BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 vs....
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
slipaway37
Second Lieutenant
 
slipaway37's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92/ZCP M3
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SOCAL

Posts: 281
iTrader: (0)

Pontiac G8 GXP?

Anyone ever gone against the G8 GXP?
I know this car is nearly same HP as the M3, but with more torque and less weight.
I had a guy in one today try to give me a run. I was doing 65 and saw him rallying up toward me in opposite lane. When he got right next to me he punched it, so I dropped from 4th to 3rd and punched it too! At first red LED I went to fourth. When I dropped & punched I lost him, but not by too far. Too bad we had to stop for the red light and I was turning anyway. I was hoping he'd follow me.
Seems like that ugly bitch of a car can be something to reckon with on the street?
I hope to see that guy again from a dead-stop, but I may eat my words.
__________________
'13 Frozen Grey, ZCP/E92 M3. Expel Stealth PPF; Macht Schnell Stage II intake & pulleys; custom 20" MORR MS52 wheels; Brembo 380 BBK; Gintani x-pipe w/4 resonators; Akrapovic slip-on; RD springs; Tikore lugs.
slipaway37 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
datninja
Private First Class
 
Drives: 08 E92 M3 MR
Join Date: May 2012
Location: bossier city, LA

Posts: 102
iTrader: (0)

I actually came from a G8 GXP, I really liked that car but I just always loathed for the m3. Well, that car has more torque than our cars and with minimal money one can make it pretty damn fast. Stock for stock I felt like the GXP "felt" faster but that was because of torque. Watch out for those LS3 motors they can surprise some people.
__________________
MR E92/20"HRE P40SC/Meisterschaft GT/H&R/VF620
datninja is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
slipaway37
Second Lieutenant
 
slipaway37's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92/ZCP M3
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SOCAL

Posts: 281
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by datninja View Post
I actually came from a G8 GXP, I really liked that car but I just always loathed for the m3. Well, that car has more torque than our cars and with minimal money one can make it pretty damn fast. Stock for stock I felt like the GXP "felt" faster but that was because of torque. Watch out for those LS3 motors they can surprise some people.
Thanks! It will be very interesting when (if) we ever meet again. I MUST supercharge ASAP!
__________________
'13 Frozen Grey, ZCP/E92 M3. Expel Stealth PPF; Macht Schnell Stage II intake & pulleys; custom 20" MORR MS52 wheels; Brembo 380 BBK; Gintani x-pipe w/4 resonators; Akrapovic slip-on; RD springs; Tikore lugs.
slipaway37 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
datninja
Private First Class
 
Drives: 08 E92 M3 MR
Join Date: May 2012
Location: bossier city, LA

Posts: 102
iTrader: (0)

Yes, supercharger is a MUST do it!
__________________
MR E92/20"HRE P40SC/Meisterschaft GT/H&R/VF620
datninja is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
whats77inaname
Banned
 
Drives: when at all possible
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tx

Posts: 1,740
iTrader: (15)

There was a grey G8 GXP @ TX2K13 running consistent 10s.....beware out there
whats77inaname is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
AlpineE92M3
Currently Driving
 
AlpineE92M3's Avatar
 
Drives: BPM tuned '13 AW ZCP E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rochester, NY

Posts: 747
iTrader: (8)

Garage List
2013 BMW E92 M3  [0.00]
2011 BMW M3  [0.00]
Too bad they don't make junk Pontiac anymore....
AlpineE92M3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #7
Ghetto2315
Major
 
Drives: Like I Stole It...
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The REAL Jersey Shore

Posts: 1,252
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineE92M3
Too bad they don't make junk Pontiac anymore....
The G8 was in the right direction. Truth be told that GM was better off nixing Pontiac but I seriously hope the G8 recipe will still be used by one of the GM brands. Perhaps the upcoming SS?
Ghetto2315 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
Killerfish2012
Major
 
Drives: E90 335I, E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midwest

Posts: 1,251
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlpineE92M3 View Post
Too bad they don't make junk Pontiac anymore....
It's not actually "a pontiac". It's an Australian car named the Holden Commodore HSV.
__________________
E90 335I: FBO +wavetrac LSD
E92 M3: K&N, V1, Yokohama AD08
Killerfish2012 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-03-2013, 07:05 PM   #9
Z K
Colonel
 
Z K's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 2,081
iTrader: (3)

GM has nothing in its stable that is close to this sedan besides the Cadillac "V" cars.

Really too bad, when they took down Pontiac, they could have kept this car as under another brand. I think this is a missed opportunity for GM. With the right marketing, the Australian car could have been a hit.

