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      09-21-2020, 04:34 PM   #1
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F1 Driver Robert Kubica laps the Apex BMW M4 on the Nurburgring!

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F'ing amazing driver. It can be easily argued that the Biermann's last M hurrah F8X is objectively the most reliable and durable M ever made.
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Forza Robert!!!
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      09-21-2020, 10:24 PM   #4
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Wow! Makes me appreciate the F8x chassis even more! That guy was FLYING!
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This was the car he drove: https://www.apex-nuerburg.com/bmw-m4-coupe/
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      09-21-2020, 11:08 PM   #6
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Very entertaining as well as educational. That's how it should be done!
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I now see that I, rather than my ride, am the limiting factor lol
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      09-22-2020, 02:19 PM   #8
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It's worth mentioning that it's no ordinary M4 with just some mods. It's a VLN race car and it cost $200k to build. Robert Mitchell said in one of his videos that it's one of the best cars (of any kind) he has ever driven on track and it's as fast if not faster than a stock 720S.
Still, it does show the potential of the platform with the right investment.

Edit: apparently this is not the VLN race car but another M4 available for rent from Apex
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It's worth mentioning that it's no ordinary M4 with just some mods. It has participated in VLN races and it cost $200k to build. Robert Mitchell said in one of his videos that it's one of the best cars (of any kind) he has ever driven on track and it's as fast if not faster than a 720S.
What all went into the build? From what I can see the only impact to performance was slight weight reduction and coil overs. I have to be missing the extra 100+ thousand somewhere.
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It's worth mentioning that it's no ordinary M4 with just some mods. It's a VLN race car and it cost $200k to build. Robert Mitchell said in one of his videos that it's one of the best cars (of any kind) he has ever driven on track and it's as fast if not faster than a stock 720S.
Still, it does show the potential of the platform with the right investment.
You're thinking about the silver Team Schirmer M4 that he has. The one in the video is their other M4 that's just stripped out with suspension and some other smaller mods.
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      09-22-2020, 06:27 PM   #12
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With so many track parts in place it still retains the drilled rotors and tiny calipers...
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The car he drove is the one you can rent at APEX for your laps, not the VLN one, which, by the way, is mat grey.
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awesome!
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It's worth mentioning that it's no ordinary M4 with just some mods. It's a VLN race car and it cost $200k to build. Robert Mitchell said in one of his videos that it's one of the best cars (of any kind) he has ever driven on track and it's as fast if not faster than a stock 720S.
Still, it does show the potential of the platform with the right investment.
C'mon man get your facts straight ;(
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Man, those top tier racing drivers sure have skill . Fun and impressive to watch .

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So a stock engine M4, damn
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So a stock engine M4, damn
What's interesting, I read somewhere that their APEX F80 M3 taxi, which gets a shit ton track miles on the Nordschleife, still runs on the stock crank hub. I know over there in Europe they just do a crank bolt capture and call it a day.

Compared to the US where we prefer a "complete" solution.
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What's interesting, I read somewhere that their APEX F80 M3 taxi, which gets a shit ton track miles on the Nordschleife, still runs on the stock crank hub. I know over there in Europe they just do a crank bolt capture and call it a day.

Compared to the US where we prefer a "complete" solution.
Funny enough I only(like 99%) read about US issues/worries with the Crankhub and I'm not sure what to make of it. Information is so scattersome.
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I was at the edge of my seat the entire lap. I'm so glad Misha posted this video after that last Tesla Model 3 video. The owner of the Tesla kept moaning and groaning the entire lap.

I love how Kubica says that most normal cars and tracks aren't that exciting when you're driving F1, but that the Nürburgring is special and feels a lot faster than it is.
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      09-23-2020, 02:16 PM   #21
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Quick question guys. I saw this video because it was mentioned in this thread, but who is Mischa? Is he a racing driver too or just a YouTuber?
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The talent is insane. It's always mind blowing to me anytime I see F1 drivers get into normal cars, like they do on F1 pre-show segments a lot, and just push them to their limits with such ease. And like he said, nothing is as satisfying after being in F1.
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