Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

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Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

Post by Warrior » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 00:05

Came across this website earlier today...

http://fastestlaps.com/cars/bmw_z3_30i.html

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Re: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

Post by stevov » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 07:05

Sadly all that website does is show just how slow the z3 really is... Its rankings on listed tracks is is lower third of the pack.

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Post by Mike Fishwick » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 09:23

What does it matter - youdo not drive under such condiitons, except in your dreams!

I thought that the Z3 showed up pretty well for a car whose suspension has its roots in the early-'eighties E30 - the other cars were much more modern.
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Post by stevov » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 15:22

Some of us don't dream :D
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Post by Del » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 16:00

A standard Z3 is never a good track car in the same way that an Aston Martin isn't. Driving an Aston Martin around a track is like driving a big (heavy) bowl of runny porridge compared to a similar spec/price Ferrari.

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Post by Davejue1 » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 16:36

Other than the 'M' the Zed was never meant to be put against such cars. It's like comparing a Honda c50 against a Honda fireblade. They were never designed to go head to head. The Zed is a fantastic car in its own right. If you want to race around the track like a loon buy a carrera turbo. :)
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Post by TR4man » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 16:38

stevov wrote:Some of us don't dream :D
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That looks like Spa.

Been there a couple of times (but only to spectate :( )

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Post by stevov » Sat 31 Jan, 2015 17:37

Eau Rouge and Mini Karrusel

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Re: Z3 3.0i faster than a Honda NSX-R

Post by lightning » Mon 02 Feb, 2015 08:06

What you need is switcheable suspension.

My Ferrari Mondial t (made in 1990) had a small rocker switch on the centre console that offered three suspension positions "soft" "normal" and "hard"

In "soft" it was like an old Ford Cortina, it wallowed and rolled over bad roads better than many ordinary cars.
In "medium" it was as you'd expect for a car of that type, sporty but not rock hard. Road use basically.
In "hard" it was, well, like a Lotus Elise. Tiring on the road but great for track use.

And the Ferrari was made back in 1990.

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