I’ve been mentally ranting for years about the garbage that is the U.S. car market. we get the best prius toyota ever made, the most fuel efficient ford focus ever produced, we get one of the smallest displacement motors ever put in a car, (scion xa with a whopping 89hp or so), yay….not.
we get jipped so hard when it comes to performance vehicles compared to europe that i literally get sick every time i think about it.
2012 audi a1 quattro
weighs just over a ton, has 252hp/258ftlbs and is fitted with one of the most advanced awd systems known to the industry
sub 6 second 0-60 times
but its not the European manufacturers that make me mad, its that ford and gm make faster, more aggressive vehicles for Europe and Australia.
2010 ford focus rs
305 hp(thats identical to our v6 mustang)
325ftlbs (50 ftlbs more than our v6 mustang)
also sub 6 second 0-60 passes
while in america we get this
2012 focus st
240 hp/260ftlbs( 65 less hp and creeping on 70 less ftlbs)
ps. it only comes in this color, and while it looks okay in the photo its actually a very unpleasant yellowy gold in un edited photos.
also it isnt a bad looking car, excpet we’ve had this car for 2 years already
( mazdaspeed3) and the 3 has twenty more hp and forty more ftlbs
ps. these wheels aren’t factory and there is no 3 door version.
another from ford is all the way from down under in the outback.
the ford fpv boss 335 falcon
powered by a supercharged(no car sold to the public in america by ford is supercharged) 5.0l prodrive coyote v-8
damn near 5 second 0-60 passes
Holden( australian GM) hsv clubsport r8 is the top of the line holden.
has a corvette 6.2 ls3 motor
puts out 425hp/406ftlbs
we got one of these in the pontiac g8 but with half the performance
so all in all Europe and Australia get better cars from our manufacturers than we do.
and dont get me started on why we didnt get a gt-r from japan till 2009 not to mention is 90k and out of any real persons reach, and we never got an actual skyline (for your information the r34 is the sexiest car ever made, just so you know)