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Fifth Gear: BMW M3 GTS vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS

BMW M3 | July 16th, 2011 by 13
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Fifth Gear puts together a comparison between the BMW M3 GTS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The famous hosts Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler Henderson …

Fifth Gear puts together a comparison between the BMW M3 GTS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The famous hosts Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler Henderson take the two fabulous cars on a race track and give us a Fifth Gear-like review.

The BMW M3 GTS is produced at the BMW M manufacturing facility. In addition to a larger and more powerful V8 engine, exclusive tuning of the 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and modified suspension technology, the car, which is designed for club sport use, has also been specifically optimized with regard to aerodynamics and lightweight construction. BMW M3 Coupe features a 331 kW/450 bhp engine .

Featuring a transmission and suspension configuration which has been optimized for the racetrack, the BMW M3 GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds. The car reaches the 1,000 meter mark from a standstill in just 22.5 seconds.

Fifth Gear: BMW M3 GTS vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS

In a nutshell, the 911 GT3 RS is a genuine racing car approved for the road. It’s been formulated for demanding competition use with a special suspension, weight-saving components and large carbon-fiber wing spoiler – and even comes complete with special livery.

The 911 GT3 RS features a new and more powerful 3.8-liter flat-six — up from 3.6-liters last year, and now producing 450 horsepower. The RS runs zero-to-100-km/h time in 4.0 seconds. The only transmission is a six-speed manual but, compared to the regular GT3, the RS’s has a single-mass flywheel for higher racing loads.

So, which one is a better car? Let’s have a look…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hubert-Jadczak/100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    I’d choose the BMW of course ;))

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  • http://twitter.com/phunsukh27 Mr. Wangdu

    Of course i prefer BMW M3 GTS.

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  • Bimmmer

    Take the same cars to Stig ;)

  • Manny Antunes

    They’re both precision instruments. The M3 a high grade Aluminum scalpel.. The GT3RS a Titanium Scalpel.

    Pick your tool…

  • Adsf

    Really, the BM was quicker given that Tiff is a professional race driver and Vicki just isn’t. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

       she is professional in any level

  • Fabian A. Portela

    Both excellent machines,hard too pick!,WTH!! i take both!!

  • Steve

    The M3 GTS has a Nurburgring time of 7:48, which is very fast but it is barely quicker than a 997.2 S which recorded 7:50.

    The 997 GT3 RS MkII on the other hand did  it in 7:33.  The 997 GT3 MkII did it in 7:40.

    The car tested wasn’t even the latest 997 GT3 RS with the 4 liter engine and 493hp from a normally aspirated engine – close to 125bhp per liter.

    The M3 GTS is a great car, the best E9X M3 to date, but it really isn’t in the same league as the GT3 or GT3 RS.  It isn’t even close.  The GT3/RS is the far more capable car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ngmorales Nathan Morales

    How dare you..it’s always the Porsche!!

  • Fredyschiftan

    next time drivers have to exchange cars . just done for the fun…….

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