: Ran with an M5



Koooop
09-15-05, 02:06 PM
I had a BMW 5 (looked like an 02 or 03) on my ass for a while yesterday, eventually we lined up at a red light. I assumed it was a trick 540...Wrong! A trick 540 is a fast car so I made a very hard launch but I didn't shut off my TC, damn was I suprised when that BMW stayed right next to me, I pulled a little until he hit his sweet spot then he pulled a little, then I pulled, then he pulled...

The cars were pretty much dead even, that M5 is a awesome car, what fun! I wish we had more room to really open them up.

The BMW guy was laughing like crazy (so was I) and gave the V the thumbs up.

kimcheejeegae
09-15-05, 02:13 PM
I had a BMW 5 (looked like an 02 or 03) on my ass for a while yesterday, eventually we lined up at a red light. I assumed it was a trick 540...Wrong! A trick 540 is a fast car so I made a very hard launch but I didn't shut off my TC, damn was I suprised when that BMW stayed right next to me, I pulled a little until he hit his sweet spot then he pulled a little, then I pulled, then he pulled...

The cars were pretty much dead even, that M5 is a awesome car, what fun! I wish we had more room to really open them up.

The BMW guy was laughing like crazy (so was I) and gave the V the thumbs up.


M5s are sweet cars.... Monsters in their own right.... the one had a run in with was on the freeway... I pulled a car length and then he shut down.

DgtalPimp
09-15-05, 03:51 PM
I have run with two or three and I have always pulled them at least a car or two before they shut down. I always turn TC off as well. :sneaky:

DrivingAmericanNow
09-15-05, 04:36 PM
Nice work! It's good to see the driver of an M5 can actually laugh and even give a thumbs-up to a Caddy. I think a lot of them would rather chew off their own arm. :thumbsup:

alcast082
09-15-05, 04:56 PM
there pretty much even it depends on the driver and how good your take off is, well that is 0 to 60 after 75 the V always pulls on the m5

DoctorV8
09-16-05, 09:48 AM
I always give CTS-V drivers a thumbs up when I'm in my M5. The LSx motors are formidable opponents, esp when modded, but stock for stock, its always about driver and traction.

And if I lose, I'll console myself knowing I have a leather covered dashboard. :D

Sanjay
03 M5
04 C5 F55 MN6, ATI D1SC
90 ZR-1 LPE 415
91 Mustang LX 331 TT
etc...

DarkKnight
09-16-05, 10:20 AM
Ford F150 Lariats have leather covered dashboards also.

hcvone
09-16-05, 11:15 AM
Stock for stock they are about equal. :)

MSJ
09-16-05, 11:30 AM
Carl! How goes it? I haven't seen ya since my days on Redshifts c5forum. Hope all is well. I live near Redshift. Copbait tells me he's bumped it off w/ Redshift a few times 05 GTO vs Redshift's slightly modded M5 and says they are a pretty even match. I'd like to run Redshift sometime, but I know he's retired the M5 from duty. Of course I'd only like to see him in a straightline cause his driving skills would make me look like I was driving a Ford Festiva at VIR..LOL

I've even seen JB peek his head in here. I had no idea you were a mod on this board.

Cheers!
Mike

greer
09-16-05, 11:39 AM
I agree with the doctor, stock M5 vs. stock V it's all about the driver. Heck, put Danica Patrick in a regular CTS and I'll bet she would take out many a driver in their 400 hp CTS V's.

hcvone
09-16-05, 12:12 PM
Carl! How goes it? I haven't seen ya since my days on Redshifts c5forum. Hope all is well. I live near Redshift. Copbait tells me he's bumped it off w/ Redshift a few times 05 GTO vs Redshift's slightly modded M5 and says they are a pretty even match. I'd like to run Redshift sometime, but I know he's retired the M5 from duty. Of course I'd only like to see him in a straightline cause his driving skills would make me look like I was driving a Ford Festiva at VIR..LOL

I've even seen JB peek his head in here. I had no idea you were a mod on this board.

Cheers!
Mike

Hi Mike, I am usually on the Escalade section of the board, been here for a while now. Vetteless right now but I have a C6 Z06 on order and should see it around Christmas. I am still a moderator on Brian's site as well. JB is on every site and then some. :)

a64pilot
09-16-05, 12:57 PM
Ford F150 Lariats have leather covered dashboards also.
I love it.:histeric:

DrivingAmericanNow
09-16-05, 04:33 PM
Hey, no disrespect intended to all our M5 friends. :grouphug:

It's just that the M5 owners I've run into are usually soooooo serious about their cars they can't unwind (maybe that's because I live up here in "uptight" New England). More than a few M-people have turned their nose up at the V; one even told me Cadillacs are for vacation rent-a-cars, not keeping up with an M-cars. :annoyed:

I'm eagerly looking forward to my first race with an M5, but with my luck that could be a while. The best part of racing an M5 with a V is that whoever loses has nothing to be ashamed of. I've got a healty respect for the M5 and I'll readily admit that their interior blows the V away. Not to mention their resale is significantly more advantageous.

