So another riced up Sunfire, probably a 2000 or 01, pulls up beside me at some lights. I wasn't going to bother - it's well established that the ol Mk 2 can stomp these things, but when he took off, I just had to try something. I took off like a normal start (normal for me, decent acceleration but no dropping the clutch) and then tried to keep it under 4000rpm, but still going thru the gears as fast as possible. I caught him in third gear and left him behind in fourth, never quite touching the 4000rpm mark. And as we all know, the power really doesn't come on in the 5m until around there. Next experiment: Beating a 2003 cavalier without breaking 4 grand.