Originally Posted by radiantm3
In my experience, cars you'd expect to be faster at the track but are easy to keep up with or pass are usually driven by slow drivers. I think driver skill really supersedes a cars performance when it comes to beginning/amateur drivers.
I concur. The driver is a huge part of the equation. A well driven 997 GT3 will walk away from a well driven M3. Even in a straight line they don't compare.
If an M3 can follow a GT3, the M3 driver is simply the better driver