Well I'm auto and he's of course manual, so we all know the outcome of this one. I knew I'd lose, but I just wanted to have a fun go at it. He said he launched at about 2500 and I didn't launch at all, so I totally bogged at the start. He only got about 2 cars in front all the way through 3rd gear and it seemed that I was gaining. I was surprised that he only got about 2 cars. He said "aren't our cars rated about the same?" I said "yeah but mine's auto." And he was like "damn! That's pretty fast for an auto."