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      02-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #155
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Originally Posted by Swamp2
Performance tests show very closely matched acceleration figures for the cars. The M3 accomplishes this with more weight, less power, less torque and a substantially worse power to weight ratio. Could there be some advantage of the high rpm design linked to an appropriately matched transmission that contributes to making the car a much closer competitor that one might guess.
The M3's hp figure is under-rated. That's the only explanation i can think of, if it dynoed at 373hp at the wheel, that means it's only losing around 10%, that seems very low.

Last edited by gbb357; 02-21-2008 at 04:33 PM.