A stock M3 achieves between .88-.91 G's..with (I believe) 225's on the front and 255's on the rear. A stock WRX achieves about .84 G's with 205's. A stock STi achieves .91 G's with 225's.Originally posted by swipe112
Hmm....this may be irrelevant but one time I raced a E46 M3 through a long 280 degree 40 mph left turn followed by a 30 mph right turn. I gunned it at the straight away, passed him, and he soon followed suit. Basically, I was leading going into the turns but in the end he had 2 car lengths on me coming out.
Yah, I know this is irrelevant cause nobody is claiming the WRX handles better than an M3, but my freakin' tires were screaming the entire time!! I really was pushing my car to the limit....to the point I actually felt unconfident. Meanwhile, the M3 showed NO signs of understeer nor tire noise. I used to have a lowered Integra with 17's and I feel that may WRX handles even better. I can only say that the M3 handles awesome. my 2 cents.