Can the spirit beat the 4-tec?
I guess if you had it setup right you could but why sink that kind of money into a Spirit. A Street Sport could give it a run right out of the box. The 4-tec would have the advantage on a track with alot of turns, but the SS would take it on the straightaways.
Listen to GoodWrench everything he says is true. The Street Sport is a much better car than the Spirit and costs only 20 - 25 bucks or so more. It's a great car and a great value, and fast as heck.
Yeah ss is faster but the 4-tec handles better.