Oh yea, I finally got a race against an new M3.
I was cruising down U.S 41 early this morning and I was coming up on this newer model M3 (looked nice). As soon as I got to its rear end the guy quickly downshifts and takes off like a rocket (car is fast). I couldn't believe it. So I followed him (trying to catch up). Fortunately for me he got caught at a red light up the road. I pull in next to him and I could hear him holding his revs up waiting for the light to turn green.
I went all out for this one. I revved to about 4k and slipped the clutch as soon as the light went green. I got a perfect launch and pulled about 1-2 cars on him by the top of 1st gear. I slammed it into second and held about 2 cars on him through 2nd gear. I slammed it into 3rd gear and held on strong with a 2-3 car lead.
He gave up at about 80mph with me a solid 3 cars in front of him.
As you can see he was fast. I won the race on the start. We were pretty close in speed after that.
He pulled along side of me after the race and yelled to me " WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THAT THING?"
I told him "I have an upgraded turbo and run 12s in the 1/4 mile so don't feel bad". He smiled. I asked him what year his M3 was and he told me it was a 2002 Model. We waved and said later and went on our way. Great race and cool guy.