I've driven a couple hard. They are/feel like very heavy cars. They don't turn in anywhere near as well as my 335i and feel cumbersome in the corners. A B road blaster they are not. A big mean muscular V8 they are. The engine noise alone would be very very nearly enough to sway me from a 335i to a VXR8. Then i see the fuel consumption figures and swing well and truly back to the 335i.