Ok, last night my friend let me drive his 04 WRX, and we see a GTI (current generation)next to us at a stop light. He keeps glancing over and moving up to the line. He definently had exhaust and A-pillar gauges which actually looked wicked nice. We weren't sure he was going to go for it because on the other side of the road, 2 cops were searching some kids' cars on the side of the road. So I basically let him go first, as the light turned green, we could hear the engine winding out in the GTI, so I let the clutch slip at around 3500 and took off. Here's the strange part, I blew by him like he was standing still at 35-40, and completely owned him by 3 car lengths. So I decided to slow down and see if he was still trying, and he was. So I just stayed neck and neck with him just inching ahead every so often, then I just pulled away. At 70 we were about 2 car lengths ahead and he was still trying. His tires would chirp everytime he shifted and we could hear his engine screaming. The thing is, I wasn't really trying but he was. At the next stop light he wouldn't look over despite us trying to talk to him. I thought it was very strange because first of all, I always thought GTI's were faster than that, and he couldn't have been a worse driver than me because I just learned stick last week.