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      06-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #26

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Originally Posted by sunsweet View Post
I wasn't talking about straight line, that is the problem. How close to an airstrip does the Nurburgring looks to you ? I thought so.
7:24.22: Nissan GT-R (2011) 12/2010

I know there was a time when bashing the GT-R was acceptable. But it has more than proven itself, it has built a very solid reputation and benchmark. Sure it has a launch start, bet the M4 will too. I was talking about closed circuit track, not straight line.
Agreed but the GT-R is even better than that. Your information is old. The 2013 GT-R did Nurburgring in 7:18.60. The only cars that have beaten it are: two Radicals (6:48.00 and 6:55.00), the Gumpert Apollo Sport (7:11.57), the Dodge Viper ACR (7:12.13), the Porsche 918 Spyder (7:14.00), the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition (7:14.64), the Donkervoort D8 RS (7:14.89) and Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18.00). That's it. This is extreme company.

As you can see, a lot of these are practically racing cars or supercars. The M3/M4 is premium indeed but isn't close to being in this super league.

However, this isn't about the GT-R, so on topic, I'm sure the M3 will look aggressive and perform better than the E90/92 M3, but if they can keep the weight to 3300lbs or less, that will catch my attention. Also good to know they'll continue to offer the manual gearbox.