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      04-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
Keep in mind a Panamera Turbo has only 500hp, though from testing it appears that it will accelerate faster than an M5 (and presumably an M6 GC by extension) anyway. Still, unlike Mercedes with the small price bump for 50hp more, Porsche will ask you to move to a Turbo S with an MSRP of $170k+. With the obligatory Porsche barrage of options you can reach $200k.

Of course, it is one uncommonly fast and composed GT. BMW will be 90%+ performance for one M3 less price.
+1 on your e-coupe analysis. That car is a complete joke - just a stop gap replacement for the old CLK. It is actually more C than E, and considering there is a C coupe now, that just makes the E coupe more of a joke.

I don't think the M6 GC competes with the Turbo S, I think it competes with the "base" Turbo for the exact reasons u mentioned. PDK is the best double clutch in biz, plus the porsche AWD is hard to beat performance wise.
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