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      01-22-2008, 03:25 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 View Post
I know given the same driver, the C6 would outrun me. But having said that, I kept right on a C6's tail at the track until we hit the straight. As soon as we hit the corners again, I caught up. This was in my mostly stock 325ci... I'm anxious to see how much quicker the M3 is on the track.
I remember one episode of Top Gear when they got a driver to cut 25 seconds off his lap time with coaching.

Does a driver make a difference? yes

but in the topic M3 faster than a C6? the answer is no
it not what the driver can do but what the car is capable of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordsch...test_lap_times
1. E92 M3 8:05
2. 2005 C6 7:59
3. 911 turbo 7:56

yet in this comparo the C6 is faster,

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...-lap-2007.html
cars are always making small minor tweaks, I'm sure the later M3 models will be faster also.

but in this comparo it was a 07 C6 not an 08 which has
1. more HP
2. better steering (C&D advised the new steering allows the new C6 to enter corners as much as 4-5 mph faster)
3. better tranny