In Reply to: QUATTRO vs M3 video: The real scoop, lol...(long) posted by PM3 on June 19, 2000 at 13:40:42:
: Ok, first off, I have to thank "Master Lee" Leroy Riffel for setting everything up perfect..and I apologize that the video cannot come out any clearer..but I don't have the software to transfer regular videos to internet..so we used Lee's digicam and just recorded on TV.
: Anyways, the scoop. Yes, it's an (fast) AUDI A4 1.8T with K04 Turbo and redone turbo on top of that, giving him anywhere between 250-270 bhp. The car is mine, yes, but the sounds, as many (and by now all, most likely) of you guess, is dubbed from a Formula 1 CD. The track was turn #9 at Willow Springs.
: I felt compelled to put this up because I am sad to say, but that Audi guy was somewhat of a jerk. A little too aggressive on the track for a 'time trials' group, and you could see he had a thing against the BMW's out there. So when he followed me through that turn and lost it, I thought it was pretty hilarious.
: I had to slow down a tad at Turn 9, to give room to the Miata (which you eventually see let me through), but I could not gain as much of momentum as possible, as he had track tires, probably taking the turn as fast if not faster than me, and I had street tires (RE71's) which were plowing all over the place by now, so you can see how long it took me to reach him.
: Unlike it shows in the videos, I am still flat out as through the end of it, not beating the Miata in braking, as the Video may portray..but we thought it would be kind of fun to do what we did with the F1 sounds, first: because it was funny, and second: because it so dang windy that you couldn't even hear my engine at the straight, from inside the car..
: So, the actual details: I am only shifting up once through the straight..Coming out the turn in 4th, and then going down the straight through fourth, and shifting to fifth right about the time you see the Miata. Sadly, that's the last of the "rear view videos" I'll be able to have, as I just installed the wing on my car..but will update you with any cool "front views" as time goes on.
: Glad some of you liked the videos..CYA>PM3
: for those of you that have not seen it: