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      02-04-2020, 08:36 PM   #864
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Originally Posted by Poochie View Post
now the difference is so minimal, I feel like you're just paying for the name.
Weight, cooling, brakes, CG, torque... these are not "minimal" when it comes to performance. And not just straight line performance. The M340i weighs nearly 4000 lbs. The G80 will most probably weigh LESS than the current F80 which is in the 3600 lb range and will have more power and torque than the M340i and current M3/4 CS. The G80, just like the F80 compared to the F30, will have better cooling, lower CG thanks to a CF roof (and CF Hood in the CS and GTS models), and aluminum sheetmetal. The suspension will be different and very importantly, will have more radiators and airflow for additional cooling. The M340i is more street oriented, and if they don't track or don't want to spend the extra money, the M340i is suited for them. If they track, the G80 is more suited for competitive tracking out of the box without extensive modifications with the warranty completely intact. From attending multiple track days and M school events in the M3, M4, M2 and M5, I can tell you that they are more than capable of the brutal abuse of multiple track days (except the M5, which hates heat).

There is a price difference, and you GET something for paying more contrary to what people want to believe.
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