Car & Driver is improving!!—-good on them to test the 2 cars we have all been waiting to see a test of against each other—the wicked Audi TT-RS and the majestic BMW 1M. I love both of these cars—kind of torn because of my ‘Audiphile’ nature telling me to prefer the TT-RS, however deep somewhere in my head it’s the 1M that captures my imagination massively. I do despise the looks of the TT-RS, as i think they pretty much ruined the 2nd generation of the TT—a car that deserved to evolve better from the timless MK1. To me, the 1M’s styling makes it one of the best looking cars of my lifetime. Imaginative, toy-like, and just aggressive.
The Infiniti G37 IPL is also in this comparison, however doesn’t really match up to the other 2 in terms of size, style, or performance. The TT-RS posts a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds (!!!!!) and beats the other two in lap times and most performance criteria. No surprise there, but by price, i have to say the BMW 1M is such a great car starting at $47k. I don’t think the owners of either of these 2 monsters will be dissappointed….i think the Porsche Cayman R would have been a good 3rd car in this comparison. Meanwhile….please excuse me while i continue to have wet dreams about that orange 1M.
(these scans were uploaded by Superchargedcarman from 1addicts)
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