Originally Posted by Levi
Agree, M3 is old and 458 is new. But comparing M3 to F430 ? Exactly. The S65 is an affordable Ferrari engine.
It's not. Trust me. A M3 V8 is crossplane(crankshaft), a 430/458 Ferrari V8 flatplane. Ferrari has a drysump, the M3 doesn't. Talking about a racy engine.....
Drive a V8 M3 for a couple of months and feel/see for yourself.