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      06-01-2008, 04:17 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Krueger///M3 View Post
Only at a stoplight, not on a track...
I didn't think when Qship was talking about beating a couple of 997tt on the Autobahn that there was to much handling finesse taking part, it is after all a pretty straight piece of motorway with the occasional slight bend thrown in for good measure.

I was only highlighting to absurdity of what he was suggesting, that an M3 could possibly match or even better a car with less weight, much more power and torque, that was designed to run at 200mph or there abouts all day long. If BMW's most powerful car gets a whipping by a stock 997tt then what chance has it's little, less powerful brother got to offer.

The answer ........... zip.

Like anyone here I want a discussion to stay in the realms of believability. It's a similar thing when the M3 is compared to the GTR, the M3 is a rival to the C63, IS-F & RS4, and a bloody good job it does on competing with these and in most cases winning them battles, but it's no nearer a rival to either a GTR or 997tt than a Ford Fiesta is to it.