I left work around 10:30 PM on Saturday night, and after filling up at the Sunoco next door, I pulled onto the 4 lane highway, just in time to be passed by a sweet black LS1 Firebird that was labeled, "Collector's Edition."
I went WOT and passed him, and moved in front of him into the fast lane, as the light turned yellow up ahead. I wasn't sure if he'd play, but I went for it when the light turned green. He stayed right on my tail through 1st and 2nd, but in 3rd I started putting some distance on him. I shifted into 4th and let off at 125 mph, w/him a good 5 car lengths back, although I didnt' think I pulled any more ground after shifting into 4th.
I thought it was funny when we pulled up to a light and the driver jokingly hid his eyes in shame while his passenger was like, what the hell is in that thing? I laughed and told them they make some pretty mean 4 cylinders now-adays, and told him it has an upgraded turbo. I looked down at the "Collector's Edition" label, and asked the driver, "So, what does Collector's Edition mean?" He said, "Apparently not much."
Overall, I was surprised what good sports they were about losing, and the new-found respect they gave to the WRX. I'm sure they'll think twice next time they see one.
Edit: I didn't tell them that I also was lugging an extra 300 lbs of cargo in my trunk and rear seats (I just moved, and am still using most of my cars for storage until I finish unpacking, lol)