You're eyes aren't lying... Meet the Tango, an electric commuter car available by mail order, assembly required.
It has 1000 ft.tq. and can do 0-60 in 4s. And you can park it on the sidewalk...
Did I mention the $85,000 cost for this kit-car?
They mention it as being ultra-stable, mainly due to over 80% of the wieght is a few inches off of the ground (the batteries and DC motors). Check out this video of them at an Autocross:
I'll take one.