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      05-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #113
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guesses or educated guesses, to the nearest decimal point, whatever...power and weight are assumptions nevertheless. funny how one can reach the same conclusions (before I clicked on your link) just by looking at performance of what's already out there (M5 and M3 DTM CRT) and connect dots quickly with logic and minimal effort or intellectual snobbery.

Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
Not at all. My guesses are based on some guessing for weight. However, they are totally educated guesses and are inline with the conclusion of many that the new M3 will be about the same weight or possibly lighter. From there the 450 hp is also a very reasonable "guess". From there out it is just physics (physics based simulation) and regression (for lap time) as to what level of performance will be obtained. So some educated guesses combined with physics based simulation. I don't call that "guesses".