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      11-29-2013, 04:45 AM   #54
conradb
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It sounds like the optimal shift point will be far below the 7800rpm fuel cutoff. This sounds rather worthless to have a "high reving" engine that revs well beyond its optimal power band. The GT-R only hits 7k rpm, but it's close to breaking the 7min lap mark on the Nordschleife with its latest generation. Similarly, the Corvette Z06 and ZR1 have 6.5k rpm limits, and they can run circles around any production BMW on the track. It sounds like BMW is just pandering to the junkies who like to spout off numbers they don't fully understand rather than focusing the car to be optimally powerful.

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