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Old 11-25-2005, 09:21 AM
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Anyone going? My brother will be driving an E46 330i former Speedvision World Challenge car along with 4 other drivers, and they're going for an overall win. It should be really exciting! I'll have pictures of the car in the next day or two.

http://www.nasa25hour.com/
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Old 11-25-2005, 07:44 PM
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Here's one:

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Old 11-26-2005, 12:26 AM
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More pictures here:

http://www.stromracing.com/25hourcar/index.html

CF hood, etc. Making about 260 rwhp and weighs ~2700 lbs.
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:32 AM
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Holy crap! That is one of the craziest e46 330i I've ever seen. I love to see cars completely gutted
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Old 11-26-2005, 03:59 AM
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Whoa...thats awesome. Tell him good luck for me. Wish i could be there
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Old 11-26-2005, 06:06 AM
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It has an S52 M3 engine in it, so most of the engine stuff is customized.

Notice the equal-length headers and the custom motor mounts. It also has Motons (suspension) and Motec (engine management).

I'll have video and pictures after next weekend.
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:03 AM
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Damn. Oh man i wish i could see it on person.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:06 AM
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that cage is ded sexy...i love the a-pilar =)
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:25 AM
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Oh holy hell I LOVE endurance races...I went to the Rolex 24 at Daytona a couple years ago and it was the BEST time. Lots of luck to your bro!!!
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:15 AM
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Thanks! Here is the list of entries:

http://www.nasa25hour.com/25HourEntryList.pdf

And one interesting entry from Banks Engineering:

http://www.bankspower.com/DmaxTypeR-ProjectOverView.cfm

It's diesel powered, with ~800 lb/ft of torque and 650 hp. That's going to be a biatch if it snows or rains.

Forecast - 34 degrees at night. The open car drivers are going to be cold!!
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...nav_undeclared
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Nice car! Good luck to ur bro and the others!

If they need someone to take over for an hour or two let me know haha
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:29 PM
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They tested the car yesterday at Buttonwillow, and it's running great. Even though it's my brother's first time in a high-horsepower, very-light car, he was faster than two of the other drivers, and didn't go off-track or spin. I'm beginning to think that he's going to do this professionally...

By the way, I was wrong - the car weighs ~2450 lbs without driver.
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Lighter then our minis!
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Jeez, that's light. It's gotta be a dream to drive with those Motons!
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