So, good news is I am getting a BMW 325i next tuesday!
Of course the first thing I’ve done after finding this car, and researching it is challenge someone with a near equal car to a race.
Me: 1995 BMW 325i Convertible
Them: 2003 Toyota Camry Solara
the side by side specs:
Curb weight: Me: 3352 lbs Them: 3395 lbs
Stock horsepower: Me: 189 Them: 198
Torque: Me: 181 ft-lbs Them: 212 ft-lbs
Turning Radius: Me: 34.1 ft Them: 38.1 ft
Going off this info for stock vehicles, it quite frankly appears that the age of my vehicle will result in the loss for me. however, the vehicle has a cold-air intake adding 1.5-7 HP, making the difference significantly less in horsepower. As well with my engine and transmission more recently refined and tuned, as well with less miles on the drivetrain itself (150,000 me. 165,000 them). Another deciding detail is that Toyota has actually instructed Solara owners to “Only” use Premium gas for optimal performance and reliability. Knowing that the owner does not use this gives me an advantage, by their engine losing power through fuel, as well if I have premium adding the additional engine power that quite could give me the edge to overcome them.
All in all, I’ve got to plan the race location or distance/track. Since it’s obviously got to be a road less traveled, less patrolled by officers, but can’t just be a straight shot. Any road with curves and turns would add to the performance of driver and vehicle slightly more.
I hope to plan all this out by Tuesday and then possibly even record it. Look forward to that, lol.