Having built (and tracked) a knock-off Atom, "high-speed" is relative. Even with bonkers power and light weight, the thing is so dirty aerodynamically that you have to really work to get over 140mph. Of course, I have much less power (20obhp), but fifth gear acceleration is as poor as 1st gear's is brutal. » 5/30/14 9:22am 5/30/14 9:22am

Another pro-tip on German cars: Learn how to cross-reference Bosch part numbers. The MAFs on the M5 from last week (x2) are the same as on the Golf 1.8T. $70 for the Golf, vs. $200 for the M5. Savings: $260. Same story on O2 sensors, wheel speed sensors, etc. Learn how to shop for "other cars" and save some dough. » 5/28/14 2:06pm 5/28/14 2:06pm