Well I just had my first encounter with an STi from a stop and uhhhh.. yeah, lets just say some DR's wouldn't hurt
I was actually driving out to watch this STi race my friends SRT.. (which is slower than me) when we caught a redlight... I wasn't too thrilled that he was solo, while I had my 240 lb. roomate with me ... Light turned green and he knew how to ****ing launch that thing!!! <--1st time I've ran someone that knew what they were doing with AWD He put about 5-7 cars on me to 60 before I finally stopped his pull... but I wasn't pulling back either...(maybe without the roomate I could have inched..who knows..)
Not to complain, but my launch was probably a 5 out of 10, not that it would have made much difference...Talked to him before the race and he said he had intake and catback... (claimed it wasn't TBE and I believe him cause he was a cool guy) I have an 05' 6mt base 350Z with intake if you were wondering...
In conclusion... I don't think an n/a Z has any chance in hell against a well driven STi from a stop..from a roll it would probably be close tho Oh and he ripped my friends SRT apart afterwards too LOL..