As my handle indicates though, I just wanted to drive a US make for a change. It's nice to see a few M5 guys write in and say nice things. My faith in M-people has been restored :halo:.

dannystang
09-16-05, 04:35 PM
Hey had fun with a blue m5 today...

Wow he was driving for his life!

I'd say end of 3rd gear about even, 4th though pulling badly...

Got to say I was impressed what he was willing to do with that overpriced turkey.

DGUT
09-16-05, 11:29 PM
What's the difference between a porcupine and BMW?:rolleyes:



A porcupine has the pr-cks on the outside. :histeric:

VELOSE
09-17-05, 01:56 AM
I've killed two M5's in the 10 month's I've owned the V. However, both runs were on the freeway. The first kill was with the M5 hammering it in front of me. He had a couple of car lengths on me until I dropped in the right gear. After that, ADIOS!

About 2 weeks ago on my way home, I was on the phone talking to the mrs. All of a sudden this black on black with tinted windows like my car, M5, shows up downshifting. I was like, "OH SHIT!" The wife says, "what's going on?" I told her, "I have to call you back. Someone is looking for trouble." I get myself ready in 3rd going about 70mph. I give him a little taste, he bites. That one gear was all he wanted. I had him by almost 3 car lengths. All I said was, "Vaya con Dios."

M5 owners, nothing but love from the "Black Pearl." :highfive:

sefa01
09-18-05, 09:42 AM
I've encountered many M5s at the 25 or so track days I've done. The V will pull on the M5s on straightaways. The M5 is a little better on the twisties. Bottom line is that for most road courses, it will come down to the skill of the driver.

ace996
09-18-05, 11:25 AM
And when you've modded your skill level, it will transfer to every car you ever drive. Beating cars in the twisties/track/autox with something that shouldn't is an amazing feeling that cannot be compared....I spanked a BMW Z8, twice, at an autox. Poor guy, he couldn't believe it. And think, if he chooses to invest in a race school it will do so much better than the therapist...
"Doctor, I'm having nightmares of a big black car...and in the dream my mother is laughing at me from the passenger's seat".....

DoctorV8
09-19-05, 09:11 AM
Ford F150 Lariats have leather covered dashboards also.

Actually, they don't...just very nice vinyl. The M5 interior is in a different league, as it should be for over $70k.

Redline
09-19-05, 01:59 PM
Never, EVER get in your car without getting into Competition Mode... you never know...

rich9426
09-27-05, 09:18 PM
Are you the Redline in Torrington , CT?
Never, EVER get in your car without getting into Competition Mode... you never know...

Koooop
10-08-05, 06:51 PM
I got to run another M5 today, right off a red light (TC off this time since I knew it was an M5)...BOTH OF US FULL BLAST! I smoked my tires in 1st so he jumped me a off the line a little but the V pulled right on through in 2, 3 & 4! (I did wave as I passed). I even short shifted 3-4 so I could lay some rubber in his face!

This was the race I've been waiting for since I bought the V, heads up from a stop light with an M5 and both drivers ready to go! What fun!

Cool BMW driver, we both laughing at the end of our run. :banana:

LOL

DrivingAmericanNow
10-09-05, 11:38 AM
V vs M, Nice! That's the car the V was built to contend with.

Let's hope he doesn't run out and buy one of the new M5 with the V10 (fortunately there's an 18 month waiting list.) We'll need Caddy to up the ante with the LS7 if we ever hope to keep this rivalry fair. Otherwise Caddy will have to start selling V's with little white flags.

Just keep thinking LS7, LS7, LS7, LS7.........

MacOSR
10-09-05, 12:27 PM
V vs M, Nice! That's the car the V was built to contend with.

Let's hope he doesn't run out and buy one of the new M5 with the V10 (fortunately there's an 18 month waiting list.) We'll need Caddy to up the ante with the LS7 if we ever hope to keep this rivalry fair. Otherwise Caddy will have to start selling V's with little white flags.

Just keep thinking LS7, LS7, LS7, LS7.........

