Another fun encounter today, on my way home for a dinner break.
Cliff note: WRX = M3
Full story: Well decided to take a different highway to get home, well I had to because I was picking up dinner from this restaurant. So driving down this street to get to the highway enterance, and spotted the M3. The car was black with some tint...I love the way M3's look! We came to a stop light and I was behind it, and we were in the middle lane. The highway enterance is on the left and is at the next light. After the light turned green, he drove off and got on the gas to merge left for the enterance, I followed right behind him. As we got to the enterance, the light turned red and both stop. I knew he was going for it as soon as makes that left. Now this section of the highway is on a curvy bridge, so as soon as the enterance end, it dump you right on the beginning of the brigde, which has only 2 lanes and curves left at about a 20-30 degrees. And it's slightly up hill. Light turns green and both of us make the enterance turn quickly. I was ready, and was in the middle of 1st when he punched it. I then went WOT in all 3 gears and stayed right behind him. I put it into 4th and that's when he slowed down. I got into the right lane and passed him up a little (it was an unintentional flyby), but then slowed down to wait for round 2. But his guy stayed the 50 speed limit and didn't want to play again. I put on the brakes so I can see the driver, but he didn't make any sign that he wanted to go again, so I gave a thumbs-up and moved on. The driver gave me a nod of acknowledgement, but it was more like, "my-M3-wasn't-able-to-outrun-this-4-door-car" nod. Hell, I was just supprised and happy that I kept up.
FWIW, the driver was middle aged; 34-38 yrs old, and was with his girlfriend/fiancee/wife.