6 Times American Automakers Outdid The Europeans

6 Times American Automakers Outdid The Europeans



If you’ve spent any time amongst European car enthusiasts, you will have heard somebody at some point claim, “American cars can’t go around corners.” That was true once upon a time when most American cars came out of Detroit – an area not famous for having twisting roads. America is also a vast country connected by freeways and long, wide, open roads, so comfort was often given precedence over handling.However, since cars appeared, America has loved to race them. World War II introduced American soldiers to sports cars designed for small and twisting European roads. As anyone who’s traveled across the States will know, America is not all long and straight pieces of pavement. As the years have gone by, American automakers have stepped up to the plate, and on more than one occasion, we’ve delivered some solid sucker punches to the rest of the world – whether it’s in a straight line or around corners.The vehicles below showcase six times America took the bragging rights against European counterparts, and this doesn’t even consider cars that could be considered modified like the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder.