I'm quite surprised that the M5 CS is getting beaten again by the manual Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
BMW M5 CS lap time at Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014)
|Track||Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014)|
|Vehicle||BMW M5 CS|
|Power / weight||635 ps / 1849 kg|
|Average speed||143 kph (89 mph)|
|Submitted||07.02.2022 by Hoppelmoppel123|
|Source||Car & Driver magazine (United States)|
Reference: Car & Driver - 2-3/2022
DodgeHEMI426 4m ago
Lambolover 4m ago
Me neither since C&D is the magazine :)
Frank 4m 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.
DodgeHEMI426 4m ago @Lambolover
It also lost in a direct comparison from Hagerty Icons (Jason Cammisa and Randy Pobst).
DodgeHEMI426 4m 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.
Frank 3m 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.