E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Comparing Top 10 best drivers car by motortrend.



Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-28-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
E90_boostjunky
Lieutenant Colonel
E90_boostjunky's Avatar
27
Rep
1,625
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335I E90 SGM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA, IL

iTrader: (1)

Comparing Top 10 best drivers car by motortrend.

sorry if its a repost i know how annoying it is, but i thought it was pretty cool besides the fact that a BMW wasnt there...enjoy..

Last edited by E90_boostjunky; 08-28-2012 at 04:33 PM.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
MattMD
E9X > F3X
MattMD's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
729
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

You consider the BRZ a supercar?
__________________
2009 E90 328i - Space Grey Metallic on Black // iDrive // Premium Package // Xenons

Mods - Stock for now

Dream Car - Mineral White E92 M3 DCT, Ferrari 458 (someday )
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
Castle
Second Lieutenant
Castle's Avatar
3
Rep
276
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 320i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: -

iTrader: (0)

That's some weird mix of competitors there. They got supercars, and then they threw in a couple of muscle cars, then the luxury cars and some track cars...and then, well, the Subaru. I think you can't compare these fairly unless you consider something else besides straight line speed. Just my 0.02
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
OfficialBOLO
Captain
OfficialBOLO's Avatar
Russian Federation
10
Rep
737
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F30 335i X-Drive MSport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Americans and their fascination with 0-60. Will never understand why that is considered the end all, be all.
__________________
2013 F30 335i X-Drive / AW / CR / MSPORT / PREMIUM / TECH / HK / Heated Seats / Sport Auto / PDC / M Performance Grills and Spoiler / 20% tint
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
MattMD
E9X > F3X
MattMD's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
729
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

You guys didn't hear about the main contest? They do a best driver's car contest and have all the cars driven around Laguna Seca by a pro race driver. Then they are ranked on driving ecperience.

The drag race is just a cool thing they do at the end.
__________________
2009 E90 328i - Space Grey Metallic on Black // iDrive // Premium Package // Xenons

Mods - Stock for now

Dream Car - Mineral White E92 M3 DCT, Ferrari 458 (someday )
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
MattMD
E9X > F3X
MattMD's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
729
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BkNy3 View Post
Americans and their fascination with 0-60. Will never understand why that is considered the end all, be all.
It says you're in Brooklyn?
__________________
2009 E90 328i - Space Grey Metallic on Black // iDrive // Premium Package // Xenons

Mods - Stock for now

Dream Car - Mineral White E92 M3 DCT, Ferrari 458 (someday )
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
ttribe
First Lieutenant
ttribe's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
361
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Low Key OG View Post
You guys didn't hear about the main contest? They do a best driver's car contest and have all the cars driven around Laguna Seca by a pro race driver. Then they are ranked on driving ecperience.

The drag race is just a cool thing they do at the end.
^^^This. The thread title isn't accurate. These are the cars that competed in the Best Driver's Car challenge; hence the inclusion of the BRZ.

Here's the article - http://www.motortrend.com/features/p...r/viewall.html

BTW, the BRZ finished 4th. The Aventdaor, dead last.
__________________
2012+ 09 E93 335i - Space Gray, N54, Sport, Premium, Comfort, Logic7, Nav Mods - Reflectors, LUX, Pedals, M3 Spoiler, Black Grilles, Macht Schnell, Aero, ESS, RE760
2011-12 07 E60 M5 - Indy Red
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #8
ttribe
First Lieutenant
ttribe's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
361
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Low Key OG View Post
It says you're in Brooklyn?
His little flag says he's Russian. I'm guessing that's where this "dumb Americans" comment is coming from.
__________________
2012+ 09 E93 335i - Space Gray, N54, Sport, Premium, Comfort, Logic7, Nav Mods - Reflectors, LUX, Pedals, M3 Spoiler, Black Grilles, Macht Schnell, Aero, ESS, RE760
2011-12 07 E60 M5 - Indy Red
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #9
OfficialBOLO
Captain
OfficialBOLO's Avatar
Russian Federation
10
Rep
737
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F30 335i X-Drive MSport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttribe View Post
His little flag says he's Russian. I'm guessing that's where this "dumb Americans" comment is coming from.
Actually, I did not write "dumb" or any other derogatory remark. I was merely implying that American automotive design/literature/culture is heavily based on 0-60mph speed tests, and straight line performance in general. Motortrend is an American magazine, with mostly American contributors and editors. Where I come from originally has nothing to do with this observation, it in fact helps me make an unbiased one because my people are notorious for the shit quality of our cars and thus lived vicariously through the rest of the automotive world.

And the cold war has been over for 20-plus years, many true "Americans" (outside of the actual Americans, the Native variety) still think the Russians are evil and whatnot.
__________________
2013 F30 335i X-Drive / AW / CR / MSPORT / PREMIUM / TECH / HK / Heated Seats / Sport Auto / PDC / M Performance Grills and Spoiler / 20% tint
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:33 PM   #10
ttribe
First Lieutenant
ttribe's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
361
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E93 335i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BkNy3 View Post
Actually, I did not write "dumb" or any other derogatory remark.
Seemed implied by the comment, but no big deal.
__________________
2012+ 09 E93 335i - Space Gray, N54, Sport, Premium, Comfort, Logic7, Nav Mods - Reflectors, LUX, Pedals, M3 Spoiler, Black Grilles, Macht Schnell, Aero, ESS, RE760
2011-12 07 E60 M5 - Indy Red
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #11
OfficialBOLO
Captain
OfficialBOLO's Avatar
Russian Federation
10
Rep
737
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F30 335i X-Drive MSport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ttribe View Post
Seemed implied by the comment, but no big deal.


