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      06-21-2007, 03:41 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by moss View Post
The problem with the M3 is that it may be very efficient at putting 414bhp out through it's rear tyres on a hot sticky track, but throw in some rain and some greasy roads and most of it's 414bhp will be used to spin it's rear tyres. I remember my E46 was just plain crappo in the wet. I think in countries such as the UK, which receives mixed weather, the advantages of 4WD make the cars like RS4 untouchable. Maybe I should just move to Nevada or somewhere :@)
Pretty common issue with the esclating hp race these days. I just read an article on how the inexperienced drivers are totaling their $200k+ supercars; almost all of the accidents were attributed to driver error (drivers not being able to control the torque exiting a curve, or even on a straight line). I haven't been to a racing school, but sure am planning on it--not that I am about to buy a supercar or anything...

Last edited by lucid; 06-21-2007 at 08:07 AM.