Sure seems that way.
This weekend I was running an errand over on the north side of town and happened to run across a red Evo scooting through traffic. Well, I really wanted to see how my wagon stacked up next to the Evo, so I managed to catch up.
Well, I egged him on a little bit, so we got a couple of digs from a roll. from 45-70 we were both pretty damn even. I let him start the runs, and he spooled slightly faster because of it, but as soon as I spooled up I was able to keep my front bumper at his rear bumper the whole time. It was over almost before it began, but I got a good impression of where the cars met.
So that got me to thinking: "Could a stage 1 TXS car keep pace with an evo, or is my car just one of those faster from the factory cars?"
So, here is what an Evo dyno's at stock:
and here is what my stage 1 WRX is supposed to dyno if tuned correctly:
so the power is pretty damn even... but the edge goes to the Evo with 207 hp over my 203 hp.
Lets look at weight.
Evo's weigh 3263 lbs stock
WRX wagon weighs 3165 lbs stock
So both cars weighed just about the same with the edge going to WRX
the only other thing that might be a factor would be driver weight - trust me there was no skill involved in this little race.
anyhoo, I thought I would share. This has probably already been covered... so I'll say it first... REPOST