BMW M5 CS lap time at Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014)

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BMW M5 CS finished a lap of Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014) in 2 minutes and 50.3 seconds.

Track Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014)
Type flying start
Vehicle BMW M5 CS
Power / weight 635 ps / 1851 kg
Time 2:50.300
Average speed 143 kph (89 mph)
Submitted 8 months ago by Hoppelmoppel123
Source Car & Driver magazine (United States)
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Reference:   Image of source Car & Driver - 2-3/2022

CT5-V Blackwing2:49.40-0.9
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Chevrolet Camaro ZL12:50.10-0.2
Honda NSX (Mk II)2:50.20-0.1
BMW M5 CS2:50.30
Porsche 911 GT32:50.40+0.1
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Camaro Z/282:50.90+0.6
AMG GT S2:51.00+0.7
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DodgeHEMI426  8m ago

I'm quite surprised that the M5 CS is getting beaten again by the manual Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.


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Lambolover  8m ago

Me neither since C&D is the magazine :)

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Frank  8m ago

If you delve a little deeper into the article, C&D mention that all BMW's came with just the one set of tires. The M5 CS had to utilise that one set over the course of three days which equated to a limited number of laps. A second set and more laps...who knows.

The Panamera's blistering lap came down to a little Porsche magic and more importantly super sticky Michelin Cup 2 rubber.

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DodgeHEMI426  8m ago @Lambolover

It also lost in a direct comparison from Hagerty Icons (Jason Cammisa and Randy Pobst).

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DodgeHEMI426  8m ago @Frank

That is true but I actually thought that the limited and ultra expensive AWD DCT halo-M5 would just kill the much cheaper and manual Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing which is "just" the normal model and not a special lightweight-version like the CS is.

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Frank  8m ago @DodgeHEMI426

True. I would like to see more comparisons, particularly on tracks like Bedford and Hockenheim. An independent Sport Auto Supertest around the 'Ring driven by CG would also be very welcome.