True, those were the standard no-frills family sedans. But I compared them to the same class of vehicles. I couldn't get my hands on really high-end sports cars from either side yet - except one, which was the GT-R, but it was on a racetrack, tuned and set for racing. I didn't dare to push it. I don't know how a (SRT) Dodge Challenger compares to your regular Porsche. Or how a factory Ferrari compares to the Viper. I also don't know how a regular street Porsche would handle on the track compared to race ready Porsches. Or how a regular Viper compares to a track ready Viper. I know that the regular street version Porsche handles vastly better than your standard BMW 3 series - you can see it easy enough on, say, the Nordschleife. I doubt it is as with motorcycles: The most impressive vehicle handling I have ever witnessed was an all-out regular guy (well, an enthusiast obviously, but still) doing the same(!) lap times on the Sachsenring in Germany on an almost standard ZX-10R as the slowest rider in the MotoGP. This was totally mind-blowing. His bike was basically street-legal. He changed the suspension, the sprocket, the tires and the engine mapping. Nothing else. This is a world different from how cars handle: they all handle like crap when bought for the street. edit: still doesn't make me hate american cars. I just feel they handle worse. And the interior (as well as certain other aspects, but here you see it at once) are lower quality, but that's just nit-picking.