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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
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Rivals

BMW 3-Series M3 (07-13)

5 out of 5 5.0

The M3 is a favourite of car enthusiasts. Its race heritage dates back to the 1980s, although at first the 2007 model seems far too well mannered to play the part of a road-going race car. Available as a saloon, convertible or coupe, there are some muscular styling additions to distinguish it from the standard 3-Series models, hinting at the car's... read more

PROS

Ultimate driver's car, purposeful styling, sublime V8 engine, standard leather and sat nav

CONS

High running costs, hard ride, fairly plain cabin

Audi A5 RS5 (10-15)

3 out of 5 3.0

Back in 1984 Audi launched the Audi Sport Quattro – a car that would shape the very essence of the company and the cars it’s produced ever since. The intervening years have seen the hot RS brand grow to become an entity in its own right, and it’s the Audi RS5 that is the quattro’s spiritual successor.4.2-litre V8 engineDesigned to take on BMW’s M3... read more

PROS

Astoundingly quick
Huge grip
Great sounding engine

CONS

Overly stiff ride
Dull steering
Not involving

Now in its fifth decade of continual evolution, the 911 is more honed and polished than ever. It retains those classic looks which have made Porsche such an iconic carmaker, but underneath lies some of the most sophisticated technology around. It's still rear-engined, but it's not intimidating to drive and offers incredible traction along with... read more

PROS

Outstanding performance and handling, classic styling, superbly build quality, immense brakes

CONS

Expensive to run, not as exclusive as other high performance cars, meagre standard kit

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