Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery

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  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    Relationship goals
    Both drivers have been at Willow Springs before. They are also a couple, which should make for a heated battle
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    Same wheel and tire combination
    Both cars score Volk TE37 wheels wrapped in Nitto NT01 tires
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    Allison's 2001 BMW M3 E46 is a track weapon
    Exhaust, intake, and a tune are just the beginning
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    Lightness and downforce
    The interior is fully-stripped and there's aggressive aero added
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    Mildly modified, but definitely not slow
    A Tomei exhaust and lots of chassis and suspension mods are what the Z relies on
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    LSD vs open differential
    The M3 comes, as standard, with a mechanical LSD, while the 370Z lacks one
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    The NISMO touch
    The Z features a full NISMO bodykit and brake callipers, which should count for something
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    A close race
    Both cars seem evenly matched. The M3 has more RPMs to play with, while the Z has more low-end torque
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    Less than a second splits the two
    Both cars manage to lap Willow Springs in the 1:30s
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    But there can only be one winner
    The more track-prepped M3 is the winner, with a time of 1:32.41
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
    The Nissan was close behind
    Despite being outgunned the Z still managed a time of 1:33.00
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
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  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
  • Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3? - gallery
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