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Posted on 2007.09.21 at 23:07


Colonel Angus
scosol at 2007-09-25 23:48 (UTC) (Link)
> Also, most of the cars in that area did not come with sticky tires.

Really? IIRC the run was done on Pilot Sport Cups, which again IIRC is the same tire that comes on the GT3/GT2/Carerra GT.
What else is up there- Murcielago? F1? Veyron? XJ220? SLR? CCR? Zonda?
I'm not going to look them all up, but I'd be *very* surprised if any of those cars came with anything less than barey-DOT-legal R's too...

> I flat out don't like the package, and I regret burning $40K on mine. (Depreciation plus mods over 2.5 years.)

Ahh- that's your problem- "mods"- even the earliest clean examples still fetch $35k these days- so you spent... ~$20k on mods?
If you're building a racecar a new M3 is not a cost-effective place to start.
For something that is competent on a track, enjoyable on coastal twisties, and proper for an intimite night out, I feel there's no equal for the $$$-
Nick Rubenstein
nrubenstein at 2007-09-26 14:00 (UTC) (Link)
Those "super"cars came with much more streetable tires than the CSL. The GT3 gets the PSCs as an option, same for the GT2. I don't believe that the CGT gets PSCs.

62-32=30+10 in mods. Early cars absolutely do not fetch $35K these days, people just ask it. I might have been happier if the M3 didn't also spend nearly three months at the dealer.

The M3 requires too much work to be safe on track.

It's too ponderous for narrow twisties.

And I've never dated a girl who didn't absolutely despise the car in any form.

The M3 is the only car that kind of delivers an all in one package, it's true. The problem is that it just doesn't. (And it never entered my mind to build a race car out of the M3 - I was only stupid enough to build a race car out of the 323.)
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