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      A 7:35.90 Nurburgring laptime test in independent driver hands is simply excellent for a four door sedan. No, this does not set a new production four-door record as it is slightly over ten seconds off the time Mercedes-AMG was able to set with their GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe.


      The Mercedes-AMG time was a factory effort with the goal of setting the laptime. Sport Auto turning a 7:35.90 in an M5 Competition without factory support (or software tuning games) certainly is realistic and impressive.

      They actually topped what Sport Auto managed to get for the M4 GTS:

      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:38 Ferrari 458 Italia Horst von Saurma 2010 Sport Auto (08/2010), Michelin Pilot Sport PS2.[143]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:33 Pagani Zonda F Horst von Saurma 2006 Sport Auto (05/2006), Michelin Pilot Sport 2 N0/1.[144]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:33 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997.2) Horst von Saurma 2010 Sport Auto (05/2010), PCCB [145]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:33 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) Horst von Saurma 2007 Sport Auto (11/2007), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup.[146]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:33.55 Koenigsegg CCX Marc Basseng August 2008 Evo Magazine conducted test[147]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:34 Koenigsegg CCR Horst von Saurma 17 October 2005 Sport Auto (03/2006), Michelin Pilot Sport N0.[148]

      7:34 Porsche 911 GT2 (997)
      September 2008 Porsche conducted test, stock vehicle.[149]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:34 Nissan GT-R (2011) Horst von Saurma October 2010 Sport Auto (11/2010),.[150]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:34 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package Horst von Saurma February 2012 Sport Auto (02/2012), Potenza RE070.[151]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:34 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) Horst von Saurma February 2014 Sport Auto (2/2014), Dunlop SportMaxx Race.[152]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:34 Porsche 911 Carrera S (991.2) Christian Gebhardt May 2016 Sport Auto (6/2016), Pirelli P Zero N1.[153][154]

      7:35 Mercedes-AMG GT S
      2016 Autoweek [155] and Fastest Laps [156]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:35 Ruf Rt 12 Horst von Saurma 2008 Sport Auto (02/2008), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup.[157][158]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:35 McLaren 650S Spider Horst von Saurma 2015 Sport Auto (03/2015), Pirelli P Zero Corsa.[159]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:36 Nissan GT-R (R35) Horst von Saurma 2011 Sport Auto (05/2011), Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST.[160]
      20,600 m (67,600 ft) 7:37 BMW M4 GTS Christian Gebhardt October 2016 Sport Auto (09/2016), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.[161]

      The Competition model is also 3-seconds faster in Sport Auto's hands than the standard F90 M5.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW F90 M5 Competition Nurburgring laptime test by Sport Auto - 7:35.90 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Who would've thought that one day amg would make better track cars while M produced higher displacement hot rods.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Who would've thought that one day amg would make better track cars while M produced higher displacement hot rods.
        The cars are still good but M lost its identity. You would think they could at least give us a real track car.
      1. hovabongz's Avatar
        hovabongz -
        So you guys want to compare a factory driver lap time on semi slicks to a time set by a magazine? On the same day on Autobild on the same tyres the M5 Com was faster than the GT63S. I don’t get how people still take Nurburgring times seriously especially those set by a test driver.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The cars are still good but M lost its identity. You would think they could at least give us a real track car.
        https://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/...ctory-race-car
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hovabongz Click here to enlarge
        So you guys want to compare a factory driver lap time on semi slicks to a time set by a magazine? On the same day on Autobild on the same tyres the M5 Com was faster than the GT63S. I don’t get how people still take Nurburgring times seriously especially those set by a test driver.
        Agreed, too many variables in that circuit. Especially when it's never the same driver, day, temperature, etc. I don't take these lap times seriously.