Originally Posted by captainaudio
Last fall I drove an XKR-S at Lime Rock back to back with an XKR-S. The BMW is a better track car but neither is what I would be intersested for serious track use. The XKR-S is designed to be a high performance GT and that is exactly what it is. It does not really compete directly against the M3. It's most direct competitors would be cars like the M6 and the Maserati GT and I doubt that the people buying the XKR-S are concerned about the fact that an M3 is faster around a track.
Exactly! Also not to mention Aston Martin. In this group, I really like the Jag.
When I think of cars competing on a performance level of even/better to the M3, I think Porsche.