I had a chance to drive a 360 F1 today. The story behind this opportunity is real cool, maybe I'll go into it later. Anyway, the owner let me drive it hard, screaming all the to 8000 rpm- my spine is still tingling!! Got her up to 110 mph. I really got a chance to see what she is all about on backroads. This was soooo much different than my 328, although I think my 328 is equally fun with the manual and its handling characteristics. I am definitely a 6 speed person. Later it dawned on me driving home in my E46 M3, that the M3 is more in your face and beastly than the 360. The 360 is easier to drive! Also the M3 is almost as fast and sounds almost as good. I bet if you let people drive both back to back, while somehow blinding them to which one was the Ferrari, ALOT of people might think the M3 was the Ferrari as it is more uncivilized, harsh and harder to drive- kind of what we traditionally expect with exotics. Thoughts??