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8 minutes ago, Mark92131 said:

What kind of transmission is that, sure makes for smooth quick shifts.  Lots of brake squeal from those pads.





Not vintage-appropriate for a 2002, but - given what that car is racing against - why not.


Noted commentary from the above the wiki page:


While a sequential manual transmission can (depending on the model) offer faster shift speeds and thus faster race times, many road-car-driving enthusiasts prefer a standard manual transmission, which—with a clutch pedal and the ability to skip gears—allows more driver input and a more traditional driving experience.[1]

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I've never had a sequential.


But given the choice between that, and one that has changeable ratios,

give me the ratios any time.   Classes that require a stock BMW

gearbox really highlight how big the gap is between 2nd and 3rd...

...all the way up to the E36, and really, sorta, even into the E46




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7 hours ago, TobyB said:

Classes that require a stock BMW

gearbox really highlight how big the gap is between 2nd and 3rd...

...all the way up to the E36, and really, sorta, even into the E46

so true.  stock bmw trannys really suck in this regard.  the gap is wider than any engines power band.  moving second up a few ticks would cure this problem, but then the 1-2 gap would be wider....putting a hurt on the "all too critical for sales numbers" 0-60 acceleration time.  it is all about marketing..


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A bit of searching indicates that is Richard Gresham's BMW 2002 (car #102)


According to the following website, specifications as of 2013 include:
-Lightened body shell with integral, Group A, style roll cage
-Carbon fibre boot & bonnet Fibreglass doors Lexan windows
-Dry weight 850kg
-S14 2.5L stroker engine with approx 260hp (210 RWHP)
-Custom carbon fibre airbox
-Motec engine management
-Ireland Engineering Billet rear Stub Axles
-Ireland Engineering ABS Turbo Flares



Quite impressive.


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I don't think ratios will be a problem once you place an order for one of those. A "mate" has a Holinger in his M3 (S38, e30) which I have driven once (no need to mention that it was from parc ferme to paddock with 1st gear only :) ). Only downside, with the fact that it's forbidden in many classes, is price. I don't remember exactly but it was more than 10kEur, around 13k I think.  

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