As we all know it does and the "Uprated C63" struggles to match the M3 as well. I drove the RS5 in Spain and the engine was dead till 5K RPM.The latest episode of Top Gear had the M3 take on the Audi RS5 (which I did not know was out yet), and the extra power in the RS5 did
not enable it to beat the M3 around the track. The handling in the RS5 was full of massive under steer and the M3 beat it handily.
Before BMW I bought Audi's, S8,RS6, A6 V10, S8 V10 and the RS7 B7, all were poor handling cars bar NONE.audi only makie /made 2 good drivers cars in recent years,the rs4 and the sublime r8 ,the others are great at covering ground,especially if you live in a wet climate,but lack in the entertainment department.The r8 is incredible though,in most respects superior to the gallardo.