Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast.
That's just it. The GT500's chassis is NOT half competent.
The Camaro ZL1 chassis is, like the 1LE SS Camaro, very competent. That car turned a 7:41 at the 'Ring, comfortably ahead of the GTS bimmer.
Most folks on these forums thought the GTS M3 should've been quicker around the Nurgurgring than it was, it being essentially a race car along the lines of the Viper ACR. Street legal, but barely.
It's still crazy to think this little 400+ car with 300ish torque achieved a 7:48 around the ring vs. a 580 hp / 500 torque ZL1. I think if we give the M3 just a entry level SC @ 550hp, numbers would be quite different.