Interesting thread. Lots of opinions. Reminds me of some of the discussions we've had on here. It's odd the parities you see in online forums for two totally different cars.
In the end, we are all car people...that is what counts. If someone wants to cop an attitude...who cares. It's their's and they are welcome to it.
But I will say this. A wrx v a C4 would be a close race in the 1/4. Against an STi though...no way. Not even a "drivers race". But then, you would expect that given the power/weight and technology difference, so it is certainly nothing to brag about.
I just smile and wave as I receive my timeslip...and let the other guy make excuses. It's waaaay more satisfying that way