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Supercharged Z3 1.9 Driving Experence (archive)

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Posted by Karl Seeger on March 30, 1999 at 09:48:36:

In Reply to: Supercharged Z3 1.9 in latest European Car (more) posted by ///Mike G on March 30, 1999 at 08:12:46:

As many of you know I supercharged my 1.9 almost a year ago. When I bought my car the 2.8 was still a rumor. I had to order my car, and wait.

The first driving event I went to I was totally surprised at how well the car handled. It pointed at all of the apexes naturally and did everything I asked of it except one. It would not accelerate out of corners. I had the line but no "punch".

With the addition of the supercharger that has changed. The car flat "roars" out of corners.

Can I beat a M Roadster on the highway, no. Can I give him a run for his money in the corners, yes.

Granted I have changed my suspension, brakes and drive train for even more improvement in the handling scheme of things but I did not buy the car to drag race or high-speed freeway race. I bought it to TAKE corners, not slow down for them.

I would not trade my car for anything else. I plan on keeping this one for a VERY long time….


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