BMW's new M5 Competition Pack ramps up the potential of its high-performance saloon, but can it beat the muscular Vauxhall VXR8 at going sideways? Steve Sutcliffe takes both to the track to find out.
"A standard M5 is a very fast car. An M5 Competition Pack variant ought to be an even faster, even better one – and while it may be the former, it’s not obviously the latter.
The more involving Mercedes E63 AMG S would definitely figure more highly on our shopping list and – if the idea doesn’t offend you – even a Vauxhall VXR8 GTS offers more charm and driver reward."
not my words, those which open and close the first drive review of the m5 competition pack on this very site. as reviews normally seem to be team efforts does this mean sutters is on his own with this one?
THE VXR8 IS THIRTY FLIPPIN' GRAND CHEAPER. That isn't simply "quite a bit more" - thats an Astra GTC VXR on top of the price and he completely seems to forget about that after 30 seconds.