Brand perception only matters up to a point, so never say "never". What would you daily drive, track, and burn? It's an automotive World War III with the Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes C63 AMG, and Lexus IS-F. Fight!

Full disclosure: The standard for comparison was based mostly on price, so for the sake of this round we'll ignore the fact that a Mercedes E63 AMG serves up enough horsepower to hang with the V... not to mention Lexus doesn't even sell a sedan with more power.

2014 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

MSRP: From $64,900

Engine: 6.2 liter supercharged V-8, 556 hp

0 - 60: 3.9 seconds

Top speed: 198 mph

Manual transmission: Yes

2014 Mercedes C63 AMG Sedan

MSRP: From $60,250

Engine: 6.3 liter AMG V-8, 451 hp

0 - 60: 4.4 seconds

Top speed: 174 mph

Manual transmission: No

2014 Lexus IS-F

MSRP: From $63,350

Engine: 5.0 liter V-8, 416 hp

0 - 60: 4.6 seconds

Top speed: 170 mph

Manual transmission: No

As always, choose wisely!

Stats and figures are not guaranteed to be correct. Images courtesy of "the internet".