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BMW Prototype Z3 V12

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hampus Andersson, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    It´s great to see pictures surfacing years later on projects car companies have worked on then just cancelled the plans for whatever reasons.
    The great thing is those projects/cars are still around today.

    Found this, this was before the Z3 M version came so someone at BMW decided, "hey, why not use a V12?"
    So they did, it´s the V12 from the old 7-series if anyone remember that car (750i James Bond movie)

    It actually doesn´t look that bad but from a driving point of view it was apparently horrendous.
    It had 70% of it´s weight on the front axle... a normal BMW has maybe 53% of it´s weight on the front axle.
    You can imagine the handling characteristics :)

    V12´s are super smooth engines, i think you can stand a coin on the engine on idle and it would still stand.

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  2. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    Here´s how smooth V12 engines are.

     
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  3. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Wow, thats properly balanced!
     
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  4. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    V12´s are pure magic :)
     
  5. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
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    Smooth and very fast! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

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    Such smoothness is almost unheard of. :confused: :)