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      01-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #89
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Love that car,its a beast with a pulley,headers,full exhaust and a tune !
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      02-25-2013, 11:59 PM   #90
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The Gt500 and M3 are in the same "class" - both are roughly $60-70k. I would strongly disagree that an r8 is an upper middle class car. A $135,000 toy is not remotely middle class, or upper middle class for that matter.

As far as the gt500 - 631 ft/lb torque and 0-60 in 3.5 secs? There is nothing but awesome about that. Couldn't imagine a v8 more different than the m3. Mind-bending torque vs a screaming redline. I personally love high strung engines, but I would not turn my nose up at a GT500.
My friend just picked one up. 2013. 661 hp 630 tq if I'm not mistaken. All under 60000. 0to60 3.5 sec. U just can't beat this level of sport. M3 owners spend thousands on superchargers, exhUsts and tunes etc. imagine if a gt500 owner spends 4 grand on a proper suspension setup. It's not even fair to place these two cars in the same category but yet are so competitively priced.
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      02-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #91
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and that was when i told myself, its time to get a ess supercharger.... ill have one in about 5-6 months...

they are a little cheesy looking, i mean in the video they run it stock out of the box, swap the pulley, exhaust, and a tune.and that thing will unleash hell...
It's been 7 months, where's the blower?!?!?!
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      02-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #92
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Yeah the bang for your buck is pretty awesome with this car. But as Team Plutonium says, the fit/finish and interior are garbage/terrible and I completely agree.

It takes nearly $20K in mods to put the M3 to get it to perform similarly in a straight line + braking performance. $12K Stg 2 SC, $2K mid-pipe/cat delete and $5K BBK and a bit for camber plates and maybe tires. Stock suspension of the M3 is good enough.

After that, you have a 650+ HP M3 with a much different power delivery than the Ford. Torque is no longer lacking, but it's still down 200 comparatively but revs all the way to 8,400 RPM, something the Ford could never do.

With this package, handling hasn't changed much, but is probably good enough to keep pace with the Ford. Plus you are doing it in way more style...but without a warranty. For quite a bit more $$.

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      02-26-2013, 09:59 PM   #93
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It's been 7 months, where's the blower?!?!?!
hahaha, yes you are correct. I definately am laggin on the blower...
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I wanna see an M3 with a "blower" keep up with this

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      02-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #95
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I wanna see an M3 with a "blower" keep up with this

i originally came from the mustang scene and i absolutely love drag cars... crazy how much hp mustangs are making these days...
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      03-01-2013, 01:34 AM   #96
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I wanna see an M3 with a "blower" keep up with this

WOW!!! That is impressive
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      03-01-2013, 01:37 AM   #97
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well he gave you a shot being 3 seconds late on the light.
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      03-01-2013, 05:53 AM   #98
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this car can't be beat in value, OEM 600+ hp/ tq, wow. M3 is simply a different car altogether, you're certainly paying for its refinement in build and behavior as a dual purpose track toy.

A '13 stang would be on my list of American Muscle to own one day.
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      03-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #99
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I got a ride in the Lethal Performance GT500 before the had the motor built, and even then it about snapped your neck. Really awesome car. I'm still glad I went the M3 route.
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