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      12-01-2020, 02:09 PM   #16

Drives: F80 M3 DCT Competition
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA

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Originally Posted by frankchn View Post
It's a non-street legal race car. The equivalent product in the Porsche line up is the 718 GT4 Clubsport Competition (brake bias adjustments, 3 stage dampers, etc...) and that retails for 157,000 EUR, or $190,000.

A street legal M car or Porsche GT car won't last a season's worth of actual racing, and would probably be multiple seconds a lap slower compared to these cars.
Another thing to add, I was at a recent M Track day and they had one of these cars out there. Apparently, they can adjust the tuning and power levels of the car based on a 'stick' that they insert in the driver's cabin. If I remember correctly what the BMW instructors said, there were 3 levels, up to 500hp (I think?)

The selling point pitched by the BMW team is that to own and maintain this car, it would cost a fortune as its usually run by race teams. We get to run this while learning and just pay a minimal cost.
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