Ack sorry for being a *****
I want a ride in your car because I love being thrown back in the seat. And I'd be giving all the up if I sold the WRX for the RX-8. But I have this gut feeling that the RX-8 will offer a much more fun ride and offer a level of driving finesse that both the WRXes and SRT-4s can't offer. Not to mention luxury. I'd probably get the Grand touring package w/ nav system.
But if you ever looked into rotary engine technology it is just so impressive. If the engineers did their job right, and I'm sure they did the way they talk this engine up, it'll last forever, get decent mileage, and provide some nice high revving fun.
Not dissing your car, just dispelling some of the assumptions about race cars vs. what we get to drive. Even the Subarus and Mitsubishis. A better real world # you should point people to is how the SRT-4 is doing in USTCC or other Road racing series. Rally cars are too outlandishly modified to compare. Especially those tuned for hillclimbing.
You wanna talk tech sometime its cool. Do you have plans for a Quaife LSD in the future?