having read the new thread by Ibanez ...got me pondering why they didn't start out with the S50 over their. in my mind the States is the place for muscle cars and lets be honest have a wide range to choose from. as well all know the S50 is a stonking bit of kit...and after 5000 rpm..well things start going blurry lol. is it to do with emissions ? the S52 is more likely to be closer to its claimed 240 bhp than the S50 to its 321 bhp....but even so it just seems to me that when BMW where going into a market where the customers could already buy a rag top with some very serious grunt...they kinda missed the chance to jump on board. theres probably a very simple explanation.....but then they brought out the S54......so..??? then that got me pondering what british cars from the same era could come up with that kind of performance ? now im not that well up on these kinda matters ....but im struggling.....TVR..the odd Jag ..???? anyway its my thread so heres a pic of the swamp buggy ...!!