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Old 10-19-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Camaro 1LT vs Subaru WRX (no STI)

So my co-worker found out that i'm getting a Camaro next month, probably because all I do is read this forum, and he wants to race me in his stock Subaru WRX. I know I have him on HP but i'm not sure if I can beat him. Any ideas?
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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So my co-worker found out that i'm getting a Camaro next month, probably because all I do is read this forum, and he wants to race me in his stock Subaru WRX. I know I have him on HP but i'm not sure if I can beat him. Any ideas?
I have a coworker that got a WRX a week or so after I got my 1LT. I thought I'd be able to edge him out due to driver skill/unfamiliarity when he first got it. He gave me a ride after having it for a month or so, and all hopes I had were ruined.
The WRX is faster, I think. We do have some people in the V6 forum getting low 5's for 0-60 mph times (we think it's due to the cooler weather as it turns to fall), but I'm betting the WRX loves the cool weather just as much as our cars do...
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
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Performance wise, you need the v8 to beat him. Just be glad at the fact that you're driving the new hotness, and he's in, well, a subaru. (no offense to anyone who owns a new wrx, but the stlying has gone way south)
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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Interesting, I figured I could beat him considering I have over 30 HP, more torque, and i'm only 300 pounds heavier.

But, if that is the case then I will just pull up beside him and embarrass his PoS car
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:06 AM   #5
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I think it would be a close race. The WRX's aren't anything special. I have seen them run high to mid 14's. Your Camaro should edge him out. Is your car going to be A6 or M6?

Edit: I just looked it up on a WRX forum and they are claiming 5.7 0-60 and a 14.3 quarter mile so I say give him hell.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
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Interesting, I figured I could beat him considering I have over 30 HP, more torque, and i'm only 300 pounds heavier.

But, if that is the case then I will just pull up beside him and embarrass his PoS car
How big is your friend? The WRX is around 3200 lbs, the STI weighs 200 lbs more. He has a slight advantage in power to weight ratio, and its a bigger advantage in torque to weight. Plus he has AWD.

The 6M Camaro V6 would lose by a little because of the more agressive gearing and LSD, the 6A would be a couple ticks further back.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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The new WRX's have been known to hit sub 5 0-60 times and mid 13 sec 1/4 times. You might be in trouble.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
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WRX has about a 1 .7-1 second advantage over the V6 Camaro in 0-60 and the 1/4 mile
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #10
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just to let u guys no the wrx 265 (08+) are faster in the 1/4 mile, and 0-60 than the STi. it would lay waste to a lt camaro.
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Do a 5-60 roll on in 5th gear...
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #12
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the Subaru would probably beat a 69' to 60 mph too...but that doesn't mean squat.
Guess which one most people would choose to cruise in if there was a choice.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:54 PM   #13
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the Subaru would probably beat a 69' to 60 mph too...but that doesn't mean squat.
Guess which one most people would choose to cruise in if there was a choice.
But this is specifically about which one is faster, not about which car is better to have.
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So my co-worker found out that i'm getting a Camaro next month, probably because all I do is read this forum, and he wants to race me in his stock Subaru WRX. I know I have him on HP but i'm not sure if I can beat him. Any ideas?
v6 Camaro vs Wrx = lose

v8 Camaro vs Wrx/STI = win

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Old 10-20-2009, 04:58 PM   #15
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What year WRX?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:07 PM   #16
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My 2500HD with a stock LBZ DM eats WRX's for breakfast stop sign to stop sign.

Edit: Thats distance..not actual stop signs.
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What year WRX?
Good question. I was assuming it was from the newest generation, but if it were 5 years old it might be a different story. The WRX might win up to 60 mph, but the Camaro should chase it down in the 1/4.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:25 PM   #18
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So my co-worker found out that i'm getting a Camaro next month, probably because all I do is read this forum, and he wants to race me in his stock Subaru WRX. I know I have him on HP but i'm not sure if I can beat him. Any ideas?


To be honest, If I owned a V6 Camaro, I wouldn't challenge a WRX (newer model WRX) in a drag race. Sorry, but I wouldn't.

I've been a member of clubwrx.net and NASIOC for many years. With good driving the newer model WRX's are running mid 13. But it takes a good driving with a high rpm launch (1.8 sec 60' time).
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To be honest, If I owned a V6 Camaro, I wouldn't challenge a WRX (newer model WRX) in a drag race. Sorry, but I wouldn't.

I've been a member of clubwrx.net and NASIOC for many years. With good driving the newer model WRX's are running mid 13. But it takes a good driving with a high rpm launch (1.8 sec 60' time).

How bad (I know, that's hard to quantify, but give me an idea) a driver would it take to put the WRX over 14.5 in the 1/4?
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Yeah you might be able to beat an older one.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #21
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How bad (I know, that's hard to quantify, but give me an idea) a driver would it take to put the WRX over 14.5 in the 1/4?
The WRX is all about the launch (high rpm launch around 4000-5000 rpms). If the owner knows how or is willing to do a good high rpms launch, the car is real fast off the line (1.8 sec 60' times) and can run mid 13s.

But if the owner bogs the launch (not enough rpms), or is afraid to launch it, or just doesn't know how to launch the car, he could easily run mid 14s.

WRX's are not that fast once they're moving (if you take away the launch). A stock WRX would have a tuff time beating a V6 Accord on the highway going from a 70mph punch. It would most likely get beat by the V6 Accord at higher speeds.
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If you're better at shifting than he is, or is you have an auto tranny, then I say you win.
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Get some performance parts. If you're a good driver and have your car tuned, you can win. Just make sure that you have more on the car than stock components.
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The WRX is all about the launch (high rpm launch around 4000-5000 rpms). If the owner knows how or is willing to do a good high rpms launch, the car is real fast off the line (1.8 sec 60' times) and can run mid 13s.

But if the owner bogs the launch (not enough rpms), or is afraid to launch it, or just doesn't know how to launch the car, he could easily run mid 14s.

WRX's are not that fast once they're moving (if you take away the launch). A stock WRX would have a tuff time beating a V6 Accord on the highway going from a 70mph punch. It would most likely get beat by the V6 Accord at higher speeds.
+1 on that. I have raced an STI that I just knew would hand my ass to me from a dig. He didn't launch at high rpm's and neither did I. I had him by half a car through 1st and by the time we shut it down I was 2 cars ahead and still pulling him hard. The driver will be a big factor in this one between you and your WRX buddy.
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you will have a better chance from a roll. if he can launch the car he will beat you from a dig hands down.
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