Originally Posted by RonMaiden
What is all this racing from a roll stuff,that was what the ricer boys did back in the late '90s since they couldn't get traction at the strip and racing from a roll takes zero skill.
Yes,it will be beat a WRX from a roll but it will need mods to beat one at the strip and we'll see the numbers from the road courses but I expect the ST to surprise some people but some early testers are complaining about the lack of a proper LSD. Should be hitting dealers next week.
I think if people drove both the ST and a WRX back to back on a road course we'd see some very different observations.
The only reason that I mentioned going from a roll is that the WRX will obviously have a distinct advantage from a stop. Going from a roll equalizes the cars and focuses the race on raw power (and weight/gearing/shifting skills of course), and not drivetrain type.
I do agree with you about the LSD issue, there are some reviewers that say the electronic diff does a fine job, while others still pine the performance benefits of a true LSD. I myself would prefer a true LSD, but Ford has made it clear that that would result in increased weight and cost, and whether or not those increases are worth it I cannot say.
Also, apparantly owners in Michigan are starting to get them in already.