My buddy has a 2001 PT Cruiser(2.4 liter DOHC), and I have a 1988 Thunderbird 3.8 EFI.
We decided a while back that it would be fun to race in a neighborhood (not smart, but i was 17 then).
Off the line, my car smokes his. (Bigger motor than his, more power off the line) I pull ahead, and around 60 he's starting to catch up, so I dropped my car into 3rd gear, and slowly pulled away from him. We stopped about 70...
Probably wasn't that smart in a residential area, but hell. No one was out or driving.
I was surprised though, because I had 230,000 miles on my car at the time, and it was a little bit faster.