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    997S VS. the 400 H.P. M5

    Gents I found this on the BMW forum, the M5 owner sounds really nice and fair, although I think the 997S will have no problem taking the old M5

    Ran into a friend with a 997 S while at a local drug store. He offered to let me drive his P-car so of course I jumped at the chance. I let him drive my M5 and we took them out on a 55 mph 4 laner for a little spin. Now I don't know if he knows how to drive and I am not a driving school veteran but I did have him hit the sport and dsc on the M5. The bottom line is that starting at approx. a 15 mph role, the porsche slightly pulled on the M5. We went up to about 100 mph. Certainly not a scientific test but this was the first time anycar has ever pulled on my M5. If I were driving my car maybe a slightly different story but I don't know for sure. I know I shifted at the correct times with the Porsche. Although the 997 was very nice, I did not walk away feeling that I wished I had one. The M5 is much more refined and I guess I have gotten used to that. I am a daily lurker on this board and appreciate all the great mods and stories. If anyone with or has driven a 997 S, please let me know your thoughts.

    Re: 997S VS. the 400 H.P. M5

    You know, I've been in the M community for a while now, all I can tell you is this.

    Who cares man? We drive a PORSCHE, which is in a completely different league as the M3 (rice boys) or M5 (daddies and mommies).

    I have both a M3 and a 997S, trust me, the "///M" has got NOTHING on Porsche. Period.

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    Ummm, you could bench race using magazine 1/4 mile times and draw the same conclusion that he reached with his race. In short, no duh, no surprise, the 997S has slightly better power/weight ratio than that gen M5. Was he surprised? Does he live on a mountain top in a cave?

    Oh well. I've always admired the 400h.p. M5's, I pondered that purchase plenty..

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    You got a point Kev. I don't know what it is about the 997S mine now has only 500 miles on it as I am always out of town. Fridays I am so happy, going home. When I get home I actually use my keyless entry to enter through the garage instead of the front door, just to smell the car and see it.
    Among all the cars I have had the 997S and the 928GTS have been my favorite.

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    I outran the "old" M5 in my wife's former SLK 32 AMG. Not by much but slightly faster. And the SLK 32 AMG stands no chance against the 997 Carrera S, yes we tried that too. Even the new SLK 55 AMG has trouble to follow the Carrera S on the straight line, performance is more on a 997 Carrera (not S!) level.

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    Damn!! RC, you rock man. Yes the AMG SLK's 32 or 55 are fast and sound pretty nice too. I blew the doors off of a viper in the C2 Turbo 3.6 (with the mods), two lanes going into one on the freeway at 100 mph, both down shifted and here went the Viper in my side view mirror

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    god i love my porsche.

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    Kevin034 said:
    god i love my porsche.



    You must go and tell her then . How long do you think your relationship will last ? . Does she make your knees tremble , does she make you smile first thing in the morning and does she give that jaw dropping ride you've been waiting so long for . If all of the above is coming to fruition , keep her ( for 2 yrs ) because theres not many around like that..



    throt..

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    I raced a 400HP M5 with my previous 300HP 996C4, he would pull ever so slightly away in straightline acceleration, but under braking into the turn, the 996 would gain it all back, I had superior curve speed that would let me set the car were I wanted for the overtakes, and could get much earlier onto the throttle after the turn so it allowed me to be faster accelerating out of the turn inspite his 400HP, so I could even overtake the M5 like if it was I who had the 400HP and he 300HP. This was at speeds of 100mph and above.
    Now imagine with a 997S...

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    throt said:
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    Kevin034 said:
    god i love my porsche.



    You must go and tell her then . How long do you think your relationship will last ? . Does she make your knees tremble , does she make you smile first thing in the morning and does she give that jaw dropping ride you've been waiting so long for . If all of the above is coming to fruition , keep her ( for 2 yrs ) because theres not many around like that..



    throt..



    i am happy every morning and night (and sometimes during late into the night) when I see her in the garage. shhhhhh, she's sleeping <- that's what I told my girl last night, she said "you are nuts". But, I didn't care.

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    Hey Kev they do get jealous ..

    throt..

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    She?? No man it's a he, mine is at least. The attitude is a male attitude on the 997S, right??

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    not w/ hips like that, my 997 is a she. her name is bessie.

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    There isn't a day that goes by when I drive home and exit the garage, that I walk away without a huge smile on my face, and an appreciation of the car for how it has just performed for me on the road.

    On the SoCal freeways, she gets opened up hard every time. Oh baby, she never lets me down.

    John
    '06 Arctic Silver 997S
    '82 White 911SC Targa

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    I know exactly what you mean JJGary. I am gone all week and get home on Fridays and as soon as I get home I go in through the garage door and not the front door and then I say hi baby, how are you? It almost seems like the car smiles when it sees me

    Re: 997S VS. the 400 H.P. M5

    Comparing both M5 from different generations, I personally feel that the E39 (old) is nicer to the eye in exterior design than the E60 (present)

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    JJGray said:
    There isn't a day that goes by when I drive home and exit the garage, that I walk away without a huge smile on my face, and an appreciation of the car for how it has just performed for me on the road.

    On the SoCal freeways, she gets opened up hard every time. Oh baby, she never lets me down.

    John
    '06 Arctic Silver 997S
    '82 White 911SC Targa




    All right, John- you and Kevin are killing me!


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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks a lot Alan!

    I should be enjoying my P car before my next Birthday!

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    Avantgarde said:
    Comparing both M5 from different generations, I personally feel that the E39 (old) is nicer to the eye in exterior design than the E60 (present)





    That thing really looks horrfic. I used to be a big fan of BM (owned 2)...their new designs are simply ghastly. Is that another Bangalized creation?

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    SVNSVN said:
    Thanks a lot Alan!

    I should be enjoying my P car before my next Birthday!





    Happy Bday SVN... Mine was last week...we've got good tastes I see...C4s cabs in very similar colors!

    Re: 997S VS. the 400 H.P. M5

    I owned a E39 M5 for 4 years. It was a great car, but not even comparable to the 997S in terms of driving experience.

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    mish said:
    Quote:
    SVNSVN said:
    Thanks a lot Alan!

    I should be enjoying my P car before my next Birthday!





    Happy Bday SVN... Mine was last week...we've got good tastes I see...C4s cabs in very similar colors!






    Thanks a lot mish!

    A very happy belated Birthday to you! I know you will be receiving your gift( baby) very soon! Can't wait to see the pictures- it's going to be a knockout, no doubt!

    Unfortunately, according to my P sales manager, I have about a month or two before I even order my C4s Cab. I'm waiting for the '06 Grand Tour dates. But I'm still getting excited about that- I'll be that much closer, after a very, very long wait.


    All the best!

     
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