I appreciate your insight and comments.
I'm definitely a manual transmission guy (never actually owned an automatic).
I'm hoping to make around 400 hp, given that it will be a daily driver. I'd obviously prefer stock turbos as the car will probably still have a warranty. If I can get away with an N55, then maybe I'll go that route just to get a car with less mileage and wear and tear initially.
Does anyone else have any opinion on the 6-speed versus 7-speed manual?