The magazine currently known as Motor Trend has essentially become Car Comparison Test To Upset Or Please Fanboys Monthly. I'm sure they create other kinds of content, but they've taken a common magazine schtick and made it the core of what they do. You didn't learn enough from the ATS v. 3 Series test? That's ok, we'll do it a few weeks later as ATS v. 3 Series v. C-Class.
It's a wildly successful formula and this article being written is proof of that. Their latest comparison pitted the 2013 SRT Viper against the outgoing Corvette ZR1. The Corvette won, and now SRT President Ralph Gilles is alleging that the problem is not with the car, but with those timorous drivers at Motor Trend.