i'm driving back home and i see a black SVT cobra mustang convertible ahead of me so i think to myself "hey why not lets see how i measure up" so i follow him to the stoplight but i'm behind him. when the light turns green he pushes hard and i follow close to him. we come up to the next light and wait for it to turn green. well, the light goes and i slip it at 4000 or so, not as good as what i normally do but heres the surprising part: even though i ended up losing, i consistently stayed about a 1/4 car behind the cobra at all times. even when he looked like he was about to get away from me he had to shift, and then i started closing in on him, and then i shifted and he got a little further ahead. it went on like that till about 4th gear.
overall, a loss for me, but i bet the mustang owner was really suprised to see a "stock" (hehe ) wrx keeping up with him, especially when he's running those 8-9in wide tires and got so much torque to the ground.