I was at my friend's house and his cousin with a stock silver 97 M3 was over for dinner.
I'v always loved M3s, they were my dream car back in the day so we shot the shit. He didn't know too much about the ITR, said it looked nice but didn't think much of my "ricerburner" = ) i asked if he drag races or goes to the tracks, he tells me hes been only once.. but time to time races on the streets.. so i asked him for a run for fun..
We went to a rural part of town and lined em up, i told him first to 150 shut down.. dont want anything to crazy...
I held my Revs @ 6000RPMS and feathered my clutch... i actually hooked up alot better then him (i practice alot, new tires ) and had a 1 car lead...*woohoo.. 131ft/torque huh? ) .
So we are off, with me pulln with a 1 car lead.. i notice him shift while i'm still going to my 8500rpm redline.. slam her in 2nd chirp my tires (my 2nd gear goes to 110km/h) and its the same scenario...3rd gear.. im still ahead... didnt notice by how much.
The guy couldn't belive it, and kept askn me how the hell a N/A 4 banger can oull something like that off
.. we lined her up again and he had a better launch... we were side by side , and i'd get a little dip again maybe HALF a car when he'd shift and i'd still be pulli in gear *8500rpms redline..* plus i think i bang my gears faster hehe..
anyway, fun race... i know the M3 would take me topend for sure though... or highway rolls.
Just for reference, i only have an AEM intake/minimal weight reduction and iv run a 14.2 @ 96-7 MPH @ cayuga ...w/2.160ft.
Stock ITRs run anywhere from 14.4-14.8, vary on driver.