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(BMW) Toyota Supra 17 12.23%
BMW M4 38 27.34%
Chevrolet C8 84 60.43%
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      09-30-2020, 08:28 PM   #67
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Do you suggest it over the others even with MT?
I think it's a personal choice. Personally, if I was looking for a toy, I'd be cross shopping the supra (if a mt was available) with a cayman. The bad thing about the cayman is that you'd want to get a few options but then say to yourself, no I'll forgo the options and get the gts 4.0 with the flat 6 and in the end you end up wanting a 911.

Regarding the m4.. I think for such a big car I'd rather just go for the m3.

Regarding the Vette, I consider it the budget knockoff for the segment it's trying to compete in. Don't get me wrong, it looks like a great car. But it is what the fiat 124 is to the miata in my opinion.
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      10-01-2020, 06:19 PM   #68
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I was in similar boat and picked up 991.2 911 in addition to my F80 M3.

Supra is crap imo - i test drove one. Light steering even in sport, laggy throttle response, tranny shifts slowly unless your in Sport mode; canít see out of it, and uncomfortable driving position.

C8 - go check one out up close. Still has the kit car look to me and there is a reason its $60k. Already several recalls on this car.

M4 or M2comp would be my choices.
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      10-01-2020, 09:47 PM   #69
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C8 looks like a Ferrari/McLaren mashup every time I catch it out of the corner of my eye. Rainbow colors or the dark silver and blue, they all turn my head instantly.
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      10-01-2020, 10:11 PM   #70
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I'm a BMW guy, but, man, that C8 is a looker.
I'm starting to see them around town. From the front, I thought that it was a Lamborghini.
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      10-02-2020, 01:09 AM   #71
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Iím waiting to get the hardtop convertible C8.
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      10-02-2020, 02:01 AM   #72
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Only one comes with MT for the win otherwise get a Tesla.
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      10-02-2020, 02:47 AM   #73
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Picked the Supra - C8 is just a bit too big for my liking
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      10-02-2020, 07:43 PM   #74
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You are bold for considering a C8 right after it comes out... reliability
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      10-05-2020, 02:00 AM   #75
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The C8 would be great
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      10-05-2020, 07:59 AM   #76
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You are bold for considering a C8 right after it comes out... reliability
2021 production starts next month and highly unlikely if you walked in a dealership today that you wouldn't still have to wait some amount of time. Likely getting 2nd model year at least a year after they started 2020 production.

It's also a Chevrolet.
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I've seen the C8 in person a few times, it's proportions are all off.
Am I the only person who read the Car and Driver review where the Z51 model was having tranny issues at the track with stock tires? Ridiculous, and typical for these cars where it's engineered to tick the boxes but they forgot to make a good car while they were at it. Who cares about the 0-60?

The Supra is interesting, but will still feel inferior to a real M car.

I vote M4
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      10-05-2020, 01:25 PM   #78
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I've seen the C8 in person a few times, it's proportions are all off.
Am I the only person who read the Car and Driver review where the Z51 model was having tranny issues at the track with stock tires? Ridiculous, and typical for these cars where it's engineered to tick the boxes but they forgot to make a good car while they were at it. Who cares about the 0-60?

The Supra is interesting, but will still feel inferior to a real M car.

I vote M4
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Don't let this criticism fool you; the Corvette is great.
Let's stop with the hyperbole. They admittedly tested an early production vehicle. No, the C8 Corvette isn't perfect, but I haven't seen a review either from the media or owner, that says the car is bad. Quite the opposite.
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And yet in the same review:



Let's stop with the hyperbole. They admittedly tested an early production vehicle. No, the C8 Corvette isn't perfect, but I haven't seen a review either from the media or owner, that says the car is bad. Quite the opposite.
I guess it depends on what you use the car for. If you do lots of hard parking then I'm sure it works great.

For me, a car having overheating issues (whether car or gearbox) with stock tires at the track is an automatic hard pass. Gearbox calibrations won't fix a transmission lagging when it's hot.

Last one I saw at VIR blew an engine while running in the beginner group. Complete coincidence I'm sure.

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The C8 is a real head turner, we drove past one on I-65 this past Saturday.

An 8 cylinder near-supercar is not in the same comparison set as the other two.

C8 is a true sports car, near-supercar, mid engine, two seat and made in the US, if that is a positive for you. The other two are sporty gran tourismos.



To me the C8 is a head turner for the wrong reasons but this is all opinion.
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      10-05-2020, 04:54 PM   #81
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Have you thought about M340 or M440? Saying this because if you are a Bimmer guy, then it will be hard switching. I tried before and I failed. Both cars fits nicely with your budget. Are you looking for a toy car or a DD? Do you have another car to use? Sorry if you answered these questions before
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Have you thought about M340 or M440? Saying this because if you are a Bimmer guy, then it will be hard switching. I tried before and I failed. Both cars fits nicely with your budget. Are you looking for a toy car or a DD? Do you have another car to use? Sorry if you answered these questions before
The M4 and C8 are in a totally different league than the M performance Cars. The Supra is more in line with these. All three of these make decent track cars as well. The M340i and M440i not so much. Not that you couldn't take them to the track, but they won't be on the same level. Too street oriented.
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Finally got to see a C8 up close and it's very striking. It even makes a Z06 look a bit plain.
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Man i don't know why i cannot warm to it, i'd take the3 C7 every day of the week.
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Between those 3, the C8 by a WIDE margin.
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911. But I may be biased.
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Supra followed closely by the Corvette!
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I don't know how long you keep cars or if this is a daily driver or not. But if this is a long term toy, perhaps to keep 20 years I believe the C8 is the one you'll be glad you bought and it's resale will be better.

If I had a 3rd space in my garage I'd be considering a C8 or Porsche Cayman. Mid engine oh my.
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