Originally Posted by Tony B
Absolutely agree with this.
With the V8 M3 it is not all about "how much" but "how". That exquisitely responsive engine with its superb range of noises (music would be a better word) can be out-performed by quite a few affordable cars, but they cannot better its feel and response.
People who are more interested in "how much" will be happy with the next generation turbo-charged car.
To me the real question is more if a supercharged S65 is a more fun engine to drive then the next turbo 6cyl with a tune will be, if they have about the same hp!! I love the torque of turbo engines but with AWD, not sure how much fun a 500+lb-ft torque RWD M3 would be. I just have a VT1-535 and I'm having a hard time not spinning everytime in 2nd gear with 295s AD08s. But I'm sure M engineers have tought of all that!!