Slide ruler: BMW M3 GTS takes on Austrian Alps
A charge to the roof of Europe requires a special kind of car. A car that makes the standard M3 look like a soft-edged fatso
Posted: 11 Apr 2012
From here to the Grossglockner is several hundred miles, and a fair few hours. That's in a car that's seriously track-oriented, with no air or audio. I did something similar a few months ago in the 911 GT3 RS, and it's odd how your mind wanders and how attuned - and dependent - we now are to external stimuli. This could be physically and mentally taxing. With a suspension set-up that runs firmer springs and dampers, adjustable anti-roll bars and has more margin for toe and camber adjustment, not to mention a rear sub-frame that's mounted directly to the body, it should almost physically hurt. But on its Pirelli P Zero Corsas, it's actually surprisingly comfortable.