GT350 vs Supra / M2 Comp / 718 Cayman Review -- C&D Article Oct 2019

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  1. datadatum

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    I read the article over the weekend. Yes, old school print magazine. :)

    The first thing I said to my spouse (who humors me on this stuff) is that it is -shocking- that C&D voted the oldest model to the top. They are notorious for giving the latest model the top rating. Also surprising that the Bimmer was at the bottom, given that they have been accused of being the biggest BMW fanboys bar none.

    Anyway - a great showing for the GT350, and quite validating for those of us that cross shopped and know just how fun it is to drive.

    Regarding the comment above about the E92 - that was a great BMW. I bought one. However, its V8 does run out of umph. I still have a B7 RS4, which is so much more rewarding than the E92. I think I still like the RS4 better than the GT350, but I drive the GT350 more. :)
     
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  2. FogcitySF

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    I for one am not surprised by this outcome. Had an R and now have a GT3 RS. The 350/R is operating on a different level vs its direct competition and I think is more in the realm of GT3/RS. Granted, the reliability of the R wasn't there for me, but supposedly the problems are now corrected. If so, it is one of the best performance car values and a car with real, distinct character that is not replicated by anything at any price point.
     
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    I just traded a M240 for a '19 GT350 because I missed my '17 GT350. I could find no fault with the BMW with nearly the same acceleration and 30 mpg on the highway. I averaged 24 mpg. But cars are not about gas mileage to me, they are about soul and the BMW has no soul compared to the GT350. Every time I fire up that flat plane crank engine and run through the gears I realize what driving a car is all about. There is nothing like it. I will change the tires for something more livable when the Cup 2's wear out however.
     
  4. torque124

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    Interesting... I owned 3 Audi's, trying to forget them all... Never again. Horrible handling cars for a premium price; clunky manual gearboxes (almost unusable in winter), disconnected steering, failing timing chains (my S4 and my first S, the 2002 S3). Every bloody switch in the cabin was replaced at some point after about 6 years of ownership in my S3.
    I never had an issue with my M3's see how many I owned in the sig... Ok, the M5 V10 must have been the icing on the cake, best of all. But boy, did that car needed TLC...
     
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    Buy some lightweight wheels and ceramic breaks for that "normal" gt350 and you have the R beat anyway. ;)
     
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    Well said!
     
  7. torque124

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    My 335xi is faster off the line than any stock GT350, R or not; and I only have a stage 1+ map on it. I have new turbos on the way, and I will definitely go stage 2... It will run rings around my R :)
     
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    Park the two side by side at a show and no one looks at the BMW. That's a difference worth having. Someone always has more power. It's not about that. It is about what stirs the soul, the emotion that a car can stir deep inside you.
     
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    Absolutely 100% agree. I love the GT350 so much, that I upgraded from a track pack to an R.... I am never selling this.
     
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    Impressive company and a great result for all of the cars really. I love the GT350, and it is nice to see that it is still right up there with the best.

    -T
     
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    I would say that the '08 B7 RS4 is a special Audi... in the same way that the GT350 is a special Ford. Special high revving V8 (shared only with R8), special suspension (DRC), special transmission (manual only), special body panels (those gorgeous fender flairs), and a special driving feel. Another similarity is that I would never have considered owning an Audi until that car... much like I never thought I'd be driving a Ford until the GT350. :)
     
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    100%. That flat 6 deserves a come back. It's a masterpiece.
     
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    Eh...................I'd highly recommend driving an R.
     
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    Not at all. The torque dips in a very similar fashion as the Voodoo engine. Wonderful piece of engineering...when it works.
     
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    My favorite thing to come out of this article is how upset the M2 forum is. It's worth a read if you go over there. Just remember to blend in with some spray tan.
     
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