Also, speed is reminiscent of European cars. The list of the 10 fastest cars on the planet is mostly European cars, and the rest are sporadic American models. The Bugatti Chiron is leading the world in commercial vehicle speed records (excluding the Hennessy Venom GT because it is a modified model).
The driving feeling is harder to distinguish between European and American cars because it depends on the personality of the market. European cars have a compact, sporty feel with a bit of safety. And American cars are “crazy”, lack control, and tend to accelerate in a straight line.
An expert at TheZebra commented: “German brands are known for their high-performance cars, making them fast and stable, able to pass every corner at high speed without any trouble. Their cars are better than American cars in terms of handling and driving pleasure.
American muscle car, large engine capacity
It is not difficult to define the strengths of American cars. The image of the large SUV or pickup is characteristic. Maybe the Japanese are making comparable cars to compete, but surpassing the muscular, massive style of American cars is not possible. American car design gives a feeling of birth for men.
Big engines are also a feature. Of the 10 cars with the largest engine capacity in the world today, 6 are American cars. Number one is the Dodge Viper with a capacity of up to 8.7 liters, the No. 2 position of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 equipped with a 7-liter engine. As mentioned above, American drivers have a very distinctive feeling of inconvenience.
In a 2015 MotorTrend test, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 won the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S and the 2015 Nissan GT-R for the Streets of Willow track completion speed.
And most importantly, the Camaro Z/28 is not the most powerful car, only uses rear-wheel drive, while the two opponents drive two wheels. The selling price of the American car is 75,000 USD, lower than the 117,000 USD of the Nissan GT-R and 185,000 USD of the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 vs. the 2014 911 Turbo S and 2015 GT-R
European cars are strong, but not cheap. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a capacity of 707 horsepower, price less than 60,000 USD in the US. That means more than the horsepower of many cult European cars like Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley Continental SuperSports, but the price is much lower.