Two cars separated by 99hp, £70,000 (P4.8 million), eight-tenths from 0-100kph, and 64kph at the top end. Not much competition when it comes to image, either: The Vantage is a tailored suit; the M2 Competition, a pair of off-the-peg Levi’s. Yet draw away from the details and they play much the same role. Both are rapid rear-drive coupes, both aren’t cut out for family life (although the BMW can claim rear seats), and both are just as capable of squashing huge distances as they are of vaporizing a set of rear tires.
Fortunately, our patented scoring system (the car which makes us grin inanely the most, wins) takes price, power, and any other numerical comparison out of the equation, leveling the playing field nicely.