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      06-27-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Just wondering what your thoughts would be on a few race/chases with an e-92 M3 DCT vs a Ferrari 599? Is it possible a 72K car can hang with a champ? Ill explain the scenerio later when i shake some excitement off.
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      06-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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Hey guys, Just wondering what your thoughts would be on a few race/chases with an e-92 M3 DCT vs a Ferrari 599? Is it possible a 72K car can hang with a champ? Ill explain the scenerio later when i shake some excitement off.
Not according to my friend who had a run in with one on the Autobahn. It wasn't even close from what he said.
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      06-27-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Do you realize the 599 has the same engine as the Enzo, except it makes more power?

In other words: No.
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Hey guys, Just wondering what your thoughts would be on a few race/chases with an e-92 M3 DCT vs a Ferrari 599? Is it possible a 72K car can hang with a champ? Ill explain the scenerio later when i shake some excitement off.
If you are suggesting (by your excitement) that the M3 hung with the 599, then the 599 owners wasn't racing or was just pacing you to give you a hard time.

The 599 has similiar trap speeds as a Corvette ZR-1 (around 130-131 mph).
The Enzo trapped at 133 or so.

Get a G-Power Supercharger and put it at 9 psi and you might be within a few car lengths, but would still be behind as I'd guess you'd trap in the 128 mph range.
At the standard 6 psi it's probably in the 124-125 psi range (ZO6 neighborhood).
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      06-28-2009, 04:02 AM   #5
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Well if an M3 can't beat a 550 Maranello with a bad driver, then it aint going to go anywhere near a 599...

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      06-28-2009, 07:07 PM   #6
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Pehapse i need to explain the situation. I in no terms meant to say my or any M3 can beat a 599. What i am saying is before this experience i didnt relly feel i had a fast car. I drive mostly stop and go to and from work. I can whole heartly say that the 599 WAS trying to shake me off....which he couldnt. Is the 599 faster yes... if i were the police and he were a suspect he would not have gotten away. Perhaps it was a self realitization (sp) that damn, i discounted my car way too much. To be able to hang to me meant he couldnt get more than about 50 yds away at any point. To me thats friggin awesome for a 70K car vs 300+.
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      06-29-2009, 07:02 AM   #7
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Pehapse i need to explain the situation. I in no terms meant to say my or any M3 can beat a 599. What i am saying is before this experience i didnt relly feel i had a fast car. I drive mostly stop and go to and from work. I can whole heartly say that the 599 WAS trying to shake me off....which he couldnt. Is the 599 faster yes... if i were the police and he were a suspect he would not have gotten away. Perhaps it was a self realitization (sp) that damn, i discounted my car way too much. To be able to hang to me meant he couldnt get more than about 50 yds away at any point. To me thats friggin awesome for a 70K car vs 300+.
Where was this? Maybe he did not want to get charged for street racing. I had a civic 'hanging' with me yesterday and I "could not shake him" because I was not trying. This guy in the civic even beat me accelerating from a red light because I let him.
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      06-30-2009, 12:47 AM   #8
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Where was this? Maybe he did not want to get charged for street racing. I had a civic 'hanging' with me yesterday and I "could not shake him" because I was not trying. This guy in the civic even beat me accelerating from a red light because I let him.
Yeah you can't really tell if someone is trying to race you. So I would say the guy in the Ferrari was just having a little fun. He probably didn't try to all out race the thing because it's:

A) Illegal
B) Stupid
C) Dangerous
D) Pointless
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      06-30-2009, 02:00 AM   #9
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You're not going to "hang with it" unless the driver isn't trying. It's a 600+hp car that handles very well.
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      06-30-2009, 10:13 AM   #10
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Pehapse i need to explain the situation. I in no terms meant to say my or any M3 can beat a 599. What i am saying is before this experience i didnt relly feel i had a fast car. I drive mostly stop and go to and from work. I can whole heartly say that the 599 WAS trying to shake me off....which he couldnt. Is the 599 faster yes... if i were the police and he were a suspect he would not have gotten away. Perhaps it was a self realitization (sp) that damn, i discounted my car way too much. To be able to hang to me meant he couldnt get more than about 50 yds away at any point. To me thats friggin awesome for a 70K car vs 300+.
"Stop and go" traffic...
In these situations, a Veyron wouldn't be able to shake a Civic.
Glad to see all the level headed responses above to these "M3 vs" whatever 600hp monster you want to insert in there.
Was waiting for the "Yeah, I beat a 599 too...", thankfully that didn't occur...
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      06-30-2009, 11:44 PM   #12
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but i do get what the OP was saying, i had a point when i realized how amazing the car i was driving everyday was and it made me feel really content
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was the ferrari going in reverse?
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