F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Professional Motorsport Racing Discussion (IMSA, DTM, Formula 1, Grand-AM, Le Mans, IRL, WRC, etc..) > Successful debut: Positive tests for the new BMW M8 GTE at the Lausitzring
VIBE Motorsports
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-23-2017, 06:51 PM   #23
ZIV3R
Private First Class
ZIV3R's Avatar
92
Rep
179
Posts

Drives: '14 F10 M5|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tempe/Scottsdale Arizona

iTrader: (2)

This is why I BMW. If it's a sub 150k car, I'm in.
Appreciate 1
Lojs216.00

      07-23-2017, 07:14 PM   #24
BMWI6
Major
BMWI6's Avatar
Colombia
0
Rep
1,333
Posts

Drives: 335is
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Miami, Fl

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by blue-mw View Post
Good God, now that's a fine looking windshield wiper.
Couldn't agree more! It's the little details that make all the difference.
__________________
If everything seems under control, then you aren't going fast enough"
Appreciate 0
      07-23-2017, 08:44 PM   #25
Lojs
Lieutenant
Lojs's Avatar
Germany
216
Rep
480
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW M4 f82
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Berlin

iTrader: (0)

Great track! Last weekend saw the AMG team there testing the still disguised AMG GT4.
Appreciate 0
      07-23-2017, 10:22 PM   #26
chief
Lieutenant
chief's Avatar
United_States
73
Rep
466
Posts

Drives: 2008 Melbourne Red M3 Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Riverside, California

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [4.67]
I wonder how the size of the car is compared to the M6GT3?
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 12:01 AM   #27
georgere
Major
georgere's Avatar
United_States
345
Rep
1,423
Posts

Drives: 2016 M3 BSM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stamford CT

iTrader: (0)

I just came back from GTLM race where BMW is using M6 platform. BMW came in 3rd and 5th. 1st and 2nd were Pcars 911. The gap between 2nd and 3rd cars was huge that one would never be able to catch up. While BMW did good, it is obvious M6 is just too large and heavy. Why not use M4 platform? What is M8 for on a race track? It is going to be another larger and heavier car....
__________________
My 1st love was 2006 BMW 325i Sport + Prem 6MT but I married the 2016 M3 BSM MDCT.
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 03:24 AM   #28
IS3andME
Major
404
Rep
1,127
Posts

Drives: Lexus IS300
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by georgere View Post
I just came back from GTLM race where BMW is using M6 platform. BMW came in 3rd and 5th. 1st and 2nd were Pcars 911. The gap between 2nd and 3rd cars was huge that one would never be able to catch up. While BMW did good, it is obvious M6 is just too large and heavy. Why not use M4 platform? What is M8 for on a race track? It is going to be another larger and heavier car....
The M6 has been winning races elsewhere. As far as why not use the M4,this has been discussed before, and obviously there is a reason. Could it possibly be that the V8 can reliably make the horsepower, whereas the S55 would have to be tuned up, to a point where it may not be as reliable in endurance racing?
And since this is a production based class we are talking about, there is no BMW M3/M4 being produced today with a V8. And I doubt a waiver could be obtained like the Z4M GT3 which had a v8.
https://www.google.com/amp/www.autob...-you-can-race/
Appreciate 1
Law2381.00

      07-24-2017, 08:08 AM   #29
wdeerfield
A family of bimmers
United_States
1175
Rep
6,132
Posts

Drives: '13 f30, '11 f10
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY

iTrader: (0)

looks and sounds great. Is the driver sitting in the middle of the car?
__________________
2013 EB/CR 335i xdrive | DHP | 19" VMR V803 | MPS4S | MPerformance | M3 Grills | BMS Tips | LED Turn Signals | CTS intake | VRSF FMIC | VRSF CP
2011 JB 535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square | MPerformance Spoiler | M5 Grills | Painted Reflectors
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 08:49 AM   #30
jxr006
Private First Class
United_States
68
Rep
106
Posts

Drives: BMW 328
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ridgewood, NJ

iTrader: (0)

The wing looks terrible. Like it was designed by an intern with 10 minutes left before beer o clock.
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 08:54 AM   #31
Eau_Rouge111
First Lieutenant
Eau_Rouge111's Avatar
Canada
278
Rep
380
Posts

Drives: 2009 128i and 2007 Z4M Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Mississauga, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Would be cool if the race car had a naturally aspirated V...fill in the blank.

Was recently at the Sportscar rave in Mosport Canada and the only cars that sounded good were those Porsche 911 RSRs....basically everything else with their turbo engines sounded terrible
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 09:07 AM   #32
Lojs
Lieutenant
Lojs's Avatar
Germany
216
Rep
480
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW M4 f82
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Berlin

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eau_Rouge111 View Post
Would be cool if the race car had a naturally aspirated V...fill in the blank.

Was recently at the Sportscar rave in Mosport Canada and the only cars that sounded good were those Porsche 911 RSRs....basically everything else with their turbo engines sounded terrible
I think engine/exhaust acoustics is at the bottom of the priorities list when designing a race car.
Appreciate 1
WI_Rob79.50

      07-24-2017, 09:43 AM   #33
Eau_Rouge111
First Lieutenant
Eau_Rouge111's Avatar
Canada
278
Rep
380
Posts

Drives: 2009 128i and 2007 Z4M Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Mississauga, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lojs
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eau_Rouge111 View Post
Would be cool if the race car had a naturally aspirated V...fill in the blank.

