Well, I finally had my first encouter with a WRX a few hours ago. I noticed one next to me in the left lane and back one car so he had 2 in front of him and I had 1 in front of me. We get going from the light and maneuver so we end up side by side at the next light. I didnt REALLY want to race him because stock for stock I have a bigger advantage. We both had our windows down and he says "You wanna go?" I say sure, he asks what I'm running and I say stock. I ask him the same and he says "A few mods", I ask how much hp and he grins and says "more than you", so I nod, and its on.
Light goes green and we both get a good launch, by the end of 1st going into 2nd I am about 1/2 a car length ahead. I hit 2nd and start to pull and going to 3rd I have a good 2 length lead and we have to slow. He catches up and gives me a thumbs up and since he has slow traffic in his lane, he falls in behind me. We go another 3 blocks up and I make a right to come home and he happens to take it with me, he pulls into the left lane next to me and does a head bob like he wants to go from a roll. We are at 25-30 mph and I nod and he punches it hard and pulls 1-2 lengths ahead FAST, I downshift and WHOOSH, the turbo kicks in and I gain on him as he is going to 2nd. I hit 2nd and pull even and then about 1/2 a length up. Freakin car pulls out into my lane (right lane) up ahead so I ease up, drop behind him, pass the car, whip back into my lane and let it rip. I end up 1-2 lengths up again and I ease off at 70mph, my turn come up and I make it and he honks a few short times as I turn.
Not sure what mods he has as I dont know much about WRX aftermarket stuff but he had a different exhaust for sure and his turbo sounded different from other WRX's I have heard. Good un-expected runs tonight.