The M3 ZCP Competition ranks #5 on UK publication AutoExpresss just announced 2010 Performance Car of the Year list, which includes cars ranging from the VW Golf R to the 911 GT3 to the Ferrari 458. The 3 day tests were conducted the Anglesey Circuit in England and included cars/editions launched in 2010.
The cars range from the Skoda Fabia VRS, the Seat Ibiza Cupra, Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Golf R to the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Porsche 911 GT3. Other cars tested for the 2010 Performance Car Of The Year awards include the Mercedes E63 AMG, the BMW M3 ZCP competition, the Audi RS5, the Jaguar XJ SuperSport, the Bentley … CONTINUED
M3POST member mikewads is the first M3 to run the quarter mile in the 10′s to our knowledge. With some power adders (supercharger and 100 shot of nitrous on 96 octane) he has been able to hit 10.87 @ 131mph!
Prior Design, based in Germany, has released its E92 PDM Widebody Kit, the highlight of which are the flared fenders, but also includes replacement front bumper, rear bumper, sideskirts, hood, spoiler and rear trunk spoiler. More info/pics to come.
Ever wonder how a street car like the M3 Competition matches up against a pure race car such as the M3 GT? R&T has put it to a track test, along with getting M3 GT driver Tommy Milner’s feedback on the two cars. Results inside.
BMW insider Scott26 places the next generation F32/F33 M3′s power at approximately 450 PS, with room to be bumped up later. More extreme M3 variants will also likely be in the works, such as the possible return of an M3 CSL.
ARKYM has released its AeroRace ONE, a full aerodynamic kit for the E90 M3 sedan. This unique and aggressive full aero solution features the AeroRace CF vented hood, CF trunk, CF full front bumper, CF full rear bumper, CF sideskirts. Oh, and an ESS supercharger tops off this particular M3!
The M Owners Club of Indonesia participated in an Indonesia-wide Performance Day European Sports Car II event last weekend, where BMW M cars gathered and ran with other M cars, Porsches, and Ferraris at the Sentul International Race Track. Check out the huge photo set inside.
The day started with BMWs, Porsches, Ferraris, and other exotics gathering at downtown Jakarta, in the parking lot of the formerly Hilton Hotel. The group then convoyed to the race track (Sentul International Track), having two X5 M cars as safety cars. Around 80 cars attended the event, ranging from BMW M, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, and Audi. The event featured 3 sessions – drag race, slalom/auto cross, and track runs (which was led by pace cars).
Thanks to M3post member qimis … CONTINUED
An M3post member had his M3 rammed by a drunk driver this weekend and actually has the surveillance footage on video posted. Even wilder is the scene that followed. Difficult video and story to witness, but lesson is to never drink and drive!
Speed Channel recently aired an episode of its Battle of the Supercars which pit the E92 M3 against the Lexus IS-F. The cars competed in 4 different competitions, a 0-100-0 contest, 60-100 race, half-mile acceleration, road course, driven by Paul Tracy and Tanner Foust. Results inside.