20th December 2001, 10:51
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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Brentwood, Essex, UK
e39 M5 Carbon Black
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In these colder conditions we can all get our M5s sideways pretty much out of any turn with heavy throttle use, regardless of the tyres, so car control skills (= driving on and over the limit of grip) become essential to learn, both to deal with an unexpected slide and for pure and simple fun. The good news is the e39 M5 is amongst the easiest cars to drive sideways, and you can learn how to do it in a couple of hours if you can find a safe place to practise (and spin a lot until you get the knack).
There are numerous places you can pay for instruction...if you want to know where I learnt send me a PM.
I drive all over the UK and track here and abroad, at Spa and the Ring. The M5 is a complete giggle, albeit an absolute bloater, and if you get your car control up to scratch you unleash the best part of the M5, which for most owners (in the UK at least) remains resolutely hidden frm view.
My personal opinion is that if you drive a car with this kind of power, you have to make sure your skills are up to it.
2001 e39 M5 Carbon Black/Black