Originally Posted by Dave2011M3
You need to put down the crack pipe...
Everything you said is utter hog wash. ...
Absolutely. The S65 V8 in the M3 is the closest thing you can get to the Ferrari F430 engine (outside of Maranello) but for probably 1/3rd of the price. No it's not a cross plane V8 and no it doesn't quite rev to 8500 rpm, yes, its specific torque and hp are a tad bit less but in most of those respects and others it is damn close. And if the F430 engine is not special to you then we can't even really continue any rational discussion.