Originally Posted by ruff
Thanks Swamp and Sdiver,
I would say too bad BMW didn't underrate the M3 like they did the 335. Everyone would then be talking about how fast it is vs the competition, just like the 335 vs it's competition. BMW marketing must of been on holiday when the specs were released.
Actually no, the GT-R it isn't over hyped, it is performing beyond early expectations. The new M3 is the one that was overhyped. Look at the mixed reviews. We don't see many mixed reviews of the GT-R and the R8 now do we?
It is amazing how you can spin the data with the GT-R to make it look as bad as possible, which quite frankly, is even impossible for you. The GT-R plain and simply destroys the new M3. The GT-R numbers, in what ever flavor you wish to display them, do not lie. I guess you can try for the low road in the subjective looks department, since there is really nothing left to argue about.
The Germans are running with their tails between their legs, with simpleton Nissan destroying the whole notion of German supremecy in automotive engineering. The Japanese are spanking the Germans at their own game. To make matters worse, the Lexus LF-A is around the corner. The M3 is going to be average in it's first year of production. How will it compare to it's competition in it's 5th year of production?
If speed and horsepower is what makes you better at engineering then the Corvette has been embarrassing the Germans for many years. But its not, its about your connection with the road, the way teh car communicates to you that its near its limits and whether or not it behaves in a predictable way. That is what makes German, and even more specific BMW, engineering great. Make no mistake about it, the GT-R frigging rocks, but no one from germany is running away with their tails between their legs.
Just my .02