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| Originally posted by roloson@Jan 11 2004, 10:18 AM |
I found a little more information. 3847 pounds and they are saying it will beat an M3 on a track. They need to get real.
| Originally posted by Ganesh@Jan 13 2004, 04:59 PM |
Who cares if the CTS-V is a hair quicker than the M3. It is a Corvette with 2 more doors and a face lift. The M3 is more of a true bred sports car. The M3 isn't much slower, looks much more aggressive, has much more evolved suspension, brakes, & handling. The overall performance of BMW M that the CTS-V is reluctant to match. I'd rather take my $50,000.00 and pick up a dope 04' E46 M3 with SMG II. I will race that CTS-V. Win or lose...the M3 kicks ASS!! Nuff said.
PS - It's kind of like owning a Veyron. If an Enzo pulls up on your ass in the left lane, you just kindly move aside. One word, humble.
| Originally posted by roloson@Jan 13 2004, 07:43 PM |
I fnd it interesting that a GM guy did the laps. So these are GM numbers to at least some degree that we are talking about, and we all know they would never embellish the numbers or influence early releases to generate interest. As far as faster I am going to reserve my judgement for now. Maybe we should wait and see, after there have been a few more truley independent tests done by some other publications and "their" drivers. If it will perform like a 3 or 5 then congrats to them. Maybe I will drive one after all Spetsnaz. I'm not sure they are at the dealerships yet though. Might be interesting. Were the motorsport BMW's originally built for BMW racing ambitions? I don't know my BMW history. If so then I would consider that "true-bred" performance car. That's what breeding is. Be carful now, I know where you could go with this. No joke intended. I agree competition is good for the industry. It helps the consumer get a better product at a competitive price.
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