1994 Mustang 3.8 vs 2011 Mazda 3?
The ricer might have have the edge on paper because it is lighter, and has a manual, with about equal power. But I think the mustang would win because it will have better traction and more torque to get it moving, the mazda will be spinning its front wheels and have to slow down more if there is a corner involved, ad all of its power is at higher rpm. So it would actually be a close race. This all is assuming we have drivers who are good at driving either car.