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BMW M3 vs M3 GT – Road & Track Comparison Test

BMW M3 | May 8th, 2012 by 1
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Road and Track delivers an exciting and unique comparison between two BMW icons: E92 M3 and the track-focused M3 GT. Here is an excerpt from …

Road and Track delivers an exciting and unique comparison between two BMW icons: E92 M3 and the track-focused M3 GT.

Here is an excerpt from the great review:

“With right foot firmly planted on the accelerator, Tommy Milner exits Turn 14 and uses the full width of the available tarmac to free up his M3 for a long blast down Miller’s lengthy front straight, the longest on the ALMS schedule. Without lifting, Milner upshifts via paddles at redline, the screaming 4.0-liter V-8 pushing the BMW through the thin mountain air and deep into triple digits.

BMW M3 vs M3 GT   Road & Track Comparison Test

At the braking point for Turn 1, the tall 22-year-old proves his worth, slowing the car at nearly 1g while simultaneously calling for two perfect-blip downshifts and steering the car on the edge of adhesion right down to the apex, setting himself up for a full-throttle exit that puts the car on just the right path for the rhythm section that follows, which is oh-so-critical to another fast lap at Miller.

Just another day in his office—the cockpit of a Rahal Letterman BMW M3 GT?

Easily could have been. But Tommy’s actually at the wheel of a production BMW M3, a Melbourne Red Metallic road car equipped with the $2500 Competition Package, the $2500 Technology Package and the $2900 M double-clutch gearbox. And best of all, I’m seated right next to him.”

Full review at Road and Track

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