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
Then there's that chassis. The Grossglockner has its fair share of fast fourth, even fifth-gear sweepers, and the GTS turns into them, settles itself, then powers implacably on. There's total stability, balance and neutrality. Turn off the stability stuff, and every second-gear hairpin is a drifter's playground. The steering is sublime: weightier than standard, but race-car accurate. There's barely any understeer, and oversteer on demand if you want it.
It's also one hundred and twenty thousand pounds. Ridiculous. Pointless. Perfect.