Originally Posted by KKM3
Ok screw the launch control, my point is that if you mash the throttle from a dig, the Awd gtr hooks up much better than the rear drive m6 which results in faster quarter mile and 0-100 times. The gtr is a beast off the line just as a Porsche 911 turbo is. Awd+ton of torque will get you off the line significantly faster than a rear drive car with similar or more power and torque numbers, this is just common sense.
Ill give credit where credit is due. It's hard to deny what a machine the gtr is, doesn't mean that it will blow away any car in any kind of race. I believe many cars may have an advantage over the gtr if the race starts at 100mph. Including even an older e63 m6. The power seems to fizzle out a bit in the gtr north of 100mph just like many other turbo charged cars.
OK we're cool. I'm not trying to be a person saying the GTR can destroy anything in any situation because it can't. The M6 is an extremely fast car, especially high up. My problem is that the video showed an M6 pulling down low. That wouldn't happen if both cars were in good working order, in stock form, and being driven equally aggressively.
This video would make sense to me if it were the stock 485 HP version of the GTR from 09-11 but it doesn't if its the 2012 to 2014 revs. The newer GTRs are a lot faster in stock form.
I will admit I have a particular dislike of the M6 because I owned a 2006 M6 for a year and was the single worst car I have ever owned by a substantial margin. And I have owned an X6M, which uses basically the same engine as the current M5/6. I liked the SUV but wasn't overly impressed with the engine.