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post #1 of 13 Old 23rd September 2005, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

Well, This car is fantastic.I was looking around track-challenge.com just checking out some times of supercars. The main test I was looking at was 100kmh-200.(60mph-124). I really am realizing that this Discovery Automotive beast is NO JOKE. I ran 7.4 secs on a hot and humid day.No nitrous bar, and windows down.

It beat almost every car on the website. Ones that REALLY stood out.

Murcialago
Gallardo
Techart GT
SL 55
M3 CSL
E60 M5
Just about tied the Pagonda Zonda
CLK DTM

The two cars that beat it
Mclaren SLR by .5 seconds
And a full second+ Carrera GT

I know that if I get caught on a track, these cars would probably eat me alive, But knowing If I catch one on the highway.........

Pretty cool none the less.

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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

Get a colder humid day, and no heat soak, and I think you can tie some of the cars that nosed in front. Good times. When does she hit the road again?

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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

Josh,

60-124 MPH, can you manage with just one shift?

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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

I start in third, shift around 100 into 4th then at 130(or somewhere close) into 5th. So yeah, I shift.

The car is back on the road. It actually has been over a week now. AAA took care of everything. What a great insurance company.

I am using a stock driveshaft while i wait for a carbon fiber one to be completed. Maybe 1 more week. But this car has been great as a daily driver.
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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

Wow,

60-124 MPH in 7.4 sec with 1 shift (@100 MPH). That's really impressive. How did you time it, video?

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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

I'm glad to hear the issues have been settled and the car is performing as it should!

I just finished reading the Bimmer article...very cool!

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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

Josh, Glad to hear that everything worked out ok, did you have to reenforce the the rear subframe, or is everything ok with just a new drive shaft? or you getting a stronger one this time or was it just a floke that the last one failed, just wondering, anyways best of luck and thanks for sharing, Josh

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Re: UPDATE: Area 51 M5....man, i love this car.

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Just give us more videos


Yes, video please.

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