As many of you know, I've been casting about for the replacement for my Monaro....pretty much narrowed the focus down to the Porsche Cayman S or BMW M-Coupe.
I love the Cayman S- see https://gtoforum.com/showthread.php?t=12425
Just test drove both the 330hp Z4 M-Roadster (meh
) and Z4 M-Coupe (w00t!)
During my brief test drives, I was reminded of just how much I missed my old E30 & E46 Bimmers. The M-Coupe is comfortable and fast as hell
. That turbine-like I6, flick-of-the-wrist shift-lever, and zero dead-zone steering (damn I've missed that!) were more than enough to let me forget that a Bradley armored vehicle has a better rear view. The light control inputs were just epic. Surgical.
And those brakes- my god. Those locomotive brakes. Sweet.
At the end of the day, the Porsche is a great car that is easy to drive fast and hard. The Z4Ms make you work for it, but are much more viscerally exciting- it's substantially edgier and definitely lacking the almost sterile refinement of the Cayman S. I'm sold on the M-Coupe.
Getting back in my Monaro was an excellent compare / contrast. Even after all the suspension work, it felt brutishly heavy & vague, the action on the GMM-equipped T56 transmission trucklike. And the cacophany of rattles and drivetrain clonks added to the...agricultural
Hopefully I'll be in a position to put the old girl down soon.