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      01-01-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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2009 LIghtning Lap

Impressive performance numbers for the M3 in the 2009 Lightning Lap (C&D Feb. 2010). Especially Sectors 2 & 3, where the M3 had a better time than many of the other cars that were more expensive and/or more horsepower. I assume the M3 used in the 2009 Lightning Lap had upgraded DCT software compared to the M3 used in the 2008 edition. Makes me wonder how the 6MT would have fared...

In any event - I especially like how it outlapped both the 911 Carrera S and Cayman S, not to mention the GT500 with 540hp!!
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Sounds like a cool article. Link or scans?
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      01-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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No link or scans to the full data from the magazine. C&D's website posts video from 4 of the cars being tested...
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Links to the Video & a Text Excerpt

There are links to the available videos and a (M3) text excerpt here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335404. Posting 39 and 41 are the ones to look at.
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      01-02-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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The M3 outlapped the Cayman S by about .4 seconds - I would say that for all practical purposes they were pretty close.

What surprised me was how well the Jaguar XKR did. It was less than one second behind the M3 and Cayman S.

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