Heh. It took Dinan well over a year to produce the S3 335i, but so much of the work on that car was applicable to the 135i that it's now ready to go. Roundel sent Chris Wright up to drive it, so look for a story in the March issue. Wright is the guy who wrote about Dinan's last two M5s; made sense to me for him to do those stories because he drove M5s himself (E39 and E Whatever The Hell The New One Is), so he had a baseline for comparison. With the 135i, however, he had no experience, so we sent him from LA to Morgan Hill in a brand-new press car: no stress, just break it in carefully and bring it back. . . wring out DINAN's 135i, not the press car! So he picks up the press car and calls me ten minutes later to tell me he's falling in love with the car. Oh, Lord, what's going to happen when he gets the Dinan car to Laguna Seca? I guess you could get tired of the M5, what with that V10 and its pathetic 507 horsepower. . .