Or, alternately, why there is no replacement for displacement...
So, this guy takes off like a bat out of hell from a turning lane, not knowing I was pulling a launch to make the next light. Almost hits me, right? So I catch up to him, hit my horn and he's looking at me like WTF?
Next light, I roll off and give it some gas in first, pissed. He nails the gas. I shift into second, going about 25 mph and I'm off boost. Here's the fun part!!!!!
The late 90s BUICK PARK AVENUE was DEAD EVEN with my Cobb Stage II WRX through all of second gear.
Let me repeat that: late 90s Buick Park Avenue.
The WRX is not fast unless you have serious mods, you're launching, or you happen to be at the perfect rpm to take off.
The funny part of all this is that we're sitting at a light later down the road, I'm behind him and we're both in the left lane. A white van pulls into the turning lane, blows the red light and keeps going as if this is normal. We both started laughing.
Car-Stats.com Report for 1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra
Obtained from C&D February, 1997