Let's be rational about this.
You don't need anything more than 100 horsepower.
You don't need to get from naught to 62 in less than ten seconds, let alone five.
And 155 miles per hour is a silly speed no matter what country you're in.
On Maslow's hierarchy of needs at no point does it say, go really fast.
Then you get some face time with the BMW M4GTS and, well, you need to go really, really fast.
This is the fastest M4 you can buy, and it is far from standard.
It's a limited run car, so you're unlikely to see one in the wild, outside of a motor show.
Or a YouTube video.
Only 700 are gonna roll off the line, 30 of which are coming to the UK.
And those kinda numbers make me wonder whether they'll actually be used.
Well, apart from this one.
It's a limited edition car, and one that's more than twice as expensive as a standard M4.
Its predecessors are the likes of the E46 M3 CSL and even the E30 M3 Sport Evolution, and they weren't bad at all.
This is the fastest, most hardcore M car you can buy.
[ENGINGE_NOISE] It's also the least practical and least forgiving.
There are no real seats, it's adjustable suspension is rock hard.
And it's titanium exhaust is noisy as hell.
But for 122 grand.
You're not paying for practicality or somewhere to put the quinoa.
No, you're paying for madness.
The GTS is 30 kilos lighter than an automatic standard M4.
It's new titanium exhaust takes a bit off, as does removing the rear seats and a liberal use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic on the boot, roof, and bonnet.
Its front seats are half the weight of the normal cars, too.
You can expect ten thousand pound lightweight wheels as well, they say seven kilos, if you're feeling brave.
Less weight is good but more power is better.
The GCS has the M4's three liter turbo charged straight six, but it's been fiddled with.
Now it's kicking out 493 horses.
And 442 pound-foot.
Now BMW has managed to get that extra power out using something called water injection which sprays a mist into the car's air chamber, allowing turbo boost pressures to be raised because the initial temperature is cooler.
It's all very complicated, but it makes the car go faster which is good.
That means nought to 62 takes 3.8 seconds and gives it a top speed of 190 miles an hour so it's not slow, but that's all straight line stuff.
What's been done to make it go around corners better?
There's adjustable end coil over suspension and dampers, recalibrated electrics for more Upgraded anti-roll bar, sticky rubber, and that big old wing.
The GCS isn't for just bimbling around town or going to the shops.
No, this is more in, you know, the RS territory.
The Mercedes Black series territory.
It'd be deeply unpleasant on the day-to-day, but on the track, it's perfect.
And it's much, much faster than the base car.
This is supposedly BMW M at its purest, most racery, and most engaging.
That's despite the dual clutch only gearbox.
That's there because people are slower than machines, so why should there be anything else in its place?
So what's the ultimate M4 like to drive, then?
[UNKNOWN] Unbelievably savage.
It's a cacophony of noise and bumps and creaks and rattles and the fear is mostly because you can buy into the corner and just keep gripping.
This thing will fly around the circuit.
Get the tires warm Best friend.
This isn't like your standard M4.
This is a proper track car.
This is the M-division at its very, very, very finest.
They once claimed that yeah, why do we need to make a super car?
Our cars are super car quick anyway.
That's true, but this I think would trouble a GT3RS And then some.
They are both based around the same take weight out, make thing go faster, make everything harder, turn into racecar management.
The suspension is hard, but going into a corner, it supports you.
It doesn't feel the fastest and I don't know why.
But when you look down at the speedo it is most certainly the fastest.
Like compared to the M4, that's a little city car, this is a super car.
I would hate to drive this on the road, I know I would hate to drive this on the road and I know there's few people in Britain who get these, you lucky few.
I know you won't drive them on the road and you'll probably love it because this is a very, very special thing to be in but Four, wouldn't want to be you guys.
It's not very practical, but forget that!
Just have fun.
This is wicked.
The steering, it's so quick.
You can hurl it into a corner and the car is so easy to modulate and so easy to use.
[SOUND] It's heavenly if you don't see it working as hard and then you get that noise.
The decibel up there.
Man, and the gear change lurches you forward on it's angriest moan.
Which is, in this situation, the best mode.
And it's turning again, look at the grip.
All of it, all of it, there's grip for everybody, grip for days.
And it builds up so much speed.
This is so fast.
This would be troubling a standard M4.
It just requires that little bit extra because it can take more speed, it can go around corners that much faster.
It is funky as all get out though, it is not the most pleasant ride but this is not about having a smooth comfortable ride.
Instead, This is about speed, it's absolutely unholy, what is with this thing?
Stop gripping, stop it.
[UNKNOWN] Down the street you get that beautiful noise, that titanium exhaust, worth every penny.
This is the pinnacle of what [UNKNOWN] has done, easily.
I drove the N3GTS years ago That was a serious bit of kit.
Sounded a bit better, but this is just the handling on this is simply astounding.
It's just other world stuff there, [UNKNOWN] other world stuff.
They are brave guys The GTS is a savage car.
It's noisy, ruckus, and quite mad.
It's a car for the track way more than the road, and one that should be driven everywhere this is car is possible.
This is an M car like no other available today, in the world.
He's all the better for it.
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