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    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    We already saw this comparison earlier in the year when Car and Driver compared the F82 M4 to the Porsche 991 Carrera. In that comparison, the M4 came out on top. Let's see what happens when the Brits over at EVO get a hold of both of these cars for a track comparison. This is the big question, does the M4's power and updated chassis allow it to beat the lighter rear engined Porsche 991 Carrera around the track? EVO does the comparison well showing both cars lapping at the same time. This allows some of the trademark characteristics of the cars to show. Namely that the 911 has less understeer on turn in but this is the area that one traditionally has to be careful with a 911 getting back on the power exiting the apex so that oversteer does not bite you in rear end. The 911 handling is definitely tighter. The M4's additional mass shows as it tends to push a bit. The 911's lead built in and out of turns is made up by the M4's power. Finesse versus muscle is what we witness. The tighter the course gets, the more it ends up favoring the 991. Laptimes (for reference a 458 Speciale laps this track in 1:14.2): Porsche 991 Carrera: 1:17.8 BMW F82 M4: 1:19.2 The 911 in this comparison proves it is the better sports car. To open up a gap like that on the M4 even with a huge power deficit shows how impressive the 991 chassis is. If this was a 911 model with more power, it would not even be a contest. The M4 is more muscle car and that is the direction BMW M is headed with their street cars. If you want the cheaper car with more power, the choice is the M4. If you want the better driver's car, it's the 911.
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    We already saw this comparison earlier in the year when Car and Driver compared the F82 M4 to the Porsche 991 Carrera. In that comparison, the M4 came out on top. Let's see what happens when the Brits over at EVO get a hold of both of these cars for a track comparison. This is the big question, does the M4's power and updated chassis allow it to beat the lighter rear engined Porsche 991 Carrera around the track? EVO does the comparison well showing both cars lapping at the same time. This allows some of the trademark characteristics of the cars to show. Namely that the 911 has less understeer on turn in but this is the area that one traditionally has to be careful with a 911 getting back on the power exiting the apex so that oversteer does not bite you in rear end. The 911 handling is definitely tighter. The M4's additional mass shows as it tends to push a bit. The 911's lead built in and out of turns is made up by the M4's power. Finesse versus muscle is what we witness. The tighter the course gets, the more it ends up favoring the 991. Laptimes (for reference a 458 Speciale laps this track in 1:14.2): Porsche 991 Carrera: 1:17.8 BMW F82 M4: 1:19.2 The 911 in this comparison proves it is the better sports car. To open up a gap like that on the M4 even with a huge power deficit shows how impressive the 991 chassis is. If this was a 911 model with more power, it would not even be a contest. The M4 is more muscle car and that is the direction BMW M is headed with their street cars. If you want the cheaper car with more power, the choice is the M4. If you want the better driver's car, it's the 911.
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    What you see in the videos below is the upcoming Mercedes answer to the BMW X6. Yes, the four-door 'coupe' style SUV market is heating up. Basically, the MLC will just be an M-Class but with different styling. Essentially how BMW makes the X6 based on the X5 architecture. This means the transmission and engine choices will all carry over. It also means we will see an MLC63 AMG as spyphotos from earlier this year showed. The MLC model in the videos below appears to be the MLC63 AMG based on the bodywork and wheels compared to the previous set of spyphotos. The sound of the exhaust also points to an M157 5.5 liter V8 under the hood. The only wildcard is the rear diffuser which does not appear to have the trademark quad tips as shown in the previous set of spyphotos. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to try to remove elements that tell too much about the model testing. Regardless, the MLC and MLC63 AMG are shaping up well and the design proportions seem to work. The official unveiling is not far off.
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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    What you see in the videos below is the upcoming Mercedes answer to the BMW X6. Yes, the four-door 'coupe' style SUV market is heating up. Basically, the MLC will just be an M-Class but with different styling. Essentially how BMW makes the X6 based on the X5 architecture. This means the transmission and engine choices will all carry over. It also means we will see an MLC63 AMG as spyphotos from earlier this year showed. The MLC model in the videos below appears to be the MLC63 AMG based on the bodywork and wheels compared to the previous set of spyphotos. The sound of the exhaust also points to an M157 5.5 liter V8 under the hood. The only wildcard is the rear diffuser which does not appear to have the trademark quad tips as shown in the previous set of spyphotos. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to try to remove elements that tell too much about the model testing. Regardless, the MLC and MLC63 AMG are shaping up well and the design proportions seem to work. The official unveiling is not far off.
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    Today, 09:38 AM
    It looks like some of the questions about the upcoming 991 GT3 RS have been settled thanks to these leaked patent photos. The first question was whether for the first time ever a production 911 GT3 RS model would have Turbo inspired engine intake at the rear. The answer is year. It looks like Porsche wants to make sure the engine gets cool air so that no embarrassing engine fire issues pop up again. The cosmetic items are easy to spot. The intakes, the roll cage, the wider body work, the aggressive wheels, etc. The question remains as to what is under the hood. It likely is a mildly tweaked version of the 991 GT3 3.8 liter flat-6. Rumors persist about a turbocharged powerplant but spy videos of the test car on the 'Ring sound like the high revving GT3 mill is under the hood. It is unlikely Porsche will turbocharge the GT3 RS as they never have before and where would that leave a potential 991 GT2? Expect the official reveal with more details in the next few months.
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    It's time to add horsepower guys. I'm not sure why we're going up as quickly as we're going up as I'm not ready for it. I wish traffic and load would go down a bit but, well, this is the trend: So, I'm exploring server upgrade options at the moment. Please bear with me. Also I hope this is easy on the checkbook as this is getting expensive to run.
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    Today, 05:43 AM
    mike76480, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 01:10 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum DamianULP.
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    Today, 05:31 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Patriksimonic.
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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Welcome Gad6363, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Welcome Martin.f.francis, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 12:06 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum lemans335is.
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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    viperguy212, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    $105 Saturday Night Event (4:00pm - 12:00am) @ Willow Springs Streets of Willow $95.00 Sunday event (9:00am-5:00pm) August 16th-17th Extremespeedtrackevents will be at Willow Springs in SoCal- August 16th-17th for a track day, Special track day price of only $95 for the day event $105 for the Night Event . DAY EVENT DISCOUNT CODE IS (Sow91) NIGHT EVENT DISCOUNT CODE IS ( Twlight22 ) Any Questions email sung@extremespeedtrackevents.com Register here- www.extremespeedtrackevents.com Must register before August 13th for the discount Free Basic on track instruction for beginners, All driver levels welcome. Beginners are welcome.Extremespeed will be running special private run groups for beginners who want to get familiar with on track essentials and car control at highway speeds. Free timing for all drivers Free Lunch for all drivers
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    bluediesel, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Mcc420.
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    tpastrana, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum e30mtech.
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    Hey rc3: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Welcome Alex-r-1, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
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    Today, 09:11 AM
    Here is a video showing an SLS BS around track downshifting. You can compare the sound ta standard SLS (the matte black in the Video). Btw, the hardware and the gearing in the trany for the SLS BS is diffrent than the Black series. I just confirmed this from an AMG representative that just visited NBK in Qatar. JRCART Here is another road drive in Oregan
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
    Hey jacobpersson: :text-welcomewave:
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