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    • 5th Gear compares the BMW E92 M3 GTS to the Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS

      We really like 5th Gear and prefer how it is more substance than fluff. This wasn't up to their usual standards though. We love Vicki but having her in one car (the M3) and Tiff Needell in the other does not make for an accurate comparison. Also, the drifting scoring seems haphazardly done with them just pulling out numbers. The laptime comparison being done using an Iphone to time from inside the car isn't exactly the professional timing we would expect. If we were to apply their own scoring system, we give the comparison a 6/10.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: 5th gear: M3 GTS vs 911 GT3 RS started by Sorena View original post
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      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        I would for sure take a gt3 rs over that bimmer. dont even have to think twice about it....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I would for sure take a gt3 rs over that bimmer. dont even have to think twice about it....
        It's cheaper as well, that is insane.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's cheaper as well, that is insane.
        Wow, what was bmw thinking? I want to see a comparison between the GTS and the Regular M3. It can't be THAT much of a difference at least not like 60K worth. I can hook it up much nicer with the 60k extra...
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        haha, I just like that this test was...well completely bunk...I need to start watching 5th Gear, I watch Top Gear pretty religiously but 1 episode a week isn't enough.
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ireally like 5th Gear and prefer how it is more substance than fluff. This wasn't up to their usual standards though. I love Vicki but having her in one car (the M3) and Tiff Needell in the other does not make for an accurate comparison. Also, the drifting scoring seems haphazardly done with them just pulling out numbers. The laptime comparison being done using an Iphone to time from inside the car isn't exactly the professional timing I would expect. If I were to apply their own scoring system, I give the comparison a 6/10.
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      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        To me, there's no point comparing the GTS to a GT3 (for buyers, I mean; obviously I get that it makes for great TV and I loved watching the clip) but the only person who would buy the M3 GTS is someone who is a certified Bimmer nut or someone who is truly in love with the E92.

        I've driven my share of E9x M3s and frankly I can't even imagine a GTS being good enough for me to take it over a regular 911, forget about the GT3 RS.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
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        I was speaking on behalf of the vast BB staff of editors. It isn't StickyBoost.com...

        BB is plural Click here to enlarge
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        its stickyboost.com in the reader's eyes
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        its stickyboost.com in the reader's eyes
        Not the casual reader's. It is just more professional to refrain from using the first person especially when discussing the blog as a whole.

        Ultimately, you make the association. When I use we, I am referring to BimmerBoost. If you want to just break that down to "I" no problem.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        I'd $#@! her.