wheelbase and 117kg weight advantage.
Turn in severely on a corner and the steering is as sharp as its larger sibling. The M2 shines in the tighter running, though it might be less stable around the high-speed Phillip Island and Mount Panorama circuits.
The Targa stages make up about 20 per cent of each day’s driving. On the connecting transport stages, the M2 impresses as comfortable enough to live with, even if there is more road noise than you’d expect, and the ride is quite fine for such a performance machine.
Dual-clutch or manual? The DCT will probably be quicker in every scenario but the manual is still the most entertaining to drive and best shows off the engine’s brilliance.