That's the story with most warmed over 'ordinary' cars. They're big and heavy so despite the big hp figures there really isn't much nimbleness or urge about them. They make 100mph feel like 50.
Sticking on fat low profiles and rock hard suspension might make the car look nice but it can make them a miserable place to be on the crap roads we have now.
The ads make out you'll be driving a Caterham when the reality is closer to a Iveco.
But then most drivers only like the fantasy of driving properly, they don't really want a car that might bite them if they get it wrong.