Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast.
Car & Driver Lightning Laps (at VIR):
2008 M3 (with recalcitrant auto), 3:05.6
2009 M3 (with slightly annoying auto and Michelin PSC+ sneakers), 3:05.4
2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang, 3:00.6
2013 Camaro SS (with 1LE handling package), 3:01.5
2013 MB C63 Black - 2:58.0
2013 Audi RS5 - 3:04.3
2012 Boss 302 LS - 3:02.8
Edit: C & D hated the GT500 around VIR. The only reason it was quicker than the M3s was that it had insane power down the straights - but it was ugly everywhere else on track.
Gotcha, I see it now. I think it would be great to see how the M3 GTS would fair, given GT500 is 662 HP
For example, a C63 with more horsepower than a M3 GTS didn't do that great on the Nordschleife. However, if the GT500 chassis is half competent, it should really destroy the GTS on the Nordschleife.