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Thread: M6 track vid

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    Default M6 track vid

    Pretty interesting. This is in-car ICSSC race footage taken at Pacific Raceways here in Seattle. Know the car and the driver. Car's an E24 M6 with a wickedly built motor - you'll see power's not a problem.

    Pretty interesting study on driving if you watch. I'll reserve my comments but maybe some others would like to share theirs.

    Erik - study closely...here's where you'll be running this spring!

    Google vid's pretty cool. Never knew about this...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...18657624753816
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    Very Cool.... I wanta get into racing again
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    interesting how the rear steps out - any info on the motor? forced induced?

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    Default Try this for car details...

    No forced induction. Just a fat M6 stroker and a big diet on the E24.

    http://www.brannfors.com/redsharkrac.../m6_poster.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon K
    interesting how the rear steps out - any info on the motor? forced induced?
    Obviously it's a bit wet making traction tricky however he's really overdriving the track, don't you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon K
    interesting how the rear steps out - any info on the motor? forced induced?
    I thought this thing was as loose as Mother Goose.
    I wasn't surprised when it spun out.

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    sure he's driving hard, one spin and stall. On plenty of corners the tires are squealing. He's not driving the car too hard Jeff. Such fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKriss
    sure he's driving hard, one spin and stall. On plenty of corners the tires are squealing. He's not driving the car too hard Jeff. Such fun!
    About 1500kgs of downforce would make it stick to the track much better.

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    Yeap, I thought the same thing!. Too many mistakes. Driver needs more training to master this car or was the car too heavy ?.

    I saw a german clip from Essen where a prace-prep 320 took out all other racers in the field. Porsches, Lambos, you name it. That clip the driver mastered the track to perfection. It had a 6-speed sequential tranny and I think the engine revs to at lest 8500 rpm. Could hear that M3 chain-saw sound at high-rev before the guy shifts. That was the best race video I have ever seen to date. After, seeing that clip, one would say " I want that car!". Can I handle it ? is another matter altogether....

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    Default I too saw that vid...

    Quote Originally Posted by emw525E34
    I saw a german clip from Essen where a prace-prep 320 took out all other racers in the field. Porsches, Lambos, you name it. That clip the driver mastered the track to perfection. It had a 6-speed sequential tranny and I think the engine revs to at lest 8500 rpm. Could hear that M3 chain-saw sound at high-rev before the guy shifts. That was the best race video I have ever seen to date. After, seeing that clip, one would say " I want that car!". Can I handle it ? is another matter altogether....
    That *was* impressive - that guy was just mowing everyone down. Not only did he have a fast car but he was incredible in moving thru traffic as well.
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    Default Watch his corner entries...

    Several times he's pushing to the outside of the corner...typical of a too hot entry. Not the fastest way around. There's one sequence where's he behind the E36 M3 going into the turn - watch how the M3 just leaves him on the exit. I wouldn't say that's a power thing, the M6 clearly has sufficient power to pull on the M3 - that's a technique issue.

    Anyways - to be fair, the driver here is pretty new to racing and this a lot of car to gather up. And - the track was wet. I can attest how slippery it gets as Pacific in the wet...

    Quote Originally Posted by BigKriss
    sure he's driving hard, one spin and stall. On plenty of corners the tires are squealing. He's not driving the car too hard Jeff. Such fun!
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