I could go out and spend 5k on a 1990 5.0 and put in another 5k worth of mods and have a car that could beat the new M3.
Honestly, I dont care about all out straight line performance.
Again, and this is the bottom line, the M3 is the whole package perfected by BMW engineers. Representing there very best in M performance engineering.
Thats what I am paying for.
If I didnt have the money for the M3 then I know I would be happy with a 335i .