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      10-07-2012, 05:19 AM   #134
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Originally Posted by DefBringer
The stock GT with $1500 in factory suspension kit erases any handling deficit the Mustang suffers against the M3. This $1500 is enough to make it the M3 equal/superior in all facets except style and interior material quality.

The Boss 302 is clearly an even better car. The best Mustang ever made, bar none and the choice of true enthusiasts who can't stomach the additional weight of the GT 500.

The F30 M3 with the turbo six has BMW playing catch up to Ford. BMW has a lot to prove to justify the excruciating premium they're asking, and the 2014.5 Mustang with IRS is going to really give performance-minded M3 shoppers reason to pause.
Well as much as I love the boss302 I can't agree with your comment. The chassis and suspension are not on the same level of an m3 or even a base e90 for that matter. It's a bit wooly to drive on bumpy interstates and you can feel the flex in the chassis going over the apex curbs. However, that doesn't hinder the track numbers. Also the boss dampers on full high were still a bit soft for my liking. The engineers at ford made an exceptional car given what they had and made it a huge bargain but I don't think M engineers are playing catchup in any area other than affordable power

F80 m3, 997 gt3, 14 ram ctd, f15 x5, drz400sm

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