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      05-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Red face e92 M3 vs. 2004-2007 F430 Spyder

How does the M3 line up with an older model F430 Spyder.

I heard from a fellow M3 owner, who was late to an event, and it was early in the morning, that they are about equal in straightline performance...

(obviously, I also heard how amazing the F430's exhaust sounds at speeds in excess of posted signs)
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      05-22-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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F430 Spyder is still good amount faster than an M3. I think the difference in trap speed alone is prob 4-5 mph at a minimum. F430 Spyder is not much slower than an F430 coupe.
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Ran against the coupe, you can search for my post in this forum. He was faster, significantly. I don't expect the results to be very different against the spider...

Do you have DCT?
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Maybe you're talking about the Ferrari 360 Modena? 1999-2003? F430 is faster.
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Ran against the coupe, you can search for my post in this forum. He was faster, significantly. I don't expect the results to be very different against the spider...

Do you have DCT?
I have DCT, could be that he was just driving slower than the car's potential - actually that is probably just it.

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Maybe you're talking about the Ferrari 360 Modena? 1999-2003? F430 is faster.
F430 by the numbers is faster, yes had the faster car. It was an F430. And certainly an amazing sounding car. But for some reason I was definitely pulling on him during our "haste".
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There's no comparison between the two but the F430 is better every which way you look at it. Perhaps the M3 only beats the F430 in the comfort and DD sections of a comparison.
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F430 walks an m5/6 and an m5 walks an m3.
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