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S2000 rpm question (archive)

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Posted by ///MDon on October 05, 1999 at 01:13:39:

In Reply to: S2000 vs M3? posted by Louie on October 04, 1999 at 19:57:50:

: Can anyone comment on how a S2000 would fair against a E36 M3 on a track (stock vs stock)? My colleague just got one and he took me for a ride. It seemed very fast and an excellent handler. I know this is kind of comparing apples and oranges and the M roadster is a better comparison but I'm just curious. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

: Louie
: 99 M3

This isn't directly to the point but won't running an engine at high rpm consistently lead to a shorter engine life? I'll be curious to see how this engine holds up over the next couple of years. As far as low torque in the turns, I have to agree with some of the other posters. If it was me I would keep the car in it's maximum torque range (rpm range) by staying to lower gears and with more aggressive downshifting. This car (s2000) is definitely going to weed out the good from the bad drivers. If you can't control it off the line and find the right shift points you're going to have trouble pulling the best performance out of the car. I like that about this car. Just as the M3 does, this car demands more from it's driver than a fat wallet.

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