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Thread: M5 as good as Toyota Aristo ?

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    M5 as good as Toyota Aristo ?

    Wondering opinions about the M5 v Toyota Aristo(Lexus GS300)
    Best Motoring compared these 2 cars and the Toyota Aristo came out on top.
    Lap time around Tsukuba Track Aristo 1.10.68,BMW M5 1.14.26 the Aristo spanked it by 3.5 secs.The Aristo did a 1.11,7 on a damp track
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    this definately an interesting comparison. Is this the new V10 M5 or still the E39?
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    I was reading a high performance imports mag(sad,but true)stumbled across a article about the Aristo,was astounded by its performance figures round that track,nearly 4 secs quicker than a M5 admitabley a 1992 model.Also did it to get the BMW fanboys revved up
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    It may be faster, but I'd rather have an M5, than a Toyota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks
    It may be faster, but I'd rather have an M5, than a Toyota.
    Comparing them is to waste time...
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    hey buddy there is no comparison the m5 is better than the aristo in all areas. it wins hands down. and pal the new m5 would absoloutly smoke the aristo.

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    Oh for gods sake shut up with your stupid fanboyism...

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    there are other good cars than the M5, you know

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    I doubt that there is a Factory Aristo that can match an M5…. I remember BMW advertising the M5 as the fastest saloon in the World… maybe the Lexus was tuned… and we all know who wins without a doubt.... M5
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    Was it a new model Lexus, aganist a 1992 M5? Or were they both 1992 models?
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    M5 no doubt. It's fast, reliable, and made by a company I trust. The toyota might be quick, but it's definitely not my favorite styling and I don't trust Toyota.

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    For those who don't know the Aristo IS the GS300 but pushing these numbers

    Max. output
    (JIS) 279.8 PS (276.0 bhp) (205.8 kW)
    @5600 rpm
    Max. torque
    (JIS) 451.0 Nm (333 lbft) (46 kgm)
    @3600 rpm

    instead of 220hp like the regular GS300 known in the States does.
    Still is pretty impressive that it was able beat an M5.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks
    It may be faster, but I'd rather have an M5, than a Toyota.
    Aye same here.

    Comparing them is to waste time...
    Why a waste of time? I bet you would have never imagined the Aristo was that capable.


    But I have to admit that I would like to see them tested by a European driver. Best motoring always shows Japanese performance cars smoking Europeans' with much more hp and class. It's just beginning to smell....

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    Surely you guys dont mean the new M5, its got a 5.0 V10, against a 3 litre??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazaBlade
    Surely you guys dont mean the new M5, its got a 5.0 V10, against a 3 litre??
    Yes, we are.

    Didn't you know that the M5 version of the E60 5 series has been available since 1992 in Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks
    It may be faster, but I'd rather have an M5, than a Toyota.

    can you imagine that some one is actually comparing Toyota with BMW please GERMAN CARS RULE...what is the world coming to!!!!
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