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      07-20-2012, 07:06 AM   #193
adc
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Originally Posted by aus View Post
Let say they gave this Lime Rock "Edition" the Brembos and KW coilovers, and maybe the splitter. No engine changes or weight loss. No one would be complaining at all.

Also, both the Cayman R and Boxster Spyder have engines that make more power than the standard cars. Wouldn't they have to get those engines certified?

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I'm not sure I would take the KW over EDC, IMO it's one of the best features of the car. Just my preference... I can put Brembos on myself if I want to, not sure I'd like BMW to hike the price up another $10k just for brakes...

As to the engines, the analogy with the tweaked engines is like the 335is - my impression is that there is some level of certification involved, but not as extensive as for a different engine.

Consider this, for a pure track car the M3 platform is way too heavy, which means its costly to pare down the weight, ree-engineer the suspension etc. Porsche is placed in a much better starting position with the Cayman, Boxster and 911.

Anyway, it's a moot point for me, I'm not in the market for any car over $70k...
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