needs to check his lap times in Need For Speed: Shift. They may have been utterly destroyed recently.
It seems they have done an update that fixes the handling problems in both Shift games... making the higher-level cars actually, y'know... drivable. I went through and cleaned up a bunch of the races where it (erroneously) reported that Niner
was faster than I
All is right in the world now.
... you need to play more Forza 4. And share some of your cars in the garage.