6th February 2008, 23:46
M5 Expert (>4000)
Fair comments imho. I own a s/c'd M5, and I can tell you that it required a lot of R/D to get the car to run right. It is still a bit fickle at times, although I'm still crazy about it. Another experience we might look to is Dinan's work on the S3 . Dinan spent an enormous about of time getting the car to run right. By 'right' I think we mean seamlesslly integrated and 'OEM-like'. Happily, the goal was achieved.
The point being that it is one thing to bolt on FI horsepower, quite another challenge to make it OEM feeling. Hopefully a member (or magazine) has the opportunity to really evaluate the car and give an objective review. Until then, I guess we have to assume G-Power has put in the many hours of testing and tweaking that would be needed.
'00 Royal Red/black/walnut M5
100% options, angel eye upgrade
’00 Black/black DA s/c M5
Carrillo rods, Arias pistons,
Schrick cams, Vortech T-trim,
UUC, Koala driveshaft/differential,
Dinan Stage 3 suspension, Brembo
~Built by Shadowman & Black M5~