Maybe she wasn't even racing then
I kind of know how you feel. I drive my sister Automatic RSX sometimes, and I always use the Sequential Sportshifter, and I'll redline it when I want to accelerate as fast as possible. When i'm redlining off of stoplights, I barely pull ahead of SUV's that aren't even racing
Sometimes I even think my AWD Expedition is faster than it from 0-40
But the auto RSX is decent at higher speeds. In the 70-120 range it's not too bad.