I like sim racing, and have good software, bucket seat, motorised steering wheel, flappy paddles, reasonable pedals, and good H pattern manual shifter. I wouldn't blame any of you to consider the subject childish, but with the right equipment and software, some F1 drivers have reported to have been on the iRacing platform. I don't own or have tested any of these cars, but the closest, a M5 2012 did feel a bit like my 535d of the same generation; albeit mine with less power and mods. It still felt like a 5 series. Just been driving a M4 and Alfa Quadrifoglio around Monza, and the Alfa really kicked the M4's butt. The M4's control system wouldn't let me engine brake, by shifting down quickly, where the Alfa did. I thought the Alfa had one of these complicated dual clutch type gearbox, but, to my amazement, it was same ZF 8 speed gearbox. The M4 felt like a fast comfortable GT and the Alfa like a track star. I looked up a review of the Alfa, on Evo, and they described what it did in the Sim. I'd like to try other cars, but the better sim software has less choice of cars. I'd like to try one of these exact cars in real life around a track. I guess you can do one of these track hire days. I know you guys love your cars, so would suggest looking into a basic set up to see what you think.