Originally Posted by shift@red
The CSL never matched the 996GT3...and the 997GT3 is a better, faster car than both. And where does less money come into play? In europe the CSL was almost as much as the GT3 IIRC.
Porsche has been essentially using the same chasis and flat 6 for over 40 years...
They have not used the same motor and chassis. You would be correct is you said the same engine layout and configuration. Let us not act like a modern Carrera has more in common with the original 911 than where the engine is located.
As far as the M3 never matching the 996 GT3 you need to brush up on your ring times:
7:42 --- Porsche 997/ GT3 (05/2006)
7:50 --- BMW E46 M3 CSL (08/2003)
7:54 --- Porsche GT3 (996) (2003)
7:56 --- Porsche 996 Turbo (2000)
8:02 --- Porsche 997 Carrera S, PASM setting “Sport”, (Walter Röhrl WHEELS 06/ 2004)
8:03 --- 153.540 km/h -- Porsche 911 GT3, 360 PS/1391 kg (sport auto 08/1999)
The CSL not only matched the 996 GT3, it beat both the Mk1 and Mk2. Well whatever, I'm tired of tutoring you. Just messing around, enjoy your car.