It's a sad, sad day for the M3 and M in general. They've bowed to BMW pressure and taken the true focus away from the car. It isn't all about power and speed ffs, some of us want to be thrilled by a car, not merely conveyed.
I'd be surprised if Autocar got no more than one lap around a track, being the World's oldest car magazine and all. It's got serious gravitas in the motoring world.