Valid concern, I'm trying to think of the american car, ever, that was prasied for its steering. But still we're in the 2ks and vettes have come a long way. Based on my most recent german (mercedes and Bmw) experience its not as though the fatherland produces cars with great steering either. Perhaps its going off topic, but seems today most cars are wired to be semi autonomous and islolated. Manufactuerers figure no one knows or cares anymore. We are seeing some interesting diversions though. Some ports car manufacturers, proche ,mazda to name two have also figured out that at least some sports car buyers want a sportscar, stick great controll feel, tactility as opposed to yet another GT car masquesrading behind paper specs. So theres hope, its a real viable market niche. Wheter the vette team can make one this platform dance two tunes is an open question, wheter they even care is another. Back toy our seerign point. In 07 I was at the lotus factory gettig their verion or the maranello tour circa 1960. I asked what life ahd been like at Lotus under GM, The lead ride and handling enginer told me of the different culture. Namely that GM wnated torque specs for steerign feel, as in how much resitance/torque a good steerign should have. Nick Adams response was I dotn know, go out and drive the car uses your arms and hands to feel the steering and egineer it to be right, each car is different. We talk of the art of driving, the feel and experince of it. Thats something specs cant design in, its the huma component. I'm sure the team has peopel who understand and know exactly what this is, whether they are allowed to do ti, whether its evena goal is a question. But thats ONE difference between great paper number AND AGREAT CAR.