I don't understand why everyone loves this car so much. I hate running through comparision with the Vette, but the price is the same and I've seen so many people claiming that the M3 has the same performance as the Z06. Since the Z06 is in the same price range, we'll run through the stats on it. Of course the Corvette has 405 hp. and goes to 60 mph in 3.9, while thie BMW has 333 hp and goes to 60 mph in 5.4. The top speed of the Z06 is 175 mph I think, and this car's is only 155. Even though that 155 mph is limited considering the weight and gear ratio, both of which are higher than the Vettes, I seriously doubt this car can do much more than that unlimited. This car weighs nearly 600 lb. more than the Vette!! Finally, for all of you who will say, "Americans only build gas guzzling V8's with and shoves them in heavy cars", the Z06 gets 19-28 mpg while the M3 gets 16-23 mpg. So what if it uses two more cylinders......maybe BMW should also!! So what makes this cars SSSSSSOOOOOO great, because I just don't see the value!! It does have a back seat which is nice. Someone PLEASE explain!!