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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Aachen Germany
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Well-that is the issue. I have done Duisburg-Berlin in my B8 in less than 3 hours for 550 kms on a sunday morning once...including refuelling and breakfast. To make these average speed you have to drive 250 km/h and more every time you can do it. My measured rear-axle temperature was above 125 degrees celsius.
But thats not the real issue on the G-Power car....
The M-GmbH has built one of the finest free breathing machines on this planet. A 5-Litre, 507 hp, 500 Nm, more than 8000-rpm Monster with an extremely high compression ratio. Packed with a 7-speed SMG 'box, controlled by a computerized Motormanagement and Drive Management with hundreds of possible settings.
Now a small company comes up, bolts 2 turbochargers on this monster machine, gets nearly 50 percent more horsepower, a lot of more torque and so on.
You won't tell me that this car is as bullet proof as a normal M5? That all the needed work is done to make all the systems work properly? Lets think of maybe 20 cars that will be sold-even the high price-tag on the car wouldn't nearly pay the price of these hours.
a friend of mine does a lot of BMW-conversions here in Germany-lets say I have seen a lot of Hartge H50s near Aachen the last years...and he has performed one H50 5.0 Compressor conversion-despite a lot of money spent this car never really drove as it should have. And this conversion based on a normal 4.4 litre....
In these days it isn't easy to get 50 percent power out of a Machine like the M5 E60.
For me the car is a show-car and will be a show car in future...
just my 0.02 D-Mark