Few weeks ago, I had little fun with WRX wagon. We took off from stop light and obviously he was not the master of manual tranny and we were neck to neck until he was pulling away slowly. He was about 1/2 car ahead of me and decided to slow down while I kept flooring. Well, I was going about 85 on 45mph limit.
Actually, unless you're an exceptional driver, an automatic will be faster with a turbo as the shift will happen fast enough to prevent spooldown. If you're really really good with a manual, you can overcome this.
Also, the turbo on the wrx isn't that big nor is the lag.
Got smoked on the highway by one when i wuz stock! looking for a second round. BTW my brother and i had a go at it with his cayenne turbo, yes i said the turbo. He took me by a half car lenght o-60 and a full length @ 100mph . Not too shaby. \
Looking for that **** wrx wagon that ate me up!!
The next day is when i decided to do mods. Didnt sleep well that night!