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M6 Convertible on the Track?!

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I've been on the M5 forum for around 13 years now, but recently got the urge to switch to an M6. I was looking for a coupe as I do a lot of time at the Nurburgring, but this astonishingly well spec'd convertible has come up and pressed the reset button in my head. I love it, and reviews of the handling say it's as good as a coupe.

Is this true? Has anyone here tracked a convertible? And are Carbon Ceramic brakes on an M6 as good as the sales pitch suggests??

And please don't give the predictable response and tell me to get a proper track car. I've done around 1000 laps of the Ring now in my various M5s, and I get huge satisfaction and entertainment from overtaking GT3s and the like in my big fat BMW

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I would guess not many have experience as most US tracks that I’ve been to (all of them) don’t allow saw job convertibles, only targa and some even don’t allow cars with factory roll bars (Boxster,Z4). And this is because US track insurance companies don’t want the risk of a roll over.

That said, aside from extra weight from the stiffening stuff should be the same, perhaps even better balanced.

The CCBs are great however even BMW MTEK and RLL racing teams don’t use them over slotted and drilled rotors and conventional stuff just because they’re so expensive to replace, and a big fat M6 convertible will use them up at the N’ring. So go for it if you can afford to replace them.

The running meme on rennlist is to buy the CCBs and use them for daily use so you don’t deal with dust, and to change them out for track day since modern brake are 90% of the stopping power for much better price.

If you want to slam out a great lap time at the ring I’d say worth it, I would use them for that. If you don’t use them there where else would you?
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