nothing about the WRX but as a fellow car lover I thought some might be interested...Maybe not.
VIPER: 93 (pristeen condition 16K miles, intake mods, exhaust, light weight rims)
2003 Cobra: Only 3" cat-back, K&N, Superchip with crappy tune (Diablo chip produced almost 30 more at the wheels)
Its my friends Viper. He let me drive it. ITs a TORQUE MONSTER! Lots of attention in the car (my next car btw). Anyway I was impressed but not shocked. I said I *think* I'm quicker. So he says "lets race!"
WE line them up and agree to go from about a 15 MPH roll due to traction problems. I agreed.
WE raced FOUR TIMES from about 15 MPH. Neither of us are great drivers mind you. I pulled past his front bumper in 1st. Made about a 2 car pull in 2nd before we shut down (corner).
SAME RESULTS 4 TIMES! The 2003 Cobra can SMOKE A FIRST GENERATION VIPER even with some slight mods.
I *THINK* I can hang with a newer GTS. I *think*!
TODAY GOES IN MY TOP TEN DAYS OF MY LIFE!
1. Get to Ride in Viper.
2. Get to DRIVE Viper.
3. Get to RACE Viper.
4. Get to SMOKE Viper.
Still going to BUY Viper.... (drool)
(BIG CHEESEY GRIN!)