Cheaper, really in what sense?
Faster, standard I'd say there about the same
more econimical, probably but not by much
more practical, agree
better spec, do not agree, better brakes, electric folding mirrors and 18inc alloys is about all they have over the S3, where as the S3 has a lot more as standard and as options over the LCR
Don't forget, the LCR is F*CK ugly!