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Posted by CN on January 05, 2001 at 12:15:10:

In Reply to: Re: reduced redline, too? posted by Glen on January 05, 2001 at 12:04:39:

plus, with 11.5:1 compression ratio, short of opening up the engine and trying to redo everything, there's not many options open for safe, substantial power gains, are there?

as far we scuttlebutt goes, they tried 3.4 litres, but they settled for 3.24 or something because of the difficulty of the tolerances between cylinder sleeves and cylinders and etc.

anyway, in motortrend, where they compared the m3, z06, and 911 on a track with their test writers, they wringed out 4.7seconds to 60mph, 13.3 to the quarter mile. forgot the trap speed, sorry. and it still weighs 3410 pounds! reported a lot more understeer than they expected even with DSC off.

but, anyway, those are outrageous acceleration numbers and just bodes superwell for the m coupe/m roadsters.




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