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      10-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by rjd598 View Post
im hoping they underrate it from the factory as well which will most likely be the case. i still think there is hope for the 450hp factory claim because it's only 30hp more than the e9x m3. you can add that much hp and still go lighter and have things work. i was initially disappointed when the 450hp rumors came out now they are saying it won't even change
Disappointed with 450hp? Unless your car weighs over 4,500 lbs, 450hp is plenty of power, especially in the US.

If they drop 2-300 pounds, add a full helping of torque, the car will compete in it's natural environment (which is not the drag strip).

I just fear it will cost well into the $80k's (without carbon brakes).

Current: '13 E92 M3 Euro Delivery
Wife's: E36 M3
Gone: E86 M Coupe; E30 M3, E39 M5