new22003 you have some good points but I said stock for stock. It doesnt take a genious to figure out speed in a line comes a lot cheaper and a lot easier with the Cobra vs the STi or EVO. But these little rally cars are still damn quick and can hang with stock cobras period if the driver knows what hes doin. I was merly pointing out that the Cobras dont just embarass the STi or EVO in a drag and the Cobra would be the one getting embarassed by these two in just about any other performance contest besides a straight line. For the average joe driving an unmoded new Cobra they just might get shown some STi or Evo tailights. Now for the test in Hot Rod those weren't the best times the stock Cobra could have run especially considering the assumed skills of people drag racing that work at Hot Rod magazine, but I bet they could have knocked the times down a few tenths more with the EVO given more time behind the wheel of it as well. So I would still consider it a pretty close race and having that ungoddly lookin boy ricer sedan run with the Eaton Blown 03-04 Cobra was still pretty damn embarrasing. The funniest part of the article in my mind though was when the Cobra averaged better gas mileage than the STi, but it gets slapped with the EPA gas guzzler tax and the STi doesn't!