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      01-28-2014, 04:39 PM   #171

Drives: E92 ///M3 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: B-roads

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Originally Posted by Brosef View Post
I agree with your points in principle, but you're exaggerating your numbers for the base prices you're comparing (M3's don't start at 80k). also, the Vette is faster than the 991S on a track (quit clinging to the tenth-of-a-second difference that the Porsche has on straight line acceleration because of the PDK). and you'll be eating your words if the F80 - a nice sized sedan - turns out to be faster in a straight line than the 991S.
Well, faster is faster. And lets not forget what car was still picked as the BETTER car. And I would damn hope 60 more hp, 140 lb ft of tq and the same weight would be faster on a track. Even out the power numbers and lets see where the vette comes out.
And I expect the m3/4 to be close in a straight, after all it's got likely 50-60 hp more and 100 tq more. On the track the m3/4 will not stand a chance especially seeing as I doubt it will even break 7:50 on the ring.
I won't be eating any words, because there are plenty of fast sedans out there. Lets not forget a panamera turbo a schools everything bmw on the track being 4600 lbs and it's also faster than a dedicated track car in the m3 gts in a straight by a lot. And if the vette needs 60 hp and 140 tq more to keep pace I'm sure the m3/4 will need at least that and certainly won't put down the track numbers. Plus the 991.2 will be out soon too.
The m3/4s performance will hinge on its true weight and how underpowered it is.

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