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      01-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by buildbright View Post
Not a Panamera fan looks awful, looks like a porsche station wagon.

Yes in that Car and Driver article it loses but then it wins in this one. The 2013 Lightning Lap and if you read the article in the mag which I have all they talk about is how bad the S6 drives and how good the M5 is. Thats why I dont trust magazines but I have driven the M5 on the track and can say its not M3 steering but its damn good.

Ferrari 458 - 2.49.9
Lexus LFA - 2.55.1
Chevy Camaro ZL1 - 2.57.5
Merc C63 Black Series - 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S - 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 - 3.00.6
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE - 3.01.5
Jaguar XKR-S - 3.02.1
Porsche Boxster S - 3.04.2
Audi RS5 - 3.04.3
BMW M6 - 3.04.7
BMW M5 - 3.05.2
* BMW M3 (E92) - 3.05.4 (from last year's competition, for reference)
* BMW 1M Coupe - 3:06.6 (from last year's competition, for reference)
Audi S6 - 3.09.8
BMW 335i sedan - 3.13.2
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R - 3.13.9
Dodge Charger Pursuit - 3.17.8
Subaru BRZ - 3.18.6
Ford Focus St - 3.21.4
Chevy Caprice PPV - 3.23.0
Fiat 500 Abarth - 3.27.3
The M5 pulls off such an impressive time considering the mass it has to brake, turn and accelerate around that track. Its made to be a luxury car that has the talent to perform, not a performance car trying to be a luxury car. With the updated LCI on its way and the new competition introduced, BMW has got to bitch slap everyone back in it's place. Not sure if introducing the carbon brake option and new lighting will suffice. Regardless on how damn good that RS7 looks, it definitely will not have the exciting RWD feel and connection with the driver that the M5 possesses.