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Take the 350HP number with a grain of salt.
In European Car magazine, they tested the M3 GT (i6) and GTR (v8).
The i6 is close to 400hp, and while the GTR is supposed to be "around 400 hp" in fact in the series thinks it's 500 or more.
It's been compared by drivers of the M5 engine powered Grand American Series M3, which is putting out around 500hp, and they felt that while the M5 engine might have more torque lower down, that ultimately this new GTR engine had higher peak output.
Based on this, I would not be surprised of the 350hp for the street version is an overly conservative number.
Last edited by Mr. Grinch; 26th September 2001 at 03:23 AM.