Re: Yes, but skidpad AND slalom can tell you a lot about the vehicle's ability to react to the road under extreme driving conditions. Dodge Viper SRT-10: 1.1 g skidpad. Oh, and C&D says it handles like no Viper before it. As for the "Performance" package RSX-S, VTC (i-VTEC's supposed "power booster") is nothing more than Vacuum Advance; all engines have, slightly advancing timing at higher RPM's (this does help slightly with low-end torque). I'm sorry, but 142 lbft @ 7000 rom is NOT low end Torque, Formula 1 cars are massively supercharged 3.0 liters (this effectively increases displacement), and the fastest cars in the world have 10-liter engines. There really is "No replacement..." Well, you know how it goes.