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Old 10-18-2009, 11:25 PM   #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, 06:54 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, 08:20 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, 09:54 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, 10:06 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, 10:50 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, 11:26 AM   #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, 12:11 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:52 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, 04:23 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, 03:28 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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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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