It's tougher and tougher. New cars are just so #######ed GOOD. But at the risk of sounding repetitive...the single biggest variable is the driver. When you get guys in newer, capable cars coming up to you after a session asking you what kind of supercharger you have on the car, you know you're getting somewhere in the driver development department.
That being said, I'm running neck and neck with good drivers in M2's, M4's, Focus RS', so I think the answer to your question is a qualified "pretty damned competitive". At the same time, I get run over by a good driver in a GT350 or Camaro SS. As heavy as those cars are, there's only so much you can do against huge power, massive rubber, and great modern suspension.
- '92 5-sp LX coupe, TKO, 3.55s, pulleys, Al DS, 1-5/8 shorties, Magnaflow spun metallic cats, 2.5 Dynomax VT's, Pro5.0 w/ Steeda Comfort Pro
- GT40Y's, E cam, Cobra intake, tmoss ported lower, FRPP 65mm TB, BBK 75mm MAF, 155 lph pump, FRPP oil cooler, Al rad, 130amp alt, Energy mounts
- Autopower 4-point bar, 5-pt harnesses, MM weld-in subs and STB
- MM K-member/A-arms/Coilovers, 425# springs, MM cc plates, Koni Yellow DA's
- MM adj rear LCA's/torque arm/panhard bar, 500# rear springs, Eibach swaybar, Koni Yellow SA's
- SN95 Cobra brakes, FR500 17x9 wheels, Raybestos ST47 pads
- 3400 lbs with me and 1/2 tank of gas
- Regional autocross champ 99-02, 10,100 miles on 17 tracks