3 DTM Cars [Video]

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The "Generation Game": DTM champions Spengler and Ravaglia swap cars and liveries.

02.05.2013

Munich (DE), 2nd May 2013.
Just days ahead of the start of the new DTM season, BMW Team Schnitzer driver Bruno Spengler (CA) already has his first race at the Hockenheimring (DE) under his belt – although it did come at the wheel of a somewhat alien car to the Canadian. BMW Motorsport invited the reigning DTM champion and 1989 winner Roberto Ravaglia (IT) to a very special “Generation Game”.

Both drivers brought with them the cars with which they won their DTM titles. Spengler triumphed last season with the current BMW M3 DTM, while Ravaglia was crowned DTM Champion at the wheel of the BMW M3 in 1989. However, it was all change in Hockenheim. Ravaglia climbed into the driver’s seat of the BMW M3 DTM, which was adorned with the livery of the 1989 BMW M3. Spengler, meanwhile, drove the historic BMW M3 with the Frozen Black design of his BMW Bank M3 DTM. And so, after a few warm-up laps, the duo began its unique race.

Spengler was given a head start of one second per year between the two DTM titles, amounting to a 23-second lead over Ravaglia in the new car. The race ended with Ravaglia overtaking Spengler in the Sachs corner. Just as he did in his last DTM outing in Hockenheim in 1992, the Italian crossed the finish line first.

Speaking afterwards, the two champions embraced the role reversal. “The first time I saw the 1989 BMW M3 in my design, with my name and the start number 1, it was an amazing feeling. Because the BMW M3 from back then is so light, it is almost like driving a go-kart. I had great fun – until Roberto passed me in the Sachs corner,” said Spengler with a grin.

Ravaglia was also thrilled by his journey through time: “It was great to be back in Hockenheim after all these years, and I really enjoyed returning at the wheel of a DTM car. The BMW M3 DTM is a fantastic car. Its black livery is great, but I think our old design rather suits it too. I initially had to get used to the low seat position, but after a few laps that ceased to be a problem. I think Bruno also had fun in my old car. Thank you BMW for this great idea. I will now have my fingers crossed that all eight BMW DTM drivers get the season off to a successful start in Hockenheim.”

Bruno Spengler and Roberto Ravaglia talk and race the E30 M3 DTM vs E92 M3 DTM




Spengler and Ravaglia compare notes on M3s after race



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      05-03-2013, 06:38 AM   #2
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That's pretty cool. I can't imagine jumping into a race car 23 years more advanced. All referenced for brake, throttle, speed would be sooooo different.
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Wow, what amazing sounds come out of those cars!
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      05-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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nice find...thanks for sharing
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      05-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #5
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Awesome clip !
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Nice, thanks for sharing, just think why they taped that original E30 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft car to ugly matte black, original is white.
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one of the coolest things I've seen any car company do.
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I was pretty sure this stuff only happened in my dreams. This is all kinds of awesome and I love that they went all out and even swapped liverys. Very cool idea and fun to watch
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      05-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
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Awesome video!
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Wow

LOVE the sound coming from the E30 M3 DTM.
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very impressive
just goes to show
a fast driver is still a fast driver 20 years later

must be cool to have a car named after you
only 2 of these exist, they were only

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one of the coolest things I've seen any car company do.
awesome vids, good find
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Very Cool!
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Really cool comparison and I love how they swapped the liverys.
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Great find, thanks for sharing
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Cool... Thanks for sharing.

Roberto Ravaglia is a BMW Motorsport legend.
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must be cool to have a car named after you
only 2 of these exist, they were only
This isn't correct:
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=8

There were at least 25, some sources say as high as 50.

About the video: cool stuff, but showing that same pass like 12 times was a little boring and it made me laugh that they were calling it a "race".
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This isn't correct:
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/model_faq.php?id=8

There were at least 25, some sources say as high as 50.

About the video: cool stuff, but showing that same pass like 12 times was a little boring and it made me laugh that they were calling it a "race".
You're right
But that was a typo
I meant to write 25
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such a cool video.. especially being able to hear the exhausts notes w/ out annoying music
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This is so touching!
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What a great piece! I wonder what the camera car was for the direct front views?

I think I'm going to buy a pair of those Puma driving shoes!
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