12-29-2012, 06:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hershey, PA
Originally Posted by REX8
Not sure what that means, that Mustang is a beast of a car from a performance/$$$ standpoint. And I don't think anyone is giving off the "M3 is god" vibe. Or at least I didn't intend to.
Similar power to weight, and some suspension would get you THERE. Not "whopping". I don't think anyone ever said it takes $texas to match a stock M3. But some people are quoting 1/4 mile times, and thinking that's all that matters. The 8 seconds at VIR isn't simply down to power. It's also about gearing, aero, balance, etc.
Even on the power front...it takes a lot to keep up with an M3 from say, 80 to 140. Much more than an equal power/weight ratio.
Anyway, I think we all agree you can get there without much trouble (to what specific extent you need to mod aside)...
Then again, at that point, he's still driving a stock M3, and you're in a heavily boosted, Subaru on coilovers. As a Suby lover, I still know what car I'd rather be in.
Unrelated note: What would it take to get a 135i/335i there?
JB4+ DPs ($1000)
Springs and Konis ($1000)
Might even be fast enough to outrun the ugly!
1/4 mile times are a good comparison for cars but I never said that's all that matters. I also looked at skidpad and then said that those numbers don't necessarily translate to track performance.
Last edited by mrkyle3; 12-29-2012 at 07:13 PM.