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roadie
11-05-2004, 04:09 PM
:thumbup:

Makes me miss Germany

flattothefloor
11-05-2004, 06:40 PM
:rofl:
nice fake

528i
11-05-2004, 11:30 PM
Shift! Shift!

PropellerHead
11-06-2004, 07:47 AM
Yeah.. I miss it, too...
(even if it WAS in a Volvo)
http://www.my02.com/images/germany/topout.jpg

roadie
11-06-2004, 09:59 AM
:rofl:
nice fake

Have you ever driven on the autobahn?
I didn't have a super car but would regularly drive the Muenchen / Frankfurt route at some of the emptier stretches at 250km/h. Riding with my friend in a M5, I have seen the car clock 310 km/h.

M5's and M3's, S6's, S8's with speed governers removed have passed me at over 300 km/h - At 250km/h you feel like you're standing still as they pass on the left.

The photo is obviously not my car - someone else's, but representative of what driving on the Autobahn can be like in a super car.

flattothefloor
11-06-2004, 05:39 PM
its obvious that the white background it your pic states its a fake.
I would rather drive at Nurburgring Nordschleife. If only there was a track like that in the U.S.A.
Hats off to the volvo guy! nice picture buddy......

roadie
11-07-2004, 01:14 AM
its obvious that the white background it your pic states its a fake.
I would rather drive at Nurburgring Nordschleife. If only there was a track like that in the U.S.A.
Hats off to the volvo guy! nice picture buddy......

At the risk of stating the obvious... :tsk:
The watermark on the picture is from the publisher.
The white background is a camera and exposure issue.

Anyway, do you think this is fake too? :tsk:

andy_thomas
11-07-2004, 02:07 AM
:thumbup:

Makes me miss Germany
If that is real, and if the rev counter is accurate, the engine won't be long for this world. I recall a problem affecting later 3.5, 3.6 and 3.8 M engines which generally meant curtains at above 7,500 rpm. Obviously with re-work you can make the engine spin to any speed you like, given enough cash. But the vast majority will just buy a chip, and pray that the stock bottom end can withstand mean piston speeds of over 76 fps...!

PropellerHead
11-07-2004, 06:17 AM
Hats off to the volvo guy! nice picture buddy......I am FAR from a 'Volvo guy' (not that there's anything wrong with that).. and hats off to my wife. SHE took the pic. :)

tsaros
11-07-2004, 09:34 AM
Here is my contribution the pictures from Autobahn in germany.
http://defense.nu/albums/albums.php?g=vacation&p=0&frpg=1&f=#pic
The picture is taken from the backseat by a friend of mine :)
No, the car will not go faster then this.. we did try and try again :)

andy_thomas
11-07-2004, 11:40 AM
Here is my contribution the pictures from Autobahn in germany.
http://defense.nu/albums/albums.php?g=vacation&p=0&frpg=1&f=#pic
The picture is taken from the backseat by a friend of mine :)
No, the car will not go faster then this.. we did try and try again :)
Looks about right. Autocar tested a 528i Touring some years back and clocked a true 145 mph - 234 km/h. As with most manual BMWs of recent past, top speed is achieved in top gear, and usually with the rev counter needle floating about in the red area.

flattothefloor
11-07-2004, 02:56 PM
trees outside. unlike the other which shows a white background"!
gosh...so touchy.. my car has been well over 115 but its not like everytime im driving i have my wifes phone camera on hand, i took my pic...yes... i do love that picture. :)

528i
11-07-2004, 04:18 PM
trees outside. unlike the other which shows a white background"!

The outside is brigher than the inside. Therefore, the outside is overexposed.

You can check it out at:
http://en.mimi.hu/photography/overexposure.html