In Reply to: c&d test (more) posted by dp on September 27, 1999 at 20:22:11:
I beleive the brakeing figures, my car will absolutely stop on a dime. When I demonstrate my car to people, one of my favorite things to demonstrate is maximum brakeing. People are usually very impressed. It brakes so hard it hurts.
99 Z3 Coupe 2.8
: if you peruse the c&d test summary, you will see that at 151 feet the Z3 coupe has the SHORTEST BRAKING DISTANCE OF ANY CAR. PERIOD. the closest is S2000 at 159 feet. the mighty Z3 coupe also has .90g roadholding, same as C5 corvette. forgive me if i take that with a grain or two of salt... - but if that makes someone run out and trade their M for a 2.8, more (or less) power to them ;)
: : In C&D tests the Z3 Coupe had better road holding and brakeing then the M Coupe. This most likely due to a a 200+ lb (don't know exactly) weight advantage on the Z3. (0.91G vs 0.87G)?? Something along those lines
: : It also stopped 70-0 in around 20 feet less, surely also due to weight.
: : In a slalom the M Coupe would be faster. In any reasonable contest, as dp pointed out with equal drivers, the M would be faster, but I bet a better driver in a 2.8 Coupe vs the M would have a good shot, except in a drag race.
: : As for mods, if I had an M Coupe I would just spend my money on a drivers school, that way you'll have a better chance of beating me in a race against my unmodified Z3 Coupe 2.8. :)
: : -Anthony
: : 99 Z3 Coupe 2.8
: : : I don't get it. I thought the M had the better suspension and brakes. Why would a Z outclass an M? It just doesnt make sense, it's like saying a 328is is better than an M-3. Does the Z coupe have the E36 suspension? I know the M has the E30 suspension, which pissed me off because I was misled by my dealer. #2 Dinan Chip or Jim C?