I've just read this story in Race stories section. I took a liberty of changing its' format slightly and the smilies are absent, otherwise I couldn't make the quote thing work. I hope Erik doesn't mind that.
Ferrari Modena vs ALPINA B12 5,7 Coupe. Hi guys and Happy New year. This is not my own story but I decided to post it anyway. I have earlier meantioned an B12 that hopefully will end up in Norway, today owned by a friend of ours in Germany. Well a few weeks before Christimas he took the car for a ride and ended up with a Modena in front of him. The Modena floored it and of course so did my friend. The Modena pulled him slightly up until 220 kph.....but then he started to catch up and at 290 kph he used his flash light on the Modena and then continued to pass him...The fun thing was that they actually tolked togehter after the "race" and the Ferrari guy was like " WTF just happend ???? ". He thought is was just an original 850. Gues he was wrong. Anyway just wanted to share this to you guys. Erik
Here's the link to the original thread http://www.bmwm5.com/vbulletin/showt...threadid=12285
1290 kg, 400 hp, 373 NM, 310 hp / tonne, Vmax "over 295 km/h"
1865 kg, 416 hp, 570 NM, 223 hp / tonne, Vmax 300 km/h
The figures for Alpina are taken from www.clube31.com
and the figures for Ferrari from their official website. The only thing I am not sure of are drag coefficients for these cars and I've got no clue why Ferrari doesn't have an exact number for the top speed.
At first Ferrari was pulling SLIGHTLY on him, then the guy started catching up at 220 km/h, then got to him at 290 and passed him having a higher top speed. We are talking about Ferrari having 40% better power to weight ratio here. I am sure it doesn't sound that it was 40% faster. And actually it has lower max speed. So what happened there? I guess aerodynamics plays a greater role than I thought.
Yes, and knowing Erik from other posts I don't doubt his or his friend's story even for a second.