"the horsepower we desire"
Meh. I couldn't care less about numbers like that. Or even 0-60 numbers. Give me a car that handles well and is fun to drive. The sense of speed is far more important than the actual speed. I want to feel I'm driving a car, not a playstation game. I recently watched video of a newish M3 on the Nürnburgring. The driver had his hands on the wheel the whole time and didn't look like he had to work for it. I'll pass for that, thank you very much.