Originally Posted by Dammerung
Power to weight: Civic = 0.068 hp/lbs
540 = 0.073 hp/lbs
Exactly. Couple that with the much shorter gearing on the Civic and you see why they are close.
You can defend and go on tangents all you want, but the fact is that automotive enthusiasts who appreciate something other than a 2-ton plus luxury sedan know that a K20 Civic is pretty quick, and understand that it would be ignorant to believe otherwise.