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    • 1600+ hp quad rotor dedicated drag BMW (we use the term BMW loosely) by Queen St.

      Not really sure if it is fair to call this a BMW, more like something resembling a BMW. This once was a E46 M3 but now it is a Mazda 4 rotor powered turbo drag car with tube chassis. The gold plating actually looks nice but you build something like this for kicking ass down the drag strip not to look pretty. The "previous" version of this car has run 7.2@196 supposedly. Still, we do not really see how you can call this a BMW. Still, the workmanship is incredible and to be respected. We look forward to seeing what it can do down the strip where it belongs, instead of touring car shows as it is currently scheduled to do.
































      This article was originally published in forum thread: 1600+ hp quad rotor dedicated drag BMW (We use the term BMW loosely) by Queen St. started by Sticky View original post
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      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Ha, the turbo is almost as big as the motor itself! I love rotaries with boost. Click here to enlarge

        I have a fresh turbo 13b with a street port, Pineapple racing apex seals and fresh rotors waiting to be dropped into my friend's 2nd gen RX7. Click here to enlarge Click here to enlarge
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        no intercooler? Click here to enlarge interesting, it doesnt heatsoak waiting for the line up? that set-up is refered to as blow-through right? rotaries are cool like people have said, what kind of revs does this get up to?
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        do the brake rotors work? lol
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        What the hell did they use to coat everything? And yea, those brake rotors work?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        What the hell did they use to coat everything? And yea, those brake rotors work?
        Gold apparently.

        It seems they are focusing on show instead of performance right now. Why build this to not use it?
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Real f-cking gold? That sh-t will melt after running for 5 minutes. I don't believe it. Look at the downpipe, tell me that gold won't melt like cheese...

        And the brakes? Gold... This looks like something the saudi's would do.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        And the brakes? Gold... This looks like something the saudi's would do.
        Hahaha, ya.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Real f-cking gold? That sh-t will melt after running for 5 minutes. I don't believe it. Look at the downpipe, tell me that gold won't melt like cheese...
        They are saying it is real gold. I don't know if it will melt, Gold is a good insulator right? It used on the McLaren F1 engine bay and that doesn't melt. However, on the turbo the temps will be much higher. I don't know, this leads me to believe this is just a show car that won't be seeing the strip... ever.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        I've seen a 4rotor in a BMW shell hit the strips before, definitely wasn't for show, ran 8s and was out of control the whole time.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        I've seen a 4rotor in a BMW shell hit the strips before, definitely wasn't for show, ran 8s and was out of control the whole time.
        Of course the motors aren't just for sure, specifically referring to this car.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Hahaha, ya.



        They are saying it is real gold. I don't know if it will melt, Gold is a good insulator right? It used on the McLaren F1 engine bay and that doesn't melt. However, on the turbo the temps will be much higher. I don't know, this leads me to believe this is just a show car that won't be seeing the strip... ever.
        Gold is one of the most thermally conductive materials in the world. Basically it is a terrible insulator, but a good reflector and conductor of heat.

        Using it in the engine bay is not what im talking about, but when its a gold plated downpipe that gets to 1300F; then I get worried. Same with the brakes.

        I bet they can turn it on, drive it for 5 minutes and then have to turn it off lol... A nice car for sure, but some people are just getting bored these days. Running out of ideas!

        HAI GAIZ LES DROP 4 ROTAR WANKAL INTO BMW LOOL GOLD PLATED TOO SURE WTF!!11
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Gold is one of the most thermally conductive materials in the world. Basically it is a terrible insulator, but a good reflector and conductor of heat.
        Yes, thank you, it reflects heat well which is why the engine bay was lined with it in the McLaren F1.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        but when its a gold plated downpipe that gets to 1300F; then I get worried. Same with the brakes.
        I agree, seems to be all show.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        It woule be easier to attach the front end to a crane hoist. Lift the whole car up and dip it into a vat for gold plating, then pull it out gold Fondue. Woot!
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        well it looks interesting
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        it does look good I will admit that.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        This thing should have air brakes....
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Not sure if it has been posted. But everything functional is gold plated, including the turbo and manifold.

        Oh...and it runs and a 4 rotor Mazda race rotary. Click here to enlarge

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      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        That's what i call BALLING!
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        When you are balling in drag strip, you are a straight up baller.
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Apparently it cost nearly $1 million
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Makes me want to build the 13B just wasting life away at the shop.....