<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dave:
<strong>right,for the sake of a good discussion,I will stick my neck out here..............if that car has been lowered by 75 there is NO WAY he could get within a sec a lap of an M5 (assuming drivers are equal).
Reason? I have 45mm lowered Novetec springs and when loaded the 17s rub the arches.Its actually a reminder i got the exit speed/steering angle all wrong,but there ya go.Lowered by 75mm that thing would would undrivable on fast bends,in my humblest of opinions</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The magazine SportAuto has a very good name in Germany and they can't afford to mess with the lap times. The magazine is specialised with testing high performance cars and other tuned stuff. And don't forget the BMW M5 is a 'standard' M5 while the Yellow Novitec has a real track setup. Novitec had to make some changes to the arches to fitt the tires. And even the wheels are mounted with negative camber, like they do on race cars.