Another three way battle covering the US, Japan, and Europe. I like the thought that was put into this, though there is an obvious difference in performance between the three, which manifests differently based on the track. I was finally able to implement my tournament style ranking that I wanted to try in the last three way battle as well. It's simple, fastest time gets 3 points, slowest gets 1 point for effort, and the middle man gets 2 points. Trial Mountain Trial... Mountain Trial: CTS-V - 1:41.080 (3rd) - 1pt IS-F - 1:38.984 (2nd) - 2pts Z8 - 1:38.891 (1st) - 3pts Rotenboden Trial: CTS-V - 1:49.867 (3rd) - 1pt IS-F - 1:46.031 (1st) - 3pts Z8 - 1:49.095 (2nd) - 2pts SSR5 Trial: CTS-V - 1:35.263 (2nd) - 2pts IS-F - 1:34.698 (1st) - 3pts Z8 - 1:35.289 (3rd) - 1pt Final Standings: IS-F - 8pts Z8 - 6pts CTS-V - 4pts The Cadillac felt like the weakest performer of the group, despite having the most PP. It had this bad oversteer/understeer mix in behavior. Braking too hard brought out the understeer, and too much gas brought out the oversteer, and this was especially grating on the elevation changes. As you can see, the track with the most flat ground was the track it actually didn't come in last. The Lexus felt a lot more reserved and balanced, which is no doubt why it won compared to the other two. It's one of those nice cars that can get you into trouble if you want it to, but otherwise, it's nice and conservative. The BMW had oversteer problems, but unlike the Cadillac, this kind of oversteer felt fun, reminiscent of driving a Viper or an old Shelby Cobra. While it's not too pretty, I was pleased with its behavior, and was thinking that it would be the winner of the duel, but it actually lacked the consistency of speed. Sure it was fun, but it's not necessarily the best racer. Vote goes for Lexus. If you want something fun, get the BMW. The Caddy gets a gold star for effort.