sheesh...this subject always brings 'em out doesn't it? For any doubters, do a bit of research on the SRT4 engine. Believe me, once the aftermarket catches up, they will FAR surpass the HP/TQ capabilities of a WRX or an STi. Yeah, I own an STi, and no I have not been beat from a roll by an SRT4 (very close though, as posted by 2004NeonSRT4). It will happen eventaully though, and even though I cringe to think about, it's only a matter of time.
Stock vs Stock, they are very close from a roll, but from a dig, as everyone points out, it is truly another story. Give 'em a year though, and the SRT4s will be cleaning up on everybody with a 4 cylinder. Those engines are just plain stout, and made for mods. I predict an easy 350 to 400 HP without modding the internals, and then who knows what the limit will be after that. Props are due to Mopar for putting these out on the market, and I for one am glad to see domestic competition like this. After all, hondas do get a bit old after a while yes?
Last counterpoint though, snow and gravel baby! No matter how much you mod the SRT4, it will not have the capabilities of the Subaru line in that forum. But then, the video isn't focused on that is it. I'd sure like to see "the other" video where the same 2 cars run from a dig. I believe a previous poster said the STi eats the SRT4 by 4 or so car lengths.