Bmw M8 Supercar

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  1. Warr7207

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    The Bugatti (TOP SPEED 406 KM/H) is out boxed, look at the specs.

    BMW has done it again, unlike the Bugatti and Mercedes, it has NO TURBO, NO SUPERCHARGER

    Top speed: 462 km/h (288 mph)

    0 - 100 km/h (0 - 62 mph) est. 3.5 seconds
    0 - 200 km/h (0 - 124 mph) est. 9.5 seconds
    0 - 300 km/h (0 - 186 mph) est. 22.0 seconds [​IMG]

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    462 km/h thats insane its faster than a small airplane
    it will prob-lie cost around 1.5m +
    oooo but so pretty
     
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    aha! Hennies new car! :D
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Nice one, can't wait to see it on top gear :)
     
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    stunning car...
    love the interior especially the rear bucket seats
     
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    I personally thinks it's a load of crap. My reasons being for a car to do that kind of top speed needs some serious body work and not look like a streamline limo :whistling:

    I have a so called spec sheet of the BMW and according to that it is much lighter than the Bugatti but has the same power. Now all car gurus will know that power to weight ratio is what it's about and that will obviously increase performance especially on the pull away. The Bugatti does 0 - 100 in 2.5 sec and weighs 2 tons and the BMW in only 3.5 sec which is much lighter? Come on. It's supposed to be faster not right? The Bugatti also beats it to 300 with 14 sec and not 22, so what now?
    The Bugatti is also LIMITED to 407 because of the tyres :whistling:

    I think this was just some smart ass who tries to blow smoke up BMW exhaust pipes. I can believe the other times like the 0-100 and so on, but the top speed I don't believe at all - and this is my opinion ;)

    BMW is good to some extent, but not that good...
     
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    Tobes, I tend to agree with you, but I do remember similar suspicions, 6 years ago when the initial specs of the Bugatti were released. So only time will tell :)

    The car has Michelin 335/30 ZR 20 tyres, which are rated to 400 km/h.

    But the things that don't add up:

    5988 cc V12 engine (seems way to small)

    power - 708kw / 900bhp @ 8200 rpm (once again not enough)

    torque - 965 nm @ 5800 rpm

    Max. RPM - 7800
     
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    There is only ONE king when it comes to high performance normally aspirated motors...





    Ferrari !!!!!!!!

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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Wow that is bloody awsome!
    Warr you right, something wrong with that size of an engine.
     
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    what git is going to spend that amount of money on a BMW supercar?
    you buy one of these and when someone in a ferrari or lambo pitches up next to you at a light? you'd feel outdone! even if the BMW was quicker...
     
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    I'LL TAKE HIM :whistling:
     
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    agreed furbz...a beemer stays a beemer BUT Ferrari, Lamborgini thats a car:yeahdude:
     
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    Friggin awesome looking car. Can't wait for Jeremy on Top Gear to slate it!!
     
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    Isn't that your wifes car?:whistling:
     
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    WHY?? i can fully understand wanting to feel the acceleration, but to want to hit a top speed of over 400 that's insane.
     
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    Awesome car Warren - BUT, then, I would MUCH rather go for a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8..... a LOT MORE POWER..... an just as fast! ;)
     
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    I would take this beemer but due to petrol shortages I dont drive this anymore:lol:

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    get a lotus elise 111R. the exige is fast but lacks the noise and feel of a naturally aspirated engine!
    you've never experience a true sports car til you drive one!
     
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    Rather try the Atom, insane power and acceleration - 0-100 in less than 3 seconds

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