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      04-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by dreamspeed View Post
I didn't say the AMGs weren't "quick" I said "clean" lap time.

You throw enough hp/tq at something and you can get a quick time even if you slide through the corners.

Also, I don't know how much faith i put in to "Ring" times because as far as I know there is no official sanctioning body to validate official "records."
There is no sliding through the corners unless you are playing. Most guys replace the 255s in the rear with 275s and the traction is fine. The car is very balanced and handles well. You are using the Top Gear test drives of pre-2012 cars and the hooligans they did as evidence of the balance and capability of the 2012 cars. I have a lot of track time in the M3 and the C63 and, as I have said before, your description isn't accurate but is maybe expected

The M3 is better at the track (mainly because the DCT is better and it handles heat better) but it is very close... very close. IMO, it is a drivers race.
2016 M2 | Long Beach Blue | 6MT - current
2015 M4 | Austin Yellow | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT
2012 MB C63 Coupe | Performance package | Obsidian Black
2011 E92 M3 | Jerez Black | Fox Red | DCT | Competition Package