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      03-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dan99 View Post
they're saving that color for the m2
+1 I truly think the lack of "hot" colors for the M235 is a good indication of what we will see available for the M2...

Originally Posted by basiluf View Post
So you're saying that the writer made up the story about him having a 1M in his neighborhood? That's strange. I see a black 1M on my commute weekly. It still looks great. For the advantages the 1M has, actual M suspension and fatter rubber, these cars are pretty much neck and neck.

I'm excited about the upcoming M2. It should be significantly better than the 1M with the suspension and tire upgrades, and an available DCT. Exciting times are ahead.
+1 here as well. There is a VO 1M in my general area - my 135 is a nice Lemans Blue, but it doesn't hold a candle to the 1M. It has that short wheelbase, bulldog looking stance, and I love it. I am still pissed I didn't position myself to get one...won't make that mistake again with the M2.

And even if the M235 is "faster" (and I have one on order) my guess is that a lot of it has to do with the PSS tires it is riding on. The suspension, brakes, torque, and feel should all be better with the 1M - only the BHP is basically a wash. Which is fine - the M235 isn't a "real" ///M car...but it hangs pretty well with the 1M and E92 M3, at least on paper. Should bode well for the M2, because it will be even better.
Current - 2015 981 Cayman S
Past rides: 2014 F22 M235 - MT, CWP / 2011 E82 135 - LBM, N55, DCT / 2008 E82 135 - AW, N54, MT
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT, ZSP (traded in for 135)
2007 E92 328 - JB, N52, MT (retired by a drunk driver)