wrx: 1 - Cobalt: 0
was at a stoplight and had a car pull next to me, didnt even pay attention to what it was until the light turn green and he rolled out and i saw the spoiler. "oh, a cobalt ss. neat." we're accelerating normally and i get closer to him and then i see him chirp his tires and take off. im like....oook. didnt know a race was on. so i didnt even bother trying to catch him, let him slow down, got up next to him and was at about 40mph or so in third (i have ra gears so i was well within insta-spool range) and i punched it once to let him know i was gonna go (since he didnt give me any kinda of warning) and then punched it again and we both went (think i got a slight jump on him) and from 40 or so to about 100 his front bumper was pretty much around my back bumper.
i was pleasantly happy. ive seen those things put down 230+ whp w/ just an intake or exhaust, and last dyno i went to i put down about 220whp w/ a basic stage 2 tune, fully catless, w/ ra gears. not sure if he was modded or not, i couldnt really hear him over my exhaust, plus my windows were up. but im glad the wrx held its own. thats now the 2nd real race ive had in my car in the year and half ive had it, and so far i stand 2-0