BMW M5 up Aamby Valley

And people who know what the M5 is stare hard. But everyone stands stunned when I drop down a gear or just give the throttle a short workout. My only complaint with the engine noise? It sounds better outside than it does inside.

But when it comes to mettle, there is nothing really at this price, with this kind of everyday usability. More importantly, this kind of capability. The way the M5 dismissed hairpins on the fog-laden road up Aamby Valley, I could actually feel a sense of anger in the car. The sort of emotion that you’d see in a person who has grown up with the worst that life can dish out and has now attained such Zen calm that life’s everyday challenges are dismissed with indifference.