I was just sitting at a light look over and see an OLD guy (must have been sixties) In a s2000. I didn't think he wanted to run so I didn't rev at him or anything. The light turned and I started off normal this guy jumps on it so I did too. I shifted, heard his vtec kick in as he revved to the 8500 redline He was next to for a second till he had to shift. By the top of second he was probably two lenghts back. Again I heard his vtec kick in then his shift.
I shut down at about 85 in third (traffic) he roared by at what sounded like 9grand rpm. But By this time I was way too far ahead for it to be close.
I realize he would have reeled me in had we gone to the dreaded fourth gear, but that's the beauty of AWD .
At the next light we talked a little bit and he was surprised by the WRX quickness, I told him I liked his car and it was a nice day for a convertible.
This was my first race since my Up/Down pipes and Scorpion exhaust have been installed, I'm very happy.
My butt dyno didn't tell me as much as this little tussle did.