Originally posted by Bigbore
nah man, the best ive seen a zo6 in magazine or on TV was abest run of 12.9 and an average of 13.1 and i read a lot of magazines.
still they are faster then an M3, still if i had the money for a new m3, i`d throw in a couple bucks and outhandle and out gun a zo6. (be more happy with the style)
There is no way to throw in a 'couple of bucks' to make the M3 outgun the Z. Trust me, I did my research on the aftermarket on the M3, before giving it up for the Z. The best you can get is the Dinan S2 package that is 18G's US, and some tests have shown that there's not much more than 10 to 15 RWHP. For the M3 to stay neck and neck with the Z, it's got to push about 450 HP, which is not possible with the S54 engine.
The only way it can come close, is a M5 V8 engine transplant.
Hamann (sp?) does the conversion. Quoted 55G's Euro!
Doesn't make sense to spend 160G's on a M3. At that price, you’re better off to buy a Porsche 911 TT. This way you have your 'style' and power, with a warranty.