Standard Vs. Modified

How do you improve perfection? What real-world difference do modifications actually make?

Standard Vs. Modified: Intro


Have you always wondered just how much difference a set of good quality coil-over suspension would make to your car? What about lightweight alloy wheels and semi slick tyres? How good does a proper exhaust sound? When it comes to modifying your own car, these questions make all the difference - and it's something that most won't have a chance to test, until it's too late.

Welcome to the Standard Vs. Modified programme, allowing you to test the cars first hand - back to back against a standard version of the car. Gain a subjective opinion by testing the car on the road, or a proper "cold-hard-fact" objective test on the circuit - backed up by the lap time and video data.

The subjective road comparison is held on our favourite twisty roads in our part of Germany and Belgium - meaning you get real world experiences; but it gets even better; the circuit used for the track comparison aren't just any local circuit - it's a proper Formula One level race track of Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Both the Road and Track Comparisons come complete with expert guide(s) and instructor(s), ensuring the highest level of safety and peace of mind.


Compare back to back a "factory standard" and "Track modified" version of the same car.

Standard Vs. Modified: The Cars


Renault Megane RS265

Modifications:

  • Exhaust: Akrapovic Evolution Line (Titanium), +3.4kW, -4.1kg, +6.8Nm
  • Suspension: KW Coilover Kit Clubsport 2-way incl. top mounts
  • Wheels: BBS SR 8.5 x 18 (F+R)
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/40/R18 (F+R)
  • Tuning: DTE Systems PowerControl, +42ps, +53Nm
  • Seat: RECARO Sportster CS
  • Brakes: Winmax Brake Pads Compound WE1
  • Misc: Wiechers Strut Bar Steel Front Upper, Wiechers Half Cage, Schrott Racing 4-point harness
BMW M235i

Modifications:

  • Suspension: KW Coilover Kit Clubsport 2-way incl. top mounts
  • Wheels: BBS CH-R 8 x 18 (F), 9 x 18 (R)
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40/R18 (F), 245/35/R18 (R)
  • Brakes: Winmax Brake Pads Compound WE1
  • Tuning: DTE Systems PowerControl, +49ps, +93Nm
BMW M3 E92

Modifications:

  • Exhaust: Akrapovic Evolution Line (Titanium), +16.3kW, -23.9kg, +34.7Nm
  • Suspension: KW Coilover Kit Clubsport 2-way incl. top mounts
  • Wheels: BBS CH-R 9 x 19 (F), 10.5 x 19 (R)
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 245/35/R19 (F), 265/35/R19 (R)
  • Tuning: DTE Systems Powercontrol, +18ps, +20Nm
  • Seat: RECARO Pole Position ABE
  • Brakes: Winmax Brake Pads Compound WE1
  • Misc: Wiechers Half Cage, Schrott Racing 4-point harness

Porsche GT3 991

Modifications:

  • Exhaust: Akrapovic Slip-On Line (Titanium), +4.5kW, -1.1kg, +4.9Nm
  • Suspension: KW Coilover Kit Clubsport 3-way incl. top mounts
  • Wheels: BBS CH-R 9 x 20 (F), 12 x 20 (R)
  • Tyres: Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 245/35/R20 (F), 205/30/R20 (R)
  • Seat: RECARO Pole Position ABE
  • Brakes: Winmax Brake Pads Compound WE1

Sound. Handling. Grip. Safety.

Standard Vs. Modified: The Partners

The best brands in the business.


KW Suspension
KW Suspension

KW Suspension is one of the world's leading suppliers of performance oriented suspension systems, with a wide range to accommodate nearly every vehicle platform, providing you the ideal product to take full potential of your sports car during track days, sports car driving clinics, and enthusiast drives on road and track.

www.kwsuspensions.com

Akrapovic Exhausts
Akrapovic Exhausts

A pioneer in its field, Akrapovič is widely recognised as a highly innovative materials technology company. The brand is synonymous with the highest level of design, performance enhancement and the creation of an unmistakable deeply resonant exhaust sound.

www.akrapovic.com

BBS Wheels
BBS Wheels

BBS is the world's most renowned light alloy wheel brand, a fact underlined by continuous awards from leading German and international automotive trade magazines. Careful control at every stage of manufacture, from forging or casting to surface finishing, guarantees the un-impeachable quality of BBS wheels.

www.bbs.com

Micheline Tyres
Michelin Tyres

Michelin's commitment to Motorsport results in extraordinary performance being delivered by its tires. Michelin form many technological partnerships with prestigious brands to develop tires and cars together, with a shared objective of performance and victory, whatever the discipline.

www.michelin.com

Recaro Seating
RECARO seating

The RECARO brand is a byword sporting car seats. Incorporated in the products of Recaro Automotive Seating is the know-how from over 100 years of company history – plus more than 40 years of expertise and passion in motorsport. RECARO racing and sports seats for high-performance vehicles combine safety, design and comfort with innovation, craftsmanship and premium quality. That's why professional racing drivers and their teams all over the world put their faith in RECARO – on the circuit, in off-road rally cars and in endurance racing.

