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    Even higher performance and more limited than GTS M3 coming soon called GTS-R?

    Rumors are running rampant about an even lighter weight and higher performance M3 than the GTS which will be revealed soon.

    Some sources state the Paris auto show will be the reveal. Rumors are even that the US might get this vehicle. With the BMW victory at the 24 hours of the Nurburgring it seems BMW wants to celebrate and hopefully this time everyone will be included.

    The car will most likely be a street version of the GT2 racecar. What does this mean? Well, we aren't quite sure. The GTS has a 4.4 liter motor and we would expect this rumored model to get that same motor with further tweaks mated to a DCT.

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    Ah! What the hell! This thing probably won't even make to the states either.

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    Wait, so this is going to get the flat-plane crank too?

    I have have this thing for flat-plane V8's......... Ferrari F40 or 458 Italia anyone?

    I know this is OT, but does anyone know if all of Ferrari's V8's, past and present, utilize 180-degree crankshafts?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Wait, so this is going to get the flat-plane crank too?

    I have have this thing for flat-plane V8's......... Ferrari F40 or 458 Italia anyone?

    I know this is OT, but does anyone know if all of Ferrari's V8's, past and present, utilize 180-degree crankshafts?
    Who said ti will have a flat-plane crank? It won't even though you are thinking it will be close to the racing motor, right?

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    The F430 is 90 degrees.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Who said ti will have a flat-plane crank? It won't even though you are thinking it will be close to the racing motor, right?

    We all love flat-plane crank V8's Click here to enlarge

    The F430 is 90 degrees.
    Come on, if they are gonna go this hardcore just throw in the racing motor and puts cats in the exhaust.

    Maybe the 180-degree crank is bad for bearing longevity? But hey, Ferrari is doing it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Come on, if they are gonna go this hardcore just throw in the racing motor and puts cats in the exhaust.

    Maybe the 180-degree crank is bad for bearing longevity? But hey, Ferrari is doing it.
    A flat-plane crank is better for high revs but a cross-plane is better balanced. I'd take the flat plane, definitely, can't mimic that sound due to the different firing order.

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    Is not coming to the US
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    Is not coming to the US
    If they pass us over with a 3rd special M3 model in just over 5 years I think we should start picketing. I'm at least going to write them a strongly worded letter and yell on the phone a bit.

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