Joining Juan in the 29 club was fellow BMW M dude, Ravi Dolwani of CSF Radiators. Ravi’s M5 power mods consist of CSF’s performance charge coolers, an RK Autowerks CAI, and a stage-1 Hex tune. All adds up to about over 600 whp and 640-pound feet of torque. Sounds like a lot of power, but it takes a lot of energy to move the big heavy M5 around.
The heavy M5 was able to turn a very respectful 29.83. The ceramic brake option definitely helped Ravi continue to push his braking point for the brake-box further and further with each passing lap. We were quite impressed at how nimble the M5 looked even through some of the higher G sections of our course.
Now we start getting into our top 5 competitors in the Super-G Challenge portion of the Hellafunctional Showdown presented by KW. In 5th place, we had a bit of a celebrity on our hands, old school time attack badass JC Meynet! JC brought out his daily driven Cadillac CTS-V sedan, aka the tire smoke machine. The first couple times JC launched he left a nice trail of smoke behind him as the supercharged LS could not be contained by the OE sized tires.
Though the CTS-V was stock, it still sounded buff-AF! JC managed to muscle his luxury sedan to a 29.45 around our Left course. Like a true gentleman of motorsport JC placed one final request after his final lap, “Can I do a burnout before I leave the track please?!” Lol! We simply couldn’t help but to oblige.
In 4th place, we have Jack Reynolds on his 2003 Nissan 350Z. It’s crazy that these cars are already 15 years old! The good news is that you can now get into one for a pretty small “investment”. Jack’s 350Z is pretty stock for the most part. The mod list we saw during tech inspection consisted of a basic CAI and Tein coil overs.