I would also say it's going too far to call the R8 "underperforming" for the money, Sticky. If I had 150k and was "forced" to buy a new car, chances are I'd be going straight for a white R8 with CF side blades.
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim
Hold out for the BRZ STI or... Rocket Bunny FRS.