In Reply to: M3 vs GTI VR6 posted by M3 on April 28, 2000 at 00:02:44:
At the green, he punches it and I follow him through 1 car length back (safety reasons). Even with a head start, I'd reeled him in at the end of 1st gear, and had to let off the throttle in 2nd to avoid driving right up his tail pipe.
My car was only chipped at the time (Jim C).
If you know how to launch, you will eat him for breakfast.
Even on a rolling start, you shouldn't have a problem getting him behind you.