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      08-18-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Farewell my friends...

After 15 years and 8 bmw's (6 M cars), I've gone off the reservation:



Yes it's a 2012 GT-R Black Edition and MAN what a car! The Black Edition has Volk wheels, recaros with red trim and a black headliner. Will do some minor mods (exhaust, tune) but not too crazy. Bought it last Friday and it's going to the track this Saturday - woohoo!



Thanks to all for all your help over the years and I wish you guys many happy miles!

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      08-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Whoa.... Nice! Congrats on the new wheels. And nice garage!!!!
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      08-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Wow, that is one heck of a car! I'm sure it is a couple of notices above a stock M3, is just about every performance category. Enjoy!!!
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      08-18-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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Congratulations Barry. Very nice. What a beast. The challenge you sold me is working out nicely.
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      08-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #5
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Aaahhhhhh...it's GODZILLA!!!!!
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      08-19-2011, 01:03 AM   #6
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Great upgrade!!!! Keep in touch and show off that GTR!!!
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      08-19-2011, 01:13 AM   #7
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      08-19-2011, 01:34 AM   #8
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That's sick. What's the exact difference btwn the black edition and the regular one?
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      08-19-2011, 01:40 AM   #9
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Wish you were sticking around, you had the best E90 of them all. Thanks again for the Akra. Best of luck with the GTR.
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      08-19-2011, 02:43 AM   #10
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It's out of my budget right now, but maybe one day in the future. Congrats bro!!! It is absolutely gorgeous.
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      08-19-2011, 03:05 AM   #11
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Whoa holy shat. Enjoy. Your M3 looked badass, but this is just WOW. Looks like a Spec V with those wheels, awesome. Enjoy running mid 10s in that car and the constant grin on your face entering corners at absurd speeds! Pics of interior!
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      08-19-2011, 05:54 AM   #12
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Congrats on the purchase. I'll second the nice garage comment.
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      08-19-2011, 06:34 AM   #13
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Hay hay hay. Wait a minute; You think we will let you off with such a tease of a post!!!??
We have the right as former M friends to hear more about the car performance. Yes we can read about it in any magazine or online reviews but it would be much more interesting coming from a hard core M enthusiast like you. Give us your opinion on how GTR is different than M3 in:
-Low end torque
-high RPM response
-Fast cornering and handling
-Brakes
-Shifting speed, up and down
-Ease or complexity of changing driving modes
-overall quality of ride
-overall quality of interior materials
-sounds (engine, exhaust or rattles)
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      08-19-2011, 07:38 AM   #14
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So you followed Martin to the darkside ... I am afraid one of these may be in my future someday.
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      08-19-2011, 09:23 AM   #15
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Very Nice

Can we get some interior pictures
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      08-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #16
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i am debating of getting myself into one of these by trading my viper. How do you like it? anything you dislike?
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      08-19-2011, 09:40 AM   #17
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WOW... thats some upgrade.. BLACK EDITION..
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      08-19-2011, 09:52 AM   #18
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Definitely my next car.

Mazdaspeed MX-5 -> STI -> M3 -> GT-R

My friend has a 2010 and he's already thinking about trading up to a Lambo.
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      08-19-2011, 09:54 AM   #19
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do you have a lift in your garage?!!
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      08-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #20
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Congrats on the new purchase!
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      08-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #21
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Congratulations and fair-well !

May all your travels be fun and safe ones
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      08-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #22
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