__________________
Auto Detailing Enthusiast!
Z K is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
Z K
Colonel
 
Z K's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 2,081
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slipaway37 View Post
Anyone ever gone against the G8 GXP?
I know this car is nearly same HP as the M3, but with more torque and less weight.
Correction on that.. the G8 GXP is heavier than the M3 by a good 300-400 lbs. The size and weight is more comparable to the M5.
__________________
Auto Detailing Enthusiast!
Z K is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-04-2013, 12:00 AM   #11
datninja
Private First Class
 
Drives: 08 E92 M3 MR
Join Date: May 2012
Location: bossier city, LA

Posts: 102
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Z K View Post
Correction on that.. the G8 GXP is heavier than the M3 by a good 300-400 lbs. The size and weight is more comparable to the M5.
It was also commonly compared to the E39 M5.
__________________
MR E92/20"HRE P40SC/Meisterschaft GT/H&R/VF620
datninja is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-18-2013, 12:15 AM   #12
positiveions
Lieutenant General
 
positiveions's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,459
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
Looks like GM have yet another answer for big horsepower war:
http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-and-info-news
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      06-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #13
FogCityM3
Lieutenant Colonel
 
FogCityM3's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 (E90)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Francisco

Posts: 1,526
iTrader: (0)

Also Buick GN/GNX based on GM Alpha platform (ATS) rumored & expected to have ~450 hp
FogCityM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #14
mosx
The mod bug has bitten.
 
Drives: 2008 M3 Sedan
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Texas

Posts: 565
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
The suspension and chassis on the G8 was designed by the same engineers that designed the e39 M5. In typical GM fashion they used cheap ass parts, but the design and engineering was good. That was one of the first cars on the Zeta platform (The new Camaro uses the Zeta platform).

Take a G8 GXP, replace all the suspension bushings and add coilovers. Do some ECU tuning and change the pulley and you have a very quick, very capable sedan. On the G8 board there were guys doing just the suspension mods that were pulling a full G on the skidpad.
mosx is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-25-2013, 03:53 AM   #15
kotik
Lieutenant
 
kotik's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 M3 ESS 575
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Germany

Posts: 521
iTrader: (0)

it's a really nice car. Poor man's M5, but nothing wrong with that. I'm sorry, m5 is 100k, used one is insane to maintain. I think GTO and G8 are really one of the better american cars out there. Top Gear recently did a review on this one, it was by some famous tuner company in Australia, and they raved about it. Also along side revied the pickup version of this, which was tits!
kotik is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #16
In Extremis
Jordan C
 
In Extremis's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MR E92 M3, 65 GTO
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Long Island, NY

Posts: 371
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotik View Post
it's a really nice car. Poor man's M5, but nothing wrong with that. I'm sorry, m5 is 100k, used one is insane to maintain. I think GTO and G8 are really one of the better american cars out there. Top Gear recently did a review on this one, it was by some famous tuner company in Australia, and they raved about it. Also along side revied the pickup version of this, which was tits!
I'd love the pickup version in addition to the cars I already own. I used to have a hemi Magnum and love the idea of a practical muscle car. It was great for the beach, sports, hauling stuff, etc.
__________________
Melbourne Red E92 M3 DCT Sparco CF/Alcantara DTM Seats.KW3 Coilovers.Apex Wheels.OEM Performance Spoiler with CRT Theme & Splitters.Turner Subframe Mounts.Vorshlag Camber Plates.RD Sway Bars.AD08s 265/295.15 lb. Braille Battery.Catless Gintani Race.ESS Tune.Dinan Pulley.MS2 Intake.100 Octane Mix.Schroth Harnesses.Challenge Harness Bar in MR.Challenge Toe Link.Krics R40.Turner Studs/Pedals.SS Lines.Rear Seat Delete & more I can't remember
In Extremis is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #17
Anrosphynx
Registered
 
Drives: GXP
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orange County

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

I have a G8 GXP and have raced a couple M3s. Granted my car is modded, so i was able to pull them out, but stock for stock, its a drivers race.
Anrosphynx is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #18
quiksi
Captain
 
quiksi's Avatar
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 756
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to quiksi
fantastic car, wish I bought one when they were out, but timing worked out for the M3 instead - can't complain about that one!
__________________

2011 E90 M3 6mt AW/Speed Cloth - ZCP, Moonroof, non-iDrive - PCD 12/9/10
Painted reflectors, matte black grills/gills, RemoteKey+, Homelink retrofit, V1 Hardwire, GP Thunder 8500K, modmy3 LED interior, VRS Replica CF Front Lip, Dinan Mufflers, HRE P40 19" Satin Charcoal, Bridgestone S04
quiksi is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #19
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 10|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 12,191
iTrader: (5)

4th gear runs and stop lights! crazy man.
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW exhaust|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
1MOREMOD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST