So finally my brother ( Tom ) and I decided to go at it since we read all the posting about S2000 vs. WRX and other cars. I met at his place at 9am near Town Center Mall and headed out at 10am up 575N. I was a little too many cars than planned so we had to pull to the emergency lane and wait alot of time. We started some tests: 0-06, 0-80, 10-60, 10-80, 25-60, 25-80 ... and of course the fun 0-100+, and 10-100+ ... :devil:. We both had our cell phone w/ headset on and since we both have way too many minutes we just kept an open line. We both took turns calling 1, 2, 3, "Go" and we would start on "Go" to make it fair.
Anytime 0-X with an ok to good launch would smoke the S2000 by like 2+ car lengths easily. However any rolling starts 10/25mph-X the S2000 and WRX would be even to about 60mph w/ the S2000 still pulling at little even before 60mphs but then the S2000 just keeps on pulling hard to 100+ while the WRX doesn't really do anything. During the long test 0-100 ( since basically the WRX only seems to shine due to launch ) the WRX would be 2+ cars lengths ahead but I can see from the rearview mirror that the S2000 starts to creep up around 75mph. I'm sure if we kept on racing past 100mph the S2000 would have blown right by me. Remember all these comparisons are stock vs. stock. It was a blast.
Later my brother and I took my car to do some errands locally ( so I have a trunk ) and I did 2 fun launches ... the 1st was great ... it threw Tom's head back into the seat and he said "damn this things pulls" and I said "even w/ 2 people stock" :devil:. The second run was a little more funny, we're still doing errands on Barrett Pkwy and I see this new ric* Prelude w/ body kit, spolier, and etc ... then Tom said it was a girl driving. I was hoping she'd try something but she didn't so I was bored. We both come up to the next light and I pull on purposely right next to her on her right. I look over to my left and and she looks over at the exact same time. I start reving ... :devil: and my brother's like "no you're not" and I said "why not, i'm giving her a 220lbs+ advantage since you're ( Tom ) in the car w/ other stuff ( lumber, nails, drill bits, etc from Home Depot )." The girl has a grin on her face so I was like ok she knows ... till the light turns green. I rev and ... damn, it boggs .... I was so pissed, anyways I still keep going and she was besides me after bogging till about 4K rpm in 1st then I notice us passing her like she was still ... I go through 2nd and now 60+mph I shift into 3rd and slow down since the speed limit is 45mph and I'm doing 70mph. I look back and she like 5+ car lengths away :lol:. I can't believe a new Prelude can't even catch a REX w/ another passenger and luggage :devil:.
So now my brother's "torque envious" as Tom would say. Also Tom's pushing me to get some "go fast" mods so I'd be running 300+/- hp. Tom's also so jealous how we can drop 1,700 and get 298 hp ( TurboXs Stage 2 ). He wished he could drop 2K and get 70hp. Brother's w/ the same hobbies are cool. So now I know not to mess w/ an S2000 in a roll ... well at least not till I get some mods ... :devil:.