Certainly in the last few years the bar has been raised by many cars, hell the lowly new Camry SE V6 can run a 14.5 and trap at 100 MPH. The Mustang GT500 is the fastest Mustang EVER made, LS1 F bodies run low 13's, EVO, STI, the SRT8 cars, CTSV, GTO.......The thing I love most is how this sedan has performance - that even 15 years ago - was in "supercar" range.
Seriously, think back to the old Ferrari 328 or 512TR. Remember those? the 328 was 0-60 in like mid 5's to 6 and the TR was like 5 on the nose, and the latter with a V12! Despite the bickering on the Roush thread (thanks Mods for moving that, BTW), I am enamoured of this car.
It's amazing what a few years of technology can do!
I wonder what the Mazda speed series will look like in 10 years from now??? Imagine it, a Speed with 0-60 at 3.5 Hehehehe