Last night, I was at one of our flat 4 meetings here in Vegas and there were a few EVO's there. I was talking with one of the guys and he had an EVO that had a B & B Turboback exhaust and a ECU reflash. We went for a ride, and all I can say is WOW!
First of all, I really liked the seats, very supportive I like the bolsters on the sides of the seats. I hate to admit it but I liked them better then on my '04. I wasn't impressed with the rest of the interior, and think the WRX's is much nicer. We slowly pulled out of In N Out's parking lot and he punched it, it was pulling hard as hell, MUCH harder then my car. I was very impressed. We were coming up on a sweeping left turn, at about 90, I was expecting him to slow down, and he didn't, I was like "holy $h!t" I couldn't believe how it took the turn, the car slid a little but it was totally neutral and we even hit some of the reflective markers between the lanes and it didn't phase it what so ever. If I would have took that turn that fast in my car, I would have been in a ditch. While we were exiting the turn the signal light right after it turned red and he slammed on the brakes, again very impressive, we were still turning while he was on the brakes and nothing weird happened, and it stopped on a dime. I really liked the car, and now my car feels slow.
I hope when I get my ECU reflashed it pulls like that, but I doubt it. Like everyone says, that car handles awesome, I've never felt ANY car take a turn like that. Next time, I hope to take a ride in a STi and see how it compares.
With the mods he had I'm guessing he was probably around 280 whp.