I raced a guy I know last night who's got an R32 with intake, exhaust, and a chip. I've got an uppipe, catless exhaust, and an AP flashed to stage 2. This was literally the first time I've launched my car in over a year. I'll spare you the unnecessary details but lets just say we both got decent launches... not great but decent. He got a slight jump at the line and my 1-2 shift is and always has been embarassingly slow. When I got into second my front bumper was right on his rear bumper. Through the top of second, still right on his rear bumper. Through the top of third, still right on his rear bumper. I really dont think I lost or gained even a foot from the time I shifted into second to the time I shifted into 4th. He let off after I shifted into 4th, which was fine by me.
All in all a good run... makes me think the cars are incredibly well matched, and that he was just a slightly better driver that day. Like I said I havent launched my car in over a year and really baby the crap out of it on an everyday basis so I'm definitely not the best driver out there due to lack of practice.
edit: I should also add that his best time at the track is a 14.2 @ 97 with a 1.9 second 60' on a hot day. He said others with similar mods usually run about a 13.9. Considering that the AP Stage 2 should be capable of 13.3 or a 13.5 with an average driver, I'm a little stumped as to why I couldnt creep back into the game... but regardless R32s are nothing to underestimate, especially when modded.