Hey ya'll. Just raced a E46 from a ~20mph roll last night. I have a TXS stealth back mated to a Prodrive axelback and a perrin drop in filter with the intake silencer removed and he is stock.
He got the intial jump on me by about 1/2 car length.
By 4th gear i had pulled on him and he was now 1/2-3/4 car length behind me. By 6th gear he had evened up with me and was snailing(literally) his way ahead. This was at about 130mph. Just what i expected due to my AWD and his autobahn tuned animal. I cut off because speeds were getting ludicrous and the fact i don't have my stock tires on but snow tires. They are V-rated though but it didn't matter, they don't feel confidence inspiring at those speeds.
Anyway, the 2 cars couldn't be more evenly matched. Any of you STi guys, race a M3 because it really is a perfect match. Both sweet cars. I really wanted to go from a stop to but he had to go home. We all know what the outcome of that would be though