Was recently at the Sportscar rave in Mosport Canada and the only cars that sounded good were those Porsche 911 RSRs....basically everything else with their turbo engines sounded terrible
I think engine/exhaust acoustics is at the bottom of the priorities list when designing a race car.
No doubt but it does play into the "show" aspect/getting people to watch/come to the track...look at all the complaints at F1 since the switch to hybrid turbo V6 configuration and Formula 1 wanting to address that for the new engine package for 2021...so although I agree with you...but it still is important
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 03:00 PM   #34
Lojs
Lieutenant
Lojs's Avatar
Germany
216
Rep
480
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW M4 f82
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Berlin

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eau_Rouge111 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lojs
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eau_Rouge111 View Post
Would be cool if the race car had a naturally aspirated V...fill in the blank.

Was recently at the Sportscar rave in Mosport Canada and the only cars that sounded good were those Porsche 911 RSRs....basically everything else with their turbo engines sounded terrible
I think engine/exhaust acoustics is at the bottom of the priorities list when designing a race car.
No doubt but it does play into the "show" aspect/getting people to watch/come to the track...look at all the complaints at F1 since the switch to hybrid turbo V6 configuration and Formula 1 wanting to address that for the new engine package for 2021...so although I agree with you...but it still is important
I see where you are coming from. But in this case it would(should) be the objective of the body setting the regulations for the series. Once the rules are set the team is trying to make the fastest car possible within the budget available.
There is no champagne for the best sounding car.
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2017, 03:06 PM   #35
mashimarho
BMW GENIUS
mashimarho's Avatar
United_States
1357
Rep
13,237
Posts

Drives: e92 LCI 335i xDrive™
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lynnwood, WA

iTrader: (40)

Garage List
Whoa..
__________________

BBS///ER///BMS///AirLift///VRSF///ARKYM///DD///CYBA///STOPTECH///BMW Performance ///
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2017, 06:11 PM   #36
Garage5
Private First Class
36
Rep
102
Posts

Drives: BMW M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1999 BMW M3  [0.00]
Looks like a more expensive M6. The GTE and the street version. I was more excited about a more sleek rear engine R8/NSX competitor than a larger M6. The concept looks more luxurious than sporty.

The M6 GT3 has been a bust of a program. Gets shellacked by the likes of the RSR, Ford GT, and 488. I miss the Z4 GT3 days at least i enjoyed watching it run against the big boys.

Rant over.
__________________
Current:
///More Ms than friends at this point in my life and I am ok with it.

Currently own all 5 gens of the ///M3 = life complete
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2017, 06:16 PM   #37
IllSic_Design
Lieutenant
IllSic_Design's Avatar
United_States
266
Rep
562
Posts

Drives: 09 E92 335i AW/CR
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Vacaville, Nor-Cal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Garage5 View Post
Looks like a more expensive M6. The GTE and the street version. I was more excited about a more sleek rear engine R8/NSX competitor than a larger M6. The concept looks more luxurious than sporty.

The M6 GT3 has been a bust of a program. Gets shellacked by the likes of the RSR, Ford GT, and 488. I miss the Z4 GT3 days at least i enjoyed watching it run against the big boys.

Rant over.
It's actually a little smaller than a 6 series according to the info that's been given.
Appreciate 0
      07-28-2017, 12:30 PM   #38
Garage5
Private First Class
36
Rep
102
Posts

Drives: BMW M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1999 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by IllSic_Design View Post
It's actually a little smaller than a 6 series according to the info that's been given.
Well I stand corrected.
__________________
Current:
///More Ms than friends at this point in my life and I am ok with it.

Currently own all 5 gens of the ///M3 = life complete
Appreciate 0
      08-03-2017, 02:53 PM   #39
tallshortguy
First Lieutenant
37
Rep
366
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Garage5 View Post
Looks like a more expensive M6. The GTE and the street version. I was more excited about a more sleek rear engine R8/NSX competitor than a larger M6. The concept looks more luxurious than sporty.

The M6 GT3 has been a bust of a program. Gets shellacked by the likes of the RSR, Ford GT, and 488. I miss the Z4 GT3 days at least i enjoyed watching it run against the big boys.

Rant over.
Shellacked? They're in second place in team and driver championship in GTLM.
Appreciate 0
      09-09-2017, 01:52 PM   #40
Kh4N
Enlisted Member
Kh4N's Avatar
Belarus
8
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: e30 touring
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Belarus

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 1
Lojs216.00

      09-10-2017, 05:18 PM   #41
glennQNYC
Space Force Door Gunner
glennQNYC's Avatar
United_States
1244
Rep
2,620
Posts

Drives: M Sport 335i
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 335i  [4.87]
Attached Images
 
__________________
Appreciate 1
MSCD1409.00

      09-10-2017, 05:18 PM   #42
manolooo
Private First Class
10
Rep
163
Posts

Drives: '09 E92 xdrive
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neutral Zone

iTrader: (1)

WW!!
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2017, 05:47 PM   #43
emulajavi
Private First Class
Spain
37
Rep
114
Posts

Drives: MINI JCW F56
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Spain

iTrader: (0)

I hope they keep the kidneys the usual way instead of this awful new tendency of putting them upside-down....
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2017, 06:16 PM   #44
dsocold
Lieutenant
96
Rep
443
Posts

Drives: sedona red
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: new york

iTrader: (0)

lol at the spoiler
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST