We discovered that inducing power slides is better left for the safety of an empty parking lot or a race track, despite the fact that the all-wheel-drive system is designed to deliver rear-drive thrills. Thanks to a supple ride that belies its track-focused qualities, the M8 didn’t torture us on normal roads. Don’t mistake its charm for weakness, though. Massive amounts of grip are provided by the M8 chassis, which also transmits some feedback to the thick-rimmed steering wheel. The M8 is a fascinating partner whenever the route widens or becomes winding thanks to its blend of rapidity and nimbleness. Unfortunately, the coupe’s 4251-pound curb weight is distributed over its front axle more than half of the time, which would explain why it struggles to rotate more easily.