On my way back from Best Buy today I stopped at a red light and was first there not behind anyone. About 20 seconds later a 2011 VW 200hp GTI with DSG transmission and way lighter than my car pulled up in the lane next to me. The guy driving was revving his car a bit and I decided what the hell since I never raced my car before and there was no cops and a wide open road in front of me. So once the light turned green this guy gunned it but I got rolling so I did not roast my tires. Once rolling, I floored it and eventually pulled right passed him as he was going WOT still.
I was totally shocked since we both have similar 0-60 times since the GTI is around the 6.5 second mark. Also being a lighter car with an advanced gearbox I thought my car would be toast. My stock GTP with all its problems I had finally paid me back for its trouble lol. The guy in the GTI told me he could not believe my four door sedan could smoke his hot hatch. He decided to race me since he thought my car was modded having quad tips and red calipers. He has his windows open and he told me he knew my car had some power when I passed by him with the supercharger whine.