In Reply to: Ever heard of RennTech? posted by buboy on August 18, 2000 at 15:11:06:
It doesn't sound to me like you have ever been on a track.
No matter what you can do to some piece of shit like a Mustang, you can tweak an E39 to outperform it around a track... it's only a matter of money! Look at the E39's rival, the E-Class... you're telling me that a RennTech or Brabus EV12 can't kill a modified Stang around a track? Please.... look at the results of the One Lap!
Please put the magazines down and pay attention to reality.
These cars are very fast for a street car, and can certainly go like hell in a straight line.
But they're also very heavy. Heavy cars eat tires, they eat brakes, they break parts because of the stresses involved.
Take a case in point: one day when my AC Schnitzer equipped 740iS is finished with its custom stroked motor, I'll blow the doors off your M5! :)
I haven't yet run the M5 on a track, I'm sure I'll take it out a couple times but I don't intend to spend much time doing so.
The Mustang is probably faster anyway (has something to do with similar HP but 1000 lb less weight, and if I find the time I'll figure out how to get another 250 lb off it this fall.)
When that's not fast enough I'll go get myself a used Sports 2000 or Spec Racer Ford. A whole 1.9 or 2 liters of engine.