I just cant help Myself here
I drive a 4cy car, and I can just about guarantee that I can take a stock '69 chevelle off of the line. Down the rest of the 1/4 mile, not so much. AWD is a wonder for launching
But thats not apples to apples.
Here is what it boils down to, if You want a car that goes down the 1/4 or longer straight line fast, get yourself an older muscle car, or a V8 RWD car.
If You want something that handles well (Im not saying that modern muslcle does not handle, just the older cars) get yourself a small import, or a piece of modern muscle. GENERALLY, the imports will out handle the modern muscle cars because of a better weight distribution, but that is not the rule.
I hate to break it to Ya, but this "Rice Rocket" thing is not a fad. Most of Us have finally gotten over ourselves and realised that forigen comanies can make a good car.