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post #1 of 35 Old 11th September 2006, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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E60/E39/Maserati Sunday Sprint and Exhaust Update

A fine Sunday afternoon called for a spirited drive. Jason (JCrist) brought his highly modified and very fast e39 M5 from Lynchburg, Robert (Rodman31) came with his Silverstone e60 from northern Virginia, Tony (rvam5) left his e39 at home and instead brought his Maserati Coupe. Ahh, decisions, decisions. I joined with my silver grey e60 with the recently installed Supersprint Race.

Interesting videos should be forthcoming courtesy of Robert. Believe me, they should be well worth the wait. For now, content yourselves with these photos.

A few observations:

(1) The chicks dig the Maserati. More than once did someone approach us and ask about Tony's car. The Oldsmobuicks accompanying it apparently failed to stir the onlookers' loins.

(2) Silverstone is a terrific color. It is much more than just a silver. Some of the photos should help those trying to decide between silverstone and silver grey.

(3) Aftermarket exhausts are plain fun. Jason's Tubi is a perfect complement to his aggressive e39. The Tubi on Tony's Maserati makes epic sounds. I continue to be very, very pleased with the Supersprint Race.

(4) These cars are meant to be driven. We swallowed straights, glided through corners, and put dotted yellow lines to good use. It was remarkable how often four cars were able to make safe passes together on a largely winding two-lane. If you have not participated in a drive with friends with similar interests, do it soon.

(5) Jason is an absolute badass as a caravan leader (see photo of HUD display with Jason's car visible in the lead), thanks to various countermeasures and oversized cohones.

Thanks, guys. I look forward to the next one, and eagerly await Robert's videos.

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Silverstone -- Silver Grey Comparison

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The Best License Plate . . . EVER

. . . and a few more scenic shots (note the great M-Scudetto shields courtesy of SchnelleM5).
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Very nice guys! Robert, looking forward to some video!
Come on New Yorker's, let's get together and show these Virginia boys how to do a mini meet!

BTW: glad to see Al's shields are making it down to VA

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Best plate? Are you sure? I like M3Racer's E60 M5... 205 MPH

My new plate is not so revealing... M POWR

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Looks like a great time.

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As much as I like the E39M5 as a car it really seems a bit dated in looks compared to the MasQP and specially the E60.

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As much as I like the E39M5 as a car it really seems a bit dated in looks compared to the MasQP and specially the E60.
It sure does look dated. It even feels dated after driving Roman's E60......
BUT......It feels like a racecar, handles like a racecar, and sounds like a racecar!
There are alot of us that haven't quite embraced the high-beltline and high tenor pitched exhaust of the E60...........yet. It is defintely growing on me. The E39 will make just a good a classic as the E28 and 34 that we VA'ians had the pleasure of viewing wonderfully restored examples at our last meet.
In my opinion, if the industry experts and Roundel folks spent more time on the road with the E60, they might give it more of a break.

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Best plate? Are you sure? I like M3Racer's E60 M5... 205 MPH
Yes, but there is no Joe Walsh song that goes "My BMW does 205."

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