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that's friggin awesome! and at the isle of mann to boot. I've always wanted one of those m3's.

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So cool. I showed it to a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago, and the first thing he said was, "that is one well-balanced automobile". True enough, but I don't know if you could say the same for the driver. You've got to be a little "off balance" to drive like that. I know he's a pro an' all, but damn dude, be careful...

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my buddy patric, his brother has one of the first m3's. they drive it around baltimore like that. well, it feels like it anyway. did i hear the guy say something about beating mcrae? colin mcrae and nicky grist were the best to watch in the wrc. i loved listening to grists deadpan route calling. apparently colin is going to be trying his hand at the dakar rally again this year. and the guy can drive just about anything on 4 wheels it seems. those tarmac guys are incredible to watch. i wish i had about 1% of the car control those guys have. just amazing. id love to go see one of those races sometime. it must just be one huge party. i like when they hae to cancel stages because there are too many people on the course. and they blow the whistle to let you know to get off the track. makes motogp look tame. nuts.

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E30 bmws in general are hella durable. Most the BMW techs here in NY have them and all of them are barely broken in at 150,000 miles. One thing I will never understand is bmw's insistence on using a 4 cylinder in the E30 M3 rather than a worked six. The body kits on those E30 M3's are hella gorgeous.

BTW, I read somewhere a long time ago that cars on the IOM can actually go faster than the bikes in the turns.
 

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The 4 banger BMW uses for that model is a realy stout motor
it was the basis for their early F1 team pumping out close to 1000 hp back in the cold old days .
Some of the baby six's as they called them had crappy heads on them
I had a 73 BMW 2002 the forrunner in a sense to the E30 that was one bad little car
Any way great Video dang that guy drives that car like he stole it.
Besides F1 and MotoGP WRC is my favorite racing to watch.


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awesome driving, The sound of that engine is just.... Wow. now the question I think most of you have been wondering, what would be faster on that course bike or car?

Hey someone pas me the wrench........ Ahh screw it where is the torch
 

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bikes have top speed in thier favor, but cars are generally faster in the corners.

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This is kinda interesting. Thruxton and not the Isle of Man but who knew an AWD porsche would give an R1 a run for its money?


And BTW Jeremey Clarkson is funny, but he is a bit of a tosser.
 

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well, no, i mean, there arent many "out of the box" cars capable of close to 200mph. then combine that with acceleration, and braking, my guess would be the bikes can do a faster lap. even though the cars carry more corner speed. in general. there are some flat out spots on the isle of mann though as we all know, but id bet the bikes are going faster. now the guy driving that little car, i wouldnt bet against him!! also, wonder if they run the same exact course.

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the real difference is you can do it in airconditioning, and while listening to your favorite cd!

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