Yep. And he mentions comparing it to a CLK55 AMG, back in the day. A track oriented sports car, vs. a coupe off a heavy saloon car platform!
In the US they would have compared to the 996 model 911 turbo, which would have been $150k vs. the Vette at $50k. And interior wise 996 and 997 model Porsches are not that luxury, or endowed with modern materials to be honest.