Thats ok. All the (what passes for) motoring rags keep comparing it to the more track focused Renault Megane RS Trophy which lapped at 8:07.97 back in 2011.
I know its a 4 banger and all but it weighs about 300 kilograms less or there abouts. It used stickier tyres and basically has race tuned suspension. I assume the gearing is biased more toward outright performance than daily driveability.
To be more fair I would compare it to the fractionally slower Camaro's Ring time. Same basic Chassis and similar kerb weights.