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      04-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by BellasBmw
I just notice that sometimes when i drive, i drive like "damn this is a fast car" hahah but then i look back at my buddy's 04 Cobra, and im like.. ya.. its really not a fast car. And i know there is no comparison to american muscle cars, but i notice that some people on the forum talk about racing like we got this awesomely fast car and are shocked when someone beats them.
By this I assume you mean there is no comparison in a straight line, but I think you would find that your BMW handles considerably better if any steering input is required. Here is a little list of a number of cars' lap times around the Nurburgring. Note the M3 CSL is about fifth (sports tyres granted) on the list here, with the standard M3 some 45 seconds slower. Only two American muscle cars in this list though, with a number of BMW's making a decent showing. Again it is all relative, and depends what sort of driving you are doing, but I can assure you that your BMW will remain much more compossed on more challenging roads.

7:32 - Porsche Carrera GT (7:32.44)
7:44 - Zonda
7:46 - Porsche 996 GT2
7:47 - Porsche Gt3 RS (sport tyres)
7:50 - M3 CSL (sport tyres)
7:52 - GT3 (381hp)
7:52 - Lamborghini Gallardo
7:52 - Lamborghini Murcielao
7:52 - Mercedes SLR mclaren
7:56 - Porsche 996 Turbo
7:56 - 360 stradale (sport tyres)
7:57 - Lotec Porsche 993 Turbo (600 HP, racing suspension)
8:07 - Ferrari 550
8:09 - Lamborghini Diablo SV
8:09 - Ferrari 360 Modena
8:10 - Chrysler Viper GTS
8:12 - Porsche 993 Turbo (430 HP version)
8:15 - BMW Z8 400 HP
8:17 - Porsche 996 C2
8:18 - Ferrari F355
8:22 - BMW M Coupe 321 HP
8:25 - Audi RS4 375 HP
8:28 - Porsche 993 C2
8:28 - BMW M5 400 HP
8:32 - Porsche Boxster S
8:35 - BMW M3 Coupe 321 HP
8:37 - Mercedes C32 AMG
8:38 - Honda NSX
8:39 - Honda S2000
8:40 - Chevrolet Corvette
8:42 - Audi S4 265 HP
8:42 - Lotus Exige
8:49 - Jaguar XKR Coupe
8:52 - Mercedes CLK 430
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