Loaded BMW M3 CSL faster than the Pagani Zonda F
On November th the Swedish Loaded BMW M3 CSL driven by European touring car ace Richard Goransson did a full lap of the Nordschleife in 7minutes 22.9 seconds.
This achievement makes the Loaded CSL the fastest road legal BMW in the world. The lap is more than 5 seconds faster than the production car record time of 7.28 as set by the Pagani Zonda F Clubsport last month and 9 seconds faster than the Carrera GT.
The Loaded project is a private project and uses a supercharged BMW M3 CSL E46 that produces around 600hp and has factory support from K&W. The final set up of the car was done by the BMW "Guru" Tom Schirmer in Kelberg, Germany.
This record is the result of 3 years of hard work and continued attempts from the Loaded team.
European touring car ace champion Richard Goransson was involved with the project from the beginning and proved the team right in their decision with this phenomenal laptime set in very cold conditions (+4degrees) and also encountering traffic.
Photo credits: James Lipman (The first picture in the article) and Jochen Van Cauwenberge (The second picture in article)