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      07-26-2012, 11:40 AM   #25
PutterMcGavin
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Originally Posted by rjd598 View Post
Before the 13 gt500 came out I disliked American cars alot and I only gave credit to the zr1 acknowledging what it was capable of but that's about it. Idk what it is about the new gt500 that got me but im in love. I would totally get one if I could I mean the selling price alone is ridiculous. The fact that a little more money will get you even more power is insane and makes me respect this car so much. It's fact gentlemen that American cars are catching up to the German fleet and some have already matched or outdone the German cars. Having said this I wouldn't choose the gt500 over the m3 but I sure as hell would have them sit side by side in my garage. Chris Harris said the engine is amazing but it's still looking for the right chassis...I think I could care less that's how much I like this gt500
I completely agree with this.

It seems within the past year or so MANY companies have really stepped up with some unique true performance vehicles yet BMW hasn't done much more than a couple marketing exercises (*cough Lime Rock Edition *cough). Chevy put out the ZR1 and now the ZL1, Ford has the Boss and now GT500 and Porsche has the ridiculous GT3 RS4.0. Albeit not necessarily in the same "class", the M3 is the bread and butter go to performance model and should hold its own up there...

I see two sides, yes BMW has had some other nice "models" out (CRT, GTS, etc.) and yes it is a chassis was designed in the early/mid 2000's with an engine that began life around the same time (as the S85), I just hope M anticipated the bar being raised as high as it has in the past few years. Would hate for the next iteration to hit under it. Especially with MB and Audi putting out some good stuff lately in addition to americans...
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