Here's the deal. I own a C5 MN6 coupe (bone stock). However, I also really like the E46 M3. In fact, if I could afford one at the time I bought my vette it would have been very hard for me to not choose the BMW, but that isn't the case. My brother just bought an 01 M3 but we haven't had the chance to line them up yet. I belong to the corvette forum, as well as a BMW forum and off course the majority each side says their car is faster. Now I've raced a number of M3's and have walked them each time. And when I say walked, I mean very slowly pulled away. We're talking tenths of a second difference in performance here. That being said, there are a number of die-hard M3 fans that have this notion that their car is, and always be faster then a C5. I can understand maybe a C5 auto vert, but not a MN6 coupe. After all, my vette is lighter, has more hp and torque, and has more aggressive gearing (3:42 rear-end) then the M3. I know on a circuit the M3 would most likely have the advantage, however on the dragstrip the C5 should be able to beat the M3 (equal drivers). What do you think? Anyone raced one or the other?