Nov 01, 2007
Reviewed By Stefan Lombard
Price as Tested $106,870
Likes

500 hp turns addictive at 4,500 rpm. Efficient 6-speed. “M” button a one-touch afterburner. Slick, comfortable cabin (once you’re in) with excellent driving ergonomics, decent visibilty.

Dislikes

Bloated exterior proportions—this is a giant car. Wimpy exhaust note for what’s behind it. Ingress and egress take practice and sustained momentum; rear seats are a joke.

Verdict

Our Alpine White test car reminded me of a “Star Wars” Storm Trooper—snarling and mean—but I wouldn’t want to live with it on a daily basis. It’s incredibly fast, yes, but so big on the outside and so small on the inside that I found myself wishing we had back our M5 test ride.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 500 hp