As I posted abough mine is modified for track duty but still around 1690-1700 kg and 420 hp. While the GTS 4.0 was on stock PZero tires and is around 1500 kg with 450 hp or so doing 100-200 in 9.5 while the Mustang does it in 12.5 on the 402 mile the Mustang don't stand a chance on a short technical track with lots of corners though my bigger tires better suspension compensate all the difference it can make on the short corners. My friend was very disapointed. I also have a friend with BMW M4 G82 on the short technical track when the car was stock he was slower than me by 0.5 sec ones he put more power better tires he is now almost 1.5 seconds faster. This is why I think the M2 will be amazing car out of the box as it's a bit lighter than M4 is technically an M4 ones you tune it and it's cheaper than a Dark Horse.I do not have pricing for Europe, as I am basing my opinion on the price difference in the United States. I have watched several reviews of the M2, including one by Savagegeese, in which he said that he felt "dead inside" after driving it. I have also seen the Throttle House review, in which they chose the Audi RS3 over the M2. Based on these reviews, I do not believe that the M2 is a suitable alternative. I'm not looking for a track car though so it doesn't matter if mustang is slower. That's also why I'm a bit disappointed because I don't mind a slower heavier car but I want steering feel and driving emotions.
Mustang GT is not a sports car and is significantly slower than the RS3 and GTS 4.0 in most track reviews. Isn't it like 300 kg heavier than the GTS 4.0 ?
Overall if you don't chase lap times and get an EU Spec GT which will be chaeper (60 000 euro or so) you will get a lot of value for your money because I don't think there are a lot of cars for that money that will grant you so much attention for so little money.
I have the Mustang for 5 years now and I'm still surprised how often people look it and the attention is generating.
Also if you wish to know what an EU spec mustang can do watch Misha and his Nurburgring lap with the Steeda Q767