taken from the December 2003 Car and Driver Magazine about the "Superfour Challenge" article in the September edition
pg. 23 under the "Backfires" section
"I really enjoyed reading about those modified four-bangers. Why? Because it has proved once again that you cannot substitute beef for rice. None of these mega-modified midget-mobiles could beat a stock '03 Ford SVT Cobra. C'mon! A $35,000 Jackson Racing Ford SVT Focus?! Sure, some of that cost went into suspension, brakes, and tires. But if you put real horsepower into a Focus, you'd have to modify the rest of it. And the $42,000 'Honey-I-shrunk-the-minivan' Civic SI? This car is destined to have that annoying muffler that sounds like a hole's been punched in it.
What's the lesson? You can talk 'fourgasm' all you want. But we, the V-8 enthusiasts, know you're faking it."
I saw this article and had to read it again because I thought it was so funny, yet so true.