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      09-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #43
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Drives: 2013 BMW M3 ZCP Coupe
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Originally Posted by sycd View Post
I agree with you some posts here go to far and are misinformed. On the other hand the GT500 is not the holly grail some other people make it to be.

The GT500 has an extreme engine but it still has a crap interior and crap chassis. It's all about the engine, if all you want to do is scare yourself and only drive one quarter mile at a time, then it might be a great choice. In terms of "who can beat it" it depends, my M3 beats it in terms of balance, interior, and quality. Other cars in the same price range can beat it on a track with turns, take the ZL1 for example.
I wouldn't quite call the chassis crap but it is at the pinnacle at limit of what a LRA can do. Ford will address this with the next generation Mustang. Thats my beef with the GT500 or any current Mustang and why I chose the M3 over the Mustang. However, keep in mind that the Mustang is from the Ford of old, the new Stang is going to be a force to reckon with.

Also, for $67K not much can touch this car.

2013 M3 Coupe-MR/BLK ZCP, ACM test pipes, BPM Stg2 dev. tune and Megan catback, AFE Stg2. with C/F elbow VMRV810 19x10&19X11 275/295 Mich PSS.
Previous rides: 2011 M3 Coupe-MR/Blk
2007 Porsche 997C2S Speed Yellow/Blk sport seats
2004 BMW M3 Imola/Blk