Hes most likely going to smoke you beyond belief. Those lincons do about 5-7 sec 0-60's and I forget what your model is but Im gona say soemthing around 7-9. In the long run he'll defentaly get you even if you get him off the line. And even with him having an auto and you having a stick its not gona make one difference. Its all whom ever gets off the line first and has the hp or balls to keep the pedal to the floor. My dads lincon mark 8 has the same engine, and I havent found many cars that can take that thing down, and the mark 8's tippin the scale at around 4500 lbs.