BMW M8 Competition lap time at Willow Springs

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BMW M8 Competition completed a flying lap of Willow Springs in 1 minute and 31.1 seconds.

Track Willow Springs
Type flying start
Vehicle BMW M8 Competition (G15)
Power / weight 625 ps / 1893 kg
Driver Randy Pobst
Time 1:31.050
Peak speed 206 kph (128 mph)
Average speed 154 kph (96 mph)
Notes Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres
Submitted 27.09.2020 by FastestLaps
Source Motortrend magazine (United States)
Views 122

Reference:   Image of source Motortrend - MotorTrend Hot Laps BMW M8 Competition

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Xbow1  1y ago

This lap seems a bit fishy. Either Randy wasn't giving it his all, or the M8 wasn't in top condition. Feels like it should be able to do a high 1:29.


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SpeedKing  1y ago

That's almost 2 sec slower that the AMG E63S? Something wasn't quite right and the GPS speedo wasn't reflecting the acceleration capability of the M8...

 

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PPZ  1y ago

Motor Trend hates bmw


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Hans  1y ago

BMW doesn't pay for Motortrand thats why results in german magazines are so different.
This is real performance of this car.


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Cocobe  10m ago

It was on Michelin 4S tires, which could explain a lot. Big willow is all about constant sweeping corners and big top end speeds in between. Nonetheless, a top speed of just 128mph doesn't sound right. Maybe it was too hot and the car was losing power. Considering a GT3 RS hit 138mph in the WET, and a 500hp 911 GT3 hit 150mph, 128mph is definitely too low.


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SpeedKing  10m ago @Cocobe

This is the lap and the GPS speedo is way off eg. 100-115 mph in 5.5 sec?? There's probably 2 sec difference between the 4S and say Cup2's but even without them it should've done a 1:29 to 1:30 lap at the very least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFFaoO0V5_U&feature=emb_logo