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      04-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by J08M3 View Post
Man, for that much money I could build something way better on my own. Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's so special about this car?
It's a factory purpose-built race car. You are mostly paying for the chasis and the R&D that went into the car as well as the security knowing that this comes direct from BMW M and not some mom-n-pop race shop. This equates to better reliabilty and support from BMW. There are bound to be some special engine parts available as time goes on as well. I agree that you could build a great racer with the same money but you will have reliability issues not to mention it will be a PIA. I built an e46 M3 racer from a salvage vehicle. It was a long dirty priocess. Cost came close to what this car is and it wasn't nearly as trick in the chasis dept. For the extra $ I'd go with this and be done with it.
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