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Old 03-25-2012, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mark_12345 View Post
I a lot of new 991 owners including those who track their cars, say the 991 is just as good...check it out 6speedonline.com. Hang in there, I hear the next M3 should be good...lighter, turbo, etc :thumb up:
I'm sure-- thanks to all the electronic aids-- that the 991 is considerably faster around the track than the 997, but I'm equally sure that it's lost a great deal of visceral thrill. At that point (and this was "Car" magazine's conclusion, too) one may as well get the Nissan GT-R, which is equally over-gizmo'd and way faster (and cheaper) than the 991. Yes, the Porsche has a huge weight advantage over the Nissan, but if one can no longer feel that via the lightness in the steering then it becomes significantly less important. Now, if only that GT-R came in a convertible...

As for the next M3, I'll be shocked if it's lightened by any more than 50 pounds or so, which means it will still be quite heavy.

Last edited by logicalthought; 03-25-2012 at 08:12 PM.
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