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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Cupra Belfast, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Cupra Belfast

    Cupra Belfast Active Member

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    So, it seems an M2 isn't actually that fast, and a blue one in NI is driven by an eejit. Yesterday morning on the motorway one pulled out into the fast lane just as I put the foot down, no indicator to suggest he was going to, he overestimated his car's capabilities. I'd have parked in his back seat if not for hitting the brakes. The guy thought he'd pull out & take off. Not a bit of it. I planted it again and his M2 was simply in the way, had to back off to part throttle. I gesticulated as to my impression of the guys driving abilities. In summation, a Cupra with JB4 & FBO mods has a fair bit more poke than an M2.
     
  2. Blowski

    Blowski Cupra 280 DSG

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    The M2 could still be in the run in period where the performance is restricted? What are they stock? 450bhp ish?
     
  3. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    Standard M2 puts out 365bhp.

    M2 Competition puts out 410bhp.

    What you putting out in your Cupra?
     
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  4. martin j.

    martin j. Active Member

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    First basic mistake, expecting a BMW to indicate:happy:, maybe he doesn’t know how to change down for max performance?:joystick:
     
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  5. G.P

    G.P Active Member

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    Two totally different cars really, one doesn't purchase a RWD car for straight line performance, as we can all go fast on the straights, but I get where your coming from if your keeping up with a more powerful car around the twisty bits..
     
  6. Brimfull

    Brimfull Active Member

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    M2 wasn't even trying


     
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  7. Jazzjames

    Jazzjames Active Member

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    Cupra’s only down 20hp on hp/tonne. 210hp/tonne plays 230hp/tonne. If you got a head start or the bmw was in the wrong gear, it will have made the difference.
     
  8. motty225

    motty225 B9 S4

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    M2s dyno alot higher than the given output
     
  9. rocket3

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    360/365 ish
     
  10. Cupra Belfast

    Cupra Belfast Active Member

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    Not had it dyno'd yet since adding the turbo back BCS Powervalve exhaust. I was running a Cobrasport DP previously, with all the rest of the stage 2 mods. Entry level stage 2? An M2 runs 405 bhp/410 PS in top spec, and weighs 1570 kg, a fair bit more.
     
  11. Cupra Belfast

    Cupra Belfast Active Member

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    With the dp only, prior to the turbo back exhaust, my power to weight was approx 250 bhp/ton. I'm guessing it's marginally more now.
     
  12. Cupra Belfast

    Cupra Belfast Active Member

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    I find that's where the Cuora does best, pushing the big money mobiles in the twisty stuff. The relatively low weight coupled with good tyres, a digbone insert & modding the differential via obd seems to have sorted all the niggles out. The big Brembos help cimpensate for over enthuiasm. Just gone through the pads in 15k miles. Switching to Tarox ones.
     
  13. Cupra Belfast

    Cupra Belfast Active Member

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    More like he didn't know how to drive.
     
  14. Shaady

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    Sounds more like the guy didn't know how to drive, in a straight line the m2 should be eating even a well modded cupra
     
  15. davidstarkey11

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    Straight line drag race he would have you. You were more than likely on boost and he was probably in the wrong gear.
     
  16. Tara

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    I love my Sub 8 but the M2 is not only quicker but would feel much nicer to drive and can easily map to around 500 bhp but the Cupra is a great car and punches above it's weight.
     
  17. KXL

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    There was a drag race video between M2 (not sure which one) vs BMW 340i, and it was tied after 1/4 mile. Also aren't M2s manual, i guess as the driver downshifted, one has no hands to indicated hee hee..
     
  18. motty225

    motty225 B9 S4

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    Manual and auto are both available
     
  19. davidstarkey11

    davidstarkey11 Active Member

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    Video below, the M2 is manual and the competition pack (does also come with a DCT) and the 340i is auto.

     
  20. Blowski

    Blowski Cupra 280 DSG

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    So that is the reason every M2 I see is a Competition Pack :think:
     

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