Yep, I have to agree. There is enough power in the M44 and it is nearly indestructible and with a few mods, you would probably out drag an ///M (as they seem to always be parked up in the garage........)......
A subtle mod like a 2.0 Vtec engine, six speed box and LSD would do it....................seriously it does show that it is all about the gearing as the Z3 was leading until about third gear, plus ours don't rev up to 8000rpm so it has some longer legs, i will agree with BMG on this one, it does need to be an //M for this race as the S2000 is putting out 240 BHP
For the cost of a dasc i would just buy an //M, but in the real world it is not about straight line speed.....so i would just put my money on the suspension and not into power gains......you will be quicker through the twisties by far more seconds than buying a stainless exhaust.......obviously i have spent my money on both but if i did it again, the bilsteins and eibachs would go on first (actually i would prob buy a S2000)
So I was looking at z3m prices( because I live in te states) and they are priced for a good one with low miles between 13-17k clean title. I bought my 1.9 for 5k. So it would be cheaper, rather than supercharging or just doing mods to the 1.9 to just buy a z3m? I don't think it cost 12k to mod. Then again z3m are beautiful cars and maybe they are cheaper where you gus are but here they are rare and expensive