BMW's M3 has long been the segment's benchmark, but it's not perfect. Left to shift itself, the seven-speed transmission is clunkier than the Audi's. The steering-wheel rim feels fat and clumsy, and these days Hyundais have better-looking interiors (our car's all-black interior looked particularly cheap and nasty). But the M3 is still the most sharply focused driver's car of this bunch, a scalpel among sledgehammers."
""A great sounding, responsive, high-revving, naturally aspirated engine is part of the DNA of a thoroughbred sports car. No two ways about it."
- Lamborghini on turbocharging