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      06-09-2020, 09:52 AM   #1
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BMW M8 Competition Laps Nurburgring in 7:32.79 by Sport Auto

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Sport Auto has just posted this on-board video from a timed lap around the Nurburgring in the M8 Competition.

Car: BMW M8 Competition
Driver: sport auto's Test Driver Christian Gebhardt;
Track: Nordschleife;
Laptime: 7.32,79 min;
Tires: Pirelli P Zero.




For comparison, Sport Auto recently ran the F90 M5 Competition around the Nurburgring in 7:35.90, while also being on Pirelli P Zero tires.

And compared to some other impressive competition:

Porsche 911 Carrera S (992) -- 7:30.41
Porsche 911 GT3 (991) -- 7:32
Audi R8 V10 Plus (4S, 2015) -- 7:32
BMW M8 Competition -- 7:32.79
Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) -- 7:34
BMW M5 Competition (F90) -- 7:35.90
Mercedes-AMG GT S -- 7:35
McLaren 650S Spider -- 7:35
Honda NSX (NC1, 2016) -- 7:36
BMW M4 GTS -- 7:37

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Very impressive for such a heavy car. Better then most cars that are over 500lbs lighter.

Let's see CS version
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Wow that's very impressive for a heavy GT car. Any plans for a M8 csl? Lightsport version?
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Impressive and equally is the 992 with "only" 450hp running even faster.
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What's their time for the AMG GT 4 door 63S? The manufacturer posted a 7'25" time.
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Any plans for a M8 csl? Lightsport version?
It will be officially named the Oxymoron M8.
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Figures aren't that impressive and not sure other numbers are accurate
The 911 turbo s is 7:17 round the ring

A Giulia Quadrifoglio is also quicker than the M5 I think
Amg Gt s 4d is 7:25 - faster

Etc.
It isn't fast enough in my view for the money...
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Impressive and equally is the 992 with "only" 450hp running even faster.
Essentially the same time as the 500 hp GT3
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Figures aren't that impressive and not sure other numbers are accurate
The 911 turbo s is 7:17 round the ring

A Giulia Quadrifoglio is also quicker than the M5 I think
Amg Gt s 4d is 7:25 - faster

Etc.
It isn't fast enough in my view for the money...
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The times provided on the thread I believe are from Sport Auto. The 911 times on wiki are from Porsche themselves.
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Don't some manufacturers like Mercedes or Lamborghini have the drivers drive the wheels off the car to get the times?
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Any plans for a M8 csl? Lightsport version?
It will be officially named the Oxymoron M8.
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The times provided on the thread I believe are from Sport Auto. The 911 times on wiki are from Porsche themselves.
Exactly... Sport Auto is more meaningful to me as the bias is removed (well most of it I would hope).

Anyone can google a faster time but its like having a hp war using dyno sheets LOL.
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Isn't there an M5CS coming out soon? Impressive numbers for all cars on that list. The one I'm most astounded by is the 992. 450hp and RWD only, incredible! Can't wait to see what the 2021 C8 Vette Z06 puts down. If it will exceed the 992 or not, especially since both cars will have similar "as tested" prices.
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The times provided on the thread I believe are from Sport Auto. The 911 times on wiki are from Porsche themselves.
That 7:17 Turbo S time was done by the Sport Auto driver. However, one also has to keep in mind that run was done on P Zero Corsas, whereas the M8 is on regular P Zeros. Similarly, I must assume the GT 63 S time folks are referencing (7:25:40) was done with Sport cup 2s*. Not sure how much time the M8 would shave swapping to either of those, but it is quite a long track.

The 7:30 992 time was also Sport Auto, but regular P Zeros like the M8. Of course, on the 992 they're dealing with about 1000lbs less in weight.

Edit: That Turbo S also looks like it has lightweight bucket seats, a rear seat delete and...whatever that bar/brace is.

*and is the Mercedes time, not Sport Auto.

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Figures aren't that impressive and not sure other numbers are accurate
The 911 turbo s is 7:17 round the ring

A Giulia Quadrifoglio is also quicker than the M5 I think
Amg Gt s 4d is 7:25 - faster

Etc.
It isn't fast enough in my view for the money...
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No you’re wrong it is impressive. Is it expensive? Of course it is, but the people who buy this don’t care about the price tag. This isn’t meant to be a track car and almost no one will buy it for that purpose. So the fact that it sits behind 991 variations of the GT3 and Turbo IS IMPRESSIVE. Just because the car isn’t for you doesn’t mean you need to discredit it. That’s not how logic works lol
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Pretty damn impressive for such a heavy car.
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I still think BMW missed the point with M8, I still think this M8 should've been M6 and M8 should've been 500kg lighter much faster Supercar, looking at the times, I'm more impressed with how great M5 is, I think M8 should be much much faster than M5.
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Impressed by the M8 time, more impressed with the 992 Carrera S, trick tyres or have Porsche really moved the game on?
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Very impressive for such a heavy car. Better then most cars that are over 500lbs lighter.

Let's see CS version
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Let's see CS version
Yup forget about m5 CS, if hardcore anything this would be the one in the line up
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Wow, the GT63S time is proving to be pretty hard to beat.
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