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Old 10-05-2012, 02:37 PM
solstice solstice is offline
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Originally Posted by smashhell View Post
Exactly!

Just look at how many supercars the M5 crushes on the ring.

It even beats the E92 M3 by a whole 10 seconds!

It is truly an awesome car.
If fast ring times equals "awesome car" to you then the M5 is perfect for you.
To me and others that have our doubts, ring times means nothing more than that it's a very powerful and very fast car. Fast does not equal overall awesome to us. I've owned cars that were multiples more fun than my F10 was even if the F10 would have lapped them within three laps at the ring. My 4-speed 110 hp 4 banger fwd Golf GTI Mk1 comes to mind. There is so much more than outright speed that makes up the fun to drive factor for some of us and I' have my doubts that the new M5 will tick many boxes for me outside raw power and speed.

I suspect that for drivers who love the non M F10s the M5 is the ultimate car but for us who don't it's probably not going to feel all that awesome and this test review make my doubts stronger.

Last edited by solstice; 10-05-2012 at 02:40 PM.
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