This week, Vicki Butler from Fifth Gear has took the M3 GTS for a ride around a very wet, very slippery test track.

So, when she says the M3 GTS maybe one of the best cars she’s ever driven — which is an extensive list — you have give that proper weighting.

BMW built the M3 GTS for those fans for which a regular M3 is just too soft. The car is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 based on the 4.0-litre engine found in the standard M3, which produces a maximum of 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp). The car weighs 300 pounds less than the standard M3 due to various weight savings. A total of only 250 units will be produced ( or were produced… ).

BMW says that the M3 GTS managed to set a record Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 48 seconds. However, they didn’t publish a video to prove it. It costs $170.000!


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