It sounds like propaganda to me, I guess a race between two types of cars could be set up to make one type look bad if that's what they wanted to do. I would not expect anything less than that from a tuner magazine.
Just show them the stock specs from unbiased sources, ( I posted them in those links above) , and let them explain that.
There are alot of things new cars do better, it's all in what you want to do with them.
How about the same race set up by the guys who LIKE Detroit muscle?
What do you think that outcome would be?
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..
BE different....ACT normal.
No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example