Well today my friend who owns a 04 WRX and I decided to see how well he could launch his car from 4000 rpms against my RS , and we are side by side when a white 96ish Mustang pulls up behind me. I thought it was a bit odd because it had a bulge in the hood, and a couple of gauges. Well my friend in the WRX launched and in a second he pulls like at least 7 cars in front of me, (He launched great) The Mustang in back saw that and then swings over and passes me which really doesn't take much, then I see Saleen on the back, then I hear his exhaust literally scream as he roasts the tires. At that point, we were going about 50mph with the Mustang just spewing smoke from the wheel wells, and he just rapes the WRX by at least 15 bus lengths. We ended up talking for a few seconds at the next stoplight and he said he was pushing 500 hp and he turned out to be wicked cool, complimenting the launch of the WRX saying that it was one of the coolest things he's ever seen, a little four banger jumping out of the hole faster than he could have ever imagined. For some reason I doubt he had a real Saleen, but on the other hand, I'm not sure about the power he was making. Is 500hp enough to roast the tires at 50 mph? Was it really a Saleen or just badging?