I was driving with a couple of friends of mine today (one in a RS4 and another in a 993 P-car and obvioulsy not on public roads). The inevitable happened and we wanted to compare performance. I was a bit skeptical if the 355 would be up to is as I have been in the RS4 and it is awsome. We had a few runs in the range of 50 - 155 mph and surprisingly the cars were very evenly matched for acceleration. I needed to keep the revs in the 6,000 + range. I noticed that between 90 - 110mph I lost maybe a couple of meters but started to regain them after that. I was actually very happy with the 355's responses. To date I had found that she did not inspire me with confidence. I find that at speed the steering tramlines (I have the quicker fiorano rack @ 2.8 turns) and I can also feel the suspension programme working in a non mechanical way that makes the car feel like there is resistance comming, sometimes the left and sometimes the right. I think that I need to get use to her, as I have only just completed my first 1000 miles of driving since I bought her. Today however, even if the roads were wet and the right tyres were constantly hitting wet patches while the left ones were on drier tarmac, the car settled into corners beautifully and the breaks were very even and well balanced. It was a real pleasure. When the RS4 had to turn off and we waived goodbey however, I could see on my friends face that there was so little drama in his car (Radio playing, very calm..) while I really felt i had worked quite hard and had the exhilerated smile to prove it. I wander if this would be the same on the twisty stuff or with an RS6 .... As for the P-car ... he caught up eventually !