Tonite I was back in NyC from school, thought I'd hit up some local cruise spots to see whats poppin. I'm slowly cruisin up the long strip when a Celica GTS pulls up one one side and a 99 Civic 4dr on the other side. They both give a rev as we pull to the red light. I give a rev as well and slowly brake-torque in 1st. The light hits and BAM the Civic has a great launch, getting ahead of me and the Celica as well..Well after 2nd gear engaged I was pulling hard on his ass and eventually was ahead by 1 length by the next light, at which point the Civic was still a lot ahead (musta had a Hybrid...) So i'm thinking not bad..could it be my exhaust that gave me a good midrange gain? Well I don't know and was feeling pretty good until I saw the Celica pull away..it ws clearly an automatic from the sounds and the movement of the car. It's still a GTS tho and I was a lil happy.