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      01-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Why does a drag race...

seem to hold so much power? What is it about blowing someone away at a stoplight which simply says, I win?

We see thread after thread about 0-60 times, which car has an advantage and why. In an elemental form, why do we get such a kick out of this?

I confess, it would make me smile to spank a 911S. Not on the track, but on the street outside my house. Also a C6, RS4, SL55, .........

Additionally, I have enjoyed the hell out of my S2000. As everyone knows, this is clearly not a car for the 1/4 mile track. Where it excells is the rush of the Vtec and the feel of speed. This is amazing and so addicting. While the M will be absurdly fast in comparison, my fear is the seemingly endless though constant power/torque delivery may not be as.....exciting? Is it possible the M will not feel as fast as the specs show?
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It will feel faster hahahah i hope!
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      01-22-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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Easy...

Because in the real world most of us dont track our cars....

The closest most of us come to a race is when somone pulls up next to you in their modded 335i and starts revving the engine. Bottom line...many of our egos want to beat that guy, silence him, demoralize him, and make him wish he was behind the wheel of the M3, GTR, or 996 you just spanked him with. Its gratifying, satisfying, and in some strange way justifies the 40,50,70K you spent on your car.

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I agree that it means little to me.

More important is 0-100m or 0-50m when trying to pass someone at the lights from a merging lane for instance...

In Australia, 0-100 means sweet FA unless you want to lose your license, or stop on a freeway on-ramp.....
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nothing beats the feeling of tracking a track worthy car, good feeling when people wave you by because your car is so damn fast on the track

and of course there is always someone faster and you let them by
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accleration , g-force gets the adrenelin going. same reason many people love roller coasters and thrill rides.
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seem to hold so much power? What is it about blowing someone away at a stoplight which simply says, I win?

We see thread after thread about 0-60 times, which car has an advantage and why. In an elemental form, why do we get such a kick out of this?

I confess, it would make me smile to spank a 911S. Not on the track, but on the street outside my house. Also a C6, RS4, SL55, .........

Additionally, I have enjoyed the hell out of my S2000. As everyone knows, this is clearly not a car for the 1/4 mile track. Where it excells is the rush of the Vtec and the feel of speed. This is amazing and so addicting. While the M will be absurdly fast in comparison, my fear is the seemingly endless though constant power/torque delivery may not be as.....exciting? Is it possible the M will not feel as fast as the specs show?
In real world driving, I don't think that the M will be spanking a 911S. These cars are very close in performance. And, "spanking" to me is at least two car lengths in a 100 mph sprint.

As the speeds increase over 125 +/- mph, I do think that the M will pull away some.
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drag racing is somewhat stupid or naive if it is used to determine which is a faster car.

Overall, a better 'performance' car should be determined by the track time. Even that, some cars excel in some type of tracks but not others.

Drag racing gets talked about so much because it is so easy to do on the streets and egos need to find a way to express themselve albeit some what point less.

These are cars not race cars!
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