Yesterday, driving through town, came up next to a Z28 at a light. Couldn't see the driver that well because the intersection is at an angle and I was the one ahead. But, he started creeping up like he wanted to try me. I just loafed away from the light, but he punched it a little and flew past, the rectangular twin exhaust tips sounding good.
Next light, he starts creeping up again and I look over at him. Young guy, baseball cap on backwards, not really looking at me or revving hard though. I anticipate the light change, suddenly bring it up to 4500 rpm just as we go green and launch it hard. Typical WRX mad-dog assault on the redline in 1st, I pull a car length or two, shift to 2nd and shut down right away at around 40-45 mph 'cause we're approaching traffic and the next light. He rips past, revs it and backs off also.
I stop at the next light, next to the Camaro driver. He's laughing and smiling, me too. He says, "Man, what the heck is that thing ?! I saw one like it on the freeway the other day too. They're fast !" I said, "Thanks, it's the awd lauch, but you'd kill me in that Z28 over 60. This is a Subaru WRX." Light turns green, we wave and he exits onto the freeway. Gotta love this car and small moments like that.