I was driving with my wife over by the mall around my house and I see this little silver car pull up next to me at a light as I'm waiting to make a left. It actally looked pretty damn cool too. So I'm tryin to check his ride out to see what I might be up against and I cannot see what he has other than what looked like a Hyundai emblem on the back!? WTF??!!
I've seen the new Hyundai Tibouron' GT's and they are cool, but didn't look this cool. So we pulled up next to each other at the next stop sign and I asked him what it was. He confirmed and said it was a Hyundai (didn't say what kind). I told him it was a nice car and he said he worked for the Hyundai dealership in the area and was thinking about getting a Rex before he bought his car. So we decided to see who made the better decision.
I didn't want to use an AWD launch on him, that is unfair and was unneeded. I wen't on his reaction, and so he jumped a half car out in front. That only lasted for a second, because at the end of first, we were even. I heard him squealing his tires going into second (that's impressive for a Hyundai!) and in second gear I pulled about 2-3 more cars on him, and would have kept pulling if we weren't both turning at the next light. So I felt good, but I was also amazed that Hyundai had the balls to build this car. I told my wife,"Bet he wishes he would have bought the Rex now, huh?"
I looked on the net at the Tibouron GT V6's and it resembled this car, but it wasn't the same. I am suspecting that perhaps this guy had a pretty cool body kit on it and probably some other mods to help him out, because he did better than I thought he would.
The 'net quotes 180HP and a 6speed tranny for the V6 version, but this thing would have KILLED a new celica (which has the same HP rating and # of gears). Anyone got any other info on these things, they might be a challenge to a stock WRX.