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      03-14-2008, 07:29 PM   #8
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BMW's numbers are conservative. What can be realistically and consistently achieved by a magazine is probably more like 4.5 sec for the M3 and not 4.1 sec. I suspect a modded 335 would be around there as well. Most likely similar outcomes for the 1/4 miles times; meaning same driver same conditions M3 vs modded 335 should yield numbers that are very close. However, you can't make the 335 handle like an M3 by changing the springs and shocks. The entire suspension assembly has been redesigned for the M3. Also, I keep on reading Porsche's weight numbers are way too optimistic. I am not sure why that is though.
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