First off I will begin by saying I really like Subies. I previously owned a stage 4 WRX and a stage 2 STi.
I currently drive a 2010 Camaro SS, L99 automatic. I have bolt on mods (intake, full exhaust, 3200 stall converter, 18" Forgestar wheels, drag radials). My car ran 12.10 @ 114 mph back when It was running 20" wheels (12 lbs heavier per wheel than my current setup). So my car should pull high 11s @ 115 mph or so with its current bolt ons setup.
Today a WRX pulled along side of me going about 15 mph rolling away from a red light. He all the sudden nailed the gas, so I did the same. My traction control on and my car instantly bogged and refused to downshift because of the Torque management/traction control kicking in. So the WRX actually got about 1/2-1 car in front of me for a couple seconds, because my transmission was stuck in 2nd gear going 15/20 mph (I should have been in 1st gear up to 37 mph or so).
But I decided just stay with it because I knew my power would eventually take over (my car traps 115 mph in good air).
As expected, as the speeds increased (60+ mph) I started pulling away from him. Once I got a few cars in front of him (80-90 mph), I let off.
We looked over and waved to acknowlege a fun encounter. I was a little bummed because he didn't get to see my car perform at its best, but that's racing.
I would have pulled him hard from start to finish if I had been in the right gear. My car also 60' in the 1.6x range (1.7x at the worst) which is really good for a bolt ons Camaro SS.
I've been seeing more WRX and STis in my area lately. I'm still a big fan of WRXs/STis. I've been thinking about getting a WRX or STi for a daily driver and keeking my Camaro as a weekend driver/track car. I just wish the new WRX coming out was a little more aggressive looking.
Pic of my Camaro SS.