my guess is that he beat me on the highway because of instant torque and horsepower from that 2.0T engine that's why he jumped me. he has basically no turbo lag whatsoever hence why i like those cars for daily driving. i have to wait for 3.5k+ for peak torque. now my guess is the new wrxs with their 2.5, well not so new anymore for 2.5L, fair much better because they are seeing peakage low 3s if not better with a good tune. not to mention when i was in range it was in 4th gear and the vf48 isn't exactly a highway turbo. it's quick as **** from 20-100 let's say but after that it dies. i mean i have videos of pulls and it's like WOW then PLOP after 100 haha and when we raced from 3rd gear i had to wait for it to boost and he had me bad. like i said, he just has INSTANT power which is a major benefit and a turn on for me haha. hence why i think the 09 wrx would fair much much better and is still an option and why he was able to hang with that cobalt ss. 2.5L just works so much nicer with a turbo it's almost instant power and can only be better with the tune. so it gave him the edge and we both made similar power but i didn't have enough power OVER him to catch up. i mean i'm at 280whp and honestly he's probably around 265 whp or so. not a HUGE difference. plus, now this isn't fact, but i think they're geared better for highway where as wrx obviously track.