Note to Porsche, learn from BMW when it comes to gearing (GT4)

BMW M2 C&D Test

Price: $52,695 / Tested: $53,245

Power: 365 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
Redline / Fuel cutoff: 7000 / 7300
Turbocharger: BorgWarner B03
Max Boost Pressure: 14,5 psi

Acceleration:

0-30: 1,8
0-40: 2,6
0-50: 3,4
0-60: 4,2
0-70: 5,5
0-80: 6,7
0-90: 8,1
0-100: 10,0
0-110: 12,1
0-120: 14,5
0-130: 18,0
0-140: 22,2
0-150: 27,0

1/4 Mile: 12,7 @ 113 mph

Top Speed: 164 mph (elec. limited)

Gear Ratios (6-Speed Manual):

1st: 4.11 / 38 mph (7300)
2nd: 2.32 / 68 mph (7300)
3rd: 1.54 / 102 mph (7300)
4th: 1.18 / 134 mph (7300)
5th: 1.00 / 157 mph (7300)
6th: 0.85 / 164 mph (6450)

Final Drive Ratio: 3.46:1

Test Notes: Easy to launch. Rev to 1,200 rpm, release the clutch, and go. Hooks up well for a car with this much torque. Quick shifts into second gear include a crunch, but the M2 never failed to engage. Long cool-downs ensured that the engine remained in overboost mode.


Braking 70 - 0 (mph)

First Stop: 167 ft
Shortest Stop: 159 ft
Fade Rating: None

Test Notes: The pedal is not overly stiff, but after a bit of travel the big brakes bite hard. At normal speeds, it's easy to brake quickly and smoothly.
Stopping distances improved as the brakes and tires warmed up. Zero drama, even after slowing from 150 many times.


Handling:

Roadholding, 300-ft dia skidpad: 0.99 g
Understeer: Minimal

Test Notes: Clings to the skidpad tenaciously, exploiting the abundant grip is easy. Front pushes gradually and recovers immediately with a slow lift of the throttle. The rear end will start drifting if provoked by big throttle inputs. Steering feel is lacking.

Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Weight: 3,415 lb (1,553 kg)
Distribution: 51.7% - 48,3%