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      02-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #67
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This Z is one of the most beautiful BMWs ever made, really sad to let this one go without the M version.
I agree with you 100000000000000000%. Of all the cars to not have an M version of, this should not be it. Especially when the standard car isn't exactly what one would call a drivers car.
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      02-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #68
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this... thing... is ... so... wide!!! It's insane- what a stance!
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      02-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #69
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Like it more than the e92
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      02-22-2013, 10:22 PM   #70
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Great...based off an imaginary car that doesn't exist in show rooms.

Congrats to others teams that have followed the spirit of the homologation rules and haven't begged sanctioning bodies.
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      02-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #71
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      02-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #72
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an M3 race car in Z4 clothing.
This.
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      02-24-2013, 02:55 AM   #73
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      02-24-2013, 06:24 AM   #74
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I want to see some good results for this car as it looks awesome!
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      02-24-2013, 12:09 PM   #75
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Love this car. In convos with Joey, he had been testing this setup since before the 2012 Petit Le Mans
Perhaps the GT3 version - but the only driver to have any test time in this car prior to the launch was Dirk Muller.

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Probably an audio edit to help the viewer decipher the two different cars . The M3 sounds raw while the Z4 sounds advanced and refined. In reality the two cars will sound slightly different from the tweaks the factory have made but you'd have to have a good ear to notice the difference.
The two cars actually do sound quite a bit different. While your average joe might not know a difference, any BMW fan will find a very distinct difference in sound and tone. A good ear is not necessary. I'm confident everyone will love the Z4's sounds.

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Great looking car. Am extremely offended though that "Stance Works" is taking photos of it. that name should not be anywhere near this car.
I'm bummed to hear this. I think if you give our content a chance as a BMW fan instead of someone who hops on the bandwagon of disliking us based on our name, you'll find that you're in for a treat.

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Wait, you don't like the coverage because the photographer's company is called stance works? These guys have been personally invited by BMW to cover ALMS numerous times not only because their work is in a league of their own, but because they have a deep enthusiasm for the company. You should really check out their work before you judge them. Of course they know this car isn't "stanced".

EDIT: they don't just shoot "stanced" cars btw... its just a company name
I can't thank you enough for posting this - it means the world to read and is why I logged in to post. I'm glad some people are taking the time to realize that StanceWorks is just a name. We've worked hard over the past couple years to separate ourselves from everyone else, and everything we do embraces our true enthusiasm for cars. Especially BMW!
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      02-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #76
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great to have you in here dwarf. your company puts out some good work. photos of the new alms z4 are awesome.
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What are the conical carbon fiber pieces at the front of the motor? Some part of the air intake system?


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great to have you in here dwarf. your company puts out some good work. photos of the new alms z4 are awesome.
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Anyone notice the button labeled "fancy" on the steering wheel? forgive my ignorance but what is that?
I was wondering the same thing.
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What are the conical carbon fiber pieces at the front of the motor? Some part of the air intake system?

I believe that those are related to the air restricters that are required. But I could be wrong.
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The engine is forced to breathe through two tiny 29.4mm restrictors by homologation rules. .... Since the airflow to the engine is limited, the engine is redlined at a relatively low 8,600 rpm as there is simply not enough breathing to efficiently rev higher. (edit from last seasons M3 GTR description found here):
http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...m3-coupes.aspx
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For what it's worth, John Dagys said in a sportscar chat last night that as far as he knows the M4 GT will debut in 2016. That makes sense, with the production model as well as the new GT regulations.

Hope he is right.
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I believe that those are related to the air restricters that are required. But I could be wrong.
You're right, they're air restrictors.
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The #55 is painted in Frozen Black for Sebring:



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      03-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #86
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#55 ~1.2 seconds behinds GT leader.

Yikes
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#55 ~1.2 seconds behinds GT leader.

Yikes
I wouldn't read to much into that. The Corvette is a few seconds off the pole time from last year. Nobody is showing their cards on Monday. Won't know true speed until qualifying, if then. Plus BMW RLL is notorious for sandbagging at the beginning of test sessions and practices. Nothing to be gained by showing up with a brand new car and posting records times on Monday.
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I wouldn't read to much into that. The Corvette is a few seconds off the pole time from last year. Nobody is showing their cards on Monday. Won't know true speed until qualifying, if then. Plus BMW RLL is notorious for sandbagging at the beginning of test sessions and practices. Nothing to be gained by showing up with a brand new car and posting records times on Monday.
Very true.

Sandbagging did cross my mind.
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