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November 20, 2007

M3 'Ring Champion

As you know we at VRPerformance always preach balanced performance. High horsepower or sticky tires by themselves do not make a great car. It's how all the bits work in concert that separates the merely fast cars from the really great performance cars. And when you think about upgrading your car, it's important that you think about balanced performance-- incremental change to the system instead of lopsided focus on one component or another. Do it right, and you can fetch a new Nürburgring record (video after jump).

Here's a properly modified, supercharged, BMW M3 CSL screaming around the 'Ring in an astonishing 7:22.8 That's faster than all "supercars" that have thus far recorded laps. And you'll note how balanced the car is as it goes around the track-- planted in the corners, smooth in the straights.

Engine tuned by ESS Tuning
Suspension by Schrmer Engineering
Bodywork by MrCarbon


November 07, 2007

Rennsport Reunion 2007

What kind of vacation do performance shop owners go on? A motorsports vacation, of course. Daytona Beach International Speedway was host to the third Porsche Rennsport Reunion; and we were on hand to witness all the festivities. Three days of Porsche race car overload in the paddock of the famous speedway culminated in some spirited historic racing on the final day. Just to see so many monsters of racing lore like the Porsche 917, 964 and 962 close-up would have been satisfying enough, but to hear them fire up and wail down the the high banks of Daytona Speedway was truly fantastic.

A full compliment of pictures has been uploaded to our Flikr site, but for a quick taste here are a few of our favorites: