Last night driving home from work, I spotted a black 90's Porsche. I have no idea what year/model the car was. It was in excellent condition and driven by a man in his early 50's with his wife. My guess is that it was an NA 6 cylinder. I was approaching my turn which is a double left turn lane with him in the other lane a few cars back. After the left turn the road is 3 lanes and you always have to stop at a light ahead. I was looking for the far right lane which was open, until a minivan decided he wanted the lane at the last minute. Mr. Porsche driver jockeyed his way into the far left lane, and I got behind him. I notice Mr. Porsche driver looking back into his rear view mirror. This changes over to revving! I thought, ok this guy is gonna take off from the light immediately. Light goes green, he walks out very slowly. He's not going and I am stuck at his rear bumper. I shift into 2nd very early thinking he is not going. Just as soon as I do, I see a puff of black smoke and he is at WOT. Just my luck, I am now stuck in 2nd at low RPM's He starts walking slowly away until I hit the top of second where I am gaining. I shoot over to the lane to the right while grabbing for third........then GGGRRRRNNNNDDDD. I MISSED 3RD GEAR! I gave up the chase at this point. I have not missed a gear in over 10 years! I was so mad at myself. The way the race was going I would have been side by side with him at the top of 3rd gear. Down the road, I tried to get beside the guy and tell him that I missed 3rd, but his wife and him would not look over. Unbelievable! I usually shift like a mouse trap..... I'm still getting used to the feel of my WRX.....yeah that's it.