Tonight I was driving home from taking some pictures of my new 'Rex when I spotted a red Si waiting at a light. I quickly grabbed the spot next to him and waited for the green light Once it changed, we both started easing on the gas more and more, I could tell he was sizing me up since we were just cruising at around 3k rpm (I was doing the same) until I finally heard him go WOT. I was luckily around 4K in first gear, so boost came on nicely. I was literally neck and neck until he hit Vtec range, and I was just shifting into second, so he pulled away a bit. Once he shifted to 2nd though I was well into my 2nd gear and started creeping back onto his bumper. By the time I was topping out 3rd, I had to start slowing down since traffic was coming on quick, but the Si was behind me about 1.5 car lengths
At the next light, he told me he had an axel-back exaust, and seemed surprised how fast the WRX's were. I got a friendly beep and wave when I turned off though, and did the same.
Has anyone else raced a stock Si? For being 200hp, it was much quicker than I imagined...I think from a stop it would have been much easier since he would have spun off the line.