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Old Tue, Nov-09-2010, 03:08:53 PM   #1
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I have been think of selling my 2005 ZCP and ordering a 2011 e92 ZCP. One thing accorded to me last night. Does BMW FS have anything in their lease contracts that forbids track days and/or HPDE's? With my current ZCP I own the car even though it is financed but with a lease BMW FS is the actual owner of the car. Anyone ever had issues with this?
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dont ask dont tell right?? just dont wreck it...as far as they know you are just an uber agressive driver on the street and hill country roads...
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might want to check the "fine print". I would be surprised if there IS NOT a clause in there about driving on the track/closed course/etc.
Also, your auto insurance will specifically forbid driving on a closed course; ie, you are not insured.
So if you do it, prepare yourself for the financial consequences.
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if it is a lease you are prohibited from taking the car to the track....however as one poster pointed out...your biggest concern is your auto insurance..as they will not cover HPDE..or the like...you need to get specific track day insurance...it is worth it IMHO....seen quite a few 'mistakes' become very costly.
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Just take it to the track and enjoy it.
Lots of ppl take their leased cars to the track.
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bring it to the track, and just purchase the single event coverage,
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1) Def go to the track with specific DE insurance...you are playing with fire if you don't and this is your primary vehicle and you can't just cut a check for the car right there (ie. not dedicated track rat)

But more importantly to the question as to whether you should track the car - I would say it depends on where you are on the DE "curve"...

I have found that as a beginner - driving a stock car is fine, you have fun...you learn about the car and pass a few cars...all is great.

Once you progress to the level where you can drive a car to its limit - I think driving a stock car (ESPECIALLY A DAILY DRIVER) is no fun at all. You end up feathering the expensive stock rubber (not enough camber), overheating the brakes (req a fluid change) and the stock street rubber also gets greasy. The greasier it gets, the more dangerous it becomes. I also find myself working stock cars much harder to get them to do what i want them to do (rotate). These days, my preference is to drive something much more prepared or just sit and watch.
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I have also seen many leased cars at the track. And I agree, single day insurance is a great idea. The company that I use to do track days offers Lockton Affinity. I don't know how good they are, or how expensive. But, it's better than balling it up in a corner and having to pay for a car that no longer exists. One other point. You have to buy new tires at the end of a lease anyway. So you might as well tear them up.
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Just take it to the track and enjoy it.
Lots of ppl take their leased cars to the track.
did you paint your wheels? or powder coated?
if painted, where did you get it done and for how much?
thanx in advance for your answers! Your car looks very nice.
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Like another member said, check the fine print. I personally wouldn't gamble with a 72k car just so I can have a few hours of fun.
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