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    • New Quickest and Fastest BMW 1/4 mile record? South African S38 Powered E30 - 9.02 @ 157.45 mph

      Car is built by Budler Motorsport. Its the first time out so these runs can be considered shake down runs. The car is powered by a S38 motor from the E28 M5. Its has a manual gearbox. I am reckon we going to see mid 8's from this baby.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: South African 9.02sec BMW E30 started by George Smooth View original post
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      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        Not really - a bunch of TRD toyotas running 8's. Bunch of 9.1x BMW's. Its just more interesting. Sure, a fast car is a fast car, but if you go to a track day and rip 4.20's and call your car the "fastest M3 in the world" but its a rail with a roundel on the end of it.....
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5mall5nail5 Click here to enlarge
        Not really - a bunch of TRD toyotas running 8's. Bunch of 9.1x BMW's. Its just more interesting. Sure, a fast car is a fast car, but if you go to a track day and rip 4.20's and call your car the "fastest M3 in the world" but its a rail with a roundel on the end of it.....
        yea if you wanna get nit picky there are 4 bangers running 8s with manual transmissions, but compare that to the number of generic V8 powerglide ford rear end cars and i bet its 100 to 1. Point is, you can easily run 8s by going the bastard route (cheaper and more well known) or you can stay 'true' to your brand and run 8s for 3x cost and whatever prestige you get from it. Its preference, I prefer to run 8s, not jerk off to roundels.
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        I don't care about roundels or blue circles. If a Ford put in an LS1 I'd say the same thing.

        I am familiar with crossbreeds, my friend has an E30 with an Viper/C4 vette rear. If it were an 8's car it'd be an 8's car, but it wouldn't be an 8 second bmw.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5mall5nail5 Click here to enlarge
        I don't care about roundels or blue circles. If a Ford put in an LS1 I'd say the same thing.

        I am familiar with crossbreeds, my friend has an E30 with an Viper/C4 vette rear. If it were an 8's car it'd be an 8's car, but it wouldn't be an 8 second bmw.

        I am agreeing with you bro lol
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        Fight me bro!
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        DBFIU -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ Hahah, every time.
      1. newoldschool's Avatar
        newoldschool -
        vid should be incoming

        budler bmw ran 7.96 the past weekend
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        newoldschool -
        correction backed up with a 7.74
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Cool, Vids?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by newoldschool Click here to enlarge
        correction backed up with a 7.74
        Vids, details?
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Vids, details?
        We all waiting on the vids. I am also waiting for information if they converter the car to a automatic transmission or if the car is still running the manual. Either way its a crazy fast time with a 178mph exit all at 5300ft altitude.
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Ok got confirmation that the car is still manual. Stock chassis back-halfed. There is more power to come but I guess they will eventually upgrade to a air shifter and then give it full horns. What a incredible power plant.

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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        so this is still a BMW?
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      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Fvcking Awesome dude Congrats. This is making me want to buy a e34 m5 to build.

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ Good work!

        Can I get a rundown of the full specs and a picture or two to throw up an article on the front page?
      1. karel's Avatar
        karel -
        looks very similar to an swedish dragrace e30 chassie, with s38 engine.

        this guy here in sweden ran with that 7.94 2 years ago.







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      1. newoldschool's Avatar
        newoldschool -


        and his launch of the day

      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        IS THIS STILL A BMW? if so then it's the fastest, right?