When my M5 comes in (January) I'll have to meet up with some CTS-V owners here in Ohio. I missed the Ohio meet last week (was in Denver) but would have loved to be there.

Both are very nice cars...part of me will miss the V once I have the M5.

sefa01
10-09-05, 12:43 PM
When my M5 comes in (January) I'll have to meet up with some CTS-V owners here in Ohio. I missed the Ohio meet last week (was in Denver) but would have loved to be there.

Both are very nice cars...part of me will miss the V once I have the M5.I'm going to add Mid-Ohio in 2006 to my list of tracks I've run. Would love to see you bring your new M5 there. Of course, I may leave my V at home and bring my C6Z06, which is arriving about the same time you're getting your M5. Best of luck with it. I had one of the first M Roadsters (1998) and loved the car. Just sold it this year after running out of garage room (is 5 cars too many???)

MacOSR
10-09-05, 12:59 PM
I'm going to add Mid-Ohio in 2006 to my list of tracks I've run. Would love to see you bring your new M5 there. Of course, I may leave my V at home and bring my C6Z06, which is arriving about the same time you're getting your M5. Best of luck with it. I had one of the first M Roadsters (1998) and loved the car. Just sold it this year after running out of garage room (is 5 cars too many???)

I have been to mid ohio many times but never ran there. I keep saying I am going to find time to run down and run on the track. When are you planning on trying to go...spring? I would love to go.

trekster
10-09-05, 02:20 PM
I was this close to pick up a E39 M5 before I heard I can get a CTS-V and for the same price range as a used M5. I have yet to race an M5.....but I love the priceless face expressions of M3 drivers after losing to a Cadillac. Espically, now since M3 owners like to talk alot of $hit about the CTS-V.

MacOSR
10-09-05, 03:19 PM
I was this close to pick up a E39 M5 before I heard I can get a CTS-V and for the same price range as a used M5. I have yet to race an M5.....but I love the priceless face expressions of M3 drivers after losing to a Cadillac. Espically, now since M3 owners like to talk alot of $hit about the CTS-V.

I have a couple friends that have M3's that don't do that :rolleyes: There are some really great BMW owners out there.

alcast082
10-10-05, 03:45 AM
Our car is just so hard to launch, If i where able to take m3 off the line it would be so much sweeter.
AN evo or an m3 always take me till about 25 to 40 depending.
If it is from a rol there is no contest well unless those pesky evo's have work on them, then you really have a surprise
sorry to switch subject but the worse is;
I raced an r32 and a cop pulled me over he said,
You know why I pulled you over and not the other guy???
no why, I stopped and he didn't???
no I clocked you at 65 and climbing and he was only getting above 52, but hey i guess you found out your car is faster huh?????

now he really threw it on my face

sefa01
10-10-05, 10:32 AM
I have been to mid ohio many times but never ran there. I keep saying I am going to find time to run down and run on the track. When are you planning on trying to go...spring? I would love to go.I don't know the 2006 schedule yet for Mid Ohio or any other tracks yet. In 2005, the Northern Ohio BMWCCA ran Mid Ohio the second weekend in April. If they have the same dates--and if they let non-BMWs run--I'd think seriously about it. Otherwise, I'd probably go with Tracquest on Memorial Day weekend. BTW, if you want to see the entire East Coast schedule for 2005 (which I'm sure they will update for 2006), just go to www.trackschedule.com.

MacOSR
10-10-05, 07:27 PM
I don't know the 2006 schedule yet for Mid Ohio or any other tracks yet. In 2005, the Northern Ohio BMWCCA ran Mid Ohio the second weekend in April. If they have the same dates--and if they let non-BMWs run--I'd think seriously about it. Otherwise, I'd probably go with Tracquest on Memorial Day weekend. BTW, if you want to see the entire East Coast schedule for 2005 (which I'm sure they will update for 2006), just go to www.trackschedule.com.

They usually do. I was going to go this year with the CTS-V but ended up being out of town when they were down there. Thank you for the link.

CaddyGeek
10-10-05, 08:15 PM
Our car is just so hard to launch, If i where able to take m3 off the line it would be so much sweeter.
AN evo or an m3 always take me till about 25 to 40 depending.
If it is from a rol there is no contest well unless those pesky evo's have work on them, then you really have a surprise
sorry to switch subject but the worse is;
I raced an r32 and a cop pulled me over he said,
You know why I pulled you over and not the other guy???
no why, I stopped and he didn't???
no I clocked you at 65 and climbing and he was only getting above 52, but hey i guess you found out your car is faster huh?????

now he really threw it on my face

that's pretty funny, usually the ticket goes to the loser...