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      10-07-2020, 09:06 AM   #1
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Chris Harris vs 2020's Best Performance Cars | Top Gear Magazine Speed Week

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Excerpt about the the M2 CS (from the magazine issue):

"Is Sharp Turn-In Grounds for buying a car?"

But sometimes speed alone can seduce, and when that speed arrives silently and a little bit opposite-locky - as it does in the Porsche Taycan - the result can be curiously addictive. This is the car to give us hope in the electric era because the way it steers, stops, and handles feels so naturally Porsche that the driver quickly forgets the fact it doesn't use liquid fuel.

Actually, that's not strictly true, because I've never driven anything that bolts from what we used to call a second-gear corner the way this thing does - the acceleration is brutal. Yes, it's too heavy and the packaging is a touch odd because the rear seats aren't quite big enough and neither is the boot, but it has to make the final cut not only for the way it drives, but for what it represents. I can remember being at a Porsche Boxster launch not that long ago when the CEO announced Porsche would never make a diesel. Now it's selling the best driving electric car in the world.

The M2 CS straddles those two - it harks back to a time when M cars adhered to the simplest of recipes: rear-wheel drive, six cylinders and a small bodyshell. I loved ragging this thing around Anglesey because, much like the Aston, it left me questioning the point of something with over 600 bhp. BMW is a little coy about the chassis changes over the already brilliant Competition model, but they do make a big difference on a circuit.

The front axle is far better supported and the way the CS turns in is remarkable for something that is actually a bit too podgy for its own good. Is sharp turn in grounds for buying a car? Does it justify the CS's rather terrifying price tag? Probably not, but this is a very special car and with the new M3 and M4 appearing to have borrowed facial features from a yawning rabbit, it might mark the high point for M cars in this decade. Just make sure that you go for the manual version - it's way more fun.


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Where is the full video???
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Where is the full video???
This^^^ I sat down at my tv to watch this and then realized it was an ad when it ended in 5min
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Where is the full video???
This^^^ I sat down at my tv to watch this and then realized it was an ad when it ended in 5min
I think it they will pick the 3 best . Not sure how it goes
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Downloaded the issue M2 CS Third Place!!
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Downloaded the issue M2 CS Third Place!!
Which cars take #1 & #2 ?
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Downloaded the issue M2 CS Third Place!!
Which cars take #1 & #2 ?
Bet they didn't have back seats...
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Downloaded the issue M2 CS Third Place!!
Which cars take #1 & #2 ?
Bet they didn't have back seats...
1)Porsche 911 992 Turbo S
2)Ferrari F8 Tributo
3)BMW F87 M2 CS
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That is good company and with rather large(r) price tags
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That is good company and with rather large(r) price tags
And some cars from Mclaren and Audi/Lambo out
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Can't hate on #1. It's on my list to own.
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Downloaded the issue M2 CS Third Place!!
Can you do screen grabs and post here
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"Is Sharp Turn-In Grounds for buying a car?"

But sometimes speed alone can seduce, and when that speed arrives silently and a little bit opposite-locky - as it does in the Porsche Taycan - the result can be curiously addictive. This is the car to give us hope in the electric era because the way it steers, stops, and handles feels so naturally Porsche that the driver quickly forgets the fact it doesn't use liquid fuel.

Actually, that's not strictly true, because I've never driven anything that bolts from what we used to call a second-gear corner the way this thing does - the acceleration is brutal. Yes, it's too heavy and the packaging is a touch odd because the rear seats aren't quite big enough and neither is the boot, but it has to make the final cut not only for the way it drives, but for what it represents. I can remember being at a Porsche Boxster launch not that long ago when the CEO announced Porsche would never make a diesel. Now it's selling the best driving electric car in the world.

The M2 CS straddles those two - it harks back to a time when M cars adhered to the simplest of recipes: rear-wheel drive, six cylinders and a small bodyshell. I loved ragging this thing around Anglesey because, much like the Aston, it left me questioning the point of something with over 600 bhp. BMW is a little coy about the chassis changes over the already brilliant Competition model, but they do make a big difference on a circuit.

The front axle is far better supported and the way the CS turns in is remarkable for something that is actually a bit too podgy for its own good. Is sharp turn in grounds for buying a car? Does it justify the CS's rather terrifying price tag? Probably not, but this is a very special car and with the new M3 and M4 appearing to have borrowed facial features from a yawning rabbit, it might mark the high point for M cars in this decade. Just make sure that you go for the manual version - it's way more fun.
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Bet they didn't have back seats...
Bet they didn’t have a third pedal.
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Love that shot. A herd of sporties all behaving on the warm-up lap.

Except the Ferrari and the M2CS, which are already sideways........
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The M2 CS straddles those two - it harks back to a time when M cars adhered to the simplest of recipes: rear-wheel drive, six cylinders and a small bodyshell. I loved ragging this thing around Anglesey because, much like the Aston, it left me questioning the point of something with over 600 bhp. BMW is a little coy about the chassis changes over the already brilliant Competition model, but they do make a big difference on a circuit.

The front axle is far better supported and the way the CS turns in is remarkable for something that is actually a bit too podgy for its own good. Is sharp turn in grounds for buying a car? Does it justify the CS's rather terrifying price tag? Probably not, but this is a very special car and with the new M3 and M4 appearing to have borrowed facial features from a yawning rabbit, it might mark the high point for M cars in this decade. Just make sure that you go for the manual version - it's way more fun.
@Turbomeister @deceptiv.M3 -- Thank you, gentlemen. Very cool.
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Nice 3rd place win for the M2CS. This further proves BMW is gonna have a hard time trying to top itself for the next generation M2 since the current one is easily the best "Ultimate Driving Machine" they make right now.
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I can concur after 4 days on track with M2CS 6spd CCB last weekend!!
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