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Old 09-29-2014, 10:48 PM   #1
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BMW i8 and M4 in the World's Greatest Drag Race 4

It's drag race time again! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with 10 of the world's best supercars and sports cars facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's field includes all 10 contenders from Motor Trend's 2014 Best Driver's Car. Contenders include the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru WRX STI & Volkswagen Golf GTI -- all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest. Sure all the cars differ in power and purpose, but it's still cool to see how the stack up against each other. Have a look!

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Old 09-29-2014, 10:55 PM   #2
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My god, how embarrassing. My 330 wouldn't even beat the fiesta.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:18 AM   #4
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I would take the BMW i8. Best look, decent performance and futuristic.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:03 AM   #6
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Damn the M4 is so slow off the line.
The car ran a 12.2, is RWD with gobs of torque. It did anything BUT be slow (even off the line). 12.2 is FAST. I'm expecting that kind of time with 13psi, and #2900 in my E36 M3.

The i8 is awd, and having a 10 second, plus two 11 second cars skews your perception of speed greatly. Go take your car to a drag strip and you'll see how big the difference a second in the 1/4 just really is.
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My god, how embarrassing. My 330 wouldn't even beat the fiesta.
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Saw this the other day...no love for Audi?
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Would be close, I admit. But I've never broken 14.9 and never trapped higher than 94. Florida on a suspect track at 80 degrees, but still.
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Would be close, I admit. But I've never broken 14.9 and never trapped higher than 94. Florida on a suspect track at 80 degrees, but still.
The fastest I've run my 330Ci when I had it was... 14.3? 14.4? I can't remember... it's been over two years since I ran it. Granted, I had headers and an ECIS intake. Exhaust was pretty much stock other than having a resonator removed and the AC Schnitzer muffler.

Believe it or not, someone with a bone stock ZHP on Bimmerforums.com ran a 13.9.

EDIT: Since I haven't gotten used to launching my E30 very well, I ran a 14.7 the first time I took it to the strip. All I did was spin off the line. I let off, got back into it, had to let off again, etc. It's way faster than that. I know for a damn fact it is.
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