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      12-03-2013, 05:01 PM   #223
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Originally Posted by CanAutM3 View Post
With which sanctioning body?
As I mentioned in my post, a stock GT3 RS not only competed in the Nurburgring 24 Hours, but actually beat most of the racecars and came in 13th overall after driving 3 hours to the track, it was then driven 3 more hours right back to Weissach.

I don't read German but I know there were a few modifications to the car's ABS system, it had a racing fuel cell, roll cage, and competition seats added. Carbon ceramic brakes were removed since they are not allowed in its class and it ran on different wheels.

Obviously the GT3 RS is a totally different car to the M3 and has little-to-nothing to do with this discussion, I don't really even know why I brought it up. My only point was that the M3 is a street car that can handle a few laps around a track at moderate pace before needing to cool down. It seems crazy to me to expect anything more. This was true for the E46, the E9x, and it will be true of the F80. They were never very serious track cars and to answer your question yes I have driven my previous E90 M3, 135i, and 328i on track and they were fine at 7/10s or 8/10s but anything more was asking quite a lot from a soft street car.

Last edited by Remonster; 12-03-2013 at 05:08 PM..