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.
BMW M8 Competition lap time at Willow Springs
|Vehicle||BMW M8 Competition (G15)|
|Power / weight||625 ps / 1893 kg|
|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)|
Reference: Motortrend - MotorTrend Hot Laps BMW M8 Competition
|Porsche 911 GT2||1:31.00||-0.1|
|BMW M8 Competition||1:31.05|
|Nissan GT-R (R35)||1:31.23||+0.2|
|Dodge Viper SRT-10||1:31.28||+0.2|
|BMW M8 Competition||206 kph|
|Model 3 Performance||203||-3.0|
|Porsche 718 Boxster S||199||-7.0|
|Porsche 911 Carrera S||189||-17.0|
|Porsche 924 S||153||-52.8|
Xbow1 1y ago
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...
PPZ 1y ago
Motor Trend hates bmw
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.
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.
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.