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    Re: My UGLY car.

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    ajcastaneda said:
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    SVNSVN said:
    Good one MMD!

    However, I happen to think the new BMW style looks cool and modern!


    The new BMW looks like a concept car that never made it halfway out of the concept stage



    An acquaintence of mine is partner in a highly-regarded design firm. She commented that BMW used to appeal to people with a sophisticated design sense. She goes on to say Now BMW is aiming more to a dumbed-down attention-getting public sensibility about what new cars should look like.


    Re: My UGLY car.

    It's the intangible: The 997 has a soul.

    Re: My UGLY car.

    AeroSmith,
    Your car is absolutely disgusting. How can you be seen driving that thing?

    Seriously, those pics prove the beauty of the 997 more than words ever can.

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    Funny how this thread has gone from comparing 997s/BMW m6 to ferrari vs porsche. From this I take it that people are saying that the 2 most venerable brands of sports cars in the world are ferrari and porsche. BMW just can't be compared any of these cars as at the end of the day, its a sedan - period. Nevertheless suffice to say everyone's tastes have to be respected. F-cars are beautiful pieces of machinery and there are certain styles that I prefer over others however, what bothers me about ferrari is that they are constantly changing the design of their cars and IMHO this waters down their brand image. I'm not going to compare an F430 to a carrera (especially 997) simply because this p-car hits all my sweet spots for looks and performance and that's why I bought one. There are certain product designs that are timeless and hopefully porsche will continue to stay true to the 911 design - after all after so many years of a shape being around and succesfully appealing to a significant portion of the population it can't be a mistake. Having said that I would love to have an F car in my stable and I think guys like Stradale have the ideal situation but if I can only choose one, than it has to be a 911.

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

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    pic911s said:
    Funny how this thread has gone from comparing 997s/BMW m6 to ferrari vs porsche. From this I take it that people are saying that the 2 most venerable brands of sports cars in the world are ferrari and porsche. BMW just can't be compared any of these cars as at the end of the day, its a sedan - period.



    Have a look what the "sedan" is doing to the 996 Turbo.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5782964103205155527&q=911+turbo


    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    Interesting videos, is the 911 a 6 speed or a tiptronic?

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    Base (non S) six speed 996 Turbo.

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    it hurts to see the M6 destroy the 996 turbo like that (gustav's video)...i hope the 997 turbo will do better


    And on corners...

    The 996 would win it all back...

    A brick sh*t house is still a brick sh*t house regardless of what you call it.

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    As I said before, the M6/M5 will crush the 997s in a straight line acceleration race.

    At least the 997s will still look beautiful in the rearview and side mirrors of the M5/M6.

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    Have any magazines timed a new M5 or M6 from 0-100kmh or 0-200kmh?

    Re: And on corners...

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    Le Chef said:
    The 996 would win it all back...

    A brick sh*t house is still a brick sh*t house regardless of what you call it.



    You must be refering to an American car - but that's another discussion.

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

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    dnp_now said:
    As I said before, the M6/M5 will crush the 997s in a straight line acceleration race.

    At least the 997s will still look beautiful in the rearview and side mirrors of the M5/M6.



    Keywords being "straight line" - throw some twisties in there and a Beemer would be beautiful (to me at least) slowing down to compensate for inferior steering and handling...

    Peace Bimmer

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    The Autocar 2005 drivers' car of the year is "997 Carrera S" and the M5 was not one of the top 3.

    Re: And on corners...

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    You must be refering to an American car - but that's another discussion.



    The M6 comes pretty close: honking great big engine upfront, based on a sedan's underpinnings. Sounds Camaro or Mustang like to me! And boy could those cars ever handle!

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

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    Hi Nick. Are you claiming that the front of your Ferrari F430 is better styled than the Porsche 997? Ya know, the F430 with gigantic sized nostrils that could swallow a Mini with?



    !!!!!!!LMAO!!!!!!!
    The front and back of the car IMO...

    Re: My UGLY car.

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    SVNSVN said:
    However, I happen to think the new BMW style looks cool and modern!



    Me too. I think the 3 and 5series models are now much better and modern looking than the older models.

    I personally like the look of the 6series/M6, but I totally understand why people hate it. It really is a love it or hate it car.

    Re: My UGLY car.

    LowPolarMovement: M5's were times in around 4.4 - 4.8secs from the mags/sites ive read...

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    Guys 0-60 the M6 will not beat the 997S but after a 1/4 mile it will pull away. Still, considering 355 h.p. vs. 500 h.p. the 997S will stand it's own ground well

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

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    edz61 said:
    Guys 0-60 the M6 will not beat the 997S but after a 1/4 mile it will pull away. Still, considering 355 h.p. vs. 500 h.p. the 997S will stand it's own ground well



    After a 1/4 STRAIGHT mile maybe....

    Re: 997 S vs BMW M6

    You know, I would love to be next to an M6 with the 997S and just to see what happens. I bet it will not be that bad.

     
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