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Old 04-07-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
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1997 540I vs 2005 G35

Some days I just wish I drove a Yugo. In case of some in the forum the “Yugo” vehicle was made in the former Yugoslvia. The car has been introduced to the North American market for I believe for only a few years, sales were not that good, actually there were no sales. They could not give the cars away.
Anyways back to the topic at hand. Driving on Highway 8 or Main St. in Hamilton on my way home traffic pretty heavy, I noticed this gray coloured car weaving in and out of traffic. Distinctive front-end shape of a G35. Driving now on Highway 20 and finally after 4 or 5 km the G35 pulls along side me. Looking over at the vehicle I noticed one sweet ride, dark gray in colour from what I can tell 19” deep dish BBS rims black on inside and chrome lip on the outside dark tinted windows and a raspy exhaust tone. Usually sitting at a red light I would edge up a foot or two to see if the other driver wants to play, however this time with all of the traffic I just staid put. Red light, Red Light, GREEN the G35 WOT, engine screaming, blue smoke pouring out of the tires, he power shifts into second, rear end of the car goes sideways he is a whole two car lengths in front of me. That’s funny I thought I’m just cruising at 15% throttle and at WOT the G35 is only two car lengths ahead.
Taillights come on the G35 he slows down for me, as I pull up along side cruising at 60kmh he is on WOT again as he pulls away from me I’m thinking that Yugo sounds good to me about now. Approaching the light ahead and the G35 clearly ahead by 10 cars or so, the driver hard on the brakes trying to stop for the red light. As I approach the intersection I noticed the window on the drivers side rolled down. Coming to a full stop I make eye contact with the other vehicles master. Rolling down my passenger window I mention how nice his car looks.
Him: Thanks
Me: She seems to move.
Him: Yeah it’s the 2005 model, more power then the last model
Me: So I heard 298Hp
Him: yeah 300hp and 260 Torque
Me: Nice
Him: It scares BMW drivers to death
Me: Really!!
Him: So far no BMW wants to go me.
Me: Thinking: “What a Jerk”
Me: “Maybe lots of road traffic has something to do with it”. I yell out to him
Him: No, they know what this is.
Light turns green and he is on WOT again, WTF!
I switch to the curb lane since I have to take the exit to QEW Niagara from Hamilton.
Looking ahead I see the QEW is packed with cars, however the entrance to the highway is about 1km long with absolutely no vehicles. The G35 starts to accelerate around the corner and I thought why not
Approaching the corner he is four or five cars ahead of me at the end of the corner the distance is down to two cars, shift into third, I have more momentum than him, the one lane now becomes two. I take the left lane, shift into fourth. As I pass the G35 I honk the horn and wave good buy to the G35 Pilot through my sunroof.
Looking ahead I notice 100 feet away the lane merges on to the highway, hard on the brakes trying to merge the same speed as all other vehicles. G35 flies buy me at warp speed. For the next 100 feet or so there is so much dust in the air as he drives on the shoulder, finally he gets an opening and merges into traffic.
Just thinking, “One of the reasons I bought the 5 series is that people would leave me alone” oh well.

PS.. Just so that everyone is aware I race only where it is safe, however any racing on the street is just stupid.

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Old 04-07-2005, 11:27 AM   #2
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nissan/infiniti generally mildly over rate hp, or are more on the 18-22% drivetrain loss.
he would be lucky to even dyno 250-255whp.

while 540 is severly under rated rated at 282/290hp. they dyno 265-280whp. damn V8s. usually euro cars are very conservative with like 5-15% drivetrain loss only, also geared pretty good top end.

i would like to see your bit heavier, but 320lbs+ torque decimate him from a stop!

and this is why G35s are w00d > http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/we...ZmQzMXk1NDE%3D

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Old 04-07-2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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funny, because yesterday on Dufferin and Sheppard, this G35 a-hole that cut me off kept revving his engine. I usually don't care but since he cut me off I decided to play along. Now I'm sitting behind him and no cars ahead of him and he floors it off the light, so do i. I had to literally slam on the brakes so I dont rear end him. I just gave up after that.

I love my 540.

Nuff said!


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Old 04-07-2005, 03:43 PM   #4
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I love my 540.

Me too.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:46 PM   #5
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play with Q45/M45 or GS400 u 80k V8s

those G35 drivers r dumb to mess with something above their class.
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Old 04-07-2005, 09:40 PM   #6
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play with M45 or GS400 u 80k V8s
still waiting for the M45...should be fun..I'm ready to get spanked!
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:31 PM   #7
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nissan/infiniti generally mildly over rate hp, or are more on the 18-22% drivetrain loss.
he would be lucky to even dyno 250-255whp.

while 540 is severly under rated rated at 282/290hp. they dyno 265-280whp. damn V8s. usually euro cars are very conservative with like 5-15% drivetrain loss only, also geared pretty good top end.

i would like to see your bit heavier, but 320lbs+ torque decimate him from a stop!

and this is why G35s are w00d > http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/we...ZmQzMXk1NDE%3D

haha j/ks. works only on normal IE/netscape browsers....

good kill!

VANOS > VQ y0

WTF?? The G35 got eaten by an Altima?? What a POS!
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:50 PM   #8
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That G35 didn't come off the line too hard. I wouldn't take that clip as hard evidence on the G35's performance.

When people act like that in their cars, they are insecure about something.
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Old 04-07-2005, 11:53 PM   #9
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play with Q45/M45 or GS400 u 80k V8s

those G35 drivers r dumb to mess with something above their class.
roger that.
well done. i cant believe u actually had a convo with im. shoulda kept ur window up and burned him off the line...
but anywho...gj.
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:44 AM   #10
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lol that is good story.

Off topic..My friend got Yugo Koral 1988.Hes gonna restore it .So far only 2 Yugos in Toronto but more in the Usa.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:51 PM   #11
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nissan/infiniti generally mildly over rate hp, or are more on the 18-22% drivetrain loss.
he would be lucky to even dyno 250-255whp.

while 540 is severly under rated rated at 282/290hp. they dyno 265-280whp. damn V8s. usually euro cars are very conservative with like 5-15% drivetrain loss only, also geared pretty good top end.

i would like to see your bit heavier, but 320lbs+ torque decimate him from a stop!

and this is why G35s are w00d > http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/we...ZmQzMXk1NDE%3D

haha j/ks. works only on normal IE/netscape browsers....

good kill!

VANOS > VQ y0
is that altima 3.5L.. ?
it beats a G35?
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