I just love how most of the slags are coming from people too scared to leave their names. Jeez.
Wads, you make a good point about stock lap times. The point of all these comments was to refute the first few posts. If you want to compare apples to apples with a stock M3, the M3 would win...except the M3 is at least double the price. Hardly an apples to apples comparison.
SO...If you spent even half what you'd spend on an M3 and modded a Marauder, you'd kick M3 butt. Bang for the buck is much higher on a Marauder than an M3, and there is no "planned obsolesence" like with the Bimmer line.
Most of us are car guys. We do more than just plunk down money for our rides. We actually work on them and create the cars the factory would have produced, if not for price point concerns. Why do you think Saleen/Roush/Steeda Mustangs sell so well? Same idea.
Please don't let ego get in the way of your understanding. Life's too short for that.