Thats the problem with petrol cars in my opinion. They lack the torque that diesels have. I had an x type jaguar 2-0 V6 150bhp, you would think it went like stink, it did but you had to wellie it. I then got the diesel version, 10 times better and a more relaxed ride.
Petrol cars need a turbo to give them low don torque, but that all depends on your own personal opinion.
My wife says that I never listen or something like that !
2.2 diesel Diamond 63. Swift Challenger 580