Well, i finally raced my cousin's 550+rwhp twin turbo Z, just for fun to see where a basic WRX stands. The only mods i have now added since are uppipe, downpipe, boost controller, along with catback. His mods are tubular exhaust manifolds, HKS ball bearing turbos, upgraded fuel system, full exhaust, upraded side mounts, Nitto 555R2s in back.
First race woudl be on a deserted lot from a dig, we marked off a quarter mile. I figured i would have the hole shot on him since he would have traction problems or he'd have to baby it out of the hole. Well, i did get the hole shot on him, i had about 2 cars on him in first. I shift to 2nd and I think he hooks up! Seriously I have never had any car blow by me like that with such authority. he literally put a buslengths on me. After the race he asked to go from a slow roll on the highway, but i know a hopeless situation when i see one. I think for our cars, we should use what advantages we have; on a short block, I would have beaten him stoplight to stoplight. If you give those cars a chance to spool those turbos you are in trouble.