www.recaro.com

Race Navigator
Race Navigator

The portable data recording system for your track days. The Race Navigator ONE offers drivers of sports cars as well as motorsports professionals an intuitively functioning system designed to record and analyze laps on the race track.

www.race-navigator.com

DTE Systems Chip Tuning
DTE Systems Chip Tuning

Powerful and innovative tuning boxes are the core business of the technology brand DTE Systems. With DTE’s PowerControl tuning systems for more power and efficiency in cars, trucks and tractors an increase of engine performance can be achieved by up to 30%.

www.chiptuning.com

Winmax Brake Pads
Winmax Brake Pads

Established in 1984, WINMAX CORP. is one of the leading performance and racing brake parts manufacturers in Japan. As a subsidiary of OEM supplier MK Kashiyama Corp., Winmax has delivered a combination of racing passion and meticulous engineering for decades. Used by top motorsport teams in road racing, rally racing, gymkhana, autocross, and time trials, Winmax brake pads have been rigorously tested in competitive racing environments throughout the world.

http://www.winmaxeurope.com

RSRNurburg and RSRSpa
RSRNurburg and RSRSpa

Drive with the Experts. RSR operates a fleet of rental cars at the Nürburgring and Spa Francorchamps every day. Regarded as the best driving academy for the circuits, RSRSpa and RSRNurburg are renowned for quality track time, great service and lovely hospitality.

www.RSRSpa.com
www.RSRNurburg.com

It looks good... but how does it actually feel?

Standard Vs. Modified: Test Programmes

Test the cars out for yourself. Try a subjective road experience back to back with a standard car, or an objective track comparison, with Race Navigator data to back up your findings. Or, just hire the cars to drive on track for a trackday.


Road Comparison Programme
Road Comparison Programme

A subjective back to back test of a standard car and our special modified version in a guided road tour.

  • A guided tour on the public roads
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours, Starts: 10:00am
  • Tour guide and fuel included
  • Drive both the Standard and Modified Cars
  • Starting from €299
Track Comparison Programme
Track Comparison Programme

A proper back to back track comparison experience, with objective data from your laps, driven on Circuit de Spa-francorchamps

  • Driven on Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
  • Held on an RSRSpa Premium Trackday
  • 6 laps in a standard car
  • 6 laps in a modified car
  • Includes fuel and entry fees
  • Full time instructor in the car
  • Test both the standard and modified cars
  • Starting from €995
Track Hire
Single Track Car Hire

Hire any of the cars for use on a trackday, or even a Nürburgring Touristenfahrten session.

  • Test the car on track
  • Available for any date or time required (Car availability applicable)
  • Certain cars require instruction
  • Excludes Fuel, Entry Fees
  • Starting at €999 for 200km on a trackday hire
  • Starting at €499 for a BASIC 4 lap package on a Nürburgring Touristenfahrten Session
Group Tests
Group Road Comparison Tests

Bring a group of friends or clients to reduce the price, or to test out multiple cars at once!

  • A guided tour on the public roads
  • Duration: 2 - 3 hours, Starts: 10:00am
  • Tour guide and fuel included
  • Drive both the Standard and Modified Cars
  • Starting from €149 per person (minimum 4 people)

Hear it on our cars first. Know for sure you want to hear the same sound every day.

Standard Vs. Modified: Press / Media

Press articles about the Standard Vs. Modified Programme.


Autosport UK
Autosport UK

Standard Vs. Modified Introduction Article - June 2016

Article Page 1 (EN, 7mb, .pdf)
Article Page 2 (EN, 7mb, .pdf)
Article Page 3 (EN, 7mb, .pdf)

Motorsport Aktuell
Motorsport Aktuell

Standard Vs. Modified Article - August 2016

Article (DE, 600kb, .pdf)

Total 911
Total 911

Standard Vs. Modified Article - December 2016

Article (EN, 2500kb, .pdf)

Akrapovic Lifestyle magazine May 2017
Akrapovic Lifestyle Magazine - May 2017

Online Magzine (EN, RSR Article Pages 46-49)

BMW Car Magzine UK
BMW Car Magazine

Standard Vs. Modified BMW M3 Article - May 2017

BMW M3 Standard Vs. Modified Article (EN, 2.2mb, .pdf)

http://bmwcarmagazine.com/

Get the low down dirty data. Compare the seconds - on a top level Formula One Race track.

Standard Vs. Modified: Videos

Videos about the Standard Vs. Modified Programme.


Standard VS Modified
BMW M235i - Nurburgring Nordschleife

Standard VS Modified
Renault Megane RS265 - Spa-Francorchamps


"The GT3’s chassis feels like it has come alive: it’s now much sharper right from its nose, displays less body roll, and the car noticeably reacts to even small driver inputs.
- Total 911

Contact and More Information


Standard Vs. Modified Programme

A programme by RSRNurburg GmbH and RSRSpa S.P.R.L

Address (Germany): Antoniusweg 1a, 53520 Nürburg, GERMANY
Phone (Germany): +49 2691 931 952
Email: info@standardvsmodified.com
Address (Belgium): Route du Circuit 16, 4970 Francorchamps, BELGIUM
Phone (Belgium): +32 8727 5116
Email: info@standardvsmodified.com

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