so compared to most other 4 cylinders out there, such as dodge neons and cavaliers and cars of that nature. how does the foci rate as far as speed and hp to those? like, say someone pulled up next to me in a gawdy looking civic. revved his engine. could i take him? ive never attempted to race anyone, because of the fear of hurting my manly ego haha.
your best bet is to put a side about 1000 bucks over time, and them buy an good exhaust, MRBP is the best cost-performance wise, cams, cam gears, perhaps a tune. and basic things like that and you should be able to kill neons,civic ect.
If you want to get suspension parts that would help a little bit. JEGS offers a traction bar for like 150 bucks.