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      03-31-2011, 05:39 PM   #45
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      03-31-2011, 06:04 PM   #46
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      03-31-2011, 06:51 PM   #47
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Finally something for the Porsche guys that like 2 drive "flat out" lmao
I agree this might be faster than a porshe gt3 rs. I wish I could buy this m3.
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      03-31-2011, 07:29 PM   #48
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Not sure why everyone keeps throwing $200k or even $300k numbers around - won't be that much.

For one thing, the GTS costs around EUR 115k or $110K GBP - it would cost about $120k if imported in the US.

How much is a GPower supercharger? $15k?

What if they bored/stroked it even further? Another $30k?

So we're up around $/EUR 165k for a 720BHP track-ready car. Not amazing screamingly cheap, but not a bad deal either at these stratospheric capabilities.


I generally agree that the appeal of something like a GPower is for an otherwise stock-looking car. Nothing there to see, same 4 or 5 seats as the regular model, some fancy wheels and then he nails the throttle, he's gone and your brain is furiously trying to explain how your Gallardo was so comprehensively raped.

That appeal is somewhat diminished in a bright orange 2 seater GTS, but it's still a cool toy.

In the very rarefied world of people who can actually afford these cars, the GPower GTS might share a garage with a 430 Scud Spider for sunny days, a Bentley for gloomy days, a classic Ferrari for the noise & occasion, you get the idea. To these people it's just a toy, something the neighbor doesn't have and you can rape his Lambo in it...
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      03-31-2011, 08:42 PM   #49
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Good point. The people actually buying this wont be normal M3 owners, but the ultra rich, who happen to stop by their local fancy auto importer to pick up a couple Ferraris, and get one of these on a whim.
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      04-01-2011, 05:55 AM   #51
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I don't see the point of spending 200 grand on an M3, but then again, I'm against modding cars period. Every single dollar you spend extra on a car is waste of money, better to save it and get a better car next time. Let the manufacturers do their job - which is building cars, and we do ours - just driving them and enjoying.
My opinion exactly. Also I think it'll look awkward to drive my 2 little daughters to school in one of those.
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Id rather do the IND treatment with a standard M3 and ESS SC. You could build one to similar specs as the GTS with more power for less money.
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      04-02-2011, 01:42 PM   #53
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Man we are only talking 600 and 700 HP, no one says anything about 900HP.
lulz, my bad, what was I thinking.
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      04-02-2011, 03:04 PM   #54
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Blablabla.......KOMBAJA

This car IS nice.

But IF you want a FAST car buy a Supra or a old 500 hp Gallardo and put UGR´s Stage 1 on it for the cost of 35 000 dollars, 650 WHP on 93 octane...

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      04-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #55
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LOL
I'd get a 1200 HP Toyota Supra.
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      04-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #56
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LOL
I'd get a 1200 HP Toyota Supra.
And then you'd be stuck with a 1200BHP riced out Supra, which was played out 5 years ago, and BTW posts the same 1/4 speeds as the 600BHP Supra.

Again, totally missing the point IMO.
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      04-03-2011, 11:43 AM   #57
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I'd take a GT2 RS
To all guys talking about the price - you realize that you are looking at the EUROPEAN price for M3 GTS, which cannot be compared to US prices for other car. Cars are 40%-70% more expensive there. In Europe, fully-equipped M3 GTS is about 20K-30K LESS than GT3RS with moderate options (euro 135K vs euro 160K for Porsche). GT2RS in a comparable set up would be almost double of GTS' price (euro 255,000). How does this comparison makes sense?

M3 GTS is priced somewhere between regular GT3 and GT3RS, closer to GT3. It is an Ok price considering it's a limited edition, confirmed by the fact that they all sold out.

Of course, what BMW should have done is NOT make it a limited edition, price it at 20-25% less in Europe, putting it between comparable 911S and bare-bones GT3 and ship them to US as well at a comparable US price. That would be something I'd consider...

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