I would rather own any of these over anything comparable from Germany: Miata, RX-7, BRZ/FRS, MR2, NSX, ITR, S2k.
The materials quality isn't up to snuff, but the ergonomics are dialed in many of those cars, which is much more important IMO.
Hell, the 1st gen Insight blows my mind. Aluminum chassis and body in an economy car? Are you kidding me? That thing is an amazing engineering feat given the price of the vehicle and its performance.
The Japanese and Americans file more automotive patents than Germany.
If anything, Mclaren is the pinnacle, to me.
I have never been enamored with the Audi's and BMW's I've driven. Porsche is a different story, but their interior quality is lacking. Audi and Mercedes interiors are top rate, but you certainly pay for it.
Anything much more than 3,000 lbs has too much lag in the transient dynamics IMO.
I have no idea what all this translates to in production motorcycles. Ducati wins a lot of manufacturers Championships, but Italians and Germans do so in F1, too; doesn't necessarily translate to the best production road vehicle.