Everybody focuses on HP alone...
The car weighs about 1500 lbs, which makes a HP/weight ratio comparable to an E46 M3, and superior to that of an E36 M3.
On the race track, mass is the enemy. That little bugger would easily outlap essentially any car on this board, and probably the vast majority of cars at any BMWCC school.
I'm not really an asshole, I just play one on the Internet