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      09-01-2020, 07:55 PM   #133
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They finally make another CSL and then put it on the one of the larger and less engaging M cars

Stick this powertrain in an M2, cut the weight, pair it with a manual and/or dual clutch, and let the engineers have a field day rather then letting the bean counters control everything.
This. Doesn't L in CSL stand for "Light"?

Might be a bit of a stretch to use this adjective on an 8 series
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This. Doesn't L in CSL stand for "Light"?

Might be a bit of a stretch to use this adjective on an 8 series
"Lightweight" version of whatever car the designation is put on. The can make a lighter weight version of the 8-series .
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While that sounds nice, I just don't have any confidence in BMW/M making anything that good, their track record as of late (aside from M2) isn't the best. Not to mention the 8er is already overpriced, a CSL will drive it into Porsche GT prices and we all know which car we'd rather have...
Indeed, it would put it in GT3RS price territory, they would have to make a hell of a good car at that price point for it to compete.
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      09-01-2020, 08:14 PM   #136
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Likely hybrid assist V8 to compete with the forthcoming AMG 73 S
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      09-01-2020, 08:16 PM   #137
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      09-01-2020, 08:19 PM   #138
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Likely hybrid assist V8 to compete with the forthcoming AMG 73 S
If you go back to earlier posts in this thread, forum member lemetier who has inside knowledge has already suggested that’s not the case.

It would appear this may be a test mule for a bespoken CSL Homage model using the new P58 engine coupled to a transaxle.
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You're on the right track. It's not an engine back there.
Hopefully it will be a much lighter car vs the current 8er
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Maybe. I think the fact that it doesn't have a "hybrid test vehicle" badge does lead me to believe that this isn't an i8 successor or M Next production vehicle. It definitely could be the M8 CSL since that would have no back seats but then the changes to the cooling system and front end do make me question that. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Maybe they are just testing it without the electric engine at first so it doesnt need the hybrid test vehicle marking yet
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Would be front heavy if it actually was
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I think its next gen 8 series, maybe a facelift. Bmw realizes they cannot sell this car for so much without a mid-engine. 6 series will be front engine
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That new mustang moves around the track nicely. The louvers on it and from a distance looks like a mustang.
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I speculate that prototype battery packs are stacked where the rear seats are positioned and are cobbled together with a makeshift thermal management system that includes passive heat sinks to accommodate airflow directed in from the rear vents.

CLAR is versatile, but I would doubt versatile enough to accommodate a mid-engine + rear transmission case on the rear axle.
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While that sounds nice, I just don't have any confidence in BMW/M making anything that good, their track record as of late (aside from M2) isn't the best. Not to mention the 8er is already overpriced, a CSL will drive it into Porsche GT prices and we all know which car we'd rather have...
Havent there been rumors of a larger car spawning from the Z4/Supra architecture, which have shown to be great driver's cars? I think that would be the car to look out for and surely be able to compete with right motor and trans
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Looks like a fastback mustang m8 combo 😂
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Indeed, it would put it in GT3RS price territory, they would have to make a hell of a good car at that price point for it to compete.
Makes more sense to compete it to a Turbo S
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Havent there been rumors of a larger car spawning from the Z4/Supra architecture, which have shown to be great driver's cars? I think that would be the car to look out for and surely be able to compete with right motor and trans
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G42 is basically G29 with a bit from the 8er stuck in between the b pillar support and rear bulkhead for the back seats.
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That's a Mustang. Ford was just super trolling everyone by placing some conjoined kidneys on their test mule.

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it would be a shame if BMW's perfect sized 911 competitor is held back to avoid stealing sales from the M4
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Makes more sense to compete it to a Turbo S
An M8CSL would be primarily track focused, so not a Turbo-S competitor.

I'd say the M8Competition is aimed at the 911 Turbo (non-S).
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Makes more sense to compete it to a Turbo S
m8 will never compete with a Porsche Turbo or any 911- too fat/heavy, much different driving dynamics. They are much different cars. One a sports car the other a luxury GT.

The M8 Comp is slower by 8 seconds around the ring then the only "450hp" Carrera S. Two diff cars drive them and you know they are def not aimed at the same demographic. Not knocking the M8 but a Porsche competitor it certainly is not
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