Well a friend of mine has a 2002 SS Camaro 6 speed bone stock, i have a 2005 Cobb Stage II WRX. We were going to set up a race and before i hear this and that the SS is faster you have to take in account the driver mod. We both went to the track i went with a full tank of gas on a hot humid day with heavy aftermarket wheels and with 4 runs i managed a best of a 14.3@100mph i know thats a horrible time but its the first time i took the car to the track. My friend which is a girl shouldn't matter but just saying took her car to the track twice she ran 6 times and her best run was a 14.4@101mph. So we are setting up a race in the comming months. Should be a close race, i should def be in the upper 13s with a better run as should she but this just proves that if someone says they beat a LS1 with a cobb stage II wrx is very possible if the other driver isn't a "great" driver.
And i have driven her Camaro, my wrx is def faster in 1st gear and 2nd is about equal once you hit third gear the camaro pulls alot harder then the wrx. Its deceptively fast because of the torque, but its still faster then the wrx in 3rd 4th and 5th gears, but also def slower in 1st gear.