Re: '88 BMW M3 Evo II VS '02 Acura RSX Type S

Discussion in '1988 BMW M3 Evolution II' started by M3 ALL THE WAY, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. this bimmer would kick its a$$<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. '88 BMW M3 Evo II VS '02 Acura RSX Type S

    This would definitely rip the RSX around the track and its funny cause its a 14 year old car but then again it is a BMW. What do you guys think.
     
  3. One is a race-bred homologation special. The other seems to have more marketing and sales goals.


    The Acura RSX is a good car, it just ain't in the same league.
     
  4. One is a race-bred homologation special. The other seems to have more marketing and sales goals.


    The Acura RSX is a good car, it just ain't in the same league. <!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Acura RSX Type S and Integra Type R for the Australian market are basically the same car. It would be close, but sorry, the BMW is more focussed on competition and would win comfortably.<!-- Signature -->
     
  6. what kind of comparison is this, stupid as anything, mm dunno stop these threads of rubbish. But yer the BMW would rip it in most areas.
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  7. You got to think that the RSX was created to be a mass production vehicle to replace the integra which it wasnt made to beat a BMW around the track<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. I'd like to see how this would handle compared to one of the new M3 race models (well, once they get back into the circuits). Be interesting to see what how much more juiced the new models are, and how they handle, etc. Without a doubt the new model would win, but it'd be fun to see the two have at it, proverbially speaking.
     
  9. This is a decent comparo other than the age.

    Integra type R JAP spec. 220hp 165lbs torque 6.0 as low as 5.8
    Bmw M3 evo II 217hp 180lbs torque a reported 6.6*

    If the Evo was limited as 150 and that isn't its top speed the cars are rather equal no?

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  10. whats funny is the acura company is still runnin <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
  11. gotta agree, the bmw would win comfortably, its made for racing, not a horrible comparison to make now that i think about it considering how rediculous i thought it was at first
     
  12. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from MrMetalHead82</i>
    <b>Acura RSX Type S and Integra Type R for the Australian market.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    !!!!! lol, this guy dont know what hes talkin about. Its not just called the integra in the australian market, its also called the Integra in Japan, and i believe europe. Im not sure about europ, but the RSX name i think is exclusivley in North America. <!-- Signature -->
     
  13. the rsx is a ugly japanese mass production car... this m3 is a fine piece of german engineering... and as u already know the most succesfull touring car ever... how can u compare the 2...
    the intergra looked way better then the rsx by the way...
     
  14. Quote from maboshi :

    "!!!!! lol, this guy dont know what hes talkin about. Its not just called the integra in the australian market, its also called the Integra in Japan, and i believe europe. Im not sure about europ, but the RSX name i think is exclusivley in North America."

    That's a stupid comment. If he lives in Australia it's not his responsibility to that its labbeled the integra in Japan also, and europe if so. He did not deny that that was the case, he jus didnt state it. Just because he doesnt know what name the integras under in every country (which for all we know he may and may have just neglected to mention it), it not in any way a reason to insult him. maybe if he said the integra was a german car or something, but thats not a issue to degrade a person for... people, please keep an open mind...
     
  15. m3<!-- Signature -->
     
  16. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from muzzy66</i>
    <b>Quote from maboshi :

    "!!!!! lol, this guy dont know what hes talkin about. Its not just called the integra in the australian market, its also called the Integra in Japan, and i believe europe. Im not sure about europ, but the RSX name i think is exclusivley in North America."

    That's a stupid comment. If he lives in Australia it's not his responsibility to that its labbeled the integra in Japan also, and europe if so. He did not deny that that was the case, he jus didnt state it. Just because he doesnt know what name the integras under in every country (which for all we know he may and may have just neglected to mention it), it not in any way a reason to insult him. maybe if he said the integra was a german car or something, but thats not a issue to degrade a person for... people, please keep an open mind...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    actually. . . no one has said anything about it. . but he did say the type r integra was the same as the type s rsx. . . and that is definitly false. . . or at least japanese spec. . . and i am pretty sure that austrailian spec type r is also better than a type s. . .just wanted to point that out. . oh. . and i don't know it the bimmer would win every track test, but i would DEFINITELY take the bimmer before i would take the rsx.<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. That BMW is a best touring car. u've got to be kidding. It somewhat looked like a piece of crap Nissan SEntra Modify
     
  18. the acura name is exlusive to norht america
     
  19. these 2 cars are completely cars. its like comparin a mitsubishi evo with a opel astra...........these yung fools dont know squat
     
  20. Pretty even match up, 0-60 is off by only .1 seconds. I don't know what car would have better handling, but the RSX is a FWD, so it would have more understeer, and the M3 is a RWD, so it will have more oversteer.

    If I had to choose I would take the RSX Type-S for sure, I wouldn't really want a 14 year old car, even though the M3 is a nice car. On the other hand I would love a new M3, but would hate the fact I have to pay more then twice the price of the RSX Type-S.
     
  21. in your wagon?
     
  22. I don't know if anyone here really knows anything about vehicle dynamics...simply because a car is front wheel drive/rear wheel drive doesn't mean it is an understeer/oversteer vehicle. It is about the weight distribution. The driving wheels dont matter for understeer/oversteer. You can make a front wheel drive oversteer by making it more rear weight bias. Also you can make a rear wheel drive car understeer by making the front of the car weigh more than the rear. It just happens that most front engine, front wheel drive cars have a weight distribution percentage of 60front/40rear making them understeer vehicles and most front engine, rear wheel drive cars have a weight distribution percentage of 50/50. Yes, this isnt a rearward weight bias, so it is neutral steer, but neutral steer is just the same as oversteer only not as severe.


    Also I would take the M3, it would be the easiest to drive comfortably on the street, then tear it up on the track. Plus the wide body looks really nice. A very classy looking car. I highly doubt the RSX will be this good/desireable in 14 years as this M3 is for a 14 year old car now.
     
  23. #24 RSX S, Jul 21, 2004
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    Hes exactly right, the integra type R (ITR) is basically the same as the type S, except for some minor mods, brakes, interior, suspension and a body kit. still 200 hp at the crank. the jap spec itr is the same as the australian dm with those mods, but with a different drivetrain i'd say around 217-220 hp hp at the crank.

    its funny that you guys say the 88 m3 will smash the rsx.

    i have an 03 type s and my friend has the 88 m3, with a cai and falkens, i beat him light to light always by about a 1/2 car length. the rsx is does have a close ratio 6 speed box and relines just under 8k rpm.

    dont get me wrong but i love the m3 and im hoping to get one in the future.

    btw, no difference in the 02 and 03 rsx models.

    heres some eye candy for rsx owners, dont know if it still works.
    http://www.endlessdv.com/video/rsxvsm3.wmv

    if it doesnt, the rsx handles the 03 m3 comfortably with a small turbo.
     
  24. #25 id3550, Jun 28, 2007
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    You friend probably has jsut a plain 88 M3, not the specific M3 we are talking about.

    Also that's just in a straight line. You and your friend should try to race on a track made up of more than just a straight line.
     

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