This work day is dragging on forever, just saying.
__________________
2013 F30 335i X-Drive / AW / CR / MSPORT / PREMIUM / TECH / HK / Heated Seats / Sport Auto / PDC / M Performance Grills and Spoiler / 20% tint
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #12
ndog14
Banned
United_States
28
Rep
1,746
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328xi 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

Hahah, that Jag. What was it doing the whole race? Trying to seduce the hot chick in the Porsche?

As for the sounds.
Lambo 1
Merc 2
McLaren 3
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
tony20009
Brigadier General
tony20009's Avatar
United_States
130
Rep
4,588
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i - Coupe
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC

iTrader: (0)

I think my E92 is a super car, but that's not a list I would expect to find it on. LOL
__________________
Cheers,
Tony

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'07, e92 335i, Sparkling Graphite, Coral Leather, Aluminum, 6-speed
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
Jace_91
First Lieutenant
United_States
4
Rep
367
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida - Hollywood

iTrader: (0)

I think the 10 cars they chose last year were much better choices
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #15
ndog14
Banned
United_States
28
Rep
1,746
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328xi 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BkNy3 View Post
And the cold war has been over for 20-plus years, many true "Americans" (outside of the actual Americans, the Native variety) still think the Russians are evil and whatnot.
Wait what?

But but but!
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
marshall834
Lieutenant
marshall834's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
400
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Biggest Little City in the World

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BkNy3 View Post
And the cold war has been over for 20-plus years, many true "Americans" (outside of the actual Americans, the Native variety) still think the Russians are evil and whatnot.
We're REALLY sore losers over Sputnik

The actual video I think was really just good entertainment. BRZ? Really? It's like inviting the slow kid from the block to play roller hockey cause your mom makes you.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #17
MattMD
E9X > F3X
MattMD's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
729
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jace_91 View Post
I think the 10 cars they chose last year were much better choices
+1. 2014 though... 458 Scuderia, Viper ACR, GT3 RS, M3, Alfa 4C, new Miata, and possibly even the Porsche 918 and Ferrari F70. Did I miss anything?
__________________
2009 E90 328i - Space Grey Metallic on Black // iDrive // Premium Package // Xenons

Mods - Stock for now

Dream Car - Mineral White E92 M3 DCT, Ferrari 458 (someday )
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #18
E90_boostjunky
Lieutenant Colonel
E90_boostjunky's Avatar
27
Rep
1,625
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335I E90 SGM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA, IL

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Low Key OG View Post
You consider the BRZ a supercar?
ok ok sorry lol.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #19
ndog14
Banned
United_States
28
Rep
1,746
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328xi 6MT
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Low Key OG View Post
+1. 2014 though... 458 Scuderia, Viper ACR, GT3 RS, M3, Alfa 4C, new Miata, and possibly even the Porsche 918 and Ferrari F70. Did I miss anything?
2014 M3/4
2014 M6
Done.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #20
MattMD
E9X > F3X
MattMD's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
729
Posts

 
Drives: E90 328i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ndog14 View Post
2014 M3/4
2014 M6
Done.
I put the M3.
__________________
2009 E90 328i - Space Grey Metallic on Black // iDrive // Premium Package // Xenons

Mods - Stock for now

Dream Car - Mineral White E92 M3 DCT, Ferrari 458 (someday )
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #21
SilverII
Colonel
United_States
28
Rep
2,336
Posts

 
Drives: '11 335IS
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: DFW

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335IS  [4.83]
makes me want that 911 so much more
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
E90 87ss
Lieutenant
E90 87ss's Avatar
6
Rep
554
Posts

 
Drives: 325i, W212 AMG
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ/Philly

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BkNy3 View Post
Actually, I did not write "dumb" or any other derogatory remark. I was merely implying that American automotive design/literature/culture is heavily based on 0-60mph speed tests, and straight line performance in general. Motortrend is an American magazine, with mostly American contributors and editors. Where I come from originally has nothing to do with this observation, it in fact helps me make an unbiased one because my people are notorious for the shit quality of our cars and thus lived vicariously through the rest of the automotive world.

And the cold war has been over for 20-plus years, many true "Americans" (outside of the actual Americans, the Native variety) still think the Russians are evil and whatnot.
Drag racing and muscle cars have very humble blue collar roots. For the majority of Americans it is very difficult financially to participate in most forms of motorsports other than drag racing. Not many people can afford to make a car handle and brake well or afford cost of consumables such as: new tires, pads, rotors, gas, fluids, etc for track days... Drag racing in my opinion is entry level choice that allows people to participate and get a feel for motorsports. Think of American muscle cars and the 1/4 mile as the "gateway drug" into motorsports.

On the other hand I participated in my first track day with a group of pro touring muscle car guys. The majority of them didn't have ABS, traction control, or any other electronics to assist them... The paddock was also filled with full sized trailers, tools and people that actually know how to wrench on their car since most of them built their cars from the ground up in their garage. I know many of them began with drag racing, then auto x, and finally road courses...
Appreciate 0
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST