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      02-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Video of an AW 1 M Coupé on the road in UK

Ok, you can't see that much. Seems like the camera man drives a pretty fast car, too (could be a V8).

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      02-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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If that were me I would have pulled alongside and talked to the guy.
Certainly sounds like a V8.
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      02-05-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Could the camera car be a M3?
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      02-05-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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By the sound of the exhaust note pretty sure the camera is in an M3.

Impressive acceleration when they turn onto the highway (1:51). The M3 seems to barely keep up with the little 1M, although I doubt the M3 driver is really going all out.
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      02-05-2011, 12:18 PM   #5
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[quote=Croatian test driver;8847470]Ok, you can't see that much. Seems like the camera man drives a pretty fast car, too (could be a V8).

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NICE!! btw: did you see the person in the Porsche at the end! just lost his marbles by stairing at this beauty.
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      02-05-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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Am i the only one who thinks those roads are crazy? There are like 3 cross merges ect.
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      02-05-2011, 01:08 PM   #7
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i was so sad to see the cayman pull away from the 1m at the stoplight. it would have made my choice in cars so much easier if i saw the 1m just stomp the porsche out.

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Ok, you can't see that much. Seems like the camera man drives a pretty fast car, too (could be a V8).

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NICE!! btw: did you see the person in the Porsche at the end! just lost his marbles by stairing at this beauty.
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      02-05-2011, 01:18 PM   #8
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a little concerning that there's no turn signal function.
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      02-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #9
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a winner.. hot car man.
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      02-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #10
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[quote=superchargedman;8847949]i was so sad to see the cayman pull away from the 1m at the stoplight. it would have made my choice in cars so much easier if i saw the 1m just stomp the porsche out.

I don't think the 1M was even close to WOT
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      02-05-2011, 01:45 PM   #11
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yes, i know. i wanted it to go full throttle and beat it.
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      02-05-2011, 01:50 PM   #12
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      02-05-2011, 01:53 PM   #13
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The thing certainly has some jam.

This scene will likely be repeated many times...M3 chasing down the 1M.
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      02-05-2011, 01:55 PM   #14
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Everything is on video in the UK. You can't go to the potty there without someone watching.
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Wow! Fast little car

Btw those are the most confusing roads I've seen in a civilized state
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      02-05-2011, 02:06 PM   #16
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Everything is on video in the UK. You can't go to the potty there without someone watching.
At least email and phone conversations are still safe.
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      02-05-2011, 02:06 PM   #17
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holy crap! that thing is quick !!
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      02-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #18
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yes, i know. i wanted it to go full throttle and beat it.
It should beat a cayman s
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      02-05-2011, 02:17 PM   #19
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Wow! Fast little car

Btw those are the most confusing roads I've seen in a civilized state
Confusing...... pah, that's not even London

I tell you where it is though, it's Bracknell, which is where BMW-UK HQ is located.... which is where the 1M turns left into at the end of the clip.

Can't see the hood bulge on the camera car so not sure that it is a M3....??

Centre dash top grille doesn't look M3 either....??

Could be a VXR8...?
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      02-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #20
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those roads are crazy? There are like 3 cross merges ect.
+1.
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      02-05-2011, 02:26 PM   #21
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      02-05-2011, 02:28 PM   #22
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a little concerning that there's no turn signal function.
Indicators don't come as standard on UK spec cars. Waste of time as no Beemer driver uses them.

Certainly looks like Bracknell, second only to Milton Keynes for the number of roundabouts!

Hopefully that means I'll have a good chance of spotting one.

The two cars pass the Cayman earlier in the clip. I reckon he comes up to take a closer look.
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