Car and Driver Lightning lap.

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    2007 BMW 335i Coupe - Features
    The Lightning Lap, 2007: LL2 ($30,000–$60,000) class participant.
    August 2007

    http://www.caranddriver.com/features/13173/the-lightning-lap-2007.html


    LL2 ($30,000–$60,000)
    Between the two (MCoupe), you’d expect the 335i to be more supple over bumps, have vastly more interior room, and be as refined as a Lexus. But what floored us was that the 335i’s best lap (3:10.5) was 1.2 seconds quicker than the M coupe’s. It’s a case of neutral handling over outright speed. Whereas the M coupe had understeer at turn-in that switched to oversteer at the exit, the 335i was nearly perfectly balanced everywhere and made up most of its time in the region between the braking zone and turn apex. The 335i does everything remarkably well, which is why many of us at Car and Driver think it’s the best all-around car in the world.


    Yikes that is a pretty lofty comment on the 335i.
     
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    Hahahahah.

    The 335i beat the RS4 around the track, think what the new M3 is going to do to that bloated piece-of-shit.

    The closest comparative car this time around was the BMW 335i coupe, which also has decent-sized rear seats. The BMW was almost one second quicker around VIR, despite dramatically lower peak speeds on the straights. The RS 4 simply overloads its tires too quickly when the steering wheel is turned. If it weren’t for the four-wheel-drive system ensuring that the power can be applied early at corner exit, the RS 4 would have been even farther behind the competition in the LL3 class.
     
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    The Z51 and GT500 made a MUCH better showing this year.
     
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    Additionally, Z06 > *
     
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    If you don't want to read the whole thing the Porsche Turbo runs the fastest lap.
     
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    damn, the 335i beat the RS4? :rofl:
     
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    wow, just wow
     
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    well that's a given, the turbo has always been a fucking monster
     
  10. faster than the m3? that doesnt seems right
     
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    M coupe, not M3.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    If by "fastest" you mean SEVEN SECONDS SLOWER than the Z06, then OK. :hsugh:
     
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    I was suprised how the GT500 ran, its about time Ford got that car going in the right direction.
     
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    DOH!

    Not sure how I missed that, must have been too delirious reading about the 335i beating the RS4. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    Lap time results:

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    I still don't know why people sackride the RS4 like its God's Gift to the automotive world.
     
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    I love the RS4 but DAMN--it got beat down :hs: I like the 335i quite a bit too :)
     
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    why no 350z :ugh:
     
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    then add in the homosexuality factor of owning a Z06 and it comes in last place overall :greddy:
     
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    BMW > Audi.
     
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    do want:
    exige
    335i
    cooper s
     
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    :rofl: Additionally, even the Z51 Vette was 2-seconds faster around the track :o
     

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