I cut and pasted a bit of your quote so forgive me if some of this is out of context.Originally posted by illusion
Or how about a regular wrx with $10k worth of mods versus the S2k, or even $2k worth of mods versus the RSX-S.
If you think you have to abuse a rex to pull good numbers, you have to do a bomb drop on an S2k to get out of the hole without bogging, then you better wrap it all the way out because second is pretty tall and it will land you in no vtec land if you shift too soon. I'm not saying the s2k isn't a great car. It's one sexy beast with great handling with pretty potent power for it's weight, but if you want to compare one, leave a wrx out it.
First off, WRX is about the same price as a RSX-S. I don't know where you got that from. They sticker the same in my area. So its fair to compare them stock v. stock. I've said it time and time again, WRX is a better performer, bar none. I think I'm fairly objective in that respect
As far as the WRX and the S2k and how hard you have to drive them to get good times..I've never understood any of this to be honest with you. You hvae to drive every car HARD to get good times. Its not like you can launch either of them off idle and get respectable times. With the Rex, maybe you have to feather out at high rpms. With the S2k, same thing applies. Each has their pluses and minues.
BTW, how much better is the STI on a track vs. the S2k? honestly, I don't really know. Never driven either of them - obviously, I'd assume the STI has a major advantage due to torque and power differences.