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Anyone run an M3 yet?

I was on my commute home on Friday when I came up on a new M3 coupe. We were in some traffic, and he pulled behind me....cool. I was cruising about 65-70, when the lane opened up, so i mash it. He didn't engage. #$%%), oh well heheh. About 5 miles, and he's pacing me, but not close enough to really race. I get off my exit, he's behind me. About a tenth of a mile off the exit, I pull into CVS, and he pulls right in behind me. Turns out I know the guy (an old golf friend). He said, "is that the new GTO?" "400 horse right?" He said he's so used to people challenging them to a race that he wasn't really paying attention, but got in my Goat, checked out the interior and gave me several compliments. "I think I'd have my hands full against this car", he said.
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So far I have only come across one once on a local highway which had traffic and was not a good place to race. Just my luck, oh well, maybe next time.

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As a long-time Bimmerhead, I'm itching for a E46 M3 vs Holden confrontation...be sure.

My thought is that a properly tweaked '04 might just edge out an M3....an 05 would dispatch it stock.
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I've run an M3 before and beat it hands down. Though, it probably was like 2 or 3 years old. I'd welcome a challenge of a new one, just seems like less and less people are challenging each other, the unfriendly officers are really putting a damper on things out here. It could also be the fact of people seeing the GTO tag...makes some of the pony cars and f bodies back away.
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I've run an M3 before and beat it hands down. Though, it probably was like 2 or 3 years old. I'd welcome a challenge of a new one, just seems like less and less people are challenging each other, the unfriendly officers are really putting a damper on things out here. It could also be the fact of people seeing the GTO tag...makes some of the pony cars and f bodies back away.
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I guess it depends on what kind of race you're talking about....in a 1/4 mile stoplight-stoplight race...the advantage is clearly with the GTO. In a canyon-burning excercise of carving through traffic, a stock M3 has a huge advantage against a stock GTO.

That being said, my mod path on my Holden is one which I want to improve all-round performance...power of course but not at the expense of improving the skidpad numbers and braking abilities....

When I'm comfortable with all of the above parameters (I'm almost there....with the addition of yellow Konis, that'll be a huge step in that direction) I'm going to buy a personalized license plate:

M3SLAYR

Bring it on, BimmerBoy.

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Nice plates Groucho...I fancy the idea myself as well. Like I read here before though, just in case you ever do lose to someone, especially a race you should have won, and had an off day (God forbit)...you're known because of your plates. So, I probably won't go with the vanity plates myself.
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I had raced one.We were going about 55, by about 110. I had him by 2 or 3 car lenghts.
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The only 3 series that I have raced is the 330i and from 80-120mph I tore him a new one!
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