I was sitting at the light in the center lane and to my right was an E46 M3 was sitting there all by himself. Just before the light turned I was like "I should move over to his lane and see if he wants to go". Just as I was making my move over the light changed and the dude got on it and I was busy turning the AC off and trying to roll the windows down. Well the lane that he and I were in was a merge lane (hence the reason he was the only car in that particular lane).
All of a sudden I look in my rearview and there's a burgandy/maroon colored Civic racing up in back of me and I still wasn't close to the M3 just yet. So he rode my bumper for a sec and since I was already in 2nd at 4k rpms I punched it thinking I'd just get rid of the pesky Civic and catch up with the M3.
Well, holy****, I couldn't pull away from the Civic. I couldn't even gain an inch. He was so close to me, in fact, that when I shifted to third I missed shifted and he almost rear ended me. So, I paused for a sec (while ryin g to get it in gear) and then punched it again right after I hit 3rd and mildly pulled and then I let off since we were approaching a shopping center (and my wife was yelling at me too). He slowed down too right next to my window and all I could here was the "distinctive" whine of a turbo coming from his car. Folks, this thing was one very loud turbo
His car was so freaking loud I think he must've been dumping right after the turbo underneath the engine bay. We both slowed for a sec and I said to his passenger "turbo, right?" as I pointed at the carbon fiber hood of the Civic. They were both like yep
Anyhow, I droppped it in 2nd after we passed the shopping center and waited for him. We both punched it but neither of us were pulling on each other at all. By the top of second we were coming up on traffic and we had to slow down again. At that time, he must've saw the M3 that was up ahead. My wife was furious about the whole thing so I had to call it quits.
The Civic pursued the M3 and they got to an opening. I could cleary see the M3 go WOT as you could see fuel enrichment dump out of his exhaust tips. The Civic was right behind him and with in a couple of seconds had run down the M3 and made the pass. It looked like they did that a couple of times and the Civic was clearly faster than the M3. You just got to think the M3 driver was like WTF!
All in all, the turbo Civic today was the fastest car that I've raced besides FAST LN's 359WHP Camaro SS - see: SS vs. WRX For an AWD car my WRX isn't too bad from a roll and I bet that the Civic today thought he was going to take me out, just like most every WRX he comes across. Oops!