US and Performance have always been treated as a bit of an oxymoron here in the UK and Europe. Granted, some can go like $h*t off a shovel, but handling has always been respected above grunt over this side of the pond. That is due to our road system here.
In a movie or TV show, I always laugh when I see a Ferrari or an Aston Martin being chased by a Crown Vic down Highway One and not getting away!
2006 Honda Jazz 1.2i-DSi S Vivid Blue Pearl