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Old 10-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #41
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But what a Miata...

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Car is what you make of it. I plan on dropping the Stage 1(initially) AA Supercharger in my 99' 328i, dropping some weight, probably put it on Ohlins or AST suspension, 315 Hoosier R-comps and then I'll be playing with GTR's in Street Modified class on a budget under $10k and with a tire change, still be able to daily drive it.

Any car can be super, and in my book, if you are beating supercars, then your car is "Super"


Super clean, super fast and super car performance for sure! But "super car", no. Plain and simple, car is engineered to be a super car from day 1. Sports cars can merely have super car performance, not the title. And I think it deserves mention that a supercar is mass produced (quantities are generally low). A highly modified sports car is generally a one off piece with individual tweaking for suspension and tuning.

Plus, can you guys think of many supercars that don't have sex appeal. M3 is a wonderful car but drop 100k+ in it and it still won't be as sexy as a Mclaren F1 or an Aventador, but it might beat that a** on any type of track.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:38 AM   #42
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Yeah a M3, M5, M6 is not a supercar and never will be one. You can throw $$$$$ into a Honda and make it compete with a supercar but even at the end of the race your still driving a modded commuter car or even sports car. I could care less if a Honda beat me and I was in a Porsche GT, because even if you lost the race your still driving a crazy cool expensive car.

I consider a Lamborghini Gallardo a exotic, but an aventador a supercar. There's a fine line that most people wouldn't know the difference.

Also, many people think just because the car is an exotic makes it a supercar, but it's a car by car thing. It has to be exotic but also have the power and speed to throw it into that higher level like a s7, Bugatti, porche gt, Enzo, and venom gt have. Usually the price reflects the status also, 200k and under and you can get a beautiful exotic, but a supercar to me is usually over 500k. That being said, there is no way on gods green earth that any BMW M series, current or previous will ever be supercar status, unless they come out with something new.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #43
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #44
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When I hear "Supercar" I think exotic, I would not classify an ///M3 or M5 an exotic. Rare yes but exotic no...

Watch some Top Gear, Clarkson will show you how to differentiate the two.
Clarkson will also tell you that his favorite car in the world to drive is the M5

seem strange the guy who tests all the supper cars would say this no?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #45
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Clarkson will also tell you that his favorite car in the world to drive is the M5

seem strange the guy who tests all the supper cars would say this no?
It's his favorite car to drive but in no way did he imply that it's a supercar. You have to remember that most supercars ride rough for performance purposes, he's basing his claim on the M5's combination of performance, comfort, and drivability.
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