Yesterday I got a new 2011 WRX premium sedan in Spark Silver, I wanted black but California only had 8 in the whole state and none were black and I didn't want to wait 6 weeks so I took it. I traded in my previous car, a 2006 C6 Vette as I needed something with 4 doors but still wanted something quick, BMWs are just insanely overpriced so this lead me to the jack of all trades WRX. I was doing some 0-60 runs to compare to my Vette - My question is, when I take off in 1st gear and shift to 2nd and floor it I'll hear like a bang in the back end, I have no idea what it is and no idea if it is normal as I've never heard that in ANY vehicle, is this normal for the WRX? something to do with AWD ? thanks.
This is my first turbo vehicle, it's pretty odd as the vette was just nonstop brutal acceleration all the way through and the WRX is quick in 1st gear but then when you shift to 2nd it's slow until the turbo kicks... quite a difference