Okay, so the GLI is my other car and my wife was driving it, but still...
Over the last couple of weeks my wife and I have both had to drive to the same place in different cars a few times. When we do so I usually take the rex and try to make a game of it - race her on the on ramps, lose her in the corners, etc. I always dust her, but she promptly tells me she 'wasn't trying.' I believe her because with 200hp I think the GLI should sorta hang in there.
Anyhow, we were driving home last night and ended up next to each other at a stop light - each in our own left turn lane. I gunned the rex as we turned and quickly pulled about 4 car lengths on her. I could tell by the way she was shifting that she was trying to keep up.
I ended up as the first car at the next light and she pulled in right behind me. I checked the rearview and saw her flash me a look. I could tell she was going to make sure I didn't lose her again.
When the light turned green I pulled forward with no launch. I punched it in first at about 10mph and had at least 5 car lengths by the shift to second. When we got home my wife admitted that she was trying to keep up and that she had anticipated the punch.
So here's my question - With 200hp, less drivetrain power loss, and a race from a roll, shouldn't a GLI be able to make an interesting race for a stock rex? In other words, is it the car or is it the driver?
My wife will be interested to hear what you have to say - she's a good sport and it's all in good fun. She even wants me to mod the rex.