Was driving the M3 coupe (S50 3.0L engine) with the windows down and sunroof open and was next to a Ferrari F430, the Ferrari looked good and sounded great but I noticed the M3 didn't sound too bad in comparison.

The 6000+rpm groan/growl and 3000-4000rpm accelerator lift off sound from the M3 indicates it's got the goods.

The Ferrari was a dark smokey red colour but my M3 is a Mugello Red and it was flying the "Ferrari colour" like in the 2010 Formula 1 BMW Sauber team.