BMW i
Forum for the BMW i3, i4 and i8
BMW i3 BMW i8
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

  BMW i Forums > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-16-2019, 01:14 PM   #23
Stage IV
F8SE7EN
Stage IV's Avatar
United_States
2251
Rep
1,359
Posts

Drives: 2017 M2L
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: city of Phanatics

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2017 M2  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTN View Post
No. The 720s is a rear-mid-engine car, so it has more weight on the rear axle resulting in shit-tons more traction than a front-engined M4.
Slight edit
__________________
'17 BSM 6MT M2|Fabspeed DP|DINAN P2|UUC SSK|7.5 lbs/hp|295/30 rears
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2019, 02:43 PM   #24
overlook637
First Lieutenant
159
Rep
356
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eatsleepboost View Post
Ya I understand and I tend to think that way at times as well. A car that is 300k$ is expected to perform 3x better than a 100k$ car but that's not the case as 100k$ cars are quite damn impressive. It's not like having a Camry then say a gtr for 3 times the price and getting 3 times the car. Once you get to that high level of performance only slight improvements can be made. McLaren uses much higher quality materials everywhere. Tons of carbon and precious metals. Those alone jack the price way up but do save the weight. These cars still have to be road legal off the showroom floor and drive smooth and quiet enough for the rich people who buy them.

I think if you created some system to judge cars from say 1-10 in various categories like drag race, long distance drive, short city driving, auto-x, top speed runs, etc then I believe you would see how large the gap is between a super car and not. This car would rank high in every category and then would stand out.

No doubt. We live in a great period where a 40k used Hellcat, SS, Mustang with just a few mods can make near the same 1/4 mile times as a 300,000 car thats had 18,000 in mods.

A fool and his money.
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2019, 02:49 PM   #25
Real Dodger
Field Marshal of the Cosmos
Real Dodger's Avatar
United_States
5664
Rep
6,840
Posts

Drives: 135i DCT
Join Date: May 2017
Location: McKinney TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 135  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlook637 View Post
Dodge Charger Hellcat with a few mods are just as quick for 1/5th the price. Crazy times we live in.
I don't think so. If I recall, there was a thread where a Ford GT took out a Demon, and the Ford GT is not as fast as the McLaren.

But I'd still take a Ford GT over either car, and/or a AMG E63 wagon.
__________________
Renegade of Funk
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2019, 11:20 AM   #26
avocet
Major
171
Rep
1,043
Posts

Drives: 2007 328i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver bc

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneIn4Secs View Post
Why is it easy for this car to have traction, but hard for m4?
Is it tune? Tires?
Did you see the track prep they did? That much grip just might bog an M4.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST