• Supercharged DCT E92 M3 versus tuned Nissan GT-R - ESS VT1 535 SC M3 with meth versus Cobb tuned GT-R from a roll

      The Nissan GT-R is a very tough opponent and currently one of the most popular tuner platforms out there. The M3 has the disadvantage of not having turbos but makes up for it with a larger displacement motor having a wider powerband. What many people forget is the M3 is lighter than the GT-R, rear wheel drive, and also features a dual clutch transmission with tight gearing. With equal power the M3 actually will have the advantage from a roll but obviously the GT-R is a monster from a stop thanks to the traction afforded by its all wheel drive.


      In the video below the race shows the M3's strength which is the top end especially with a centrifugal blower like the one used in the ESS VT1 kit which builds boost with revs. The ESS supercharger kit is modified with a higher boost pulley (about 6 psi) and supplemented with meth injection. The GT-R features exhaust modifications including a mid pipe and a Cobb OTS 93 octane tune.

      The GT-R gets the jump but the M3 is able to reel it in and pass at higher speeds. From a stop on the street, the GT-R would likely build too large of a lead thanks to the all wheel drive for the M3 to overcome on street tires. On the highway though, the M3 proves how capable of a platform it can be. Enjoy the race, the GT-R is not unbeatable.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: M3 Raping ANOTHER GTR! started by LostMarine View original post
      Comments 59 Comments
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Nice vid! That was me being left in the dust in the 335 in the rear camera lol

        Those gtr's are awesome, I dont know how anyone can't like them.
      1. zeel's Avatar
        zeel -
        Awesome videos. Your exhaust setup is killer. Mexico looks nice and sunny this time of year =)

        I honestly wish you bought shiv's single. We'd have multiple 1/4 mile runs, roll races, and whatever the hell else all documented lol.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        That lil 535 kit kits ass....LM is proving it!
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Good runs... You need to come up here tonight we got some good match ups for you.
      1. kthxbye's Avatar
        kthxbye -
        I wouldnt say rape, but at about 150 you took the lead. I am thoroughly surprised and imhave a new found respect for your kit and the e92 platform.

        At the end of the day it's fun amongst friends and I had a blast. I don't care about winning, I just like to see where I stack up. With that said congrats and let's get 1 more in as is and another in octobmer with more mods Click here to enlarge
      1. BrenM3's Avatar
        BrenM3 -
        That GTR needs a real protune. OTS leave so much on the table with that platform! Oh and some cobb big mafs while youre at it. Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I bet a protune will wake that gtr up, I know my protune on my Cobb 335 is night and day when compared to the ots maps
      1. Stucks's Avatar
        Stucks -
        wow, impressive!
      1. kthxbye's Avatar
        kthxbye -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BrenM3 Click here to enlarge
        That GTR needs a real protune. OTS leave so much on the table with that platform! Oh and some cobb big mafs while youre at it. Click here to enlarge
        Protune is coming the same day I get me intakes, turbo inlets, down pipes, and injectors installed. Courtesy of Visconti or Sean Ivey
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Lol at always justifying an M3 over the GTR. GTR is much better and with the proper setup would kill you all day every day
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        LOl, no definitly not RAPE, but i wanted to get attention Click here to enlarge

        OF COURSE the GTR is going to walk away from me, its so easy to unleash more power. This wasnt to "justify" anything, but some footage of 2 friends comparing what they currently have

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        Good runs... You need to come up here tonight we got some good match ups for you.
        I want to, but im exhausted, and would have to leave now to get there in time

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kthxbye Click here to enlarge
        Protune is coming the same day I get me intakes, turbo inlets, down pipes, and injectors installed. Courtesy of Visconti or Sean Ivey
        Ivey.. no reason not to at this point..
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        @LostMarine Come on soldier... Man up and bring your Go Pro's that way I can test one.Click here to enlarge
      1. BMW_Reck's Avatar
        BMW_Reck -
        Awesome video! Now where is the rest from the drive there?? Would love to see it all. I love the R35 GTR! That thing was quick on the road today. (Of course... its a GTR) lol
      1. kthxbye's Avatar
        kthxbye -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sledgehammer Click here to enlarge
        @LostMarine Come on soldier... Man up and bring your Go Pro's that way I can test one.Click here to enlarge
        Just because I owned a tuned C5 can we run? Maybe the three of us can find one night...
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kthxbye Click here to enlarge
        At the end of the day it's fun amongst friends and I had a blast. I don't care about winning, I just like to see where I stack up. With that said congrats and let's get 1 more in as is and another in octobmer with more mods Click here to enlarge
        I know what your saying. I tried to have some fun with a GTR on the way back from Bimmerstock/Gold Coast Concours even though i knew i would have gotten stomped out for every reason except being slow. I just wanted to have some fun and while i had a chance, test my car with something i dont see everyday and is worthy.
      1. BrenM3's Avatar
        BrenM3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kthxbye Click here to enlarge
        Protune is coming the same day I get me intakes, turbo inlets, down pipes, and injectors installed. Courtesy of Visconti or Sean Ivey
        There are some hacks in your area be careful!
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90Company Click here to enlarge
        Lol at always justifying an M3 over the GTR. GTR is much better and with the proper setup would kill you all day every day
        2 completely different cars: One's a computer that defies physics & the other is straight Euro Muscle. Depending on what you're looking for, I wouldn't say these cars are directly comparable. The next-gen M3 with turbos will be the Euro alternative to the GTR though
      1. kthxbye's Avatar
        kthxbye -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        2 completely different cars: One's a computer that defies physics & the other is straight Euro Muscle. Depending on what you're looking for, I wouldn't say these cars are directly comparable. The next-gen M3 with turbos will be the Euro alternative to the GTR though
        I 100% agree, I used to own an e92 m3. LM is a good friend and at the end of the day the run was all in good fun, nothing competitive. He won this on the top end and I'll give him the respect for that - with what we did we were as close as the two platforms will get
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kthxbye Click here to enlarge
        Just because I owned a tuned C5 can we run? Maybe the three of us can find one night...
        Yeah I'm up for whatever bro... We got some runs tonight, its such a well rounded car. No vids before folks ask., we just started playin and the GoPros were not mounted
      1. Mr.Squeeze's Avatar
        Mr.Squeeze -
        Good race I have new respect for you car after seeing that video right there.

        Next weekend when I am down at ATCO we can set up a re match between us and get the run's recorded this time. We can do my low boost spring pressure and the mid boost that I ran you on last night.

        Again much respect for you M3 love that thing.