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Harris Goes Easy on the BMW M3 DTM

The hoonigan takes it easy on BMW’s complex bit of kit.

If you had an open ticket to drive any car on the planet, something Chris Harris seemingly has, racing cars would be at the top of your list of must drives. While they may not be the most popular of cars for the average gear head, when BMW invited the Drive presenter to have a go in its new M3 DTM car, he agreed without hesitation. Under all that aerodynamic trickery and carbon fiber body work, a 4.0-liter V8 churns out 480 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. The car, including driver, must weigh no less than 1,100 kg, and with no ABS or traction control, must be handled with supreme care.

So while you may be used to seeing Harris drift and slide supercars, with the M3 DTM it’s all about getting round the track in one piece.

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