I must say, Dan Neil is one of the few reasons remaining to continue reading the LA Times. Best automotive writer currently in print, in my opinion. By the way, didn't the Top Gear guys also say that they thought the GT was a great balance of masculine front and feminine rear? Sound like a hermaphrodite to me.
Just re-read it: where did he compare the two? Seems to me he took two cars that have a number of similar traits and then contrasted them to tell the reader what their intended purposes are and how well they achieve them.