Couple of things I take away from this article:
1) Audi really needs to get the R8 DNA to trickle downstream. How many autojournalists is it going to take before VW realizes that people in the market for cars like these want driver involvement and not understeer, vague feedback, etc? You're not Cadillac, stop acting like it.
2) Road test after road test has shown the plain-jane Mustang GT to be just as quick if not quicker than the M3 in a straight line. The Boss has 30+ HP and stickier tires. I smell something fishy.
3) If Mercedes can ever figure out how to incorporate the BMW fun factor in their cars, BMW is in big trouble. Those AMG engines simply shit all over anything that BMW has cooked up recently.