FINALLY. Found the article.
and for those not wanting to clicky...
"The SVT blasted through our 600-foot slalom at 68.2 mph. Not only was it faster than the Civic and New Beetle, its slalom speed was higher than that of cars like the Chevy Corvette Z06, BMW M3 and Subaru Impreza WRX."
Now, I will say a z06 would hand my car a serious ass kicking in any type of race other than a tight coursed auto-x.
Anyway, I'm done comparing apples to oranges and wrong wheel drive (fwd) to right wheel drive (rwd).