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      07-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by PaneristiDriver View Post
GT3 RS 4.0 def sounds much more like a Ferrari than the m3. The 4.0 actually sounds better actually. I've heard it next to a 458 italia too and all agreed the 4.0 was as good if not better. That's also why when Chris Harris drove the standard RS and te 458 italia he also said the porsche sounded better.
The gts or s65 in general sounds NOTHING like a Ferrari. The flat 6 in the porsche is much more high pitched and similar in tone and pitch and the Ferrari v8 sounds much more and has much more in common with the p car in sound than the American style v8 in the gts. So yes porsche wins in this one (like there was even a contest lol) everyday and twice as much on the weekends.
As far as performance, the 4.0 is def more confidence inspiring, that's why even the rs (non 4.0) beat the 458. they said it made the 458 feel edgy and less sure footed in comparison. It's that good. The 4.0 is an appreciable amount better.
As For the gts, it's not even as good as a base gt3 from 2007 and the 4.0 is absolutely and positively in a different realm. Just imagine how much worse it would embarrass the gts if it had pdk! Look at the lap times (not even close as even a 2007 gt3 is faster than the gts even though it's 3 years older has less hp and no dual clutch) read the objective and subject reviews the gts isnt even worth comparing to what may be the best car of all time!
the gts with less weight and more power wouldn't touch the 4.0 since the 4.0 is so incredibly far ahead. The gap IS Huge between the two unlike what you state. A 7:48 vs a 7:28 on the ring is a masssive difference. And all other lap times forgetting the 4.0 the base gt3 does away with the gts with ease as it is simply the superior car with superior handling, engine, steering, grip and the list goes on. Porsche is a far far overachiever whereas the gts is only decent in terms of performance. The fact that it cant keep pace with a gt3 that is many years older shows just how far bmw is behind porsche in this category of cars.
Bmw builds great sporty cars but when it comes cars like this Porsche is the king of kings. They have been and always will be.
I could go on about it but we all know the point. The gt3 in any iteration is simply a better car. Performance, feel, sound, dynamism, it doesn't matter what aspect you try to conjure since none will match it. It's the car that IS THE bar to which all other hardcore cars will be compared. None have yet matched it. And none likely will. Just wait because the 991 gt3 is going to again set a new standard that was unthought of in the car industry.
Really, u sure? U mean this thing sounds better than a 458? I don't even think it sounds better than the S65...

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