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Yes. I had both. Unless you're past 120mph, you're not keeping up with a stock DBA GT-R or even a modded GT-R.
My modded (Pulley, Scoops, Dinan Stage 2 Suspension) M5 could not keep up with my stock DBA (facelifted) GT-R. Sorry. The additional mods that my GT-R will be getting after I return from Laguna Seca this June will put it well past an F10 and even S/C E60 M5. And, those mods aren't much.
Plus, no offense, as much as I love the E60 M5 and love the sound of the S85 V10, please don't think that the E60 M5 is a world beater anymore. It was a great car in its prime, but it's old news with the F10 M5. I loved mine, but when you can pick one up for ~$30k, they're not special. I see more "new" douchebag M5 owners speeding all over the place like they have the fastest/best car ever, but they picked up their 2006 for $35k. There are two sides to the coin.
I respectfully disagree with some of the points made here.. GTR is always faster due to it's demonic LC and AWD yes no argument there..
A used 09 GTR can be had for ~50k too and im not sure they are that special either. Try getting a used 458 or 997 for 50k... GTR have been around now for couple of years and i think "special" is relative. I for one no matter how much money would never consider a GTR since i think the interior fit/finish is subpar to something you would see in M5 much less comparable supercar like 458 or 997. Dont get me started on car sound.. no competition screaming V10 and an induction sound.
There are douchebags for both cars and they are both nice cars but different cars. No use in saying one is better than the other when they mean different things to different people.. IMHO..
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Last edited by Javacore99; 5th April 2012 at 02:44 PM.