Originally Posted by footie
If anyone ever doubts just how good the new M3 is compare the two video, M3 v8 vs the R8, it's not difficult to match them up at the start and you will see that they but corner roughly at the same speed and accelerate the same. The M3 is a class act.
Please watch it's entertaining.
I just watch both video simultaniously, what I noticed is that the R8 would have to upshift a couple seconds before the M3 would have to, but they would both have to downshift @ the same time (area) I know its all subject to when you start both videos but I got them perfectly matched where they were head to head for most of the track but around 4:30ish m3 was just a tad ahead but not by much...again the R8 would have to shift sooner then the M3...I have very little knowledge of the R8 so I'm not sure what rev's it goes up to or any other technical data, quite frankly I don't care about it...