I've gotta agree with the other fellas here: spend time developing the driving skill to take advantage of the WRX's potential. I'd do this before you even think about modding it. If you're into drag, go to the strip and practice until you're into the mid 14s. And, for your own sake, don't dwell on the numbers. There will always be a faster drag car out there, until you get enough money to buy a top fuel dragster. The WRX is faster than probably 95% of the cars you'll see today. It just takes a while to learn how to use it well.