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Re: 200 vs. M5

In a message dated 97-05-31 23:37:11 EDT, you write:

<< ou may be correct regarding the 88. The M5 I was referencing was a
 newer body style car (91 or so). I beat it but barely. My car was
 running very well, pulling 2.0 bar max, and this was on the highway, not
 the track (eg straight line accelleration).  >>

Early M5's were almost a Munich call back to the days of muscle cars, when GM
and Ford underestimated hp to meet laws.  Stock the car is supposed to have
250 hp.  My fathers was recently dyno'd at 251 hp.  At the rear wheels.  Old
M5's are incredibly fast.  Not too reliable, but fast.  As for Gen1 M3's, the
driver you encountered must have been a slug...I have seen M3's beat just
about every car on every track, leaving high dollar car owners (Corvettes,
300ZXtt's, Porsche 928s 944 turbos 911 turbos, BMW M5's) in their dust.  They
are an incredibly formidable car, especially in evolution form.  Might not
have the kick of the new 6 cylinder, but quite a car indeed.  I suppose you
didn't see the article on the turbo M3's?  Or that they make a 2,500$ bolt on
supercharger kit?  Yes, the 200TQ is fast, very fast.  But there is always
something faster...