0-60 times, quarter-mile traps and top speeds are all well and fine, but they're isolated indicators of a vehicle's performance. What you really need to compare a car's capabilities is a benchmark lap time. That's why European automakers put so much emphasis on the Nurburgring
, and why American automakers spend so much time at Laguna Seca. But those aren't the only the only race tracks in the world, or even America. When it comes to muscle cars, the showdown takes place at Virginia International Raceway.