To minimise the thermal load transmitted from the brake discs to the brake housing, which might impair the service life of the cross-drilled and inner-vented discs, the discs are connected with the aluminium brake housing by steel pins in floating design. The front bumper support - like the front air dam - is made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic and therefore also serves an important weight-reducing function even if it is hidden away out of sight. Turning Powerful Passion into Supreme Performance. Featuring an extremely large intake air opening and a large air collector made of carbon fibre, this new intake air system enables the engine to breathe in even more air than usual, which is why the camshafts come with longer valve opening periods. No endorsement by trademark owners is to be construed.
Indeed, even the floor carpets come with a weight-optimised layer of foam at the bottom. This is due to the use of sharper profile camshafts, a bigger air intake with carbon fibre manifold, a refinement of the exhaust manifold, and slightly different exhaust valves. Debuts at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Every now and again a manufacturer will launch a limited-run model that takes everyone by surprise, possibly even the carmaker itself. Shifting gears like in Formula 1. Innovative materials right where they are required. Even parts and components normally quite insignificant within the body structure as a whole were carefully considered for any possible reduction of weight.
We look forward to hearing from you. This modern transmission also offers a wide range of additional, practical functions such as launch control. And the result, finally, is unique, absolutely unmarred driving dynamics and a purist character. Regards Mark Bremner Brave Auto International Ltd Japan. The deeply bolstered sports seats are firm and provide race car-like support, with a small show of wear to the drivers side offside bolster. Glass-reinforced plastics are used throughout structural points in the car.
Reducing the overall weight of a car, on the other hand, and possibly increasing engine output in the same process, we are able to significantly improve the car's lateral dynamics as well as its positive and negative longitudinal dynamics. The story of an exception. In order to improve the handling ability of the car, the entire suspension system was further refined. The braking system was also improved with larger front floating rotors and larger pistons in the rear calipers; front calipers were the same as the standard M3 but with a larger calliper carrier to allow for the larger rotor. Any trademarks appearing on this site are the sole property of the registered owners.
The Northern Circuit of Nurburgring, probably the most demanding and challenging race track in the world, plays a very special role in achieving such a high standard of driving dynamics. More power alone is not the solution to better dynamics. Rear discs are M3 standard. In simple terms, this means that force F is the product of mass m times acceleration a. The seat upholstery comes in a combination of Amaretta and fabric.
With the driver being able furthermore to choose between the sequential and an automated gearshift mode and benefitting from Drivelogic, he has no less than eleven different gearshift options at his disposal. The significant increase in power and performance is however not only the result of intelligent lightweight engineering. An all-new air intake system with an extra-large air collector made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic ensures an ample flow of air to the 3. Weight reduction is therefore the name of the game - and there are several ways to reduce the weight or mass of a car. The engine bay remains perfectly clean and in keeping with its well cared for life. Every effort has been made whenever possible to credit the sources. To provide this kind of experience, the front springs are one winding shorter and both the spring and damper rates have been re-tuned all round in view of the car's lighter weight, both the compression and rebound strokes being modified in the process.
Now showing 35,501 Kilometres on the clock 22,059 Miles. A top performer with outstanding agility. Very special wheels and tyres for a very special car. The carbon fibre centre console remains free from scratches and damage. The trunk floor cover was made of lightweight fibre-board. It received an aerodynamic lightweight body kit which included carbon fibre front splitters that improved down force at high speeds by 50%, as well as a carbon fibre rear diffuser. There are a couple of minor stone chips on the front bumper and carbon fibre front flippers commiserate with the minimal mileage covered being the only negatives to report.
Only 50 available in the United States. Being an original left hand drive car, she was a few years ago acquired by a Dutch enthusiast who imported her into The Netherlands. The trunk lid was redesigned to incorporate a raised lip, unlike the standard M3 where one is simply added onto a flat trunk. Any comparison with a racing car is by no means exaggerated and it is fair to say that only very few road cars are able to offer the same kind of dynamic driving experience of the highest, most puristic standard. And it has all the signs it needs in order to entice you into buying it. As its name suggest, an emphasis was put on reducing weight.
The very first M5 was only available in black. As precise and nimble as a racing car. With its outstanding power-to-weight ratio of only 3. This equals output per litre of no less than 111 bhp, an extremely high figure for a normal-aspiration power unit and, incidentally, the highest output per litre of any production six-cylinder in the world. Please don't copy stuff from the site without asking; it may belong to someone! The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres have also been developed especially for this outstanding car. While this only reduces the curb weight of the car by 7 kg, it lowers the centre of gravity of the car and decreases body flex. The key data revealed a sports car that would punch way above its class 200 hp, top speed in excess of 230 kmh, sprint from a standing start to 100 kmh inside 6.