I went up against a guy in a mark 2 gti with a VR6 today, and man it was fast. He caught me by surprise, I kinda saw him coming up but wasn't sure if he was racing or not, so I gunned it, and so did he. It sucked though because I was kind of out of the powerband when i hit it, and it was probably a little too high of rpm to downshift, so I just mashed the pedal down. He had the jump when he was passing me, so he started pulling away at first, then kept a good car length between us. I got in a sick 3rd to fourth shift and caught up with him quick and started to pass him and he slowed down at like 110, so I did too.
You could definetely hear the VR6 screaming, **** me those things sound good with nice intake and exhaust. I don't think a stock VR6 could take a WRX, but I'm assuming it was pretty heavily modded, and that it was in an A2 kinda tells that the owner can make it go pretty fast. My buddy vr6's his mark 2 jetta, and that thing screamed, but it wasn't all that fast. Too bad he rolled it b4 he got a chance to supercharge it. Dub heads are cool, hondas won't even race me after my car started morphing into a homebrew sti, but volkswagens love a good run.