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    M5 v MR - Could it be?

    My stunt driver was cruising the local freeway when we spot a BMW M5. There was one clean pull from 75-100 that resulted with the MR a car length or two ahead. Then the M5 driver must have developed a bad neck cramp since he was unable to look over any more and immediately exited the freeway.

    Could it be? The V10 M5 was trounced by a 4 banger? I am hoping he didn't have the car in power mode and was limited to 400 HP, but that should have resulted in a bus length debacle. Anyone have any experiences with the Bavarian King?

    Stats for bench racers:

    M5
    500 HP/383 TQ/4000LBS

    MR
    390 HP/390 TQ/3200 LBS

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    pretty cool. What do you mean by stunt driver though? Or did you mean student driver?

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    a stock MR? 8 or 9?
    That's a lot of space to put on a fast car in such a short race.
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    Stunt driver = friends who like to drive my car like a maniac.

    My car is stock! Ok, so I have a Vishnu V390 setup (downpipe, test pipe, cams, cam gears, and xede) with the SMART option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannonBaller
    Stunt driver = friends who like to drive my car like a maniac.

    My car is stock! Ok, so I have a Vishnu V390 setup (downpipe, test pipe, cams, cam gears, and xede) with the SMART option.

    ahhh. I dont think I'd let my friends drive my car, especialy like maniacs. lol

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    sorry dude, but on the highway, displacement + RWD will usually win. you can argue about power/weight, but not with an M5. those are 500 strong horses from 3000 all the way to 8000rpm.
    embattled, we prevail...only victory exhaled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelBoy
    sorry dude, but on the highway, displacement + RWD will usually win. you can argue about power/weight, but not with an M5. those are 500 strong horses from 3000 all the way to 8000rpm.
    With the mods he has, I don't necessarily doubt him. I've walked an M5 so they're not invincible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MidKnight
    With the mods he has, I don't necessarily doubt him. I've walked an M5 so they're not invincible.
    Yeah, walking a older M5 is more than possible considering they only trapped about 108/109mph, but the ones trap 113-115mph and are quite strong. The Evo does have a decent amount of mods though. An MR running full exhaust, cam, cam gears, and EM should also be running quite strong... However, I still dont think strong enough to get a legit win over a new M5 at those speeds. Perhaps the M5 was not in power mode or whatever and only pushing the 400hp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidKnight
    With the mods he has, I don't necessarily doubt him. I've walked an M5 so they're not invincible.
    the 394hp, 4000lb M5? i believe you.

    the EVO is fast but is not aerodynamic, and at 75-100, that matters. add to the fact that it's a 2.0L that's gotta do the pushin', with more drivetrain loss, and i don't see how a V10 with 500hp will get in its way.
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    The race was only from 75-100 mph. That's a VERY short race. If you get the jump on someone at that speed the other car has to be MUCH faster to catch up with you. I don't doubt the story, but that's not really much of a race to begin with...
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    Whoah, I didn't know the MR had that much power and torque.
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    Hey I have as many questions as you do. I just want to know if anyone has encountered one. It really was very odd, I wish he would have stuck around for a bit longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidKnight
    The race was only from 75-100 mph. That's a VERY short race. If you get the jump on someone at that speed the other car has to be MUCH faster to catch up with you. I don't doubt the story, but that's not really much of a race to begin with...
    He definately hit the gas first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Integra96
    Whoah, I didn't know the MR had that much power and torque.
    D'oh, I just realized it was modified.
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