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Just noticed that there is a 2000 M5 in One Lap, currently leading the Luxury Car class with an S4 in second.
 

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The official Car and Driver entry in One Lap is a 2000 M5. I don't know if it's another M5 that is leading in the class, but who cares? IT'S ON TOP!
 

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Saw the "One Lap" cars at Sebring on Tuesday.Part of the competition was doing hot laps around the track.There were about 15 Bimmers including a few regular 3 series cars with M3 motors.The M5-driven by Car & Driver staffers-was bone stock and looked good on the track.Keeping in mind that they were all on street tires,the cars were quite fast.The Renntech Mercedes was really hauling...I understand it cost $330,000-is this possible?
 

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Hey Mel,

Yes i think it is possible for the Merc to cost 330K

Renntech is unbelievably fast but speed comes at a very expenisive price!!

Paul
 

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Renntech has an E- series car (4 door, and VERY luxurious) that I checked out. Specs: full power leather Recaro seats, special trims/woods/etc. Automatic, 0-60 in 3.7, top speed of 210mph, and every day driveable. Seriously amazing cars. They also had a CLK job that was rumoured to do 0-60 in 3.4 and 220 mph. Gorgeous 20" wheels too. 14" Alcon rotors with 6 piston calipers, etc. The E was to cost close to 240 i think, and the clk was going for about 350. Not bad, given what you get. Not bad at all.

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FYI, It was was while testing the upper limits of the Renntech, that Don Schroeder (C&D's senior technical editor) crashed and was killed in February.

Word is that he was going WELL over 200mph.

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wouldn't that encourage people to buy one. "Buy a 240k renntech and get yourself killed"
 

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I have read many excellent Car & Driver articles from Don Schroeder and I find it a big lost to all car enthusiasts about his tragic accident.
 

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Back to the OneLap - the M5 SCORCHED its competition in its class "Luxury Sedan" - this from the web site:

<h1 align="center"><font FACE="Tahoma"> 2000 Michelin One Lap of America<sup><font SIZE="+0">TM</font>
presented by Car and Driver Magazine</sup></font></h1><font SIZE="+3" FACE="Tahoma">
<p align="center">Class: Luxury Sed Final Results</p>
</font>
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Luxury Sed Cumulative Class Points as of Sat May 13 17:33:48 2000
Page 1
Results sorted by position
Pos Car # Vehicle Class Pts O/A Pts

1 23 BMW M5 750 7020
Tony Swan, Jim McCraw, John Ursone
2 83 Audi S4 635 5825
Donald Adis, Justin Adis
3 76 Mercedes-Benz RennTech C43 565 5315
Arpad Papp, S. Scott Stamper
4 80 Cadillac STS 505 4885
John Barrick, Ed Piatek
5 93 Audi S4 405 4035
Seth Jacoby, Oliver Licul

6 77 Audi S-4 361 3675
Rene von Richthofen, William Wilson
7 79 BMW 535i 246 2865
Justin Kababik, Garrett Kababik
8 24 Saab 9-3 Viggen Turb 231 2685
Vince Bodiford, Dave Young, Curt Door
9 81 Audi S-4 184 1695
Norman Babcock, Chris Cimino
10 78 Cadillac Eldorado Twin S 150 2150
Pete Magnuson, Stephen Martyak, MD


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Oh please stop... I don't know about the rest of you guys but I'm starting to get embarassed by all the kudos this car gets. It's getting to the point where I can predict the outcome before finishing a magazine article or any road test.

However, in this case I think the drivers made a huge difference.

Enjoy!
 
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