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Old 02-02-2008, 09:39 PM
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Top-10 Slalom _ Production Cars

Slalom Speed (Road & Track data)


Porsche Boxster S _ 73.9 mph

Porsche 911 GT3 RS _ 73.2 mph

Lotus Exige S _ 73.1 mph

Lotus Elise _ 72.6 mph

Mitsubishi Evo X MR _ 72.4 mph

Ferrari F430 _ 71.9 mph

Mitsubishi Evo X GSR _ 71.7 mph

Honda S2000 CR _ 71.7 mph

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S _ 71.5 mph

BMW M3 Coupe _ 71.4 mph


http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=1949

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:33 AM
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Jeez, like BMW is at the bottom here!! What's up with the totally balanced ultimate driving machine? And isn't the M3 suppose to be the ultimate sports car?
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Old 02-03-2008, 07:45 AM
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:38 PM
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Cute article, though I wouldn't pick Buttonwillow (either loop or combined) as the pinnacle of handling courses. Just cheap to rent and close enough to LA. The vette scored very well, just not in slalom speed.

These were '04/'05 models. The '07 350Z Nismo would have rated higher than the anniversary edition. The Cayman S should whip the Box S. I'd like to have seen the Z4M Coupe in that comparo too. It was a "sports car" comparo. Why no Miata or RX8?
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:51 PM
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Jeez, like BMW is at the bottom here!! What's up with the totally balanced ultimate driving machine? And isn't the M3 suppose to be the ultimate sports car?
It's not like the other 9 cars are slouches by any means. I'm amazed that the Exige S didn't score higher than it did.

And the M3 is not even close to the ultimate sports car, it's a touring car. An asskicking one, though The lotus...now those are sports cars.
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It's not like the other 9 cars are slouches by any means. I'm amazed that the Exige S didn't score higher than it did.

And the M3 is not even close to the ultimate sports car, it's a touring car. An asskicking one, though The lotus...now those are sports cars.
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Jeez, like BMW is at the bottom here!!
Bottom of the top 10, yes.

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What's up with the totally balanced ultimate driving machine?
The E46 M3 is fairly well balanced, but it does understeer, and it is a heavy car.


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No, I don't think anyone's ever said that. It's arguably not even a sports car.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:23 PM
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Damn you ffej

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