I don’t particularly care for a burnout. As a matter of fact, it’s a waste of tires, puts undue stress on the clutch and drivetrain, and at the end of it all says very little about the capability of the car performing a sad show of force.
It’s different however when the car behind the cloud of smoke is an E39 M5 putting down 621 horsepower and sounds like a Nascar.
Enter Steve Dinan and his Dinan Engineering E39 M5 S3. A Supercharged, fire breathing beast of an M5 that could embarrass most sports cars and does so in complete comfort. Some of you may recognize the name Dinan as the world class American LeMans Series BMW engine builder for teams such as Chip Ganassi Racing, who subsequently won last year’s 24 hours of Daytona. Yep, that guy!
Dinan starts with an already impressive E39 M5 and then adds his S3 kit ($20,000) to make an already amazing car even more so. But as with any Dinan tuning package, the focus is on reliability, driveability and when called upon, the ability to make most cars disappear into your rear view mirror.
Fancy a Dinan tuned BMW M5 capable of roasting Michelin tires into a pile of molten rubber? Hit the source link.
Only $20K?....He forgot that Exhaust Headers, Free Flow Exhaust, High Flow Throttle Bodies, Swaybars, Big Brake Kit, and R Compound tires, D550-3904 Stage 1 Flywheel and D550-0015 Hi-Clamp Clutch Kit are all required so its closer to $50K
Maybe it's 20K after you've done DINAN stage 1 and 2.
My M5 is a S2 so I have the Headers, Exhaust, High Flow Throttle Bodies and probably the swaybars but not the BBK, tires, flywheel or clutch.
I'd rather get the ESS / RK kit which both cost under $7K and get 90% of the power for 33% of the cost
__________________ Maint: Liqui Moly 10W60 Race Tech GT1 Engine Oil, Pentosin MTF2, Mobil1 Full Synthetic ATF Steering Fluid, ATE Super Gold Brake Fluid Wheels: Style 65 18x9.5" Squared 275/35/18 Dunlop Direzza Z1 Sport Star Spec, 3mm Front Spacers, Turner Motorsports Extended Bolts Braking: Genuine BMW Rotors, Pagid Yellow RS 19 Endurance Racing Compound, Titanium Backing Plates, Open Brake Ducts, FTE Lines Handling: Intrax Racing Springs, Bilstein B8 Monotube Dampers, Ground Control Camber Plates, Dinan Strut Tower Brace, Dinan Rear Sway Bar, X5 Thrust Arm Bushing Power: Is Nothing Without Control, Stock Motor Dyno'd @ 341WHP, 319LB-FT Dynojet. Aero: None Yet Race: firstname.lastname@example.org Englishtown, Lime Rock Park 1'09.9", New Jersey Motorsport Park Lightning Circuit 1'23.420", Thunderbolt Circuit 1'44.2", Watkins Glen International *tbd, Monticello Motor Club *tbd. Gear: Bell SA2010 Sport Helmet, Sparco Tornado Racing Gloves, Sparco Speed+ Racing Shoes, OMP Balaclava Winter: Style 66 17x8, 17x9 Staggered 235/45/17-245/45/17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Studless Snows Interior: E60 SSK, ZHP Shift Knob, MK4 Navigation, Umnitza VXX Angle Eyes, Brushed Aluminum Trim Swap Favorite Quote: "Understeer is when you hit the wall with your front end. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with your back end. Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall. Torque is how far you move the wall when you hit it. "
Then the tab "Spec" you will see what I listed was the required products.
@ Timmayfest this year I asked Kelster about his Beast.
He brought his 03 in 06 CPO'd make the conversion to S2 and then to a S3.
I guarantee you he spent $70K after he brought his car.
Originally Posted by bimmerule
This is what happens when you attend Timmayfest. Look up "S/C E39 M5" as soon as you get back.
How did the S2 do in the quarter? Understand track was underprepped and over heated, sort of.
I let Clemster do a pass, he got 13.7 @ 107....no one was setting personal bests there
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.0 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.4 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 25.1 sec
Street start, 5-60 mph: 4.7 sec Standing 1/4-mile: 12.7 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (mfr's est): 191 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.87 g
2001 M5 LeMans Blue/Silverstone Dinan: springs, Konis, rear sway bar, monoball bushings, and exhaust;
Ground Control camber plates, Stoptech front BBK, Brake ducts opened,
Evolve AlphaN tune,
OE 9.5" rear wheels all around & 275/35-18 Pilot Super Sport
2011 M3 sedan 6MT Silverstone, no sunroof!
2006 330i sport 6MT Electric Red/Black
2001 Audi S4 6MT -- for sale?
1996 Volvo 850R wagon