My name is Robert Collins, and I'm "PencilGeek" on the popular BMW car forum -- M3Post.com. I decided to start my own BMW blog because it offers me more freedom to post what I want to post without the restrictions of the online car forums. The online car forums are great up to a point. But when they become too heavily moderated, then it's time to leave and find another place to post.
I have used my spare time to write many programs to help the BMW community. I designed and wrote the Dyno Database, the Wheels DataBase, various spreadsheets to calculate gear ratio optimizations. I wrote SAE correction software which helps normalize uncorrected dyno results for atmospheric (weather) conditions.
My current car specs are as follows:
|Make / Model:||2008 BMW M3 (Melbourne Red)|
|Engine:||RD Sport RS-46 4.6L "Stroker" motor|
|Forced Induction||ESS VT2++ Supercharger|
* = We added another 55 more horsepower since these tests, but have yet to confirm the results on our "home" dyno.
|Torque:||429 wft/lbs torque.*|
|Standing Mile:||186.1 MPH (Texas Mile)
181.8 MPH (Mojave Mile)